Mama Lisa's World
International Music & Culture
Kid Songs by Country/Culture

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Choose a country or culture for a list of children's songs.

Welcome to Mama Lisa's World, kids songs and nursery rhymes from across the globe!

Here you'll find the lyrics to children's songs from around the world in English and the original languages. Many songs include MP3's, Midi Tunes and Scores. Enjoy!

New contributions of songs and recordings are always encouraged!

Here are some of Mama Lisa's recent posts about the music, culture and traditions of the world.
  • Our friend Innosanto Nagara is making an Indonesian Children’s Music CD and Book Set. Innosanto has contributed some Indonesian Kids Songs to Mama Lisa’s World including: Panjang umurnya (Long is His/Her Age) Nina Bobo (Go to Sleep Nina) You can help Innosanto help make his new project a reality! Read more »

  • The song "Ira Congo" is sung around the world by choirs and Girl Scouts.  It’s believed to come from Africa. Below you’ll find the lyrics and some YouTube renditions. Ira congo, Ira congo by ay, Ira congo by ay congo, By ay, congo, by ay. If anyone knows which country this song comes from and/or […] Read more »

  • Souallé is a beautiful lullaby that comes from a part of Africa that was formerly called French Equatorial Africa. It was the federation of French colonies that included French Congo, Gabon, Oubangui-Chari, Chad, and French Cameroon.  It’s believed that this lullaby is specifically from Chad and/or Congo. Souallé means good night. You can hear the […] Read more »

  • Learn the sounds of the alphabet in Asante Twi in this alphabet song. Twi is spoken in Ghana. Asante is one of the three dialects of Twi. Here are the letters… a – b – d – e – ? – f – g – h – i- k – l – m – n […] Read more »

  • Check out this site about Disappearing Idioms. It covers the origins and meaning of some idioms that are going out of use. Read more »

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