Recorded Poems by Author, Title
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Recorded Poems

By Author, Title

180 Poems

Author Title First Line
Henry Abbey What Do We Plant? What do we plant when we plant the tree? We plant the ship, which will cross the sea
Anderson Alexander Cuddle Doon The bairnies cuddle doon at nicht
Joy Allison I Love You, Mother "I love you, mother," said little John. Then, forgetting his work, his cap went on
Laurence Alma-Tadema The Robin When father takes his spade to dig
Anonymous Alison Bytuene Mershe ant Averil
Anonymous All Busy The cock's on the house-top, blowing his horn;
Anonymous April When April was asked whether she could bring reliable weather
Anonymous Bimble, Bamble, Bumble There was an old woman who rode on a broom,
Anonymous Blow, Wind, Blow Blow, wind, blow! and go, mill, go!
Anonymous Bow-Wow-Wow Bow-wow-wow! It's the great watch dog.
Anonymous Buttercup What makes the buttercup so yellow?
Anonymous The Campbells Are Comin' The Campbells are comin', Oho, Oho,
Anonymous Can You? Can you put the spider's web back in place that once has been swept away
Anonymous Cherries Under the trees, the farmer said, smiling and shaking his wise old head
Anonymous The Clucking Hen "Will you take a walk with me, my little wife, to-day?
Anonymous Daffy-Down-Dilly Daffy-Down-Dilly has come up to town
Anonymous Dame Duck's First Lecture on Education Old Mother Duck has hatched a brood of ducklings, small and callow;
Anonymous A Farmer Went Riding A farmer went riding upon his gray mare,
Anonymous A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go A Frog he would a-wooing go, whether his mother would let him or no,
Anonymous God's Care In the pleasant sunny meadows, where the buttercups are seen
Anonymous Goldenrod Tell me, sunny goldenrod, growing everywhere,
Anonymous Grasshopper Green Grasshopper Green is a comical chap; he lives on the best of fare.
Anonymous The Green Grass Growing All Around There was a tree stood in the ground, the prettiest tree you ever did see
Anonymous How the Little Kite Learned to Fly "I never can do it," the little kite said, as he looked at the others high over his head;
Anonymous How To Get a Breakfast Said the first little chick, with a queer little squirm,
Anonymous The Light-Hearted Fairy Oh, who is so merry, so merry, heigh ho!
Anonymous Little Jack Frost Little Jack Frost went up the hill, watching the stars and the moon so still
Anonymous London Bridge London bridge is broken down,
Anonymous The Man in the Moon The Man in the Moon as he sails the sky is a very remarkable skipper,
Anonymous Mr. Nobody I know a funny little man, as quiet as a mouse
Anonymous My Maid Mary My maid Mary she minds the dairy,
Anonymous The North Wind Doth Blow The north wind doth blow and we shall have snow
Anonymous Old Dame Cricket Old Dame Cricket, down in a thicket, brought up her children nine
Anonymous Once I Saw a Little Bird Once I saw a little bird come hop, hop, hop.
Anonymous A Pretty Game The sun and the rain in fickle weather
Anonymous Pussy-Cat Mew Pussy-Cat Mew jumped over a coal
Anonymous The Quarrelsome Kittens Two little kittens, one stormy night, began to quarrel, and then to fight;
Anonymous The Rabbits Between the hill and the brook, ook, ook,
Anonymous The Robber Kitten A kitten once to its mother said, "I'll never more be good,
Anonymous Robin Hood and the Ranger When Phoebus had melted the sickles of ice, and likewise the mountains of snow
Anonymous Santa Claus He comes in the night! He comes in the night!
Anonymous Sir Patrick Spens The king sits in Dunfermline town,
Anonymous Some Little Mice Some little mice sat in a barn to spin;
Anonymous Three Little Maidens There were three little maidens as busy as elves,
Anonymous Three Little Owlets Three little owlets in a hollow tree
Anonymous When I Was a Little Boy When I was a little boy, I lived by myself
Anonymous White Sheep White sheep, white sheep, on a blue hill
John Kendrick Bangs The Little Elf-Man I met a little Elf-man, once, down where the lilies blow.
John Kendrick Bangs A Thanksgiving For summer rain, and winter's sun
Amelia Barr Thanksgiving Have you cut the wheat in the blowing fields
Matthias Barr Moon, So Round and Yellow Moon, so round and yellow looking from on high
Marjorie Barrows Finding Fairies When the winds of March are wakening the crocuses and crickets
Clara Doty Bates Who Likes the Rain? "I," said the duck, "I call it fun, for I have my little red rubbers on;
Henry C. Bunner One, Two, Three It was an old, old, old, old lady,
Robert Burns The Banks o' Doon Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon,
Robert Burns Bannockburn Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled
Robert Burns For a' That Is there, for honest poverty
Robert Burns John Anderson John Anderson, my jo, John,
Robert Burns My Heart's in the Highlands My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
Robert Burns My Jean Of a' the airts the wind can blaw
Robert Burns To a Mountain Daisy Wee, modest, crimson-tipped flower,
Robert Burns To a Mouse Wee, sleekit, cow'rin', tim'rous beastie,
Mary F. Butts Dewdrops A million little diamonds sparkled on the trees
Mary F. Butts Winter Night Blow, wind, blow!
