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Welcome to Mama Lisa's World, a place for songs, rhymes and traditions from across the globe!

Kid Songs From Around The World

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Whatever the culture a child belongs to, whatever the flag he or she lives under, this is the place to find the lyrics to kids songs, in English and in the original languages!

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Classic Mother Goose and other traditional poems and lullabies from English speaking countries.

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The word "lagniappe" is really fantastic. It's a small
gift given from a merchant to a customer who's buying
something. "Lagniappe" comes from the Quechua word "yapa".

We have some restaurants near us that give dessert as a
lagniappe. It produces a kind of "oooh" effect when you
receive it, precisely because you weren't expecting it (and
don't have to pay for it!).
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Wynken, Blynken and Nod is a beloved bedtime poem about
sailing in the sky in a wooden shoe and fishing for the
stars. The names "Wynken", "Blynken" and "Nod" represent a
child's sleepy eyes and head. The wooden shoe symbolizes
his bed. He dreams of the stars while his mother sings him
to sleep. This lovely poem deserves a place in every
child's nighttime routine.
The famous children poet Eugene Field wrote this poem in...
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