Growing up with a musician for a mom, my sisters and I always took music for granted.  We sang around the piano at home, we sang in the car, we sang before bedtime.  We constantly had to be reminded not to sing at the table.  We knew all the traditional kids’ songs, Christmas songs, patriotic songs and more.  Who could ever forget all those wonderful songs?

Well, unfortunately, I did.  When my own kids were born, I began a frantic search for all those great songs of my childhood.  Many I remembered, in part or in whole, but there were many more that I had forgotten.

As I have talked with other parents over the years, I have found that mine is not an unfamiliar plight.  I have searched across the internet for web sites that list these old childhood favorites, but most have only a handful posted here and there.  Thus, the search became a project, and I have included my whole family in the process.

This site is in constant construction mode. We will continue to add great traditional children songs as we can, but we need your help.

If you know additional verses or alternate words to a song listed on Kid Songs, please leave a comment. We appreciate all input, and will be happy to include helpful info whenever possible.

If you know of a great kids’ song that is not yet listed here, please email it to us with any background info you can include.


Site Meter


14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. CF Wheat  |  September 13, 2006 at 11:14 pm

    I am looking for simple tunes to use with words that teach basic colors. Therefore, I need instrumentals. I’d like to put them on a CD for a teacher to use.

  • 2. Celeste Hofer  |  November 22, 2006 at 10:08 pm

    Do you know of a song that teaches the books of the Bible – there is one to the tune of “When We All Get Together” – it has great information that goes along with the name of the book. I can’t find it – and would love to have it.

    Thanks – this is a great site.

  • 3. Hélène Delrous  |  April 23, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    Hi, I am a french student teacher (for primary school), and I am desperately looking for some information about 3 traditional songs : “Head and Shoulders”, “If You’re Happy”, and “The Mulberry Bush”.

    I would like to know things such as who invented them and why or in what context, when they were created, etc.

    Thank you very much in advance for your answer… This is a really good web site !

  • 4. joan leitzen  |  June 19, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    Do you know if Gene Auty had more verses than 2 for the song “Here comes Santa Clause”? I thought there was a verse that ended with “So to all God’s children, Santa Clause is comming tonight.”

    I only can fine 2 verses….

    Thank for a respond.

  • 5. Talula  |  January 14, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    I loved this music resource blog and I have placed you in my blogroll at Talulas.wordpress.com. I am a retired Early Childhood Educator and have many Teacher’s Resource books that list the words to songs for teachers. You are welcome to pick my brain by email if you would like; I have two books that are particularly useful, written by Dr. Pam Schiller, D. ED. (a friend and colleague). If you are interested in her book titles, I can send the info. Her many books might really inform your work on this subject.
    NOTE: to the two commenters above =
    Pam has done much research on brain function/learning as related to music , so if anyone needs that material – you can probably Google her and her body of work in Early Childhood Education.
    Joan leitzen: there IS a 3rd verse on the Gene Autry Album, I still have it in our family collection.

  • 6. Jennifer Linscott  |  June 11, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    I was wondering if you might be able to give the tune name for the songs so the unfamiliar songs might be learned. Thanks!

  • 7. Katy Hagen  |  December 1, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    This site it amazing! My son is 3 1/2 months old and, thanks to you, he will never have to hear another song with the words “and something, something and other stuff” or “I can’t remember any of the other words”. Thank you very much!
    Katy and Gabriel

  • 8. carol rosenstein  |  September 16, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Please let contact me so we can figure out how to resolve some issues related to confusion about our urls.


  • 9. Marion  |  August 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    What a great site! I have shared it with friends and family. Words to songs like Billie Boy and Animal Fair that were sung as a child can now be shared with grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thanks for all the effort you have put into this site.

  • 10. Odetta Martin  |  September 8, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Thank you for this site, I know my elementary music classes will enjoy it.

  • 11. Cindy J.Kars  |  September 18, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Does anyone remember a song that went something like this. I Know a Hot Dog Man, he owned a hot dog stand. Or was it I know a weany man, he owned a weany stand. I remember hearing older cousins singing this song out on the farm when I was little. At our family reunion nobody seemed to remember this song, but I sure do. thanks for the help. I teach kdgt. and I would love to have song for a project.

  • 12. Kyle  |  January 6, 2011 at 7:11 am

    @Cindy – My sisters used to sing that song when we were all kids. As I remember it, the words went like this:

    “I know a weenie man / He owns a weenie stand / He sells most anything from hot dogs, on down / Someday, I’ll be his wife / His little weenie wife / Hot dog! I love that weenie man”

    I haven’t heard that one in a long time. Have the tune in my head, but I can’t think of any other song that uses it in order to describe the tune to you. Hope this helps, though!

  • 13. Dolores Else  |  February 16, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I need to know when Dance to your Daddy was published.

  • 14. chrisn  |  May 2, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Extensive list and obviously a labor of love. My kids enjoy kids songs on http://reactoryfactory.tv which plays music videos for kids 24 hours a day. Like the songs on this site, all of the music is made exclusively for children so it is much safer than letting kids on to youtube.com


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

%d bloggers like this: