Sing a Song of Sixpence

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Sing a Song of Sixpence features Walter Crane's illustrations from The Song of Sixpence Picture Book (1909).
Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye.
Sing a Song of Sixpence 1

Four and twenty blackbirds,
Baked in a pie.
Sing a Song of Sixpence 2

When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing;
Sing a Song of Sixpence 3
Wasn't that a dainty dish,
To set before the king?
Sing a Song of Sixpence 4

The king was in his counting house,
Counting out his money;
Sing a Song of Sixpence king

The queen was in the parlour,
Eating bread and honey.
Sing a Song of Sixpence queen

The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes,
Sing a Song of Sixpence maid

When down came a blackbird
And pecked off her nose.
Sing a Song of Sixpence nose

Sing a Song of Sixpence end

You might also enjoy L. Frank Baum's version in prose, Sing a Song O' Sixpence.

Featured in our collection of Children's Poems


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