Mama Lisa's World
International Music & Culture
Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
Advertisement
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 
Featured Illustrated Rhymes
Many of these rhymes are accompanied by funny sounds or recordings!

English

  Baa, baa, black sheep
  Dickory, Dickory, Dare
  Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling
  Fuzzy Wuzzy
  Hey Diddle Diddle
  Humpty Dumpty
  If All the World Were Apple Pie
  Little Drops of Water
  One, Two, Three, Four, Five
  Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater
  Pop! Goes the Weasel
  Pussycat, Pussycat
  Rain, Rain, Go Away
  The Man in the Wilderness
  There Once Were Two Cats of Kilkenny
  There Was a Maid On Scrabble Hill
  When I Was a Little Boy
 

Welcome to Mama Lisa's World, House of English Nursery Rhymes... Here you can find classic Mother Goose and other traditional poems and lullabies from English speaking countries.

About Mother Goose

"Mother Goose" is the name for the informal collection of nursery rhymes sung by children across the English speaking world. The songs are of diverse origin and many are hundreds of years old. Some scholars speculate that the rhymes originally had political or sociological significance. Though that might be true, such associations have mostly been forgotten. Today, they’re simply fun – symbols of the innocence of youth, the collective property of all children.

A rabbit loves his carrots,
A kitten loves her mouse,
I hope you like the silly rhymes
In Mama Lisa's House!

Advertisement
Here are some of Mama Lisa's recent posts about the music, culture and traditions of the world.
  • Listen below to some beautiful folk guitar music from Paraguay... Enjoy! Mama Lisa Read more »
  • Mama Lisa Home Image
    Rock-a-bye Baby is one of the best known lullabies of the English language.  Usually people only sing one verse (the 1st verse in the lyrics below).  Here’s a longer version that’s really sweet.  You can read the lyrics while listening to Frances Turnbull’s rendition below... MP3 of Long Version of Rock-a-bye Baby... Read more »
  • Mama Lisa Home Image
    This seasonal recipe for Takikomi Gohan (mixed rice) was sent by Ayako Egawa in Japan.  Takikomi Gohan is made with rice and seasonal ingredients and is made to celebrate the changing season. Here’s Ayako’s note on the dish, along with her recipe... "Lisa is very curious about our food in Japan. So I’d like to... Read more »
  • The Atlantic surveyed how people start a conversation all across the U.S.  Below you can hear what some people said... The Geography of Small Talk from The Atlantic on Vimeo. How do you start a conversation where you’re from? -Mama Lisa Read more »
  • Mama Lisa Home Image
    In the Spring, people in Japan traditionally view the cherry blossoms and picnic under the trees.  This is called Hanami.  When people view the blossoms by night, it’s called Yozakura.  At this time of year it can be cool at night so some people bring blankets, warm saki and body warmers.  Sadao sent me the... Read more »
  • Mama Lisa Home Image
    It’s hanami time in Japan, when people view the cherry blossoms and picnic below their beautiful blooms. The photo above was sent by Ayako Egawa.  Ayako wrote, "I took a pic of white sakura (cherry trees) and pink sakura… that’s a really nice combination. White sakura is called ‘ooshimazakura’ and pink sakura is called ’someiyohino’." Thanks for... Read more »
  • Mama Lisa Home Image
    I recently posted a song about Mt. Fuji and a haiku poem about a snail climbing Mt. Fuji. While I was working on them, I came across mention of there being a tradition in Japan of people wanting to climb Mt. Fuji during their lifetime.  I asked Sadao Mazuka who’s from Japan about this tradition.... Read more »
  • Here’s a video to hear animal sounds around the world... Bow Wow Meow – Animal Sounds in Different Languages from properniceinnit on Vimeo. The languages are: English, Mandarin, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Hindi, Canadian-French, Romanian, Japanese, Russian, Dutch, Bengali, Brazilian-Portuguese, Colombian-Spanish, Swahili and Mongolian. Enjoy! Mama Lisa Read more »
  • Tamela wrote asking for help with a Danish poem her father recited.  Here’s her email: Hi, I am wondering if you can help me at all.  I am searching for the full words to an old Scandinavian children’s poem that my Danish father used to tell us. It is about three children, girls, on one farm meeting... Read more »
  • Mama Lisa Home Image
    Math as it’s taught in schools in the US has become needlessly complicated.  When we were kids, we learnt very straightforward ways to do Math.  Nowadays, parents may find it hard to even help their 1st graders because the methods are so confusing.  I recently came upon a great site called Mathisfun.com while helping my... Read more »
Mama Lisa Facebook Badge
Mama Lisa Twitter Badge
Mama Lisa Pinterest Badge

Help Support Mama Lisa's World
with just
$1.99

Find us on Google+

If you feel any comment below is inappropriate, please email us. Thanks!


Help Support Mama Lisa's World
with just
$1.99