First published in 1870 to great success, this classic collection of nursery rhymes set to music was, for decades, one of the most beloved of children's songbooks. J. W. Elliotts melodies perfectly capture the charms of these verses. Many, including Sing a Song of Sixpence, have become inseparable from the original rhymes.
Lavishly illustrated with 66 beautiful engravings by the Dalziel brothers renowned Victorian-era illustrators of children's books, this collection makes a wonderful gift for elementary music teachers. Inclues: Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary · Jack and Jill · Twinkle, twinkle, little Star · Baa, Baa, Black Sheep · Dickory, Dickory, Dock · Ding, Dong, Bell · Pussy-Cat, where have you been? · Nineteen Birds · The Child and the Star · I had a little Doggy · Little Bo-Peep · Dolly and her Mamma · Ride a Cock-Horse to Banbury Cross · Little Maid, pretty Maid · Whittington for ever! · Little Jack Horner · Tom, the Piper's Son · See-Saw, Margery Daw · A B C, tumble down D · Goosey Goosey Gander · Little Jumping Joan · and more.