Category Archives: Nonsense songs


When my daughter was born, our Canadian relatives sent her a CD called Sharon, Lois and Bram’s Great Big Hits. I had never heard of them (and was a little put off by the eighties artwork) but this CD is … Continue reading

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Trot a little horsie

A nonsense rhyme to bounce your baby to. It’s from the Southern states of the US and was first recorded by Alan Lomax. Trot a little horsie, go downtown Don’t mind little horse you fall down Little girl fell, stumped … Continue reading

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A Ram Sam Sam

A nonsense song that’s often sung in Guides and Scouts. At Rhymetime, and Singing for the Brain (where I volunteer for the Alzheimers Society) we do silly actions too- slap your thighs in time to the song everytime time you … Continue reading

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Pop goes the weasel

¬†From Rhymetime at Home 2 (the green one) Sorry- tracks are only up for a while. There are plenty of new ones on the way. Half a pound of tuppenny rice Half a pound of treacle That’s the way the … Continue reading

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From the time of Elizabeth I- when children ‘mocked’ crows by pretending their crowing was speech! Different times….. Sorry- tracks are only up for a week- but plenty more are on their way! Cockadoodledoo My dame has lost her shoe … Continue reading

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Oh Suzanna!

A traditional tune from the USA- as found on Rhymetime at Home (the yellow one) Non-flash iPhone/iPad version Oh Suzanna I’ve come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee I’m going to Louisiana, my true love for to see … Continue reading

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Hokey Cokey

A song that’s loved by almost all children – when I play at people’s parties the Hokey Cokey gets people of all generations up and dancing and singing. From Rhymetime at Home 1 (the yellow CD) Non-flash iphone/ipad version¬†Hokey Cokey

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