Short Rhymes and Nursery Rhymes

Short Rhymes Can Be Just As Fun!

How many lines might it take to rhyme?

It doesn’t take many,
As you see two’s plenty.


Two Line
Nursery Rhyme

As you'll soon see, you can do quite a lot with only 2 lines.
And, you'll probably agree, short rhymes can be as much fun as any.

To Market

To market, to market, to buy a penny bun,
Home again, home again, market is done.


Lady Bird

Lady-bird, Lady-bird Fly away home,
Your house is on fire, your children will burn.


Charley Wag

Charley Wag,
Ate the pudding and left the bag.


Sing Sing

Sing, Sing!—What shall I sing?
The Cat's run away with the Pudding-Bag String.


Mama's Dishes

When I was a little boy, I washed my mammy's dishes,
Now I am a great boy I roll in golden riches.


Round About

Round about, round about,Gooseberry Pie,
My father loves good ale, And so do I.


Old Woman

There was an old woman lived under the hill,
And if she's not gone she lives there still.


Daffy Down Dilly

Daffy-down-dilly is new come to town,
With a petticoat green, and a bright yellow gown.


Honey Bee

The honey’s in the hive with the bumble bee
The Cat's in the cupboard, and she can't see.


Little Old Woman

A little old woman baked cranberry pies,
And she's the old woman that never told lies.


Baby Wants to Play

Hop away, skip away, my baby wants to play.
My baby wants to play every day.


Bow Wow Wow

Bow, wow, wow, whose dog art thou?
Little Tom Tinker's dog, bow, wow, wow.


Hey Ding a Ding

Hey ding a ding, ding, I heard a bird sing,
The parliament soldiers are gone to the king.


About the Bush

About the bush, Willie, about the bee hive,
About the bush, Willie, I'll meet thee alive.


Is there a rhyme that you can do?
Remember, though, lines only two.

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