Sing a Song of Sixpence

AdBlock or similar extension is detected on your device. Some videos may not be played.

Please disable blocking extensions so can provide you 100% experience.

Song Video

Watch this video on Kidjo !


Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye;
Four and twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened,
They all began to sing.
Now, wasn't that a dainty dish
To set before the King?

The King was in his countinghouse,
Counting out his money;
The Queen was in the parlor
Eating bread and honey.
The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes.
Along there came a big black bird
And snipped off her nose!

This song was originally posted at:

Mike and Monica teach Skippy about percussion instruments!
In this episode we go on safari in Africa and meet Polly the Springbok Antelope, Harry the Hippopotamus, Rhiannon the Rhinoceros and we see two of our favourites running around – Debra the Forgetful Zebra and Ryan the Lion. Our KInderzoo Tale this week is about how Gerry the Giraffe got his long neck.
KINDERZOO has its very own rainforest and some of the animals that can be found there are: Poppy the Orangutan, Mike the Proboscis Monkey, Sonny the Sun Bear, Boris the Slow Loris, Colin the Colobus Monkey, Marty the Mandrill. We also find out how Marty the Mandrill got his colourful face.


Information About Sing a Song of Sixpence

Sing a Song of Sixpence is a renowned English nursery rhyme and dates back to at least the 18th eighteenth century. There is no evidence to the rhyme's definitive origins. The song first appeared in a book named "Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book" published in 1744.

During Tudor times cooks in rich homes would try every possible way to make as many meat dishes as different, colourful and exciting as possible, especially at banquets. It is said that one such dish was a pie filled with live blackbirds and presented at such a banquet for Henry VII and of course when opened the birds flew out singing.

Sing a Song of Sixpence was originally used as a coded message to tell a potential crew that there was a pirate ship in dock.

For further information about the song "Sing a Song of Sixpence" you may find Wikipedia helpful.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

Some different words are used in this song

Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing,
Oh wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?
The king was in his counting house counting out his money,
The queen was in the parlour eating bread and honey
The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!

This song has been printed from the website.

  1. Songs
  2. Sing a Song of Sixpence

BusSongs has the largest collection of children songs & Cartoons on the Internet - with lyrics, videos,cartoons and music for over 2,500 kids songs and nursery rhymes


Kidjo - Smart Video Playground, Ad Free Curated Premium Videos for Children, Kidjo TV Videos Children Ad Free Premium