Nursery rhymes without copyrights & with copyrights


Little girl listening to music with a rabbit and showing nursery rhymes without copyrights

Hey there, fellow nursery rhyme enthusiasts! 🌼 Today, I'm absolutely thrilled to take you on a whimsical journey through the world of timeless classics, those charming nursery rhymes that have captured the hearts of generations. πŸ™Œ

What is the difference between public domain nursery rhymes and copyrighted nursery rhymes?

🌟 So, like, have you ever wondered about the big difference between public domain nursery rhymes and those that are all copyrighted? Well, it's kind of a big deal, and it's super interesting! 😊🎢

Public domain nursery rhymes are basically the free birds of the nursery rhyme world. πŸ¦‹ They aren't protected by copyright, which means anyone can use them without asking for permission from some copyright holder person. 🎩 On the flip side, copyrighted nursery rhymes are like, "Hold up, you need permission, sweetie!" πŸ™…‍♀️πŸ“œ

In the United States, things get even more interesting! Copyright protection for a work expires 70 years after the author's last breath (metaphorically speaking).πŸ’¨ So, if a nursery rhyme was published before 1923, it's now totally in the public domain, free to roam and be sung by all the little stars. 🌠🎀 But wait, there's more! If a nursery rhyme was published without anyone knowing who the author was or under a secret identity (like a nursery rhyme superhero!), copyright protection lasts for 95 years after it first saw the light of day. 🦸‍♂️πŸŒ„
Now, here's the twist: Copyright rules can be like totally different from country to country. In some places, they can keep their nursery rhymes under lock and key for up to 120 years! πŸ—️🌏 So, if you're planning to use a nursery rhyme in a way that might, like, bother the copyright holder, it's a good idea to check the copyright status, you know, just to stay out of trouble. πŸ•΅️‍♀️πŸ“š

Here are some examples of public-domain nursery rhymes you can go wild with: πŸŽ‰
- Baa, baa, black sheep πŸ‘
- Hey Diddle Diddle πŸ„πŸŒ™
- Humpty Dumpty πŸ₯š
- Jack and Jill πŸ‘«πŸž️
- Little Miss Muffet πŸ•·️
- London Bridge is falling down 🏰
- Mary Had a Little Lamb πŸ‘
- Twinkle, twinkle, little star 🌟
- Ring around the rosie 🌹
- Old MacDonald had a farm 🚜
- The Wheels on the Bus 🚌

And here are some examples of those mysterious copyrighted nursery rhymes: 🀫
- The Cat in the Hat 🎩🐱
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar πŸ›πŸ“–
- Goodnight Moon πŸŒ™πŸ“š
- Where the Wild Things Are πŸŒΏπŸ‘‘
- The Giving Tree 🌳🎁
- The Little Engine That Could πŸš‚πŸ›€️
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit πŸ°πŸ“œ
- The Snowy Day ❄️☃️
- Corduroy 🐻🧦
- Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type πŸ„πŸ“ƒ
- The Paper Bag Princess πŸ‘‘πŸ‘œ

Before, I've written a post about copyrights of nursery rhymes. So that you can easily know all the information before getting into the YouTube kid's music business.

It's better to read about what nursery rhymes are in the public domain.

Here are 79 plus nursery rhymes without copyrights:

