The Riddle Song

Grade Levels: Pre-K - 4

Posted: August 17, 2020 | Updated: August 17, 2020
Created by: Schoolhouse by the Sea

This English folk song is a beautiful lullaby for younger children — and a teaching tool for older ones.

Here is Ms. Sylvia performing the Riddle Song!

Riddle Song Video


I gave my love a cherry
That had no stone
I gave my love a chicken
That had no bone
I told my love a story
That had no end
I gave my love a baby
With no crying.

How can there be a cherry
That has no stone?
And how can there be a chicken
That has no bone?
And how can there be a story
That has no end?
And how can there be a baby
With no crying?

A cherry when it's blooming
It has no stone
A chicken when it's piping
It has no bone
The story that I love you
It has no end
A baby when it's sleeping
It's no crying.