Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes for Kids

from the MMF Songbook

About 'Mother Goose'

Mother Goose is the imaginary author of a collection of fairy tales and nursery rhymes that have amused children and adults for generations.

The first appearance of Mother Goose in literature dates back to the early 18th century, with Charles Perrault’s collection of nursery rhymes, Tales of Mother Goose (Paris, 1697). Later Thomas Carnan used the term ‘Mother Goose’ for his compilation of English nursery rhymes, Mother Goose's Melody; or Sonnets for the Cradle (London, 1780). Since then Mother Goose has been cited as the author of hundreds of children’s stories, rhymes and games. However, she is most recognized for her nursery rhymes which have become some of the most loved literature for children.


As I Was Going to St. Ives
A-Tisket, A-Tasket
A Was an Apple Pie
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
Banbury Cross
Betty Botter
Bobby Shafto
Cackle, Cackle, Mother Goose
The Cat and The Fiddle
Catch It If You Can
Cobbler, Cobbler
Coffee and Tea
Curly Locks
Dance to Your Daddy
Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling
A Dillar, A Dollar
Ding Dong Bell
Doctor Foster
Each Peach, Pear, Plum
Early to Bed and Early to Rise
Eeny Meeny Miny Mo
An Elephant Walks
Entry Kentry
Five Fat Peas
Georgy Porgy
Girls and Boys
Golden Slumbers
Goosey Goosey Gander
I Had a Little Nut Tree
Hector Protector
Hey Diddle Diddle
Hickety Pickety
Hickory Dickory Dock
Higglety, Pigglety, Pop
Horsey, Horsey
Hot Cross Buns
How Many Miles to Babylon
Humpty Dumpty
I Am a Gold Lock
I Caught a Fish Alive
I Had a Little Hen
I Had a Little Hobby Horse
I Hear Thunder
Ip Dip
I Saw A Ship A-Sailing
Jack Be Nimble
Jack Sprat
Ladybug, Ladybug
The Lady with the Alligator Purse
The Lion and the Unicorn
Little Bo-Peep
Little Boy Blue
Little Jack Horner
Little King Boggen
Little King Pippin
Little Miss Muffet
Little Nancy Etticoat
Little Poll Parrot
Little Polly Flinders
Little Robin Redbreast
Little Tommy Tucker
Lucy Locket


The Man in the Moon
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
Monday's Child
The Noble Duke of York
Old Chairs to Mend
Old Mother Goose
Old Mother Hubbard
Once I Saw a Little Bird
One for Sorrow
One Man Went to Mow
One Misty, Moisty Morning
Oranges and Lemons
Pease Porridge Hot
Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater
Peter Piper
Pussycat, Pussycat
Queen of Tarts
Ring Around the Rosy
Round and Round the Garden
A Sailor Went to Sea
See-Saw, Margery Daw
Simple Simon
Sippity Sup, Sippity Sup
Sing a Song of Sixpence
Six Little Mice
Sleep, Baby Sleep
Sleep Little Child
Solomon Grundy
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
There Was a Crooked Man
There Was a Little Girl
There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
There Was an Old Woman Who Lived Under a Hill
Thirty Days Hath September
This Is the House That Jack Built
This Is The Way We Wash Our Hands
Three Little Kittens
Three Young Rats
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor
To Market, To Market, To Buy a Fat Pig
Tommy Snooks
Tom, Tom, The Piper's Son
Two Little Dickey Birds
What Are Little Boys Made Of?
What Are Little Girls Made Of?
A Wise Old Owl