Little Arabella Miller Nursery Rhyme Lyrics, Video, and Printable

Little Arabella Miller is a lovely preschool nursery rhyme.

Little is known about the history of the song or where it comes from although some references mention Ann Elliot as the composer.

The song is sung as an action song to the tune of the famous tune, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, which you can read more about here.

Lyrics for Little Arabella Miller

The original version of the song is only one verse. However, there are versions with additional verses describing the caterpillar or adding more family members.

Little Arabella Miller
Found a furry caterpillar
it climbed upon her mother
Then upon her baby brother
“Ugh,” said Arabella Miller
“Take away that caterpillar!”

Here’s a longer version

Little Arabella Miller
Had a fuzzy caterpillar
First it crawled upon her brother
Then upon her dear grandmother
Gran said, “Arabella Miller,
How I love your caterpillar.”

Little Arabella Miller
Had a fuzzy caterpillar.
First it climbed upon her mother,
Then upon her baby brother.
They said, ” Arabella Miller,
Put away your caterpillar!”

Little Arabella Miller
Found a hairy caterpillar,
First it crawled upon her mother,
Then upon her baby brother.
All said, “Arabella Miller,
Take away that caterpillar!”

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Samantha Bellerose has a Bachelor of Education as well as a Diploma in Performing Arts. She is a mom to four children and is passionate about education and learning. Samantha created Nursery Rhyme Central as the go to place for parents, teachers and carers about all things to do with Nursery Rhymes. She is also the Main Author and creator for websites Dance Parent 101 and Move Dance Learn, where she shares her knowledge and expertise for dance and learning through movement.

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