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Nursery rhymes beginning with A

Updated on December 31, 2010

Nursery rhymes beginning with A

Find nursery rhymes which begin with the letter A. Here you will find many old favourites including A beetle once sat on a barberry twig, A beetle and a broomstraw, A big shoe, A carrot in a garden, A cat and a mouse and a bumble-bee, A cock and bull story, A horse of course, A hunting we will go, A sailor went to sea, sea, sea, A week of birthdays, Alphabet of names, All around the mulberry bush, All the flowers are waking, An apple a day, April day, As I was going to St. Ives, At the seaside, Autumn fires, Autumn is here to name but a few

Teddy bear clipart courtesy of Kids Turn Central

A Beetle Once Sat On A Barberry Twig

A Beetle Once Sat On A Barberry

Twig

A beetle once sat on a barberry twig

And turned at the crank of a thingum-a-jig

Needles for hornets, nippers for ants

For the bumblebee baby a new pair of pants

For the grizzled old gopher a hat and a wig

The beetle ground out of his thingum-a-jig

A Beetle And A Broomstraw

A Beetle And A Broomstraw

A robin and a wren, as they walked along one night

Saw a big brown beetle on a broomstraw

Said the robin to the wren: "What a pretty, pretty sight

That big brown beetle on a broomstraw !

So they got their plates and knives

Their children and their wives

And gobbled up the beetle on the broomstraw

A Big Shoe

A Big Shoe

Said little Sue

To little Pete,

"I can't see you,

For your big feet"

Said little Pete

To little Sue

"'Tis not my feet,

'Tis but my shoe"

A Candle, A Candle

A Candle, A Candle

A candle, a candle

To light me to bed

A pillow, a pillow

To tuck up my head

The moon is as sleepy as sleepy can be

The stars are all pointing their fingers at me

And Missus Hop-Robin, way up in her nest

Is rocking her tired little babies to rest

So give me a blanket

To tuck up my toes

And a little soft pillow

To snuggle my nose

My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Album Volume 1

Click the play button to listen to some favourite nursery rhymes, you can enjoy these while browsing the rest of the page !

Also you can buy the complete album to download which contains 30 nursery rhymes or maybe just one !

The choice is yours....Enjoy the rhymes

A Carrot In A Garden

A Carrot In A Garden

A carrot in a garden

And a rabbit in the wood

Said the rabbit, " Beg your pardon,

But you're surely meant for food

Though you've started in to harden,

You may still be very good "

A Cat And A Mouse And A Bumble-Bee

A Cat And A Mouse And A

Bumble-Bee

A cat and a mouse and a bumble-bee

Started a-dancing, one, two, three

They danced in the daytime

They danced in the night

They cared not whether it was dark or light

What did they dance to? Don't ask me!

They danced to the hum of the bumble-bee

They danced to the purr of the big Tom cat

They danced to the mouse-squeeks high as a bat

Where did they go to? Idon't know!

Nobody ever saw them go

But if you ask me, I'm willing to bet

That if they are alive still they are dancing yet

A Cat Came Fiddling Out Of A Barn

A Cat Came Fiddling Out Of A

Barn

A cat came fiddling out of a barn,

With a pair of bagpipes under her arm.

She could sing nothing but "fiddle dee dee",

The mouse has married the bumblebee.

Pipe, cat, dance, mouse,

We'll have a wedding at our good house

A Cock And Bull Story

A Cock And Bull Story

A man of words and not of deeds

Is like a garden full of weeds

And when the weeds begin to grow

It's like a garden full of snow

And when the snow begins to fall

It.'s like a bird upon the wall

And when the bird away does fly

It's like an eagle in the sky

And when the sky begins to roar

It's like a lion at the door

And when the door begins to crack

It's like a stick across your back

And when your back begins to smart

It's like a penknife in your heart

And when your heart begins to bleed

You're dead, and dead, and dead, indeed

A Horse Of Course !

A Horse Of Course !

Who can you trust when the tractor breaks down

And the nearest mechanic is off in town

Who is big and as strong as a horse

Oh, silly me, a horse of course !

Who do you know who can eat tons of hay

And even munch ten sacks of oats in a day

Who has an appetite as big as a horse

Oh, silly me, a horse of course !

Who will stick by you when you need a friend

And hear all your troubles right through to the end

Who is as wise and as kind as a horse

Oh, silly me, a horse of course !

