200+ Lyrics to Kids Songs You Can Easily Sing

Parent, teacher, kindergarten teacher, baby sitter or just uncle/aunt? Whichever category you belong to, the time will come when you will look for lyrics to kids songs. No matter how many songs you can sing from memory, the repertoire at some point runs out. After all, every age and every occasion may require a different kind of song: a lullaby, a game, an activity, etc.

In the following list you will find more than 200 titles that cover the wide range of children’s songs. Most of them are in English, but you will also discover very beautiful Spanish, French, German, Italian and Greek songs, some of which are not so difficult as foreign language tunes. We first suggest some of the most popular, and then a complete list, where each title will take you to a page where you can find free printable PDF lyrics and karaoke or sing-along videos for every song.

 

The Most Popular Kids Song Lyrics

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Is there a country where children don’t sing this tune? No doubt the most popular children’s song around the world.

1. Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

2. When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

3. Then the traveller in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

4. In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
‘Till the sun is in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

5. As your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the traveller in the dark.
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

6. Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

7. Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
How I wonder what you are.

Click here for printable lyrics

 

ABC Song (The Alphabet Song)

Learn the letters of the alphabet while singing! In fact, this song share its melody with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

A B C D
E F G
H I J K
L M N O P
Q R S T U and V
W X, Y and Z
Now I know my ABC’s
Next time won’t you sing with me

Click here for printable lyrics

 

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Kids love this song because they can play with their body. After the first verse, each body part is omitted as a sung word and it’s substituted by a sound (a clap, a stomp, a finger snap, etc.). Try to sing it faster and faster!

1. Head, shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes
And eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes

2. —-, shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes
—-, shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes
And eyes and ears and mouth and nose
—-, shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes

3. —-, ———, knees and toes
Knees and toes
—-, ———, knees and toes
Knees and toes
And eyes and ears and mouth and nose
—-, ———, knees and toes
Knees and toes

4. —-, ———, —– and toes
—– and toes
—-, ———, —– and toes
—– and toes
And eyes and ears and mouth and nose
—-, ———, —– and toes
—– and toes

5. —-, ———, —– — —-
—– — —-
—-, ———, —– — —-
—– — —-
And eyes and ears and mouth and nose
—-, ———, —– — —-
—– — —-

6. Head, shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes
And eyes and ears, and mouth and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes

Click here for printable lyrics

 

Hot Cross Buns

Spicy hot cross buns are the Good Friday’s traditional sweet. Finally, this old song became very popular at kindergartens!

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

If you have no daughters,
give them to your sons.
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns!

Click here for printable lyrics

 

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Children sing to make the weather more sunny. A name-song for rainy days, Rain Rain Go Away is ideal when you want to create a feeling of a group coming together.

Rain, rain, go away
come again another day
Little Johnny wants to play
rain, rain, go to Spain

Rain, rain, go away
come again another day
Little baby wants to play
Rain, rain, go away

Click here for printable lyrics

 

The Muffin Man

The lyrics to the Muffin Man refer to a man who probably delivered his muffins, as it was accustomed in the Victorian era, and came from Drury Lane, a street on the eastern boundary of the Covent Garden area of London.

Oh, do you know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Oh, do you know the muffin man,
Who lives in Drury Lane?

Oh, yes, I know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Oh, yes, I know the muffin man,
Who lives in Drury Lane

Click here for printable lyrics

 

You Are My Sunshine

Recorded on 1939 for first time, today is one of the most frequently covered songs, with different versions by more than 300 artists. Children also love it as a tender lullaby!

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away

1. The other night, dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamt I held you in my arms
When I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
So I hung my head, and I cried

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away

2. I’ll always love you and make you happy
If you will only say the same
But if you leave me to love another,
You’ll regret it all one day

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away

Please don’t take my sunshine away

Click here for printable lyrics

 

Amazing Grace

This christian hymn became even more popular during the COVID pandemic, after Andrea Bocelli performed it in front of the Duomo Cathedral in Milan.

1. Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now I’m found,
Was blind, but now I see.

2. ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!

3. Through many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

4. The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.

Click here for printable lyrics

 

Bingo Song

“Bingo” is a dog’s name and children learn the letters one by one by spelling it while singing.

1. There was a farmer, had a dog,
and Bingo was his name-o.
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

2. There was a farmer had a dog,
and Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-I-N-G-O
(clap)-I-N-G-O
(clap)-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

3. There was a farmer had a dog,
and Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

4. There was a farmer had a dog,
and Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

5. There was a farmer had a dog,
and Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

6. There was a farmer had a dog,
and Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
And Bingo was his name-o.

Click here for printable lyrics

 

Baby Shark

Originally a campfire song, it became viral on YouTube as it was the first video ever to reach one billion views on the platform. Parents are apparently overdosed by it today!

Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Baby shark!

Mommy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Mommy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Mommy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Mommy shark!

Daddy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Daddy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Daddy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Daddy shark!

Grandma shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandma shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandma shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandma shark!

Grandpa shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandpa shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandpa shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandpa shark!

Let’s go hunt, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Let’s go hunt, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Let’s go hunt, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Let’s go hunt!

Run away, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Run away, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Run away, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Run away!

Safe at last, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Safe at last, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Safe at last, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Safe at last!

It’s the end, doo doo doo doo doo doo
It’s the end, doo doo doo doo doo doo
It’s the end, doo doo doo doo doo doo
It’s the end!

Click here for printable lyrics

 

Humpty Dumpty

Dating from the late eighteenth century, the rhyme of this English song expresses probably a riddle.

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.

Click here for printable lyrics

 

I’m A Little Teapot

The song has been written almost a century ago from a couple of dance teachers. The dance moves for the song are a pantomime of a teapot’s figure.

1. I’m a little teapot
short and stout.
Here is my handle;
Here is my spout.

When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout,
Tip me over
and pour me out!

2. I’m a special teapot,
Yes, it’s true,
Here’s an example
of what I can do:

I can turn my handle
into a spout.
Tip me over
and pour me out!

Click here for printable lyrics

 

La Cucaracha

This is a Spanish folk song that became popular in Mexico between 1910-1920, during the Mexican Revolution. Here you’ll find printable English lyrics for La Cucaracha, written by Singing Bell.

1. The little cockroach, the little cockroach,
all she wanted was to dance,
she doesn’t mind that
a leg is missing,
she would never miss the chance.

2. In the house nobody wants her
and they hunt her through the back door
so she goes after the music
and she’s dancing on the dance floor.

3. The little cockroach, the little cockroach,
all she wanted was to dance,
she doesn’t mind that
a leg is missing,
she would never miss the chance.

4. She won’t stay where they don’t want her,
there are better things to ask for.
Now the music seems to charm her
as she’s dancing on the dance floor.

5. The little cockroach, the little cockroach,
all she wanted was to dance,
she doesn’t bother
if legs are missing,
she would never miss the chance.

Click here for printable lyrics

 

Itsy-Bitsy Spider

A spider that tries to climb up the waterspout but she faces many troubles on her way. A singing-game with gestures that mimic the words of the song.

1. The itsy-bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy-bitsy spider climbed up the spout again

2. The itsy-bitsy spider climbed up the big tall tree
Down came the snow and made the spider freeze
Out came the sun and melted all the snow
So the itsy-bitsy spider had another go

3. The itsy-bitsy spider climbed in the bubble bath
Then came rubber duckie and made the spider laugh
Down came the water and washed him down the drain
So the itsy-bitsy spider climbed up the spout again

4. The itsy-bitsy spider climbed up without a stop
She spun a silky web right at the very top
She wove and she spun and when her web was done
The itsy-bitsy spider she rested in the sun

Click here for printable lyrics

 

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

The rhyme is known from the first half of the 18th century. It is sung on Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’s melody.

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

Click here for printable lyrics

 

Mary Had A Little Lamb

One of the most popular children’s songs. It is said that it talks about a true story of a girl whose brother persuaded her to go to school with her little lamb.

