(All the Ducklings)
(If All the World Were Dried Fish)
(Kortjakje Is Always Ill)
(Evening Silence Everywhere)
(Farmer, How About My Chickens?)
(Once Upon a Time There was a Man)
(There's a Knock at the Door)
St. Nicholas Day Song
(The Ladies' Horses)
(Our Johnny's Bike)
(The Rooster is Dead)
(These Are My Little Cheeks)
(Turn the Wheel Around Again)
(Three Little Toddlers)
(Three Times Three Makes Nine)
(There Was a Monkey with a Cane)
(Green Swans, White Swans)
(Itsy Bitsy Spider)
(How Lies This Little Child)
(Hungry Chubby Gus)
(Hear The Wind Blowing Through The Trees)
(Hop Hop Hop)
(I Have a Little Jar of Fat)
(In the Moonlight)
(In The Hague There Lives a Count )
(In a Green Green GreenGreen Turnip Turnip Land)
(Do You Know John the Mussel Man)
(Clap Your Little Handsies)
(Little, Little Toddler)
(To Bed, To Bed, said Duimelot)
Finger Naming Rhyme
(Oh, Come and See)
(Little Elephant in The Wood)
(Little Red Robin Taps on the Window )
(Little Red Ridinghood)
(Rose, Rose, May)
(Little Sheep, Little Sheep, Have You White Wool)
(Sail Your Boat)
(Sinterklaas, Good Holy Man)
(It's Sinterklaas's Birthday )
(St. Nicolas Little Rascal)
(Sleep Baby, Sleep)
(Enjoy Your Meal!)
(When our Dog Mop was Still a Mop-yah)
(White Swans, Black Swans)
(Sawing, Sawing, Weeding-Weeding-Wagen)
(See the Moon Shining Through the Trees)
(Look, There is the Steamboat)
(This is How the Mill Goes)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
Featuring sheet music and links to recordings!
In Christmas Carols Around The World we've gathered over 75 beloved carols from countries and cultures all around the globe.
Each carol includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation.
Each includes links to recordings on the Mama Lisa website, some by professional
musicians, but many by ordinary people who have contributed them to us, to help
preserve their culture.
Most include beautiful illustrations and sheet music.
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've included beloved favorites from all over the world like:
"Tu scendi dalle stelle (You Come Down from the Stars)" from Italy.
"Guillô prends ton tambourin (Patapan)" from France.
And "Cantos para pedir posada (Carol to Ask for Lodging)" from Mexico.
We've also included English language favorites like
"Good King Wenceslas".
And spirituals like "Go Tell It On The Mountain".
Christmas Carols Around The World is a downloadable e-book, which you will gain access to immediately.
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Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Netherlands and more.
Sadao Mazuka wrote to us about the historical relationship between Japan and Holland… Relationship between Japan & Holland First of all, please keep in mind the historical background of the 15th to 17th centuries. These centuries were called "The Age of Great Navigation" of [...]
Bruce Ham wrote to us recently looking for help with the lyrics to a Dutch children’s song that his grandmother used to sing to the kids in the family. He sent us a recording of his grandmother singing the song. In the recording you can also hear his grandma talk about how she used to [...]
Gert Beumer wrote to us about National Pancake Day in the Netherlands… Last week on Friday, March 18th, it was National Pancake Day. Several school classes baked pancakes for the older generation in elder home care facilities. That made me remember this song about making pancakes called [...]
St. Nicholas Day is celebrated in parts of Europe on December 5th – 6th. Many children receive gifts and treats in the shoes they left out the night before. To learn more about St. Nicholas Day, check out these articles we’ve posted… Below you can learn some [...]
There’s an interesting book that features food wisdom and proverbs from around the world called "Food Rules" by Michael Pollan. The book is about learning to think about eating in a more healthy way. The sayings are interesting. I’ve tried to find some of the [...]
Knock-knock jokes can be found all over the world. They have a simple formula. In English, they start with, "Knock, knock!" As if someone’s knocking on the door. The answer is almost always, "Who’s there?" Then the joke proceeds with a play on [...]
Can you imagine seeing a Giant Rubber Duck floating in a river by you? A Giant Rubber Duck has been sited in some major cities around the world! The Rubber Duck sculpture was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. It’s been part of a tour called "Spreading Joy [...]
Happy St. Nicolas’ Day! Here’s a link to info about the legend of St. Nick. Here’s a link to a Dutch St. Nick song with a recording: [...]
Jenny Van Ryswyk wrote to me asking for help with a Dutch poem from the Netherlands about a mouse and beans. Here's her letter: Thank you for the site. It brings many of the children's poems to life with a clearer understanding. My parents are from Friesland and my husband's [...]
Open Culture has a page of free language learning links covering 40 languages. Here are some of the languages you can find links for… Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, [...]
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Travel to far away places with our new E-Books Kid Songs Around The World and Lullabies Around The World
Whoever the children are in your life - your kids, your grandkids, your students, even yourself (in your heart) - Mama Lisa's E-books are wonderful ways 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.
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Over 50 lullabies and recordings from all over the world. Each Lullaby includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation.
Kid Songs Around The World and Lullabies Around The World are downloadable e-books, which you will gain access to immediately. (They are not physical books.)
We hope these books will help foster a love of international children's songs!
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