Mother Goose Garden Nursery Rhymes

Contrary Mary

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.


A man in the wilderness asked me,
How many strawberries grow in the sea?
I answered him, as I thought good:
As many red herrings as swim in the wood.

A Farthing

I went into my grandmother's garden,
And there I found a farthing.
I went into my next door neighbour's;
There I bought
A pipkin and a popkin,
A slipkin and a slopkin,
A nailboard, a sailboard,
And all for a farthing.

Willy Boy

Willy boy, Willy boy,
Where are you going?
I will go with you,
If that I may.
I'm going to the meadow
To see them a-mowing,
I am going to help them
Turn the new hay.

Sweet Lavender

Come all you young ladies and make no delay,
I gathered my lavender fresh from Mitcham today.

Will you buy my sweet blooming lavender?
There are sixteen dark blue branches a penny.

You buy it once you will buy it twice;
It will make your clothes smell sweet and nice.

Who'll buy my sweet blooming lavender?
Sixteen full branches a penny.

Dame of Dundee

There was an old woman
Who lived in Dundee,
And in her back garden
There grew a plum tree;
The plums they grew rotten,
Before they grew ripe,
And she sold them for
Three farthings a pint.

March Winds

March winds and April showers
Bring forth May flowers.


When the dew is on the grass,
Rain will never come to pass.

Grandmother's Garden

I went into my grandmother's garden
And there I found a farden;
I gave it to my mother
To buy a baby brother;
The baby was so bandy,
I gave it a drop of brandy;
The brandy was so hot,
I put it in a pot;
The pot was so little,
I put it in the kettle;
The kettle had a spout
And it all ran out.
With a good push now,
Over the bowling green.

Nut Tree

I had a little nut tree,
Nothing would it bear
But a silver nutmeg
And a golden pear;
The king of Spain's daughter
Came to visit me,
And all  for the sake
Of my little nut tree.
I skipped over water,
I danced over sea,
And all the birds in the air
Couldn't catch me.

Rose Garden

The rose is red, the rose is white,
The rose is in my garden;
I would not part with my sweetheart
For tuppence ha'penny farden.

Oak Before Ash

If the oak is out before the ash,
Then we'll only have a splash;
If the ash is out before the oak,
Then we'll surely have a soak.


The boughs do shake and the bells do ring,
So merrily comes our harvest in,
Our harvest in, our harvest in,
So merrily comes our harvest in.

We've ploughed, we've sowed,
We've reaped, we've mowed,
We've got our harvest in.

Old Apple Tree

Here's to thee, old apple tree,
Whence thou may'st bud
And whence thou may'st blow,
And whence thou may'st bear apples enow;
Hats full and caps full,
Bushels full and sacks full,
And our pockets full too.


Lady Queen

Lady Queen Anne she sits in the sun,
As fair as a lily, as white as a swan;
Come taste my lily, come smell my rose,
Which of my maidens do you choose?
The ball is ours and none of yours,
Go to the wood and gather flowers.
Cats and kittens now stay within,
While we young maidens walk out and in.

Bessy Bell and Mary Gray

Bessy Bell and Mary Gray,
They were two bonny lasses;
They built their house upon the lea,
And covered it with rushes.

Bessy kept the garden gate,
And Mary kept the pantry;
Bessy always had to wait,
While Mary lived in plenty.

Mulberry Bush

Here we go round the mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush,
Here we go round the mulberry bush,
On a cold and frosty morning. 

May Day

The fair maid who, the first o f May,
Goes to the fields at break of day,
And washes in dew from the hawthorne-tree,
Will ever after handsome be.

Pairs and Pears

Twelve pairs hanging high,
Twelve knights riding by,
Each knight took a pear,
And yet left a dozen there.

Around the Green Gravel

Around the green gravel the grass grows green,
And all the pretty maids are plain seen;
Wash them with milk, and clothe them with silk,
And write their names with a pen and ink.

Intery, Mintery

Intery, mintery, cutery corn,
Apple seed and apple thorn;
Wire, brier, limber-lock,
Five geese in a flock,
Sit and sing by a spring,
O-u-t, and in again.

A Cherry

As I went through the garden gap,
Who should I meet but Dick Redcap!
A stick in his hand, a stone in his throat,
If you'll tell me this riddle,
I'll give you a groat.


Spring is showery, flowery, bowery;
Summer: hoppy, croppy, poppy;
Autumn: wheezy, sneezy, freezy,
Winter: slippy, drippy, nippy.


Rain, rain, go away!
Come again another day.
[Johnny] and I want to play.

When the Snow is on the Ground

The little robin grieves
When the snow is on the ground,
For the trees have no leaves,
And no berries can be found.
The air is cold, the worms are hid;
For robin here what can be done?
Let's strow around some crumbs of bread,
And then he'll live till snow is gone.

Roses for the Queen

Pretty maid, pretty maid,
Where have you been?
Gathering roses
To give to the Queen.
Pretty maid, pretty maid,
What gave she you?
She gave me a diamond,
As big as my shoe.


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