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Nursery rhymes and songs: I know an old lady who swallowed a fly

Nursery rhymes and songs: I know an old lady who swallowed a fly

This collection of video and audio brings together traditional nursery rhymes and songs, counting songs and action songs.

Many also feature in Listen and Play and Playtime.

The songs and rhymes are an ideal Early Learning resource and can be used to support the language and communication objectives of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum.

Click on the link below to print the lyrics to the song.

I know an old lady who swallowed a fly - supporting resources:

  1. I know an old lady who swallowed a fly - print lyrics
  2. Stimulus Sounds Library

Lyrics - I know an old lady who swallowed a fly

I know an old lady who swallowed a fly

I don't know why she swallowed a fly

Perhaps she'll die.


I know an old lady who swallowed a spider

That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her

She swallowed the spider to catch the fly

I don't know why she swallowed the fly

Perhaps she'll die.


I know an old lady who swallowed a bird

How absurd to swallow a bird

She swallowed the bird to catch the spider

That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her

She swallowed the spider to catch the fly

I don't know why she swallowed the fly

Perhaps she'll die.


I know an old lady who swallowed a cat

Just fancy that - she swallowed a cat

She swallowed the cat to catch the bird

She swallowed the bird to catch the spider

That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her

She swallowed the spider to catch the fly

I don't know why she swallowed the fly

Perhaps she'll die.

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