Eensy Weensy Spider
Piano Sheet Music for Beginners

Eensy Weensy Spider is a cute nursery rhyme lots of kids know! (Sometimes it is called "Itsy Bitsy Spider," and "Incy Wincy Spider.")

Download this free piano sheet music for beginners to print in the key of C.

A lead sheet version with letters in the notes

Piano lead sheet music Eensy Weensy Spider

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A couple of the usual notes are left out of that lead sheet arrangement with the lettered notes, but your students (or small grandchildren) won't mind a bit!  If they are at the stage where they are still leaving a few of the fast notes out of Jingle Bells, then they won't notice that the word "the" is missing from Eensy Weensy.

Songs they already know are good choices

It's fun for kids to play songs on the piano with which they are familiar, and even more fun to play and sing this song for their little brothers or sisters.  

In the following video of "The Eensy Weensy Spider" you see that the song is also known as "The Itsy Bitsy Spider"...

A shared hands version

The easy arrangement below features just the melody alone, and the harder version farther down the page adds I and V7 chords.

Nursery rhyme Eensy Weensy Spider free piano sheet music for beginners

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The melody of Eensy Weensy Spider fits right into the five fingers (plus one left hand finger), so there is no need to shift the hands.

How about a version with chords?

If your student easily conquers the melody of Eensy Weensy Spider, ask them if they'd like a fancier version.

The harder arrangement, below, adds I and V7 chords (a tiny, two-note V7 chord that I call a "pinch" chord, since it uses the fingers we pinch with - call it "the PINCH chord," and students will never forget!)

After kids have learned the basic melody, adding left hand chords is not very hard, provided that they have experience using chords.

The Spider Song Eensy Weensy Spider with chords for piano

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Therefore, Mary Had a Little Lamb with two hands should be well in hand before they try Eensy Weensy Spider piano sheet music for beginners with chords.  

It uses the same 2 chords as this song; C and the G pinch chord, so it is good practice for hands together work.

Here is a cute re-do of the story of the poor wet little spider:


I hope your students have fun with this easy beginner song piano sheet music!




The links for the piano music:



Download Eensy Weensy lead sheet with alphanotes



Download piano sheet music for beginners Eensy Weensy Spider 



Download Eensy Weensy Spider with left hand chords 



More 5-finger songs at Music-for-Music-Teachers:

Boil'em Cabbage Down - only 4 notes, and lots of repeated notes, with energy!


Cat Came Back (easiest version) - with fun-to-sing lyrics, many verses!


Eensie Weensie Spider - check out the lead sheet version, which stays with just 5 notes


Erie Canal - Part I has only 5 notes, but is a satisfying introduction to this song


Fuzzy Wuzzy - cute and short!


Go Tell Aunt Rhody


God is So Good - a sweet melody with sweet words


Jingle Bells - every child knows this one


Mary Had a Little Lamb - a song with many uses!


Ode to Joy, the famous tune by Beethoven


Pizza Please (Hot Cross Buns) - 3 notes, arranged for each hand


Sharks (3 notes, for left hand) - this is like the Jaws theme song


Snake Charmer - with fun lyrics and a mysterious minor melody


Tarantelle - the spider dance, with silly lyrics about tarantulas


When the Saints Go Marching In - with several arrangements!








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Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

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