Threw it Out the Window


(Folk song)

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider and sat down beside her,
And she threw it out the window, the window, the second story window.
Along came a spider and sat down beside her
And she threw it out the window!

Now, of course, we don’t advocate violence, so we want to stress that all of these stories are silly and not true. It also helps to throw inanimate objects (or bugs, in my opinion) out the window instead of people.

Ideas for other nursery rhymes to sing:

Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard
To feed her poor dog a bone.
And when she got there, her cupboard was bare…
So she threw it out the window…

The three little kittens lost their mittens and didn’t know where to find them.
“Oh Mother dear, see here, see here,
We threw them out the window…”

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
They threw him out the window… (Though the poem doesn’t say so, Humpty Dumpty is usually illustrated as an egg, not a real person.)

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water,
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And threw it out the window…

Mary Had a Little Lamb, its fleece is white as snow,
And everywhere that Mary went,
She threw him out the window… (Of course, you wouldn’t want to hurt a real lamb by throwing him out a second-story window, but maybe you can pretend it’s a stuffed animal?)

Old King Cole was a merry old soul,
And a merry old soul was he.
He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl,
And he threw them out the window…

Little Jack Horner sat in a corner
Eating his Christmas pie.
He put in his thumb and pulled out a plum,
And threw it out the window…

Lucy Locket lost her pocket,
Kitty Fisher found it.
Not a penny was there in it,
So she threw it out the window…

See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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1 thought on “Threw it Out the Window”

  1. Brittany De Laruelle

    I am also particularly fond of this song. I normally use it during my camp fire song week at the end of the school year, since I originally heard this song at a camp I went to as a girl. The kids get a real kick out of it. 🙂

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