Nursery Rhymes and Traditional Poems


Sing a Song of Sixpence

by Traditional
Additional Information
  • Year Published: 0
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Source: -
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 1.0
  • Word Count: 92


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;
  Was not 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 parlor,
  Eating bread and honey.

  The maid was in the garden,
  Hanging out the clothes;
  When down came a blackbird
  And snapped off her nose.