Ukulele Nursery Rhymes pt 4

14 Jan 2013

Ukulele Nursery Rhymes pt 4

A while ago on Got A Ukulele, I put up some chords and lyrics for Nursery Rhymes. What really surprised me was that they went on to be some of the most popular posts on the site.

You can see them by clicking these links  

Nursery Rhymes pt3

Or perhaps that shouldn't be so surprising. Playing music with young children is a great way to bond, but nursery rhymes are also excellent songs for beginners to learn with. Think about it - most people already know the tune and the words very well, so that leaves the brain free to concentrate on the ukulele. In the main too they are very easy chord progressions.

Anyway, I thought it about time that I added some more! Enjoy!

If You're Happy And You Know It

If you’re [D]happy and you know it clap your [A]hands (clap clap)
If you’re [A]happy and you know it clap your [D]hands (clap clap)
If you’re [G]happy and you know it and you [D]really want to show it
If you’re [A]happy and you [A7]know it clap your hands (clap clap)

Then repeat with
If you’re happy and you know it stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you’re happy and you know it nod your head (nod nod)
If you’re happy and you know it shout hooray, (Hooray!)

Hey Diddle Diddle

[G] Hey diddle diddle the [D7] Cat and the fiddle
The [G] cow jumped over the [D7] moon
The [C] little dog laughed to [G] see such fun
And the [D7] dish ran away with the [G] spoon

Incy Wincy Spider

[D]Incy wincy spider climbed [A] up the water [D] spout
[D]Down came the rain and [A] washed the spider [D] out
[G]Out came the [D] sunshine and [A]dried up all the [D] rain
So [D] Incy Wincy spider climbed [A] up the spout [D] again.

Three Blind Mice

[C] Three [G] blind [C] mice
[C] three [G] blind [C] mice
[C] See [G] how they [C] run
[C] See [G] how they [C] run

They [F] all ran [G] after the [C] farmers wife
Who [F] cut off their [G] tails with a [C] carving knife
Did you [F] ever [G] see such a [C] thing in your life
As [C] three [G] blind [C] mice

I'm A Little Teapot

[C] I'm a little teapot [F] short and [C] stout
[F] Here's my [C] handle [G]here's my [C] spout
[C] When the kettles boiling [F] here me [C] shout
[F] Tip me [C] up and [G] pour me [C] out.

Grand Old Duke Of York

[D] Oh the grand old Duke of York
He [A] had ten thousand men
He [D] marched them up to the [G] top of the hill
And he [D] marched them [A] down [D] again

And [D] when they were up they were up
And [A] when they were down they were down
And [D] when they were only [G] half way up
They were [D] neither [A]up nor [D] down



  1. That is fab!! Something I feel up to tackling to get me back into my beginners stride!!!

  2. thank you :] now i can play these songs to my year and half year-old

  3. You di some nursery rhymes worg wat is the inchy winchy spider it itsy bitsy spider duhhhhhhhhhhh

  4. You spelled you post 'worg' too...

    In the UK we sing incy not itsy

    Don't know where inchy comes from though!

  5. Lol. That explains a lot of the little differences in wording! Regardless, I'm so excited to get working on all of these. My niece is expected to arrive in a couple months. Thank you so much for posting!!

  6. I'm a newbie and just asking what is the strumming pattern? Is it just down down down continuously?

  7. Thanks for all that. That will keep me going for a while and maybe I will impress my 5 year old.

  8. Thank you so much for putting the time and effort into this fabulous website!
    Thanks from ME, the kids and the uke ;-)

  9. Thank you for collaborating this! Could you Please correct Hokey Cokey To Hokey Pokey?

    1. Nothing to correct - it's the US that has this one wrong... 😉

  10. Afraid not - in the UK we sing Hokey Cokey!

  11. Thanks so much for doing this! I'm a beginner ukulele player and one of my prime inspirations is the joy my granddaughter expresses when I play. This gives me a great arsenal of songs!

  12. I have been playing for less than a week and can play these well enough that my 4 yr old can't tell that I'm faking it till I make it. :)

  13. My husband is mentoring special needs children in a local school. He wants to start teaching them to play the ukulele, and these nursery rhymes will be perfect for starters!

  14. great pages, god bless you and thank you.

  15. Mike Dias Westcliff on sea Essex 15th July 2018
    Thank you for putting this together My great granddaughter loves it when I play
    and this makes it so easy (I think my memories going )
    Thanks again

  16. Thanks so much for posting this. And how fun to see how UK and US versions are different


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