Thomas Campbell Lord Ullin's Daughter A chieftain, to the Highlands bound
Mrs. Carter Nursery Song As I walked over the hill one day
Lydia Maria Child The Little Maiden and the Little Bird "Little bird! little bird! come to me!
Lydia Maria Child Thanksgiving Day Over the river and through the wood
Lydia Maria Child Who Stole the Bird's Nest? "To-whit! to-whit! to-whee! Will you listen to me?
Walter de la Mare Bunches of Grapes "Bunches of grapes," says Timothy:
William Douglas Annie Laurie Maxwelton braes are bonnie where early fa's the dew
James Ferguson Auld Daddy Darkness Auld Daddy Darkness creeps frae his hole
Eugene Field The Rock-a-By Lady The Rock-a-By Lady from Hushaby Street comes stealing; comes creeping
George Gascoigne A Lover's Lullaby Sing lullaby, as women do, wherewith they bring their babes to rest
Kate Greenaway I Saw a Ship I saw a ship that sailed the sea.
Kate Greenaway Little Wind Little wind, blow on the hill top, Little wind, blow down the plain
Kate Greenaway My Robin Under the window is my garden
Kate Greenaway Somewhere Town Which is the way to Somewhere Town?
Kate Greenaway To the Sun Door They saw it rise in the morning, they saw it set at night
Kate Greenaway Will You Be My Little Wife? Will you be my little wife if I ask you? Do!
Lizzie M. Hadley The Rainbow Fairies Two little clouds one summer's day
Oliver Herford Elf and Dormouse Under a toadstool crept a wee Elf
Josiah Gilbert Holland Rockaby, Lullaby Rockaby, lullaby, bees on the clover!
Thomas Hood Precocious Piggy "Where are you going to, you little pig?"
Mary Howliston Our Flag There are many flags in many lands,
Jean Ingelow Milking Song "Cusha! Cusha! Cusha!" calling ere the early dews were falling
Jean Ingelow Seven Times One There's no dew left on the daisies and clover
Margaret Johnson A Bonny Boat One, two, three! A bonny boat I see
Charles Kingsley The Lost Doll I once had a sweet little doll, dears
Lucy Larcom Sir Robin Rollicking Robin is here again.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Song The wind blows east, the wind blows west,
George MacDonald A Verse The lightning and thunder, they go and they come
Isabel Eccelstone Mackay Spring's Waking A snowdrop lay in the sweet, dark ground.
Irene Rutherford McLeod Song from "April" I know where the wind flowers blow!
Emily Huntington Miller The Bluebird I know the song that the bluebird is singing
Hugh Miller The Babie Nae shoon to hide her tiny taes
Olive Beaupré Miller The Road to China I learned today the world is round like my big rubber ball
