Wheels on the Bus – Music Sheet, Chords and Lyrics

wheels on the busThe wheels on the bus is a very popular children’s song originally created in the United Kingdom and today very popular in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. This song is also pretty known in many other countries and there are even translations of it in German or French for example. Originally, the song is based on the traditional British song Here we go Round the Mulberry Bush.  It’s not completely proven who was the person who wrote the song and especially when. However, often Verna Hills is referred as the author and it has been published first in 1939. So, in terms of nursery rhymes it’s still a pretty recent one compared to other ones like Brother John, Mary had a little lamb or Baa Baa Black Sheep.

The intention of the song was to keep kids amused while they ride the bus. It’s very easy song for kids to learn because it has a repetitive rhyme as well as a cyclically structure.

Chords and Lyrics for Wheels on the Bus

The nursery rhyme The Wheels on the Bus is a really nice song to play on the guitar. It’s pretty easy because you only need two basic chords, D and A.

DThe wheels on the bus go
rAound and round,
round and round,
round and round.
DThe wheels on the bus go
round and round,
Aall around the tDown.


2. The wipers on the bus go
swish, swish, swish,
swish, swish, swish,
swish, swish, swish.
The wipers on the bus go
swish, swish, swish,
all around the town.

3. The driver on the bus goes
“Move on back”,
“Move on back”,
“Move on back”.
The driver on the bus goes
“Move on back”,
all around the town.

4. The people on the bus go
up and down,
up and down,
up and down.
The people on the bus go
up and down,
all around the town.


5. The horn on the bus goes
beep, beep, beep,
beep, beep, beep,
beep, beep, beep.
The horn on the bus goes
beep, beep, beep,
all around the town.

6. The baby on the bus goes
“whaa, whaa, whaa”,
“whaa, whaa, whaa”,
“whaa, whaa, whaa”.
The baby on the bus goes
‘whaa whaa whaa”,
all around the town.

7. The parents on the bus go
“shh, shh, shh”,
“shh, shh, shh”,
“shh, shh, shh”.
The parents on the bus go
‘shh, shh, shh’,
all around the town.

Music Sheet and Tabs for Wheels on the Bus

Once you master the chord version of the nursery rhyme, you can move forward learning the fingerpicked version. Therefore, you can either use the tabs or music sheet if you know how to read musics. Reading music for those simple songs is in general not difficult and quite easy to learn. The PDF download is coming very soon.

Printables for Wheels on the Bus

Make your guitar lessons and playing more fun for kids! The Ebook Easy Guitar Songs For Kids features printables of the song Wheels on the Bus.

wheels on the bus guitar

Learn another easy nursery rhyme:

ABC Song
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Brother John
Five little Ducks
Happy Birthday
Humpty Dumpty
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Mary had a little Lamb
Old MacDonald had a Farm
Row row row your Boat
Twinkle twinkle little Star
Yankee Doodle