Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

Part of our nursery rhymes series.

Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary.

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.


“Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?”
“With silver bells and cockle-shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.”