10 Rhymes that Makes us Nostalgic

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Childhood is the most blessed period of the entire life. Short school uniforms, dangling pony tails, a little pink bag on shoulders, pencil boxes, drawing books, color pencils, rhymes period, assemblies, lunch boxes, water bottles are some of the sweet memories of the early years. I can never forget these things, especially the rhymes period was my favorite. The tunes still bring goosebumps when I see or hear them on social platforms. Lets have a short flashback of the poems that made our babyhood beautiful. Hop on to know more.

1. ABCD

“A B C D, E F G

H I J K, L M N O P

L M N O P Q R S T

U V W, X Y Z

Z-Z-Z-Z Sugar on your bread,

If you don’t like it, better go to bed

Every morning, come to me, I will teach you ABC

Happy Happy I shall be, when I know my A B C”

ABCD

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This is the starting tune that would indicate that the rest of the rhymes would be carried after this one. The last ABC would end up in high chord which symbolizes that we are ready for the tune session today.

2. Twinkle Twinkle little star

“Twinkle, twinkle, little star

How I wonder what you are

Up above the world so high

Like a diamond in the sky

Twinkle,

twinkle little star

How I wonder what you are”

little star

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This is one of the first poems that was taught to us. Not only as school lessons but, was used as a lullaby for a tight sleep. These rhymes have been now developed into attractive visuals that make them more adorable.

3. Johnny Johnny!

“Johnny, Johnny!

Yes, Papa

Eating sugar?

No, Papa

Telling lies?

No, Papa

Open your mouth!

Ha! Ha! Ha!”

Johny with sugar

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The “Ha Ha Ha” would be so loud that neighboring classes could hear the rhythm. The animation video developed by Chu Chu Tv ,one of the online YouTube channels that incorporates nursery rhymes with an inclusion of peppy music and a modern day aesthetic in them.

4. E-I-E-I-O

“Old MACDONALD had a farm

E-I-E-I-O

And on his farm he had a cow

E-I-E-I-O

With a moo moo here

And a moo moo there

Here a moo, there a moo

Everywhere a moo moo

Old MacDonald had a farm

E-I-E-I-O”

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This is one of my faaaaavorites! I’m sorry for pressuring the word but, even today I sing the song when I’m too stressed out. The farm would continue with more animals like pig, duck, horse, lamb, and chicken. The pig was my favorite because oink word sounded to be funny then.

5. Humpty Dumpty

“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall

All the king’s horses and all the King’s men

Couldn’t put Humpty together again”

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The two munchkin characters taught me that how delicate eggs are. I cried for more than a week when an egg was broken by my mum for an omelette.

6. Rain Rain Go Away!

“Rain, rain go away

Come again another day.

Rain, rain go away

Little Johnny wants to play.

little girl in the rain with umbrella

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Me and my classmates would sing the same song with a little modification. The song would include our names instead of Johnny. For example – Little Rhea wants to play.

7. Mary had a little lamb!

“Mary had a little lamb

Its fleece was white as snow, yeah

Everywhere the child went

The lamb, the lamb was sure to go, yeah”

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Long back in nursery, I once participated in a rhymes competition. I was dressed in the best party wear for girls, the frock was too wavy that I could hold ends with my hands. So, I started twirling on the stage while singing “Maaary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb” The auditorium was soon filled with a round of applause’s and laughter as the other kids just stood still while singing the poem. My parent’s eyes were filled with joy on hearing the roars.

8. Chubby Cheeks

“Chubby cheeks, dimple chin

Rosy lips, teeth within

Curly hair, very fair

Eyes are blue – lovely too.

Teachers pet, is that you?

Yes, Yes, Yes!”

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One of my second favorite in the list. The teacher’s pet “is that you” was modified to “is that me” later when I understood the meaning of the same.

9. Jack & Jill

“Jack and Jill went up the hill

To fetch a pail of water.

Jack fell down and broke his crown,

And Jill came tumbling after.

Up Jack got, and home did trot,

As fast as he could caper,

He went to bed to mend his head,

With vinegar and brown paper.

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Though I forgot the poem after sometime but this is one tune that me and my brother would sing together. We would imagine ourselves to be Jack and Jill.

10. Hickory Dickory

“Dock Hickory dickory dock,

The mouse ran up the clock.

The clock struck one,

The mouse ran down,

Hickory dickory dock.”

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Though this was a slow one but, the tune and the length of the rhyme would keep us engaged and diverted.

Above was a small flashback of our lovely childhood. If you have similar rhymes on your mind then, please post the comments on the section below.

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