I Saw A Mouse Nursery Rhyme Lyrics, Video, and Printable

I Saw a Mouse is an English song about a happy mouse family living in a windmill.

The song was made popular by English singer Ronnie Hilton in 1965.

The fun tune was written by the duo Ted Dicks and Myles Rudge in the same year and has been a kids’ favorite ever since.

This song is also known as A Windmill In Old Amsterdam.

Lyrics for I Saw A Mouse

A mouse lived in a windmill in old Amsterdam
A windmill with a mouse in, and he wasn’t grousin’
He sang every morning “How lucky I am
Living in a windmill in old Amsterdam”.

I saw a mouse — where? There on the stair
Where on the stair? Right there
A little mouse with clogs on — well, I declare
Going clip-clippety-clop on the stair – oh yeah

This mouse, he got lonesome, he took him a wife
A windmill with mice in, it’s hardly surprisin’
She sang every morning “How lucky I am
Living in a windmill in old Amsterdam”


First they had triplets and then they had quins
A windmill with quins in, triplets and twins in
They sang every morning “How lucky we are
Living in a windmill in Amsterdam — ya”


The daughters got married and so did the sons
The windmill had christenings when no one was listening
They all sang in chorus “How lucky we am
Living in a windmill in old Amsterdam”


A mouse lived in a windmill, so snug and so nice
There’s nobody there now but a whole load of mice

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