Sing a Song of Sixpence – lyrics

Lyrics to Nursery Rhymes and Christmas Carols


“Sing a song of sixpence” is an English nursery rhyme already mentioned in the 18th century.

What a surprise to find some blackbirds in a pastry dough!


Sing a Song of Sixpence” lyrics

1. Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds,
Baked in a pie.

2. When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing;
Wasn’t that a dainty dish,
To set before the king?

3. The king was in his counting house,
Counting out his money;
The queen was in the parlour,
Eating bread and honey.

4. The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes,
Along came a blackbird
And snipped off her nose.


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