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Poems

Baa, Baa Black Sheep from Mother Goose


Baa, baa black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes, sir, Three bags full.
One for my master, One for my dame,
One for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.
Baa, baa black sheep, Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir, Three bags full.

Fishy, Fishy

Fishy, fishy in the brook
Daddy caught him by the hook.
Mommy fried him in the pan,
And (child's name) ate him
Like a man!

Hickory, Dickory, Dock 
from Mother Goose


Hickory, dickory, dock;
The mouse ran up the clock;
The clock struck one;
The mouse ran down;
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns,
Hot cross buns!
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Hot cross buns!

Humpty Dumpty from Mother Goose

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,
All the king's horses,
And all the king's men,
Couldn't put humpty together again.
(Rock back and forth on feet, turn around and clap on last line.)

I'm a Little Acorn Brown

I'm a little acorn brown,
Lying on the cold, cold ground.
Everyone steps on me.
That why I'm cracked you see.
I'm a nut (click, click)
I'm a nut (click, click)
I'm a nut (click, click) 

Mary Had a Little Lamb
from Mother Goose

Mary had a little lamb,
Little lamb, little lamb,
Mary had a little lamb,
It's fleece was white as snow.

And ev'ry where that Mary went,
Mary went, Mary went,
Ev'ry where that Mary went, 
The lamb was sure to go.

It followed her to school one day,
School one day, school one day,
It followed her to school one day,
Which was against the rule.

It made the children laugh and play,
Laugh and play, laugh and play,
It made the children laugh and play,
To see a lamb in school.

Me!

Me i, me i
Me a, me a
Me o, me o
Me u.

Nonsense Song 
by Sandy LaForce


Ma, ba, ba; Oo, la, la.
Ee, ii, ee, ii; A, pa, pa
(do with inflection; good for phrase patterns, nonsense jargon)

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

One, two, buckle my shoe;
Three, four, shut the door;
Five, six, pick up sticks;
Seven, eight lay them straight;
Nine, ten a good fat hen.

Peek-a-boo

Peek-a-boo, Peek-a-boo,
Mommy's playing a game with you.
Peek-a-boo, Peek-a-boo,
See if you can play it, too.
(use appropriate actions. Substitute other names
such as daddy, brother, etc.)

Pop goes the Weasel

All around the cobbler's bench,
The monkey chased the weasel.
The monkey thought t'was all in fun,
POP! Goes the weasel.

Ring Around the Rosey

Ring around the rosey, A pocket full of posies;
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down.

The Snowman
(sing down the scale)


A chubby little
snowman
had a carrot
nose. A-
long came a 
bunny, and what do you sup-
pose?

That hungry little
bunny,
looking for his
lunch,
Ate that little
snowman's nose,
Nibble, nibble,
crunch!

(go up the scale)
Nibble, nibble, nibble,
nibble, nibble, nibble,
nibble, nibble, CRUNCH!!

Ten Little Indians

One little, two little,
Three little Indians,
Four little, five little
Six little Indians,
Seven little, eight little
Nine little Indians,
Ten little Indian boys.
(repeat verse starting with 10
and counting backwards)

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