  • A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  • All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
  • Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
  • Cobbler, Cobbler, Mend My Shoe
  • Diddle Diddle Dumpling
  • Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe
  • Fiddle-De-Dee
  • Five Little Monkeys
  • Goosey, Goosey, Gander
  • Hey Diddle Diddle
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
  • Jack and Jill
  • Little Miss Muffet
  • London Bridge Is Falling Down
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Old King Cole
  • Old MacDonald Had a Farm
  • One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
  • Peter, Peter, Pumpkin-Eater
  • Polly Put the Kettle On
  • Ring Around the Rosie
  • Rock-a-Bye Baby
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • Teddy Bears' Picnic
  • This Little Piggy
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
  • Upon the Stairs
  • Wheels on the Bus
  • Yankee Doodle
  • Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • The Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • The Muffin Man
  • The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
  • Three Blind Mice
  • Three Little Kittens
  • Twelve Days of Christmas
  • What Are Little Boys Made Of?
  • What Are Little Girls Made Of?
  • Who Killed Cock Robin?
  • Willaby Wallaby Waddle
  • Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
  • I'm a Little Teapot
  • The Cat and the Fiddle
  • The Crooked Man
  • The Farmer in the Dell
  • The Grand Old Duke of York
  • The Ladybird
  • The Lion and the Unicorn
  • The Man in the Moon
  • The North Wind Doth Blow
  • The Queen of Hearts
  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • The Three Wise Men
  • The Wheels on the Bus
  • This Old Man
  • Timothy
  • To Market, to Market
  • Upon My Head I Wear a Hat
  • Wee Willie Winkie
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Where Is Thumbkin?
  • Willie Winkie
  • Yankee Doodle
  • A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go
  • A Fly Went Out One Fine Day
  • A Farmer Went Trotting
  • A Hunting We Will Go
  • A Sailor Went to Sea
  • A Tisket, A Tasket
  • A Wee Little Man
  • All around the Mulberry Bush
  • All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
  • All the Pretty Little Horses

List of some of the most famous nursery rhymes that are still
under copyright in the United States.

  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
  • The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
  • The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Let's check out what is the importance of the copyrights on nursery rhymes.

πŸ‘§πŸ“✨ The importance of copyrights on nursery rhymes varies depending on the 
specific rhyme. For some rhymes, the copyright may be important to protect the 
original creator's work and ensure that they are compensated for their efforts. 
πŸ’°πŸ’‘ For other rhymes, the copyright may be less important, as they may be 
considered to be in the public domain. πŸŒπŸ”“

πŸ“šπŸŽ­πŸŽΆ In general, copyrights protect original works of authorship, including 
literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works. Nursery rhymes can be considered 
literary works, and so they are eligible for copyright protection. πŸ“–πŸ’« However, 
not all nursery rhymes are copyrighted. Some rhymes may have been created 
before copyright law existed, and so they are in the public domain. πŸ•°️πŸ†“ Other 
rhymes may have been created by anonymous authors, and so they are also in 
the public domain. πŸ”

πŸ‘©‍⚖️πŸ–‹️ The copyright holder of a nursery rhyme has the exclusive right to reproduce,
distribute, perform, display, and create derivative works of the rhyme. This means 
that the copyright holder must give permission for anyone else to do these things
 with the rhyme. 🚫✍️ If someone violates the copyright, the copyright holder 
can sue them for copyright infringement. ⚖️πŸ’₯

πŸ’–πŸŒŸ The importance of copyrights on nursery rhymes can be seen in a few 
different ways. First, copyrights can help to protect the original creator's work. 
When someone creates a nursery rhyme, they put a lot of time and effort into it. 
Copyrights can help to ensure that they are compensated for their work. πŸ’ͺπŸ’°

✌️πŸ’‘ Second, copyrights can help to prevent unauthorized use of nursery rhymes.
 Without copyright protection, anyone could simply copy and paste a nursery 
rhyme without giving the original creator any credit. Copyrights can help to 
prevent this from happening. πŸ“

🌈🎨 Third, copyrights can help to promote creativity. When people know that
 their work is protected by copyright, they are more likely to be creative and 
produce new works. This is because they know that they will be rewarded for their 
efforts. πŸŽ¨πŸ’‘

🌟✨ Overall, the importance of copyrights on nursery rhymes varies depending on
 the specific rhyme. However, in general, copyrights can help to protect the original 
creator's work, prevent unauthorized use, and promote creativity. πŸŒŸπŸ“šπŸ‘©‍🎨
(Source: Google)

Thank you for joining me on this delightful journey, and may your days be filled with

the joyful sounds of nursery rhymes without copyrights. πŸŽΆπŸ“š✨

Until next time, keep rhyming, keep smiling, and keep spreading the magic! 🌟😊

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