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List of nursery rhymes

This is a list of English nursery rhymes.

Title Other titles Place of Origin Date First Recorded
'Aiken Drum' Scotland 1825
'A Was an Apple Pie' England 1671
'A Wise Old Owl' USA? 1915
'A-Tisket, A-Tasket' USA c. 1879
'As I was going by Charing Cross' 'As I was going to Charing Cross' England 17th century
'As I was going to St Ives' England c. 1730
'Baa, Baa, Black Sheep' England c. 1744
'Billy Boy' USA 1930
'Bingo' England c. 1780
'Bobby Shafto's Gone to Sea' England 1805
'Bye, Baby Bunting' England 1784
'Cock-a-Doodle Doo' England 1765
'Did You Ever See a Lassie?' USA? Scotland? 1895-1900
'Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling, My Son John' England 1797
'Ding Dong Bell' England 1580
'Doctor Foster' England 1844
'Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe' Britain or USA 1888
'Eeper Weeper' 'Heeper Peeper' England late 19th early 20th century
'Five Little Speckled Frogs' USA? 20th century
'Frère Jacques' 'Brother John' France c. 1780
'Frog Went A-Courting' 'A frog he would a-wooing go' England 1611
'Girls and Boys Come Out To Play' 'Boys and Girls Come Out to Play' England 1708
'Goosey Goosey Gander' England 1784
'Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush' 'Mulberry Bush' England c. 1850
'Hey Diddle Diddle' England c. 1765
'Hickory Dickory Dock' 'Hickety Dickety Dock' England c. 1744
'Hot Cross Buns' England 1797
'How Many Miles to Babylon?' Scotland 1801
'Humpty Dumpty' England 1803
'Hush Little Baby' USA ?
'If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride' 'If wishes were horses' Britain 1605
'I Do Not Like Thee, Doctor Fell' England 1680
'I Had a Little Nut Tree' England 1789
'I'm a Little Teapot' USA 1939
'I Love Little Pussy' England 1830
'It's Raining, It's Pouring' USA 1939
'Itsy Bitsy Spider' 'Eensy Weensy Spider' USA 1910
'Jack and Jill' England c. 1765
'Jackanory' England c. 1760
'Jack Be Nimble' England c. 1815
'Jack Sprat' England 1639
'Ladybird Ladybird' 'Ladybug Ladybug' Britain c. 1744
'Lavender's Blue' 'Lavender Blue' England late 17th century
'Little Arabella Miller' USA? 20th century
'Little Bo Peep' England c. 1805
'Little Boy Blue' England c. 1744
'Little Jack Horner' England 1725
'Little Miss Muffet' England 1805
'Little Poll Parrot' England 1853
'Little Robin Redbreast' England c. 1744
'Little Tommy Tucker' England c. 1744
'London Bridge Is Falling Down' England c. 1744
'Lucy Locket' England or USA 1842
'Mary Had a Little Lamb' USA 1830
'Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary' England c. 1744
'Matthew, Mark, Luke and John' "Black Paternoster" Britain 1656
'Monday's Child' England 1838
'Needles and Pins' England 1843
'Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep' USA 1737
'Nuts in May' 'Gathering Nuts in May' England 1894
'Old King Cole' England 1708-1709
'Old McDonald Had a Farm' USA 1917
'Old Mother Hubbard' England 1805
'On Top of Old Smoky' USA 1951
'One for Sorrow' Britain c. 1780
'One, Two, Buckle My Shoe' England or USA 1805
'One, Two, Three, Four, Five' England c. 1765
'Oranges and Lemons' England c. 1744
'Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake, Baker's Man' "Pat-a-cake", "patty-cake" or "pattycake" England 1698
'Pease Porridge Hot' 'Peas Porridge Hot' or 'Pease Pudding Hot' England c. 1765
'Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater' USA? c. 1825
'Peter Piper' England 1813
'Polly Put the Kettle On' England 1803
'Poor Mary' 'Poor Jenny' or 'Poor Sally' England 1880s
'Pop Goes the Weasel' England 1850s
'Pretty Little Dutch Girl' USA 1940s
'The Queen of Hearts' Britain 1782
'Pussy Cat Pussy Cat' Britain 1805
'Rain Rain Go Away' England 1659
'Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross' England 1784
'Ring-a-Ring o' Roses' 'Ring Around the Rosie' England 1881
'Rock-a-bye Baby' Hush a bye Baby England c. 1765
'Roses are Red' England 1784
'Round and Round the Garden' Britain 1940s
'Row, Row, Row Your Boat' USA 1852
'Rub-a-Dub Dub' England 1798
'See Saw Margery Daw' Britain c. 1765
'Simple Simon' England 1764
'Sing a Song of Sixpence' England c. 1744
'Solomon Grundy' Britain 1842
'Star Light, Star Bright' USA late 19th century
'Sticks and Stones' Britain before 1872
'Taffy was a Welshman' England c. 1780
'Ten Little Indians' USA 1868
'The Farmer in the Dell' 'The Farmer's in his Den' Germany 1820
'The Grand Old Duke of York' 'The Noble Duke of York' England 1642
'The Lion and the Unicorn' England 1708-1709
'The Muffin Man' England c. 1820
'The Wheels on the Bus' USA late 20th century
'There Was a Crooked Man' Britain 1842
'There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe' England 1794
'There Was an Old Woman Who Lived Under a Hill' England 1714
'This Is The House That Jack Built' England 1755
'This Little Piggy' 'This Little Pig' England c. 1760
'This Old Man' England 1906
'Three Blind Mice' England 1609
'Three Little Kittens' USA 1853
'Three Wise Men of Gotham' England c. 1765
'Tinker, Tailor' England 1695
'To Market, to Market' England 1611
'Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son' Britain 1795
'Tweedledum and Tweedledee' Britain 1805
'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' Britain 1806
'Two Little Dickie Birds' Britain c. 1765
'Wee Willie Winkie' Scotland 1841
'What Are Little Boys Made Of?' 'What Are Little Girls Made Of?' Britain c. 1820
'Where, O Where Has My Little Dog Gone?' 'Der Deitcher's Dog' Germany? 1846
'Who Killed Cock Robin?' England c. 1744
'Wind the Bobbin Up' England 1890s
'Wynken, Blynken, and Nod' USA 1889

References


-- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

function p.formatPageTables(...) -- Takes a list of page/display tables and returns it as a list of -- formatted links. Nil values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local links = {} for i, t in ipairs(pages) do checkType('formatPageTables', i, t, 'table') local link = t[1] local display = t[2] links[i] = p._formatLink(link, display) end return links end

function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
%s
', table.concat(classes, ' '), s )

end

return p-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

function p.formatPageTables(...) -- Takes a list of page/display tables and returns it as a list of -- formatted links. Nil values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local links = {} for i, t in ipairs(pages) do checkType('formatPageTables', i, t, 'table') local link = t[1] local display = t[2] links[i] = p._formatLink(link, display) end return links end

function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
%s
', table.concat(classes, ' '), s )

end

return p

See also


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