1. Mary had a little lamb,
Little lamb, little lamb,
Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow.

2. And everywhere that Mary went,
Mary went, Mary went,
Everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go.

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

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

5. And so the teacher turned it out,
Turned it out, turned it out,
And so the teacher turned it out,
But still it lingered near.

6. And waited patiently about,
Patiently about, patiently about,
And waited patiently about,
Till Mary did appear.

7. “Why does the lamb love Mary so?
Mary so? Mary so?
Why does the lamb love Mary so?”
The eager children cry.

8. “Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know,
The lamb, you know, the lamb, you know!
Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know.”
The teacher did reply.

Click here for printable lyrics

 

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

The song was first recorded in 1881 and it’s not only children, but adults too who loved it. Try singing it as a round too.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.

Click here for printable lyrics

 

Rock-a-Bye Baby

What’s more calming than singing a lullaby to your baby? You can find more lullabies here.

Rock-a-bye baby
On the treetop
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock,
When the bough breaks
The cradle will fall
And down will come baby
Cradle and all.

Click here for printable lyrics

 

The Wheels On The Bus

A repetitive song – that  means that only one or two words change from verse to verse. Children love following the lyrics with corresponding movements.

1. The wheels on the bus go round and round,
round and round,
round and round.
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
all through the town.

2. The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish,
swish, swish, swish,
swish, swish, swish.
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish,
all through the town.

3. The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep
beep, beep, beep,
beep, beep, beep.
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep,
all through the town.

4. The doors on the bus go open and shut,
open and shut,
open and shut,
The doors on the bus go open and shut,
all through the town.

5. The Driver on the bus says “Move on back,
move on back, move on back;”
The Driver on the bus says “Move on back”,
all through the town.

6. The baby on the bus says “wah, wah, wah
wah, wah, wah,
wah, wah, wah”.
The baby on the bus says “wah, wah, wah”,
all through the town.

7. The mommy on the bus says “shush, shush, shush;
shush, shush, shush,
shush, shush, shush.”
The mommy on the bus says “shush, shush, shush”
all through the town.

Click here for printable lyrics

 

Old McDonald Had a Farm

An amusing song, as each verse of the song corresponds to a different animal and its sound. Young children have fun by imitating animal voices!

1. Old McDonald had a farm
e-i-e-i-o
And on his farm he had a cow
e-i-e-i-o
With a moo moo here
And a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo moo
Old McDonald had a farm
e-i-e-i-o

2. Old McDonald had a farm
e-i-e-i-o
And on his farm he had a pig
e-i-e-i-o
With a oink oink here
And a oink oink there
Here a oink, there a oink
Everywhere a oink oink
Old McDonald had a farm
e-i-e-i-o

3. Old McDonald had a farm
e-i-e-i-o
And on his farm he had a duck
e-i-e-i-o
With a quack quack here
And a quack quack there
Here a quack, there a quack
Everywhere a quack quack
Old McDonald had a farm
e-i-e-i-o

4. Old McDonald had a farm
e-i-e-i-o
And on his farm he had a horse
e-i-e-i-o
With a neigh neigh here
And a neigh neigh there
Here a neigh, there a neigh
Everywhere a neigh neigh
Old McDonald had a farm
e-i-e-i-o

5. Old McDonald had a farm
e-i-e-i-o
And on his farm he had a lamb
e-i-e-i-o
With a baa baa here
And a baa baa there
Here a baa, there a baa
Everywhere a baa baa
Old McDonald had a farm
e-i-e-i-o

6. Old MacDonald had a farm
e-i-e-i-o
And on his farm he had some chickens
e-i-e-i-o
With a cluck cluck here
And a cluck cluck there
Here a cluck, there a cluck
Everywhere a cluck cluck
Old McDonald had a farm
e-i-e-i-o

Click here for printable lyrics

 

Alphabetical List of Kids Songs Lyrics

This is our ever-growing collection of lyrics to songs for kids, listed alphabetically.

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