Author Archives: Daily Rhymetime

About Daily Rhymetime

I am fascinated by children's songs, old and new, from around the world. I run Rhymetime, Jigsaw Comunity Choir and Song Soup and have three children who humour me by listening to all the wonderful tunes I uncover!

Little Jack Horner

Like everyone else at the moment, I’m jumping around, preparing for Christmas and feeling as if there aren’t enough hours in the day. So here’s another track from the Winter at Home CD. Little Jack Horner, sat in a corner … Continue reading

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Mary had a baby

A song from South Carolina which we sing every year when we go carol singing in Jigsaw. It’s on the Winter at Home CD too. Mary had a baby, oh Lord Mary had a baby, oh my Lord Mary had … Continue reading

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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

A number one in 1949 and still loved today. Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose And if you ever saw him, you would even say it glowed All of the other reindeer, used to laugh and … Continue reading

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I love little pussy

The meaning of words change. Nothing can stop that. So this sweet little song is rarely sung. Enjoy it for what it is. I love little pussy, her coat is so warm And if I don’t hurt her she’ll do … Continue reading

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I’ll tell you a story

For us here in the UK, Jackanory is first and foremost a children’s story telling programme which was part of our childhoods. It ran from 1965 to 1986, and featured actors and celebrities reading stories from books. Jack-a-nory is actually … Continue reading

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I have a little dreidel

It’s Hanukkah…. so here’s a song for you to sing as you play the dreidel game. I have a little dreidel I made it out of clay And when it’s dry and ready Then dreidel I shall play! Oh – … Continue reading

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Here are Grandma’s glasses

Do the actions… One Grandma told me she felt this rhyme stereotyped older people- so you could substitute the name of anyone who wears glasses. Feel free to use my name! Here are Grandma’s glasses, (make glasses with your hands) … Continue reading

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Bye ‘n bye

A traditional lullaby from Texas (found in Ruth Crawford Seeger’s book, at the Cecil Sharp House archive). Bye ‘n bye, bye ‘n bye Stars shining, number one, number two Number three, number four Bye ‘n bye, Good Lord Good Lord … Continue reading

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There was a little snowman

Winter silliness! There was a little snowman with a carrot for a nose Along came a rabbit, and what do you suppose? That rabbit was very hungry, he hadn’t had his lunch He saw the little carrot and MUNCH MUNCH … Continue reading

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London’s Burning

A round to sing and shout! London’s burning, London’s burning Fetch the engine, fetch the engine Fire fire! Fire fire! Pour a watwer, pour a water.

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