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Children's Songs

The Directory of 2-Chord Songs is a huge collection of easy tunes - all of which came from studio recordings. And you need a capo or the correct chords to play along with the original versions.

But some songs don’t have an official key - like nursery rhymes, gospel songs, and folk tunes. Many of these use the I and V (or V7). In the key of C major, this means C and G (or G7).

If you're on lockdown with the kids, entertain them with these 80 children's songs. Depending on your instrument (guitar vs. ukulele vs. banjo vs. mandolin), it may be easier to play the I and V with:

  • D + A (A7)
  • F + C (C7)
  • G + D (D7)
  • A + E (E7)
  1. Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'
  2. Ain't No Bugs On Me
  3. Alouette
  4. Are You Sleeping (Brother John)
  5. Beans in My Ears
  6. Blow the Man Down
  7. Bringing In The Georgia Mail
  8. Buffalo Gals (Won't You Come Out Tonight?)
  9. Cedar Swamp
  10. Charles Guiteau
  11. Clementine
  12. Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)
  13. Deep In the Heart of Texas
  14. Did You Ever See a Lassie?
  15. Don't You Hear Jerusalem Moan
  16. Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
  17. Down in the Valley
  18. Everybody Loves Saturday Night
  19. Fiddler on the Roof
  20. Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
  21. Frere Jacques
  22. Get Along Little Doggie
  23. Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  24. Going Across The Sea
  25. Hail, Hail, the Gang’s All Here
  26. Handsome Molly
  27. He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
  28. Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
  29. Hey Liley, Liley Lo
  30. Hot Cross Buns
  31. How Much Is That Doggie in the Window
  32. Hush Little Baby
  33. I Ride An Old Paint
  34. I Saw Three Ships
  35. I’ll Fly Away
  36. Jambalaya
  37. Jimmie Brown the Newsboy
  38. Katy Daley
  39. La Cucuracha
  40. Little Birdie
  41. London Bridge Is Falling Down
  42. London's Burning
  43. Love Somebody, Yes I Do
  44. Marianne
  45. Mary Ann (Roaring Lion)
  46. Mary Had a Little Lamb
  47. Michael Finnegan
  48. My Dixie Darling
  49. My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
  50. Oakie From Muskogee
  51. Old Milwaukee Runaround
  52. Pick a Bale of Cotton
  53. Pistol Packin’ Momma
  54. Polly Wolly Doodle
  55. Pretty Polly
  56. Pretty Saro
  57. Put Your Little Foot
  58. Rock Island Line
  59. Roving Gambler
  60. Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  61. Rye Whiskey
  62. Shoo Fly
  63. Shortnin’ Bread
  64. Single Girl, Married Girl
  65. Skip to My Lou
  66. Streets of Laredo (Cowboy's Lament)
  67. Sur le Pont D'Avignon
  68. Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay
  69. Ten in the Bed
  70. The Boll Weevil Song
  71. The Dreidel Song
  72. The Farmer in the Dell
  73. The Hokey Pokey
  74. The Itsy Bitsy Spider
  75. The More We Get Together
  76. The Paw-Paw Patch
  77. The Sow Took The Measles
  78. The Thinnest Man
  79. The Wheels on the Bus
  80. This Old Man
  81. Three Blind Mice
  82. Tom Dooley
  83. Where The Soul of Man Never Dies
  84. Who Killed Cock Robin?
  85. Willie Moore
  86. Working on a Building

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