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.
  • Saffron has a wonderful aroma.  Adding it to your rice can make it taste extra special! The simplest way for westerners to make basic saffron rice is to soak 1/2 t. of saffron in 3T. of boiling water for 10 minutes.  Then add the mixture to your regular rice recipe when adding the water.   Ayako... Read more »

  • There are lots of beautiful old photos of Japan online.  Check them out at the link! Read more »

  • We have over 150 German Songs on Mama Lisa’s World with translations.  We were recently asked which ones are popular for children. Here’s a list of the best-known German kids songs that was shared by a German friend.  Each song is linked to its lyrics page with a translation... Alle meine Entchen Alle... Read more »

  • I’m so excited!  I just discovered a major collection of online recordings of children’s singing games! Iona and Peter Opie are among the world’s top collectors of English nursery rhymes and kids songs.  When working on Mama Lisa’s World, I refer to their research quite a bit.  They published one of the most comprehensive collections of... Read more »

  • Monique and I have been adding a lot of Drop the Handkerchief Games to Mama Lisa’s World.  This got Monique thinking about the actual meaning of handkerchief in different languages.  Here are some of her thoughts... "I was thinking about the word for handkerchief in some languages and it’s funny what they literally mean. In English,... Read more »

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