Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs from Many Countries and Cultures
November 1, 2011 9:49 AM   Subscribe

Mama Lisa's World of International Music & Culture is a collection of songs and rhymes from around the world, in their original languages and with English translations, which you can browse by continent or country. Additionally, you can find a collection of English nursery rhymes, with a selection of period illustrations, with sources cited. And if you don't know the tunes, many of these songs and rhymes have links to MP3s, MIDI files, and videos.

Mama Lisa also has a blog on the site, with a load of crafts for kids.

Children's rhymes previously: Playground Jungle, Nursery Rhyme History and Etymology, The Online Dictionary of Playground Slang, and The Real Mother Goose
posted by filthy light thief (3 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
That's very cool! There's enough here to keep me exploring for ages. (For a long time I've been contemplating creating a page of Swedish children's rhymes to go with my fairy tale and song lyrics pages, but now I don't have to. The Mama Lisa page has most of them already.)
posted by gemmy at 10:42 AM on November 1, 2011

Super-cool. Thanks, flt.
posted by mykescipark at 10:43 AM on November 1, 2011

I'm a bit dubious as it has "Toora-loora-loora (That's An Irish Lullaby)" as a "traditional" Irish song, and I believe it was actually something written for a Bing Crosby movie.

On the other hand, in the U.S. section, it had "Down By The Banks Of The Hanky Panky", which I haven't heard since I was eleven, so that was an interesting memory dislodged.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:56 AM on November 1, 2011

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