The itsy bitsy spider


The Itsy-Bitsy spider (scroll down for the scores and Russian lyrics)

The Itsy-Bitsy spider went up the water spout
down came the rain and washed the spider out
up came the sun and dried up all the rain
and the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again



Вверх по водостоку паучок ползёт
Вдруг он вниз скатился, это дождик льёт.
Cолнышко вышло и стало пригревать,
И вверх по водостоку ползет паук опять.

Music score


  1. Hello there! We love your translation of English nursery rhymes! My (Russian) husband and I (American) have this dilemma to teach our 20 month old songs from each culture. Thanks for your help! My husband has a Russian translation of Old McDonald had a farm if you are interested. :)

    1. Please may I see the Old McDonald Russian version - I am teaching English to 3 year olds in Moscow. My email is
      Thank you

  2. Thank you! It's nice to know that somebody is reading and using them. I'm certainly interested in new translations. You can send it to inna.kouper at

  3. Hi there
    I was looking for translations of nursery rhymes into Russian and came across your blog. Than you so much. I love your versions of itsy bitsy spider, row row your boat, and ring around the rosey. I bought books in English with these nursery rhymes and needed a good translation.
    Thanks a lot for your blog. Very helpful.
    P.S. You could probably post Marshak's version of Bah bah black sheep and Humty Dumpty as well.