Guitar/Guitar Chords Song Library/Children's songs

The following is a list of notable easy to learn Children's songs to be played on the guitar. Some of the items link to the different informal chords to specific songs which represent many different authors' own interpretations of the original songs. Most of the chords on the list are relatively easy to learn, and would be a great start for novice guitar players whom are interested in improving their playing abilities.

The technical difficulty and skill level required to play each of the songs is defined with a star rating system:

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  • Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg - Intermediate Songs
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Popular English Children's songsEdit


  • Mary Had a Little Lamb    
  • Oh, Susanna    
  • Oh My Darling, Clementine    
  • This Old Man (Knick-Knack Paddywhack)    
  • Old Macdonald Had a Farm    
  • Puff, the Magic Dragon    
  • Rock a Bye Baby    
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat    
  • She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain    
  • Skip to My Lou    
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious    
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game    
  • The Alphabet Song    
  • The Bare Necessities (Jungle Book)    
  • The Mulberry Bush    
  • The Wheels on the Bus    
  • Three Blind Mice    
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star    
  • When You Wish Upon a Star    
  • Winnie the Pooh    
  • You Are My Sunshine    

Sesame StreetEdit

  • A Song About Elmo    
  • ABC-DEF-GHI – Big Bird    
  • C is for Cookie – Cookie Monster    
  • Elmo's Song – Elmo    
  • Everyone Makes Mistakes – Big Bird    
  • Five People in My Family    
  • I Don't Want to Live on the Moon – Ernie    
  • I Love Trash – Oscar the Grouch    
  • Ladybugs' Picnic – Bud Luckey    
  • People In Your Neighborhood    
  • Rubber Duckie – Ernie    
  • Sesame Street Theme (Sunny Day)    
  • Sing a Song    
  • We All Sing With The Same Voice (My Name Is You)    
  • What I Am    
  • What's the Name of That Song?    

Cartoon themesEdit

  • Spongebob Squarepants theme
  • Spongebob Squarepants - Best Day Ever
  • Thomas the Tank Engine theme
  • Dora the Explorer theme
  • Transformers theme


  • The Chipmunks and the Chipettes - Girls of Rock and Roll
  • Chicken Dance

Popular German Children's songsEdit

  • Schlaf, Kindlein, Schlaf (Sleep, Baby, Sleep)    
  • Ein Männlein steht im Walde (A Little Man Stands Under A Tree)    
  • Hänschen klein (Little Hans)    
  • Bi-ba-butzemann (Bi-Ba-Bogeyman)    
  • Alle Vögel sind schon da (All The Birds Are Already There)    
  • Der Kuckuck und der Esel (The Cuckoo and the Donkey)    
  • Fuchs, du hast die Gans gestohlen (Fox, You've Stolen the Goose)    

Popular Spanish Children's songsEdit

Popular French Children's songsEdit

  • Frère Jacques (Brother Jacques)    

Popular Russian Children's songsEdit

  • лесу родилась ёлочка (The forest raised a Christmass tree)    

Popular Hebrew Children's songsEdit

  • Yonatan HaKatan (Little Jonathan)    
  • Uga Uga Uga (Cake Cake Cake)    
  • BeMedinat HaGamadim (In the State of the Dwarfs)    
  • Ken LaTsipor (A Bird's Nest)    
  • Nadneda (Seesaw)    

Popular Norwegian Children's songsEdit

  • Bæ, bæ, lille lam (Baa, Baa, Little Sheep)    
  • De Tre Små Fisk    
  • Thorbjørn Egner - Dyrene i Afrika    

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