Apple Pie ABC
Nursery Rhyme Apple Pie ABC with Lyrics and Music
"Apple Pie ABC" is probably the oldest alphabet rhyme out there. It has been sung for generations, but it is still popular.
Apple Pie ABC is a quite long rhyme, so you will probably need the lyrics every time you sing it. It can be found below...
Not sure about the tune? Don`t worry - you can listen to Hot Cross Buns at the bottom of this page.
give me a good large slice!
a little bit, but nice.
cut me a piece of crust.
Take it, says D,
it's dry as dust!
Says E, I'll eat it fast,
I will, Says F,
I vow I'll have my fill!
give it me good and great.
a little bit I hate.
it's ice I must request.
the juice I love the best.
let's keep it up above.
the border's what I love.
it makes your teeth to chatter.
N said, it's nice,
there's nought the matter.
O others' plates with grief surveyed.
P for a large piece begged and prayed.
Q quarrelled for the topmost slice.
R rubbed his hands and said “it's nice".
S silent sat,
and simply looked.
and said, it's nicely cooked!
U understood the fruit was cherry.
V vanished when they all got merry.
W wished there'd been a quince in.
X here explained,
he'd need convincing.
Y said, I'll eat,
and yield to none.
Z, like a zany,
said he'd done.
While ampersand purloined the dish,
And for another pie did wish.
See also the "Apple Pie ABC short version" here.