Three Little Kittens

“Three Little Kittens” is an American nursery rhyme and folksong having its origins in English folk. The modern version of “Three Little Kittens” rhyme was written by Eliza Lee Cabot Follen. It was first published in 1833 in the United … Continue reading →

The Grand Old Duke of York

“The Grand Old Duke of York” is one of the oldest English nursery rhymes dating back to 16 century. Its lyrics evoke an historical character which is associated with one of the Grand Dukes of York, but there are no … Continue reading →

Ring a Ring o’ Roses

“Ring a Ring o’ Roses” is a folksong and singing game that was first published in 1881 in England. Although first published in 1881 only, it is believed that the tune of the song was well known at least one … Continue reading →

On Top of Old Smoky

“On Top of Old Smokey” or “On Top of Old Smoky” is a traditional nursery rhyme and folksong. There aren’t many evidences about the origin of this song and its author is unknown. Most commonly the lyrics are connected with … Continue reading →

How many miles to Babylon

“How many miles to Babylon?” is a traditional nursery rhyme and folksong original from Great Britain. The rhyme was first recorded in 1801 and in the beginning it was a singing game but it lost this purpose in the 20th … Continue reading →

Frog Went A Courtin

Originally from Scotland, “Frog Went A Courtin” is now a very popular American folk-song and nursery rhyme. The rhyme first appeared in 1548 titled “The frog came to the myl dur” (Scots language) in Wedderburn’s Complaynt of Scotland. The song … Continue reading →

Bobby Shafto

“Bobby Shafto” is an English folk song and nursery rhyme, mostly associated with Robert Shafto, a British Member of Parliament for County Durham (elected in 1730) who used this song in his election campaign. In 1761 some lyrics have been … Continue reading →

Billy Boy

Original from 19th century England, “Billy Boy” is a traditional nursery rhyme and folk song, popular in America. The song is probably a version of Lord Randall, and it was first known as Willie Lad and Charming William. “Billy Boy” … Continue reading →