Monday’s Music Moves Me: Nursery Rhymes About Animals

Yesterday, I wanted to participate in Song Lyric Sunday and I had the most fabulous song (haha) for the theme of “drive/driving”. Then I couldn’t find the lyrics, so I gave up. I however also discovered Monday’s Music Moves Me, another music-themed blog hop. The theme for today is “songs with animals in the title”.

I have not previously participated in this linky, so I don’t know whether it’s focused on just pop songs. Others are including The Lion Sleeps Tonight, which was going to be in my head all day long, so I had to replace it with another one. I picked a children’s song. My mother-in-law sings this rhyme regularly.

From there, I decided to look up more children’s songs on this theme. I remembered from a time I listened to a lot of nursery rhymes that there was one about Alice the [whatever] has five humps. I googled it and here it is.

From there, I decided to make this entire post about nursery rhymes, so here’s another lovely song I found.

And for my last song, I’m going to cheat a little and share one of my all-time favorite nursery rhymes. It doesn’t have an animal in the title, but I guess it has a whole farm of them, LOL.

What children’s songs with animal themes do you love?

10 thoughts on “Monday’s Music Moves Me: Nursery Rhymes About Animals

  1. All cool songs. ๐Ÿ™‚
    As for me, I love to explore children’s songs in other languages as they’re easy to remember and help me t learn new vocabulary and associate it with something quickly, and recently I introduced my sis to a few and she loved them. Our favourite is one that I recently shared on my blog – a Norwegian song called “Dyrene I Afrika” (The Animals In Africa), and our favourite version is the one sung by ALexander Rybak and the children’s band Superbarna. I’ve even made (a bit lame) translation of this, as I know some Norwegian via my Swedish. We also have a lot of nursery rhymes about animals in Polish, and the one I particularly loved in my childhood was “jadฤ…, Jadฤ… Misie” roughly translated as The Bears ar riding, Riding, or actually little bears, or teddy bears, something like this haha.

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    1. I saw that post about the Norwegian song come by in my feed reader, but never read the actual post let alone listened to the song. I will have to check back and listen. I bet you did a great job of translating it.


  2. Thank you so much for joining us today at Mondays Music Moves Me (aka #4M)! We’re so happy to have you. I’ve always enjoyed How Much Is that Dog In The Window. It was fun to sing along with it today. I think when you visit the others that have joined in the fun that we have a vast array of genres and decades that we all pull from . It’s what makes the blog hop fun as we are almost always introduced to something new. Next week is “Your Choice” meaning you can post any fheme or song that you want. The Following week is “Songs with Beverages in the Title” I sure hope to see you join us again ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  3. Astrid,

    I’m so glad you found Monday’s Mewsic (Music) Moves Me and decided to join in on the fun. I love the direction you took the theme to include children’s songs. Why didn’t I think of that? I guess it’s been too long since mine were small. lol

    It looks like this months’ honorary co-host, Mary Burris, did a fantastic explaining how 4M works. ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re really not mewsic snobs, if you’ve tunes to share then we’re ready to boogie with you! I hope to see you next week on the dance floor. Have a blessed week!

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  4. Hi Astrid (love your name, btw!)
    Welcome to the Monday’s Music Moves Me gang! So glad that you’re joining us. You’ll have fun with it. It’s a great group of folks who just enjoy music….so many different kinds of music.

    I love the direction you took with the theme! I never thought of nursery rhymes. What fun! I cracked up at “Alice the Camel”. Loved the surprise ending! And the kids in the video were absolutely adorable.

    You also picked a really cute video for “How Much is That Doggie in the Window”. Loved the cat’s big eyes.
    The Computer Cat was fun too.
    And that version of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” was sure snappy! And very colorful. I think this is definitely earworm material. I can still hear it in my head… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great post. It had me smiling the whole way through.
    Enjoy the rest of your week and I’m looking forward to getting to know you.

    Michele at Angels Bark

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