Nursery rhymes with lyrics and music.

For Want of a Nail

Nursery Rhyme For Want of a Nail (The Shoe Was Lost) with Lyrics and Music

For Want of a Nail - Nursery rhyme - Music, tune and lyrics

Can you remember the nursery rhyme "For Want of a Nail"? This nursery rhyme dates all the way back to the 14th century, and it has been used in generations - in both UK and US.

The lyrics are quite weird, but this is a piece of cultural heritage, so make sure to sing it with your kids!

Don't you remember the For Want of a Nail tune? No problem at all! You can listen to "For Want of a Nail" at the bottom of this page. Lucky for you...

For Want of a Nail - Lyrics
For want of a nail the shoe was lost
For want of a shoe the horse was lost
For want of a horse the rider was lost
For want of a rider the battle was lost
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail
For Want of a Nail Tune/Music

Let's sing For Want of a Nail! Come on, sing it loud! :)

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