“Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush” is a traditional nursery rhyme and singing game original from England.
Its exact origins are quite unclear. James Orchard Halliwell, who first published the song in the 1840s also refers to a similar singing game “Here we go round the bramble bush” that might be an old version of it.
“Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush” as a game
“Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush” is a very popular game with equivalent versions in Dutch and Scandinavian languages.
The game is very easy to play. At first everybody is holding the hands singing the first verse and moving around in a circle. When singing the next verse they have to stop and imitate the right actions, according to the lyrics.
“Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush” Lyrics
Here we go round the mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush.
Here we go round the mulberry bush
On a cold and frosty morning.