Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: What Are Little Boys Made Of?


Part of our nursery rhymes series.

Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme What Are Little Boys Made Of?

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.

Lyrics

1. What are little boys made of, made of?
What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails and puppy dog’s tails,
And such are little boys made of.

Chorus.

Frogs and snails and puppy dog’s tails,
And such are little boys made of.

2. What are little girls made of, made of?
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice and all things nice,
And such are little girls made of;
Sugar and spice and all things nice,
And such are little girls made of.

3. What are our young men made of, made of?
What are our young men made of?
Sighs and leers, and crocodile tears,
And such are our young men made of;
Sighs and leers, and crocodile tears,
And such are our young men made of.

4. What are young women made of, made of?
What are young women made of?
Ribbons and laces, and sweet pretty faces,
And such are young women made of;
Ribbons and laces, and sweet pretty faces,
And such are young women made of.