Mother Goose Rhymes Beginning with Letter D

Share these 8 Mother Goose rhymes that begin with the letter D with a beginning reader. The rhymes will help them associate the letter D with the sound it makes.

Daffy-Down-Dilly

Daffy-Down-Dilly Illustration

Illustration by Kate Greenaway

Daffy-Down-Dilly is new come to town,
With a petticoat green and a bright yellow gown.

Dance to Your Daddy

Dance to Your Daddy Illustration

Illustration from 'Real Mother Goose Junior Edition'

Dance to your daddy,
My little babby,
Dance to your daddy,
My little lamb.

You shall have a fishy
In a little dishy;
You shall have a fishy
When the boat comes in.

Diddle, Diddle Dumpling

Diddle, Diddle Dumpling Illustration

Illustration by Blanche Fisher Wright

Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John,
Went to bed with his breeches on,
One stocking off, and one stocking on;
Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John.

Dickory Dickory Dock

Dickory, Dickory, Dock Illustration

Dickory, dickory, dock!
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Dickory, dickory, dock!

A Dillar, A Dollar

A Dillar, A Dollar

Illustration by Blanche Fisher Wright

A dillar, a dollar
A ten-o’clock scholar,
What makes you come so soon?
You used to come at ten o’clock,
But now you come at noon.

Diddle-Y-Diddle-Y-Dumpty

Diddle-Y-Diddle-Y-Dumpty Illustration

Illustration by Kate Greenaway

Diddle-y-diddle-y dumpty,
The cat run up the plum tree,
Have a crown to fetch her down,
Diddle-y-diddle-y-dumpty.

The Donkey

The Donkey Illustration

Illustration from 'Gems from Mother Goose'

Donkey, donkey, old and grey,
Open your mouth to gently bray;
Lift your ears and blow your horn,
To wake the world this sleepy morn.

The Dusty Miller

The Dusty Miller Illustration

Illustration by Blanche Fisher Wright

Margaret wrote a letter,
Sealed it with her finger,
Threw it in the dam
For the dusty miller.

Dusty was his coat,
Dusty was the siller,
Dusty was the kiss
I’d from the dusty miller.

If I had my pockets
Full of gold and siller,
I would give it all
To my dusty miller.

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