17 Nursery Rhymes

A Cat Came Fiddling
A cat came fiddling out of a barn,
With a pair of bagpipes under her arm;
She could sing nothing but “Fiddle dee dee!
The mouse has married the bumble bee.”
Pipe Cat, Dance Mouse; we’ll have a wedding at our good house.

As I Was Going to St. Ives
As I was going to St. Ives
I met a man with seven wives.
Every wife had seven sacks,
Every sack had seven cats,
Every cat had seven kits.
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?

Cat’s in the Cupboard
A, B, C, tumble down D.
The cat’s in the cupboard and can’t see me.

Dame Trot and Her Cat
Dame Trot and her cat led a peaceable life,
When they were not troubled with other folks’ strife.
When Dame had her dinner, Pussy would wait,
And was sure to receive a nice piece from her plate.

Ding, Dong, Bell
Ding, dong, bell,
Pussy’s in the well!
Who put her in?
Little Tommy Thin.
Who pulled her out?
Little Johnny Stout.
What a naughty boy was that,
To try to drown poor pussy-cat,
Who never did him any harm,
But killed the mice in his father’s barn!

I Love Little Pussy
I love little pussy, her coat is so warm,
And if I don’t hurt her, she’ll do me no harm.
I’ll not pull her tail, or drive her away,
And pussy and I together will play.
She’ll sit by my side, and I’ll give her some food,
And she’ll like me because I’m gentle and good.

Little Robin Redbreast
Little robin redbreast sat upon a tree.
Up went pussy cat and down went he.
Down came pussy cat; away robin ran.
Says little robin redbreast, “Catch me if you can.”

My Kitten
Hey, my kitten, my kitten,
And hey, my kitten, my deary!
Such a sweet pet as this
Was neither far nor neary.

Pussycat and the Dumplings
Pussycat ate the dumplings, the dumplings,
Pussycat ate the dumplings.
Mamma stood by, and cried, “Oh, fie!
Why did you eat the dumplings?”

Pussycat by the Fire
Pussycat sits by the fire. How can she be fair?
In walks the little dog; says, “Pussy, are you there?
How do you do, Mistress Pussy? Mistress Pussy, how d’ye do?”
“I thank you kindly, little dog, I fare as well as you!”

Pussycat Mew
Pussycat Mew jumped over a coal,
And in her best petticoat burnt a great hole.
Poor Pussy’s weeping, she’ll have no more milk
Until her best petticoat’s mended with silk.

Pussycat, Pussycat
Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been?
I’ve been up to London to visit the Queen.
Pussycat, pussycat, what did you there?
I frightened a little mouse under her chair.

The Cat and the Fiddle
Hey, diddle, diddle! the cat and the fiddle;
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed to see such fun,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

The Kilkenny Cats
There were once two cats of Kilkenny.
Each thought there was one cat too many;
So they fought and they fit,
And they scratched and they bit,
Till, excepting their nails,
And the tips of their tails,
Instead of two cats, there weren’t any.

The Lazy Cat
Pussy, where have you been today?
In the meadows, asleep in the hay.
Pussy, you are a lazy cat,
If you have done no more than that.

Two Grey Kits
The two grey kits, and the grey kits’ mother,
All went over the bridge together.
The bridge broke down; they all fell in.
“May the rats go with you,” says Tom Bolin.

Sing, Sing
Sing, sing, what shall I sing?
The cat has eaten the pudding-string!
Do, do, what shall I do?
The cat has bitten it quite in two.


One Response to “17 Nursery Rhymes”

  1. Why don’t you write small poetry

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