Some of the rhymes I know from my own childhood (i.e. think Jack and Jill with Jack breaking his head). Some I know I've heard but was never really too familiar with the words. Well, Andrea's CD came with a song book so now I can review those rhymes in detail:
1. Sing a Song of Sixpence
Sing a song of sixpence
A pocketful of rye;
Four and twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie; (Janelle: eeeeew much???)
2. Three Blind Mice
Three blind mice (2x)
See how they run (2x)
They all ran after the farmer's wife
Who cut of their tails with a carving knife...
3. Five Little Ducks
Five little ducks went swimming one day
Over the pond and far away
Mother duck said "Quack! Quack! Quack!"
But only four little ducks came back.
(Janelle: Song continues until finally no little ducks came back... I'm wondering what to tell Andrea when she's old enough to ask whatever happened to the little ducks she likes so much)
4. Goosey, Goosey Gander
...There I met an old man
Who wouldn't say his prayers
So I took him by the left leg
And threw him down the stairs (Janelle: need I say more?)