Baa Baa…Sheep...

Baa, Baa... Sheep...

I follow lots of early years groups and one of the questions that come up frequently is, what are the alternate words to…. said nursery rhymes?

One that seems to get lots of responses is baa, baa black sheep.  I have included below some of the ideas that I have come across.  I don’t know who the original creators are so I’m unable to give them credit but I hope that you manage to find something that will inspire you to try something new in your early years setting!

 If you need help with the tune, click play below:

 

Baa, baa pink sheep have you any spots?

Yes sir, yes sir lots and lots!

Some on my fingers, and some on my toes

And some on the end of my little pink nose!

 

Baa baa black sheep have you any spots?

Yes sir, yes sir I’ve got lots!

1 on my finger

1 on my thumb

1 on my belly button

And 1 on my bum!

 

Baa baa white sheep have you any jelly?

No sir, no sir it’s all gone smelly

None for the master, none for the dame

And none for the little girl who lives down the drain!

 

Baa baa white sheep

Have you any wool?

Yes sir, yes sir

Three needles full.

One to mend a jumper

One to mend a frock

And one for the little girl

With holes in her socks.

 

Baa baa grey sheep

Have you any wool?

Yes sir, yes sir

Three bags full.

One for the kitten

One for the cats

And one for the guinea pigs

To knit some woolly hats.

 

Baa, baa black sheep

Have you any wool?

Yes sir, yes sir

Three bags full.

One for your sweater

And one for your rug.

One for your blanket

To keep you warm and snug

 

Cluck, cluck red hen

Have you any eggs?

Yes sir, yes sir

As many as your legs.

One for your breakfast

And one for your lunch.

Come back tomorrow

And I’ll have another bunch

 

Moo, moo Jersey cow

Have you milk for me?

Yes sir, yes sir

As tasty as can be.

Churn it into butter.

Make it into cheese,

Freeze it into ice-cream

Or drink it if you please

 

Buzz, buzz honey bee

Is your honey sweet?

Yes sir, yes sir

Sweet enough to eat.

Honey on your muffin.

Honey on your cake.

Honey by the spoonful

As much as I can make

 


 

 

If you know any different versions please let me know in the comments section below.

 Happy music making!

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p.s. If you like using traditional nursery rhyme tunes for new ideas/themes you may like to take a look at the NEW updated Early Years Music Ideas resource:

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7 comments

Claire H
 

Baa Baa Black Sheep, 

Have you any wool?

No sir, no sir, none at all.

Go and see my cousin sitting over there,

Hes got lots black curly hair,

If you ask him nicely he will give you some,

All you have to do is tickle his tum!!!

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Anne Hole
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Brilliant, thanks Claire :)

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Lynne. H
 

Baa baa white sheep look over there

see all nanny goats going to the fair

with white socks and white shoes

white curly hair

see all nanny goats going to the fair 

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Anne Hole
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Super, thanks Lynne :)

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Rachael Randles
 

Lovely alternatives to traditional nursery rhymes to keep them engaged and explore with rhyming words. Many thanks.

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Kerrry1989
 

Moo moo brown cow have you any milk yes miss three jugs smooth as silk one for you and one for me one for the little cat sitting in a tree

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Anne Hole
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That's great, thanks Kerry :)

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