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Johny Johny Nursery Poem

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"Johny Johny Yes Papa" is an English-language nursery rhyme. The song is about a child, Johny, who is caught by his father eating sugar when he is not supposed to. Versions of this song comprising more than one verse usually continue with variations on this theme.

Johny Johny Nursery Rhyme for Kids With Lyrics

Johny, Johny,
Yes, Papa?

Eating sugar?
No, Papa.

Telling lies?
No, Papa.

Open your mouth,
ha-ha-ha!

History of Johny Johny Poem:


A 1989 book by the American scholar and professor Francelia Butler records the nursery rhyme being told in Kenya in 1980.  According to Vinoth Chandar, the CEO of ChuChu TV, it was already old enough to have been in the public domain in India by 2018, indicating that it would have been at least 60 years old (per Indian copyright law); Chandar wrote in 2018 that he "used to hear it" as a child and that elderly people would also have listened to it as children

"Johny Johny" is a popular nursery rhyme originating from the oral tradition of children's songs. Its catchy melody and simple lyrics have made it a favourite among young learners, especially in English-speaking countries. While the exact origin of the poem is uncertain, it gained widespread popularity with the advent of digital media and online platforms, becoming a viral sensation on the internet.

The charm of "Johny Johny" lies in its relatable storyline, depicting a playful interaction between a parent and a child. Its repetitive structure and engaging rhythm make it an ideal choice for early education, helping children develop language skills and rhythm awareness.

In recent years, various versions and adaptations of the rhyme have emerged, reflecting its adaptability and enduring appeal. From animated videos to interactive apps, "Johny Johny" has become a part of modern children's entertainment, retaining its nostalgic charm while embracing contemporary mediums.

As children chant along to the delightful tune of "Johny Johny," they not only enjoy a musical experience but also enhance their language development and rhythmic abilities. This endearing nursery rhyme continues to bring smiles to faces, making it a cherished piece of childhood culture cherished by families around the world.

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