Blue Bells, Cockleshells - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


*or "Eevy"

In some versions of this game they simply keep repeating, "Blue bells, cockleshells,
eevy, ivy, over."

Jean Carter sent us this version:

Bluebells cockleshell
Eevy ivy over,
My mother said I never should
Play with the gypsies in the wood,
If I did she would say
Naughty little girl go away.


Many variations of this rhyme exist, please email me to share your version with us! –Mama Lisa

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Jean Carter for sending her version.