(Bell a Ring a Yard)
(Hill and Gully Rider)
(Brown Girl in the Ring)
(Day-O (The Banana Boat Song))
(Long Time Girl, I Never See You)
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Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Jamaica and more.
In addition to this blog, I also host Mama Lisa’s World. Mama Lisa’s World is a large collection of children’s songs and rhymes from countries all around the globe. Matt, a music teacher from Rhode Island, wrote a question to me, the other day, about Mama Lisa’s World: Hey [...]
Coconut Macaroons are extremely easy to make! They’re a perfect little treat for holidays like Valentine’s Day. Dipping them in chocolate makes them extra special! Here’s the recipe… Recipe for Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons Ingredients 14 ounce bag of Sweetened [...]
Megan wrote asking for help with a rhyme about a cat that’s in English and French. Here’s her letter… Hi Lisa, I’m trying to find an older nursery rhyme that I can’t seem to find. The song would go: Little black cat, little black, cat look at my pretty [...]
Joel wrote asking for help with an Italian rhyme game… Hi Lisa, I’m doing some research about an old Italian child game a friend’s grandfather used to play. I saw your site and thought you might be able to help me out. Basically it goes like this: The child would hold his/her [...]
Briana wrote looking for help with a Native American Stick Song. You can read her letter and hear the song in the YouTube below… "Hello! My name is Briana. I was actually wondering if you would by chance be able to help me identify this song. My sister and I learned it in [...]
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With Lullabies From Around The World
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