Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

“Wynken, Blynken, and Nod” is an American poem and children song dating back to the late 19th century. The lyrics of this beautiful song tell the bedtime story of three little sailors in a shoe-boat made of wood and their … Continue reading →

Solomon Grundy

“Solomon Grundy” is a poem and traditional nursery rhyme dating back to the 19th century England. The lyrics were first recorded in 1842 by Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales collector James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps. The song was translated in different languages … Continue reading →

Roses are Red

“Roses are red” is possibly one of the most well known nursery rhymes and poems. It is also one of the oldest ones as it first was published by the English poet Edmund Spenser in 1590: She bath’d her brest … Continue reading →

Old Mother Hubbard

Although there are some assumptions regarding the historical origin of “Old Mother Hubbard”s character, this nursery rhyme was written and illustrated by Sarah Catherine Martin (around 1804) – mainly to amuse her sister’s children. The poem was first told at … Continue reading →