ABC's

Information About ABC's

Like many children's songs, there are many variations to the classic "The ABC's". The song, which is taught to youngsters as a means of teaching the alphabet, features several different tag endings and connecting lines depending on what time period, culture or country where it is sung. As an example, in several English speaking countries, the last letter "Z" is pronounced "zed" to accommodate different rhyming schemes for the final line like "Sugar on your bread, eat it all up before you're dead".

Perhaps the version most often sung in the West is the one printed here. Traditionally, the tune of the song is the same used by Mozart for his piano variations, which is more commonly learned as the other children's classic "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star".

There are examples of alphabet songs used to teach young children in many non-English speaking cultures around the world as well. "Shiva Sutra" in Sanskrit, the Japanese "Iroha" and "Alif, Ba Ta Tsa" in Arabic speaking lands are notable examples.

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Patricia, United States

13 September 2012 at 5:44pm

If these comments are moderated then why all the smut here? There are jerks everywhere!

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Dhiviya Sri, Guyana

14 October 2011 at 9:15am

i love tis song very very very much

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Kavith Baby, Guyana

14 October 2011 at 9:13am

i love tis song very much

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Claire Quiambao, Philippines

13 September 2011 at 8:48am

i love this song... how can u help me to listen this song....

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Laila, Egypt

20 June 2011 at 12:34pm

it is easy that my sister tht cant talk sayd them i cant belev this fuk song i want new one but the HASRDEST youDUMPS

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Nina, United States

31 May 2011 at 8:19pm

We have learned this way. ABCDEFG Jesus died for you and me. HIJKLMN Jesus died for sinful men. AMEN. OPQRSTU I believe God's word is true! VW God has promised you XYZ a home eternally.

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Frog, Thailand

26 April 2011 at 12:06pm

I am a dancing frog. :P

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Jack The Ripper, Nepal

26 April 2011 at 12:04pm

hi my names anmol and i love this song because it makes my crotch hard

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Colonel Mustard, United Kingdom

26 April 2011 at 12:03pm

It was professor plum in the library with a wrench

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Xxcharlie Sheenxx, Kyrgyzstan

26 April 2011 at 12:02pm

joe your dond went pong when it hit your dads crack

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Al Queda, Iraq

26 April 2011 at 12:01pm

i love this it is a boss song

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Joe Grant, India

26 April 2011 at 12:00pm

i loove this song it makes my dong go ping

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Master Baites, Afghanistan

26 April 2011 at 11:55am

this is so hotit makes me want to do my name.

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Nahla, Tunisia

12 December 2010 at 12:05pm

i want to listen to this song....please how can I ? help me

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Victoria, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic Of

5 November 2010 at 8:38am

this rhyming song is adorable awww

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Heysha, Mozambique

28 October 2010 at 3:23pm

i like it so do my sisters

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Jose, Chile

21 October 2010 at 3:51pm

my lil baby learned so well with this song! thanks you. ily! :)

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Devon @ Emily's Birthday Party 09/11/10, United States

18 October 2010 at 12:05am

I love it .

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Christian, United States

2 October 2010 at 1:58pm

just like the jackson 5

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Iona, Scotland 123

24 September 2010 at 9:43pm

hi that was easy look abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz now i now my alvebit i can say 123456677889 now i can start from abc

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This song has been printed from the BusSongs.com website.