Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: Sing a Song of Sixpence

Part of our nursery rhymes series.

Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence.

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.


Sing a song of Sixpence
A pocket full of rye;
Four and twenty Blackbirds
Baked in a pie;
When the pie was open’d
The birds began to sing,
Oh, was not that a dainty dish
To set before the King.

2. The King was in his counting-house
Counting out his money,
The Queen was in the parlour
Eating bread and honey;
The Maid was in the garden
Hanging out the clothes,
There came a little blackbird
And pecked off her nose.