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.
  • It’s easy to make Day of the Dead cookies!  Simply buy a skull cookie cutter like this one.  Make your favorite recipe for sugar cookies and cut out skull shapes.  After they’ve been cooked and have cooled, put white icing on them.  Finally, using a tube of black icing and make fancy features to create... Read more »

  • Monique wrote from France about terms of endearment used in French, Spanish and English that use Animal names... In French, we use many animals names as endearment words.  We use: Mon poussin (my chick) Mon poulet (my chicken) Ma poule/poulette (my hen/little hen - mostly for girls)... Read more »

  • Monique wrote from France about a cool "emoticon" she uses when corresponding with her friends. Here’s her email: In French, " demain" (see you tomorrow) sounds like " 2 mains" (with two hands).  That’s why when someone tells you " demain" you may answer " deux pieds" (with two feet) as a joke.  This all reminds... Read more »

  • Mama Lisa’s World now has a search box!  You can search for songs, rhymes, poems, recipes and traditions.  You can search for specific languages, countries and cultures. You can search for a particular word... like "apple" or "train".  You can even put two or three words in... like "French Apple Song". We hope you find this... Read more »

  • Sadao Makuza wrote to us about Halloween in Japan... Halloween here is mainly a sales strategy in department stores and supermarkets. Children only go trick-or-treating if it’s arranged in school or with family and friends. Halloween first appeared in Japan in the 1970’s by the Kiddy Land Company store in Tokyo to promote Halloween goods. In 1983,... Read more »

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