There Was an Old Lady Who Lived In a Shoe Nursery Rhyme- Lyrics, Video, and Printable

There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe is a popular English nursery rhyme and a well-known Mother Goose rhyme.

The rhyme tells the story of an elderly woman who lives in a shoe with her numerous children.

The exact origins of the rhyme are uncertain, but it has been referenced in literature as far back as the early 18th century.

It’s often accompanied by illustrations depicting a comically large shoe-shaped house with the old woman and her many children inside.

The situation’s absurdity and the rhyme’s playful tone have contributed to its enduring popularity as a children’s nursery rhyme.

It’s also been adapted into various books, cartoons, and other forms of media over the years.

Lyrics for There Was An Old Lady Who Lived In a Shoe

There was an old lady who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children she didn’t know what to do.
She gave them some broth without any bread;
And whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.

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