Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: The Three Little Kittens


Part of our nursery rhymes series.

Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme The Three Little Kittens.

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. Three little kittens they lost their mittens,
And they began to cry,
“Oh, mammy dear!
We sadly fear,
Our mittens we have lost.”
“What! lost your mittens, you naughty kittens,
Then you shall have no pie.”
Miew, miew, miew, miew.

2. Three little kittens they found their mittens,
And they began to cry,
“Oh, mammy dear!
See here, see here!
Our mittens we have found.”
“What! Found your mittens, you little kittens,
Then you shall have some pie.”
Purr, purr, purr, rr-rr.

3. The three little kittens put on their mittens
And soon ate up the pie,
“Oh, mammy dear!
We greatly fear,
Our mittens we have soiled.”
“What! soiled your mittens, you naughty kittens,”
Then they began to sigh,
Miew, miew, miew, miew,
Miew, miew, miew.

4. The three little kittens they washed their mittens,
And hung them up to dry.
“Oh, mammy dear!
Look here, look here!
Our mittens we have washed.”
“What! washed your mittens, you darling kittens,
But I smell a rat close by.
Hush, hush! miew, miew,
Miew, miew, miew.”