A Hunting We Will Go

A Hunting We Will Go

A hunting we will go

A hunting we will go

We'll catch a fox

And put him in a box

And then we'll let him go

A Little Boy Ran

A Little Boy Ran

A little boy ran to the end of the sky

With a rag and a pole and a gooseberry pie

He cried: "Three cheers for the Fourth of July!"

With a rag and a pole and a gooseberry pie

He saw three little donkeys at play

He tickled their noses to make them bray

And he didn't come back until Christmas Day

With a rag and a pole and a gooseberry pie

A Little Jenny Wren

A Little Jenny Wren

A little Jenny wren

Was sitting by the shed

She wagged her tail

And nodded with her head

She wagged with her tail

And nodded with her head

As little Jenny wren

Was sitting by the shed

A Sailor Went To Sea, Sea, Sea

A Sailor Went To Sea, Sea, Sea

A sailor went to sea, sea, sea.

To see what he could see, see, see.

But all that he could see, see, see.

Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea

A Thought

A Thought

It is very nice to think

The world is full of meat and drink

With little children saying grace

In every Christian kind of place

A Week Of Birthdays

A Week Of Birthdays

Monday's child is fair of face

Tuesday's child is full of grace

Wednesday's child is full of woe

Thursday's child has far to go

Friday's child is loving and giving

Saturday's child works hard for its living

But the child that's born on the Sabbath day

Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay

A Wise Old Owl

A Wise Old Owl

A wise old owl sat in an oak

The more he heard, the less he spoke

The less he spoke, the more he heard

Why aren't we all like that wise old bird ?

My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Album Volume 2

Click the play button to listen to some more favourite nursery rhymes, the second album in the My Favourite Nursery Rhymes series

Again you can buy the complete album to download which contains 30 nursery rhymes or maybe just one !

The choice is yours....Enjoy the rhymes

A Young Lady

A Young Lady

There was a Young Lady of Wales

Who caught a large Fish without scales

When she lifted her hook, she exclaimed, "Only look!"

That ecstatic Young Lady of Wales

After A Bath

After A Bath

After a bath I try, try, try,

To wipe myself till I'm dry, dry, dry

Hands, to wipe and fingers and toes

And two wet legs and a shiny nose

Alphabet Of Names

Alphabet Of Names

A is for Alfred, who Angled at Ayr

B is for Bernard, who Baited a Bear

C is for Clara, who Came with her Chum

D is for Donald, who Danced on his Drum

E is for Eve, who Encountered an Eel

F is for Fanny, who Fashioned a Frill

G is for George, who has Gone to the Glen

H is for Harold, who Hustled the Hen

I is for Irene, who Intends to use Ink

J is for Joseph, who Jumped a high Jink

K is for Kenneth, who Kept a large Kite

L is for Lawrence, who Laughed at the Light

M is for Malcolm, who Marched to the Mine

N is for Norman, of Newts he caught Nine

O is for Oswald, who an Owl did Observe

P is for Peggy, with a Pot of Preserve

Q is for Quentin, who Questioned a Quail

R is for Robert, who Rests on a Rail

S is for Susan, whose Steed lost a Shoe

T is for Thomas, who Tried to Tattoo

U is for Ursula, who Upset an Urn

V is for Victor, with Volumes by Verne

W is for William, who Went to the Well

X is for Xavier, who eXpects to eXcel

Y is for Yorick, a Youth who can Yell

Z is for Zeno, a Zulu with Zeal

All Around The Green Gravel

All Around The Green Gravel

All around the green gravel

The grass grows so green

And all the pretty maids are fit to be seen

Wash them in milk

Dress them in silk

And the first to go down shall be married

All Around The Mulberry Bush

All Around The Mulberry Bush

All around the mulberry bush

The monkey chased the weasel

The monkey thought 'twas all in fun

Pop! goes the weasel

A penny for a spool of thread

A penny for a needle

That's the way the money goes

Pop! goes the weasel

Half a pound of tuppenny rice

Half a pound of treacle

Mix it up and make it nice

Pop! goes the weasel

All The Flowers Are Waking

All The Flowers Are Waking

All the flowers are waking

Spring has come again

God has sent the sunshine

God has sent the rain

All trees are waking

Spring has come again

God has sent the sunshine

God has sent the rain

All birds are singing

Spring has come again

God has sent the sunshine

God has sent the rain

An Apple A Day

An Apple A Day

An apple a day

Keeps the doctor away

An apple in the morning

Doctor's warning!

