Popular Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes Starting with 'M' and 'N'

Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John is also known as “Black Paternoster” and originated in 1656 in England.


Mary Had a Little Lamb

Mary Had a Little Lamb is part of an original poem by Sarah Josepha about a girl named Mary who had a pet lamb that she brought to class one day. It originated around 1830.


Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary was written in 1744 in Britain and is in reference to either Mary, Queen of Scots or Mary I of England.


Mondays Child

While the nursery rhyme Mondays Child poem is very common, the fact is that its actual words are not well known. This poem was used to educate the children about the various days of the week. In fact, the history of the poem cannot be traced. However, for its educational role, it has become very common in various schools in London. In the past, Sunday was called Sabbath day. Therefore, there has never been a reference to a Sunday’s child.


Needles and Pins

Needles and Pins originated in 1843 in England.


Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep originated in America in 1737.


Nuts in May

Nuts in May is also known as “gathering nuts in may” and originated in England in 1894.

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