(At the Bridge in Avignon)
(Baa Baa Little Lamb)
(Bake the Cake Sweet)
Clapping Game For Babies
(Bridge, Bridge, Glasses)
(Clap, Clap Sweet Thing)
Clapping Game for Babies
(Cradle Me a Little)
(Dabba, Dabba Dove)
(Dance in a Ring)
(Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)
(Hurray for You for Celebrating Your Birthday!)
(Hush Little Baby)
(If You're Happy And You Know It)
(In a Cabin in the Woods)
(Little Peter Spider)
(Little Trille (Humpty Dumpty) )
(Ole dole doff)
(One Elephant Came Marching)
(Paul and His Chickens)
(Ride Ride Ranka (Version 2))
(Ride Ride Ranke)
(Rita Rita Runkin! (Version 3))
(Rocking, Rocking The Child )
(Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
(Row, Row To The Fishing Reef)
(Sleep in Peace, Little One)
(So We Go around the Juniper Bush)
(Sun Outside, Sun Inside)
(The Bear is Sleeping)
(There Lives a Baker)
(The Wheels on the Bus)
Finger Naming Rhyme
(Thumbkin, Where Are You?)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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In Scandinavia, there’s a beautiful celebration in December called Santa Lucia. The celebration started in part of Sweden in the 18th century. It slowly spread to the rest of the country in the 19th century and to most of Scandinavia in the 20th century. Traditionally, to celebrate [...]
I asked Siri Randem from the Norwegian language music site Barnesanger about the most popular kids songs and lullabies in Norway. This was her response: Some people sing Bę, bę lille lam (a children’s song) or Mikkel Rev (similar). Everyone in Norway has heard these two in childhood. They are [...]
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Rhiannon Daymond-King sent me a counting-out rhyme called "Zinty Tinty" with this note: "I was taught a counting rhyme by my father, who said it came from his mother. Her mother was Swedish, so he thought it was in Swedish (or possibly Norwegian given that the part of the country she [...]
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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Rida, Rida Ranka is a rhyme and song known to many in Scandinavia and to the families of Scandinavian immigrants in the US. Lance N. Peterson wrote to me of its significance to his family. (I added links below to the versions of Rida, rida ranka he talks about.) Dear Lisa: Words are what we [...]
Karin wrote: I was named after a song, “Lille Karin” and I can’t find it anywhere. Can you help? The song is definitely Norwegian. I think it’s a child’s song. I cannot sing (properly) in Norwegian but the first line sounds like this:- “Var har du varet du lille [...]
Rachel wrote asking about a childhood rhyme… Hello, My Norwegian Grandfather – passed away 30 years ago – used to put me on his knee and do something like: Bunka Bunka Roona, Smacka Smacka Doona, Kahoong and Kahoong & Set the Butchin up! How Many? At the end, he'd put so [...]
Rachel wrote… Hi there Lisa, I was hoping you (or someone on your site) could help me. I’ve been trying to find the translation and/or the rest of the lyrics to a Norwegian lullaby my Grandpa used to sing to me. Pardon the lack of correct spelling, but it sounds like: Be a lulla barna [...]
Norwegian Children's songs (in Norwegian) with sheet music, lyrics and recordings.
(In English, Spanish and Norwegian)
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