Hot Cross Buns

Information About Hot Cross Buns

"Hot Cross Buns" is the name of a sweet, bread bun, made with raisins and currants and it also happens to be the name of a children's song about the very bakers who sell them. Many countries with large Christian populations eat such buns, toasted, on Good Friday as part of the Easter tradition, where the cross stands as a symbol of the crucifixion.

There are records of this rhyme dating back to the early 18th century where it probably has its origins in the street cry of the vendor.

For any further information about the song "Hot Cross Buns" you may find Wikipedia helpful.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

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Hot cross buns,
Hot cross buns,
One ha' penny,
Two a penny,
Hot cross buns.

Fresh, sweet buns,
Come and buy my buns,
One ha' penny,
Two a penny,
Fresh, sweet buns.

Nice, light buns,
Buy my currant buns,
Come and try them,
Then you'll buy them,
Nice, light buns.

Hot cross buns,
Hot cross buns,
Everybody loves hot cross buns.

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11 Comments

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MEz, Iran, Islamic Republic of

18 April 2014 at 4:27pm

So happy to get this comment! And doluby happy that your 4 year old started lessons when he is ready, not when the teacher can do it. Also, (to take a moment to brag about Joseph's method) when our online students transition to traditional lessons, the feedback we have gotten is that they blow the socks off their new teachers because the know so much! They get fantastic handposition habbits, great sightreading skills, they learn to read notes, to transpose, and they do it well! have fun! Kelly

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Courtney, Australia

13 March 2013 at 12:33pm

i love hot cross buns

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Hannah, Bahrain

27 February 2013 at 6:46pm

My Little Sister Doesn't Ever Stop Singing This Song! But I Really Like It :)

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Matthew Malenab, Philippines

5 December 2011 at 12:03am

hahahahahahah, pogi ko talaga :)

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Bakla Ka, Philippines

5 December 2011 at 12:00am

ang bobo ng kumanta ! :DD

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Matthew Malenab, Philippines

4 December 2011 at 11:57pm

pogi,love,ganda matthew,love ada

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Celine, United States

22 June 2011 at 4:39pm

yeah right i can play it on the dulcimer and burp it

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Emily, Bermuda

23 March 2011 at 3:18pm

I can play this on every instrument!

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Aladegbaye, Abuja, Nigeria

16 April 2010 at 12:26am

This song is inspiring, it portrays a typical native way of selling goods.

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Madison, Akron Ohio

29 April 2009 at 11:30pm

this song is wierd and i have to do it for my conncert on May 7th my dads b-day

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Madison, Illinois

29 March 2009 at 10:54pm

It is cool and I could play it on a recorder.

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