Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: Little Bo Peep

Part of our nursery rhymes series.

Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme Little Bo Peep.

Original Printed Score

This original music appeared in the 1911 book “Our Old Nursery Rhymes”. This image is not of high enough quality to print in full size so we have provided a PDF file transcription below.

Printable PDF Transcription

This PDF file contains the transcribed music and lyrics. It can be downloaded at the link below.

MP3 Audio

Listen to the MP3 audio file below.


Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
And can’t tell where to find them:
Leave them alone, and they’ll come home
And bring their tails behind them.

2. Little Bo-Peep fell fast asleep
And dreamt she heard them bleating.
But when she awoke, she found it a joke.
For they were still a-fleeting.

3. She took up her crook, intending to look,
Determined for to find them;
She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed
For they’d left their tails behind them.

4. She heaved a sigh, and wiped her eye
And ran over hill and dale, O!
And tried what she could, as a shepherdess should,
To tack to each sheep its tail, O!