"The Spider and The Fly" was written by English poet, Mary Howitt in 1829. Below is the text originally found before the poem. An apologue is a moral fable.

An Apologue

A New Version of an Old Story

The Spider and The Fly - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Recited by Holly Deuel Gilster. Thanks so much to Holly for sharing her recording with us!


Read by Larry Wilson.

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - The Spider and The Fly

Thanks and Acknowledgements

The score and illustration come from "Little Songs of Long Ago", by Alfred Moffat & H. Willebeek Le Mair (1912).