Tom Tom The Piper’s Son Nursery Rhyme- Lyrics, Video, and Printable

“Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son” is a traditional English nursery rhyme that dates back to the 18th century. It tells the story of Tom, the son of a piper, who steals a pig and is subsequently punished for his misdeed.

The rhyme is often accompanied by hand gestures or actions, such as mimicking running or crying, making it engaging for young children. It’s a simple and catchy rhyme that has endured through generations as part of oral tradition.

While the origins of “Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son” are uncertain, it has remained a popular nursery rhyme, appearing in various collections of children’s rhymes and songs.

The rhyme’s moral lesson about the consequences of stealing reinforces values of honesty and integrity, albeit in a light-hearted and playful manner suitable for young children.

Lyrics for Tom Tom The Piper’s Son

Tom, Tom, the piper’s son,
Stole a pig, and away he ran;
The pig was eat
And Tom was beat,
And Tom went crying
Down the street.

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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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