(As I Went with Half a Penny to the Fair)
(Bake, Bake Scones)
(Black Horses )
(By the Shore)
(Chain, Chain, Turning Chain)
(Clink, Clink, Ring)
(Come Out, Sun!)
(Ecc-pecc, You Can Go Outside)
(Good Morning, Paul, Kate, Peter)
(Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)
(I Cooked Peas)
(If I Was a Puss)
(If You're Happy And You Know It)
(In A Cabin, In A Wood)
(It's Evening, Already 8:00)
(I've Made a Small Garden)
(Ladybug, Fly Away)
(Little Wheel, Little Button)
Mother's Day Poem
(My Thumb is an Apple Tree)
(Night is Just Falling)
(One Should Go to Debrecen)
(One, Two, Three, Four)
(Oops, Oops, Soldier)
(Peck, Peck, Jackdaw)
(Rouse Thee Up Blessed Folk! )
(She is Dangling her Leg, Danglin')
(Sleep, Baby, Sleep)
(Slip Through, Slip Through, Green Twig)
(Song of Two-Pence)
St. Stephen's Day Song
(So the Clock is Ticking)
(Sound, Pipe, Sound)
(Spotted, Spotted, Cow Cow)
(Spring is Coming)
(Squeak, Squeak, Music)
(The Baby is Walking, Walking)
(The Candle is Burning, Burning)
(The Little Duck is Swimming)
(The Mill Doesn't Have a Millstone)
(The Morning Star Has Started To Descend)
(The Rabbit is Sitting in the Grass)
(The Shepherd is Well Off)
(The Spring Wind Blows The Waters)
(This One Has Gone Shooting)
(This Way Rooster, This Way Hen)
(Those Who Can't Walk in Step)
(Two Little Dicky Birds Sitting on a Wall)
(We Are Walking)
(We Bless You, Our Good Mother...)
(Where Are You Going, Little Rabbit?)
(Where Have You Been, My Little Lamb?)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
A Mama Lisa Book
Over 50 songs and rhymes, in Hungarian with translations into English. Help keep Mama Lisa's World online! Order Here!
With Our New Book 'Kid Songs Around The World'
Whoever the children are in your life - your kids, your grandkids, your students, even yourself (in your heart) - 'Kid Songs Around The World' is a wonderful way to help them experience other languages and cultures.
In 'Kid Songs Around The World' we've gathered 100 of our favorite songs and rhymes from all the continents of the globe.
Each song includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation, and most include sheet music. All include links to web pages where you can listen to recordings, hear the tune or watch a video performance. Each includes a beautiful illustration.
Many have commentary sent to us by our correspondents who write about the history of the songs and what they meant in their lives.
We hope this book will help foster a love of international children's songs!
Music, culture and traditions from all around the world!
David wrote to us asking for help with a song from the island of Fyn in Denmark… I need help with this song. It is found in an oral history from my ancestor on the island of Funen (Fyn in Danish) in Denmark; Odense is the capital. Here’s the phonetic version of the song: Socksey [...]
Kit wrote to us looking for help with a song her mom remembers… Mom is 88. She knows part of an old song. No matter how hard we look, we can’t find it. “A silly goose, on apple juice, refreshed herself one day, And then among her friends so young, she wandered on her [...]
Terry wrote asking for help with a Sicilian rhyme… I am trying to track down the rhyme my Sicilian (Sant'Agata, Messina) grandmother used to say to us as children, as she touched each part of our face, ending with a little cheek tap. All I remember is something like… nasca [...]
Maja wrote asking for help with a song… Please could you help me find the lyrics for a song passed down from my great-grandmother?She lived on a large plantation in Trinidad and went to school in England so it could have been a very old British ditty. All I recall are the verses: A [...]
“Go Plant a Tree is a poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox from 1918. I thought it was fitting to share with Earth Day coming up this weekend. You can hear a recording of the poem below and read along with the text. Enjoy! -Mama Lisa MP3 Recording of Go Plant a Tree Go Plant a […] [...]
Pam Donkin is a children’s musician whose best known song is “Planting Seeds of Love.” Pam wrote, “The song was written to express that in planting a seed of love in my own heart, I love myself. When I love myself I share that loving-ness with others, planting seeds of love [...]
Did you know that the map used in most schools in the United States and elsewherearound the world is inaccurate? The map that’s mostoften used is called the Mercator Map. It distorts the size of land masses as the latitude increases from the Equator to the poles. The Mercator Map shows [...]
The song “Ani Couni” is known in many countries around the world. Many believe it’s an Iroquois song. But it’s actually an Arapaho ghost dance song, called Ani’qu ne’chawu’nani’. The Arapaho tribe was loosely aligned with the Lakota and Dakota tribes. [...]
The poem (A Bell, a Bird and Me) was written by Japanese poet, Misuzu Kaneko (1903 – 1930). Kaneko was first published in 1923. Her work was known during her lifetime, yet after her early death and the advent of WWII it was forgotten. A Japanese poet named Setsuo Yazaki discovered [...]
Ayako Egawa wrote from Japan and shared this recipe for Inarizushi with us! It’s a pouch of fried tofu typically filled with rice. In Ayako’s version, it’s also filled with scrambled eggs and ground meat. Here’s her email and recipe… I cooked two-color Inarizushi. [...]