# The Oldest Nursery Rhymes

We looked for the oldest Nursery Rhymes, where we could find a reliable date of first publication or documented use. The majority of old Nursery Rhymes we found were from England, though the top place went to the French classic - 'Sur le Pont d'Avignon'.

Rank Year Country Nursery Rhyme
1. 1400s France Sur le Pont d'Avignon
2. 1500s England Foxy's Hole
3. 1580 England Ding Dong Bell
4. 1605 Britain If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride
5. 1609 England Three Blind Mice
6. 1611 England Frog Went A-Courting
7. 1611 England To Market, to Market
8. 1639 England Jack Sprat
9. 1642 England Oh, The Grand Old Duke of York
10. 1656 Britain Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
11. 1672 England A Was an Apple Pie
12. 1679 USA The More We Get Together
13. 1680 England I Do Not Like Thee, Doctor Fell
14. 1695 England Tinker, Tailor
15. 1698 England Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake, Baker's Man