Little Spider

Little Spider

The origins of the nursery rhyme “Itsy Bitsy Spider” can be traced back to early 20th-century America. The song is believed to have originated in the United States and has since become a popular children’s rhyme with a catchy melody. The lyrics tell the story of a determined little spider who climbs up a waterspout despite facing various challenges, only to be washed down by the rain. The resilient spider then starts all over again, showcasing a simple yet engaging narrative that captivates young audiences.

The song’s popularity grew over the years, and it became a staple in children’s music and storytelling. The repetitive and easy-to-remember lyrics make it a favorite among parents and educators for teaching young children about perseverance and resilience. While the exact origins and authorship of the song remain somewhat unclear, “Itsy Bitsy Spider” has become a timeless piece of childhood folklore, passed down through generations as an integral part of early learning and entertainment for young children around the world.

This improvisation was recorded on March 3, 2007.


The itsy bitsy spider crawled up the water spout.
Down came the rain, and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain,
and the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.

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