A. A. Milne The Alchemist There lives an old man at the top of the street
A. A. Milne At Home I want a soldier (A soldier in a busby)
A. A. Milne At the Zoo There are lions and roaring tigers, and enormous camels and things
A. A. Milne Bad Sir Brian Botany Sir Brian had a battleaxe with great big knobs on
A. A. Milne Before Tea Emmeline has not been seen for more than a week
A. A. Milne Brownie In a corner of the bedroom is a great big curtain
A. A. Milne Buckingham Palace They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace
A. A. Milne The Christening What shall I call my dear little dormouse?
A. A. Milne Corner-of-the-Street Down by the corner of the street where the three roads meet
A. A. Milne Daffodowndilly She wore her yellow sun-bonnet
A. A. Milne Disobedience James James Morrison Morrison Weatherby George Dupree
A. A. Milne The Dormouse and the Doctor There once was a Dormouse who lived in a bed
A. A. Milne Growing Up I've got shoes with grown up laces
A. A. Milne Halfway Down Halfway down the stairs is a stair where I sit
A. A. Milne Happiness John had great big waterproof boots on
A. A. Milne Hoppity Christopher Robin goes hoppity, hoppity
A. A. Milne If I Were King I often wish I were a King, and then I could do anything
A. A. Milne In the Fashion A lion has a tail and a very fine tail
A. A. Milne Independence I never did, I never did, I never did  like
A. A. Milne The Invaders In careless patches through the wood the clumps of yellow primrose stood
A. A. Milne The Island If I had a ship, I'd sail my ship, I'd sail my ship through Eastern seas
A. A. Milne Jonathan Jo Jonathan Jo has a mouth like an 'O'
A. A. Milne The King's Breakfast The King asked the Queen, and the Queen asked the Dairymaid
A. A. Milne Knights and Ladies There is in my old picture-book a page at which I like to look
A. A. Milne Lines and Squares Whenever I walk in a London street, I'm ever so careful to watch my feet
A. A. Milne Little Bo-Peep and Little Boy Blue "What have you done with your sheep, Little Bo-Peep?
A. A. Milne Market Square I had a penny, a bright new penny
A. A. Milne The Mirror Between the woods the afternoon is fallen in a golden swoon
A. A. Milne Missing Has anybody seen my mouse?
A. A. Milne Nursery Chairs One of the chairs is South America
A. A. Milne Politeness If people ask me, I always tell them
A. A. Milne Puppy and I I met a man as I went walking
A. A. Milne Rice Pudding What is the matter with Mary Jane?
A. A. Milne Sand-Between-the-Toes I went down to the shouting sea, taking Christopher down with me
A. A. Milne Shoes and Stockings There's a cavern in the mountain where the old men meet
A. A. Milne Spring Morning Where am I going? I don't quite know
A. A. Milne Summer Afternoon Six brown cows walk down to drink
A. A. Milne Teddy Bear A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise
A. A. Milne The Four Friends Ernest was an elephant, a great big fellow
A. A. Milne The Three Foxes Once upon a time there were three little foxes
A. A. Milne Twinkletoes When the sun shines through the leaves of the apple-tree
A. A. Milne Vespers Little Boy kneels at the foot of the bed
A. A. Milne Water-Lilies Where the water-lilies go to and fro
A. A. Milne The Wrong House I went into a house, and it wasn't a house
Dinah Mulock The New Year Who comes dancing over the snow
Edith Nesbit Baby Seed Song Little brown seed, oh! little brown brother
Judge Parry I Would Like You for a Comrade I would like you for a comrade, for I love you, that I do,
Elizabeth Prentiss Cradle Song Sleep, baby, sleep! Thy father's watching the sheep
Elizabeth Prentiss Long Time Ago Once there was a little Kitty, white as the snow
William Brighty Rands The Peddler's Caravan I wish I lived in a caravan
Laura E. Richards Bird Song The robin sings of willow-buds
Laura E. Richards Little Brown Bobby Little Brown Bobby sat on the barn floor
Laura E. Richards An Old Rat's Tale He was a rat, and she was a rat,
Laura E. Richards Peterkin Pout and Gregory Grout "Oh, Peterkin Pout and Gregory Grout are two little goblins black,
Laura E. Richards Rosy Posy There was a little Rosy, and she had a little nosy
Laura E. Richards A Valentine Oh! little loveliest lady mine
Charles D. G. Roberts When the Sleepy Man Comes When the sleepy man comes with the dust on his eyes,
Christina Georgina Rossetti The Bow That Bridges Heaven Boats sail on the rivers and ships sail on the seas
Christina Georgina Rossetti Minnie and Mattie Minnie and Mattie and fat little May
Christina Georgina Rossetti What Can I Give Him? What can I give Him? Poor as I am?
Christina Georgina Rossetti Who Has Seen the Wind? Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you
Sir Walter Scott The Bonnets o' Bonnie Dundee To the Lords o' Convention 't was Claver'se who spoke
Sir Walter Scott Gathering Song of Donald Dhu Pibroch of Donuil Dhu
Wilhelmina Seegmuller Seven Little Chicks Seven little chicks go, "Peep, peep, peep,"
Wilhelmina Seegmuller There Was a Little Robin There was a little robin sat singing in a tree
Wilhelmina Seegmuller What I Like I like to ride on a load of hay, to tramp in puddles on a rainy day
Gabriel Setoun How the Flowers Grow This is how the flowers grow: I have watched them and I know
Gabriel Setoun The Ship I saw a ship a-sailing
Anna E. Skinner Old King Winter Old King Winter's on his throne in robes of ermine white
Robert Louis Stevenson A Good Boy I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day
Robert Louis Stevenson The Rain The rain is raining all around
Robert Louis Stevenson Singing Of speckled eggs the birdie sings
Robert Louis Stevenson The Swing How do you like to go up in a swing
Robert Louis Stevenson Time To Rise A birdie with a yellow bill hopped upon my window sill
Robert Louis Stevenson Windy Nights Whenever the moon and stars are set
William Stevenson Jolly Good Ale and Old I cannot eat but little meat
Robert Tennant Wee Davie Daylicht Wee Davie Daylicht keeks ower the sea
Celia Thaxter Jack Frost Rustily creak the crickets
Celia Thaxter Lock the Dairy Door "Lock the dairy door! Lock the dairy door!
Edith M. Thomas Shoe or Stocking In Holland, children set their shoes
Olive A. Wadsworth Over in the Meadow Over in the meadow in a nest built of sticks
Fred E. Weatherly The Dustman When the toys are growing weary
F. C. Woodworth The Snow Bird The ground was all covered with snow one day

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