This Old Man

“This Old Man” is a traditional English nursery rhyme and counting song. The song was collected and published in 1937 by the nursery rhymes collector Anne Gilchrist in “Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society”, as she remembered … Continue reading →

Ten Little Indians

“Ten Little Indians” is an old Irish rhyme and counting song for children. The orginal version of this rhyme “Ten Little Injuns” dates back to 1868 and was published by irish songwriter Septimus Winner for minstrel show. Bellow there are … Continue reading →

Ten Green Bottles

“Ten Green Bottles” is a modern nursery rhyme and counting song very popular among children especially in United Kingdom. It is one of the easiest way to teach the children the countdown. The funniest way of doing it is by … Continue reading →

One, two, three, four, five

The “One, two, three, four, five” nursery rhyme is part of a traditional collection of counting songs for kids. Along with “One Two Buckle My Shoe” it is another great tool for parents and teachers to help the kids recognize … Continue reading →

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

“One, Two, Buckle My Shoe” or “1, 2 Buckle My Shoe” is a counting song dating back to late 18th century USA. It was heard for the first time around 1780 somewhere around Wrentham, Massachusetts. However the first published version … Continue reading →

One for Sorrow

Similar with other nursery rhymes, like Ladybird, Ladybird, “One for Sorrow” has its origins in a superstition. Originally, the lyrics were associated with magpies which were bringing good or bad luck. It is said that depending on how many little … Continue reading →

Five Little Speckled Frogs

“Five little speckled frogs” (also known as “Five Green and Speckled Frogs” or “Five Speckled Frogs”) is one of the most popular counting songs and singing games, together with Eeny meeny miny moe. There are no many evidences about its … Continue reading →

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe

“Eeny, meeny, miny, moe” is a popular counting rhyme and singing game. It is very hard to establish the exact origin of the song as it has so many accepted forms, in different languages and countries. In fact, Eeny, meeny, … Continue reading →