Roast apple at night

Starves the doctor outright

Eat an apple going to bed

Knock the doctor on the head

Three each day, seven days a week

Ruddy apple, ruddy cheek!

An Elephant Walks

An Elephant Walks

An elephant walks like this and that

He's terribly tall and terribly fat

He has no fingers, he has no toes

But goodness gracious, what a nose!

My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Album Volume 3

Click the play button to listen to some more favourite nursery rhymes, the third album in the My Favourite Nursery Rhymes series

Again you can buy the complete album to download which contains 23 nursery rhymes or maybe just the one !

The choice is yours....Enjoy the rhymes

An Old Lady Of Chertsey

An Old Lady Of Chertsey

There was an Old Lady of Chertsey

Who made a remarkable curtsey

She twirled round and round, till she sank underground

Which distressed all the people of Chertsey

An Old Man In A Boat

An Old Man In A Boat

There was an Old Man in a boat

Who said, "I'm afloat! I'm afloat !"

When they said, "No, you ain't !" he was ready to faint

That unhappy Old Man in a boat

An Old Man In A Tree

An Old Man In A Tree

There was an Old Man in a tree

Who was horribly bored by a Bee

When they said, "Does it buzz ?" he replied, "Yes, it does !

It's a regular brute of a Bee"

And Thats All

And Thats All

There was an old man

And he had a calf

And thats half

He took him out of the stall

And put him on the wall

And thats all

April Day

April Day

The sun comes out, the sun goes in

The raindrops halt and march

And when you're sure of damp and ark

Up comes the rainbow's arch

Then, when you're sure of sun and shine

Down comes the pouring rain!

The weather swings from fair to foul

From foul to fair again

There's neither rhyme nor reason here

There's neither rhyme nor rule

It's evident the April day

Is playing - April Fool

As I Walked By Myself

As I Walked By Myself

As I walked by myself

And talked to myself

Myself said unto me

Look to thyself

Take care of thyself

For nobody cares for thee

I answered myself

And said to myself

In the self same repartee

Look to thyself

Or not look to thyself

The self same thing will be

As I Was Going Along

As I Was Going Along

As I was going along, long long

A-singing a comical song, song, song

The lane that I went was so long, long, long

And the song that I sung was as long, long, long

And so I went singing along

As I Was Going To St. Ives

As I Was Going To St. Ives

As I was going to St. Ives

I met a man with seven wives

Each wife had seven sacks

Each sack had seven cats

Each cat had seven kits

Kits, cats, sacks and wives

How many were going to St. Ives?

At The Seaside

At The Seaside

Our seaside summer holidays

Are happy as can be

We love to build sand castles

And wade out in the sea

And when we find an empty boat

Off we quickly go

To ask a nearby fisherman

To take us for a row

We ride the donkey on the beach

We drive the goat-cart, too

It's quite surprising when you think

Of all the things we do

Autumn Fires

Autumn Fires

In the other gardens

And all up the vale

From the autumn bonfires

See the smoke trail

Pleasant summer over

And all the summer flowers

The red fire blazes

The grey smoke towers

Sing a song of seasons

Something bright in all

Flowers in the summer

Fires in the fall

Autumn Is Here

Autumn Is Here

Autumn is here my dear

Put on your coat and hat

Big bears begin their nap

Brown leaves fall in your lap

Autumn is here my dear

Eat up your pumpkin pie

Birds fly south in the sky

Autumn is here my dear

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Leaves on the ground are turning

Yellow, brown and red

Smoke from the bonfire burning

Climbing overhead

Here comes Autumn to bring the mist and rain

Summer has gone for another year

Autumn's here again

Away To The River, Away To The Wood

Away To The River, Away To The

Wood

Away to the river, away to the wood

While the grasses are green and the berries are good !

Where the locusts are scraping their fiddles and bows

And the bees keep a-coming wherever one goes

Oh, it's off to the river and off to the hills

To the land of the bloodroot and wild daffodils

With a buttercup blossom to color my chin

And a basket of burs to put sandberries in

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    • evelynsaenz1 profile image

      Evelyn Saenz 9 years ago from Royalton

      What a great collection of poems. Some are ones I know but others are unique such as the Alphabet of names.

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