(Christ the Lord Was Born)
(Clap, Clap, Clap Hands)
Clapping Game For Babies
(Eniky, beniky, kliky bey)
(Fox Cooked Grits)
(Good Luck and Health)
(Grandmother Had Four Apples )
(Hush-a-bye, The Horses are in the Cabbage Patch)
(Let's Go To Bethlehem)
(Little Finch, Little Finch)
(Little Hare Sitting in His Den All Alone)
(Mill Wheel, Round and Round)
(Mother Mouse Cooked Porridge)
(Nancy Went to the Cabbage Field)
(Oh, The Meadow is Wide)
(Rocking, The Cat Ate The Barley)
(Smite, Smite, Smith)
(Sugar, Coffee, Lemonade, Tea, Rum, Bang!)
(The Dog Was Hopping)
(The Golden Gate Was Opened)
(The Linden was Burning)
(This is Dad)
(This is How the Noblemen Ride)
(We Bring You The News )
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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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A Mama Lisa Book
Over 125 songs and rhymes. Each includes the full text in Spanish, with translations into English. Many include links to recordings. Order Here!
Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Czech Republic and more.
Easter’s coming soon! Did you know that in many countries the day after Easter, called Easter Monday, is a public holiday? The map above shows in yellow all of the countries that celebrate it. There are picnics, egg rolling contests and dousing of people with water that was blessed on Easter [...]
Playing real video games for fun is a great way to improve your foreign language skills. I’m talking about games you’d want to play in your own language, not specifically language learning games. There are many fun games that are available in many different languages. I’m an early [...]
Watch Darth Vader say, "I am your father" to Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movie in 20 different languages (as dubbed in the movies). You can see a list of the languages with their voice actors below the video. Languages and Voice Actors: English (Original) – James Earl [...]
Season’s greetings! At Mama Lisa’s World there’s no time of year we love better than the holidays! We’re happy to announce that we’ve recently added the following Christmas Carols to Mama Lisa’s World with mp3 recordings and YouTube videos: Italian Dormi, dormi, [...]
John Ziak wrote asking for help with two childhood songs: Lisa, I have been searching for sometime to find a song/nursery rhyme that my grandfather sang to me when I was young. He passed away 16 years ago and no one in my family can remember any more words than I. The song originates [...]
Laura wrote asking for help with a Czech song. Here’s her question: Dear Mama Lisa, I am trying to find out about an old Czech Song that our Uncle Bob would sing at the end of every visit as he would leave. He would put his finger on the top of his head and turn […] [...]
Can anyone help with any of these questions from our readers about some Czech songs? Some of the lyrics are written phonetically in their letters to us. 1. Song about 2 Cats Hello! I’m looking for a Czech nursery song about a boy and two cats, probably one white and one black. [...]
Yael wrote asking for help with song songs. Here’s her letter: Hi Lisa, I was so excited when I came across your website – how wonderful it is! I was hoping to find out the lyrics of two songs my grandmother used to sing to me, which I think are in Czech or Slovak. Here […] [...]
Sarah wrote: Hello, I’ve been looking for some time for the words to 3 different songs that my grandmother would sing or recite to me and my small children. I don’t know Czech, so all the words are phonetic guesses. 1. The first is about clapping hands. She would put the baby’s [...]
Vinny wrote asking for help with a song… Lisa, My grandmother used to sing this Czech song to my sister and I at bedtime. I am spelling out the sounds which is as close as I can come. I think it is about chocolate. Ovra nazi zeem abeela Ona samu leebeela Vashee la mu chi […] [...]
(In English & Czech)
Some Czech songs with recordings, Czech lyrics and English translations.
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Over 50 songs and rhymes, in French with translations into English. You'll find well-known songs like Frère Jacques, Alouette, and Au claire de la lune, alongside many you may never have heard of. At the end of each item in this book, there's a web address to an online version of the song or rhyme. There we are often able to include sheet music, recordings and videos of performances. We hope this book will help foster a love of French songs and culture all over the world! Order Here!