To market, to market

“To market, to market” is an old nursery rhyme with origins in English tradition, dating back to the 15th century. Although its origins could date three centuries before, the rhyme was only published in its compact form in 1805 in … Continue reading →

Tinker, Tailor

“Tinker, Tailor” is a traditional nursery rhyme and a fortune-telling dating back to late 15th century, England The rhyme is also a counting song for children. In the USA it is popular to sing it in a game of tag … Continue reading →

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 →

Three Blind Mice

“Three Blind Mice” is one of the most beloved nursery rhymes and musical rounds for children. The origin of this rhyme goes back in the 1609 when the first written version of the song was published by Thomas Ravenscroft in … Continue reading →

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 →

This Little Piggy

“This Little Piggy” is a traditional nursery rhyme and a beloved finger-play for children. It dates back to 18th century and the full version was first published in 1760 in” The Famous Tommy Thumb’s Little Story-Book”. The “This little piggy … Continue reading →

This Is the House That Jack Built

To story of “This Is the House That Jack Build” uses the cumulative tale technique, in which the events are progressively narrated leading to an end where the interlinking becomes obvious. This is not the story of building a house … Continue reading →

There Was a Crooked Man

“There Was A Crooked Man” is an old nursery rhyme with an educational meaning. The image of “a crooked man” who lives in “a little crooked house” is an expressive illustration of some social situations. It can be synonym with … Continue reading →

The Muffin Man

“The Muffin Man” is a traditional nursery rhyme and singing game dating back to early nineteenth-century, England. The rhyme, first recorded in 1820, recalls a muffy man of Dury Lane, an overpopulated area of London where poverty, brothels and gambling, … Continue reading →