Mary Had a Little Lamb | Lyrics, Free Piano Sheet Music & Guitar Chords

“Mary Had a Little Lamb” is an English language nursery rhyme from the 19th century. The poem was first published in Boston by publishing firm Marsh, Capen & Lyon. It is by Sarah Josepha Hale, and is believed to be inspired by an actual event.

First Recording of ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’

In Thomas Edison’s first recording of the human voice in 1877, he recited Mary Had a Little Lamb. He recorded it again in 1927 for posterity.

You can hear this historic recording of Mary Had a Little Lamb from MamaLisa.com.

Lyrics for ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’

Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb
Whose fleece was white as snow.

And everywhere that Mary went
Mary went, Mary went,
Everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go.

He followed her to school one day,
school one day,
school one day
He followed her to school one day
Which was against the rules.

It made the children laugh and play,
laugh and play, laugh and play,
It made the children laugh and play,
To see a lamb at school.

And so the teacher turned it out,
turned it out, turned it out,
And so the teacher turned it out,
But still it lingered near,
He waited patiently about,
ly about, ly about,
He waited patiently about,
Till Mary did appear.

“Why does the lamb love Mary so?”
love Mary so?” love Mary so?”
“Why does the lamb love Mary so?”
The eager children cried.
“Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know,”
lamb, you know,” lamb, you know,”
“Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know,”
The teacher did reply.

Print Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Here are two free sheet music arrangements of Mary Had A Little Lamb for beginner piano. Both sites have audio files to let you listen to the recording. The first arrangement is treble clef only, and would be good for students on their very first day of piano lessons. The next arrangement includes treble and bass clef and is written for the progressing beginning piano student. It could be introduced into lessons sometime during their first year of study.

Mary Had a Little Lamb for Beginner Piano Solo

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Mary Had a Little Lamb for Beginner Piano Solo

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Print Beginner Guitar Sheet Music

Here’s an arrangement of Mary Had A Little Lamb that includes music notation and TABS. The site also includes a recording to help you learn the song.

Mary Had a Little Lamb for Beginner Guitar Solo (Tab)

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Guitar Chords for ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’

Enjoy playing this easy three chord song on the guitar.  It’s perfect for beginning guitar students who are learning to play their first few chords.

Mary Had a Little Lamb Guitar Chords and Lyrics

Video for ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’

Enjoy this animated sing-along video on YouTube.com from ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs.

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