Yankee Doodle

One of the most popular and beloved songs, especially in the USA, the “Yankee Doodle” is a patriotic rhyme, first found in written form in 1775. The first known version of Yankee Doodle is attributed to English doctor Richard Shackburg. … Continue reading →

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 →

A Wise Old Owl

“A Wise Old Owl” is a nursery rhyme original from the USA. We are not sure of its exact origins but most probably it dates back to the 19th century. It was first mentioned by John D. Rockefeller at the … Continue reading →

Wind the Bobbin Up

“Wind the Bobbin Up” is a nursery rhyme and one of the favorites singing games and gesture-play songs for children, dating back to the late 19th century, England. Besides the fact that “Wind the Bobbin Up” is an entertaining song … Continue reading →

What Are Little Boys Made Of?

“What Are Little Boys Made Of?” is a nursery rhyme dating back to the 19th century whose lyrics are subject to controversial interpretations. Some people claim that the nursery rhyme has a sexist tonality towards boys and girls alike. There … Continue reading →

Wee Willie Winkie

“Wee Willie Winkie” is a nursery rhyme original from the Scotland written by William Miller. The lyrics were published for the first time in the Scottish poetry and song anthology ” Whistle-binkie” in 1841. An English version only appeared in … Continue reading →

Two Little Dickie Birds

“Two Little Dickie Birds” is a traditional nursery rhyme and finger-play for children, dating back to the 18th century. It was first published in London in the collection called “Mother Goose’s Melody” from 1765. There are no recorded evidences about … Continue reading →

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is a lullaby song and one of the most beloved nursery rhymes. It is sharing the same tune with the famous French song “Ah! vous dirais-je, Maman” from 1761. The lyrics of the song are based … Continue reading →

Tweedledum and Tweedledee

“Tweedledum and Tweedledee” is a traditional English nursery rhyme dating back to the 18th century. Originally Tweedledum and Tweedledee are two words invented by poet John Byrom in a satire depicting the rivalry of two great celebrities of the time, … Continue reading →

Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son

“Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son” is a traditional English nursery rhyme with unknown origins. There are two versions of this song, a short version which is more popular and a longer version which is believed to be an adaptation of … Continue reading →