During Get-Together at CDC, the teachers love to sing songs and tell stories to the children.  Each teacher has different characters that they usually talk about and different songs that they like to sing.  We often get asked about the lyrics to our songs.  So, here are the lyrics (and motions) to some of the more unusual songs that many children go home singing.  If the song your child is singing isn’t here, please let a teacher know and we can post it!

Sing away!!

Good Morning

Good morning, Good Morning,

Good Morning to you

Good Morning, Good Morning

And how do you do?

 

A Sailor went to Sea

A sailor went to sea sea sea
To see what he could see see see
But all that he could see see see
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea sea sea

 

Additional verses: Substitute “See See See” with “knee knee knee” or Timbuktu)

Swimming (variations for repeats:  Big, Small, Fast, Slow, Hum, No Sound)

Swimming, swimming, in the swimming pool
When days are Hot, and days are cold, in the swimming pool
Breast stroke, side stroke, fancy diving, too
Now Don't you wish you didn’t have anything else to do, BUT… Repeat)

 

Doughnut Song

[10] little donuts in the bakery shop

Round and fat with sprinkles on top

Along came [André] with his penny one day

[He] bought that donut and took it away

 

Sally (or Alice) the Camel

Alice the camel has five humps.
Alice the camel has five humps.
Alice the camel has five humps.
So ride, Alice, ride.
Boom, boom, boom, boom!

Alice the camel has four humps.
Alice the camel has four humps.
Alice the camel has four humps.
So ride, Alice, ride.
Boom, boom, boom, boom!

Alice the camel has three humps.
Alice the camel has three humps.
Alice the camel has three humps.
So ride, Alice, ride.
Boom, boom, boom, boom!

Alice the camel has two humps.
Alice the camel has two humps.
Alice the camel has two humps.
So ride, Alice, ride.
Boom, boom, boom, boom!

Alice the camel has one hump.
Alice the camel has one hump.
Alice the camel has one hump.
So ride, Alice, ride.
Boom, boom, boom, boom!

Alice the camel has no humps.
Alice the camel has no humps.
Alice the camel has no humps.
‘Cause Alice is a horse, of course.

 

 

Miss Sue

Miss Sue, Miss Sue, Miss Sue from Alabama, Nebraska, Alaska. Sitting in her rocker, 
Eating Betty Crocker, 
Watching the clock go 
Tick-tock, tick-tock banana rock. 
A B C D E F G, 
Wipe those crumbs right off of me

Moonshine, Moonshine

Monster scream (or mousie squeak)

 

 

Two Little Blackbirds

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack, and one named Jill
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill
Come back Jack, come back Jill

Two little blackbirds sitting on a cloud
One named soft, and one named loud
fly away soft, fly away loud
come back soft, come back loud


Mother Gooney Bird

mother gooney bird, had seven chicks,
seven chicks had mother gooney bird
they couldn’t walk and they couldn’t talk
but they could all go like this (flap your arms)

mother gooney bird, had seven chicks,
seven chicks had mother gooney bird
they couldn’t walk and they couldn’t talk
but they could all go like this (flap your arms and march)

mother gooney bird, had seven chicks,
seven chicks had mother gooney bird
they couldn’t walk and they couldn’t talk
but they could all go like this (flap your arms, march, nod your head)

mother gooney bird, had seven chicks,
seven chicks had mother gooney bird
they couldn’t walk and they couldn’t talk
but they could all go like this (flap your arms, march, nod your head,
turn around)

mother gooney bird, had seven chicks,
seven chicks had mother gooney bird
they couldn’t walk and they couldn’t talk
but they could all go like this (sit down)


Sticky Bubble Gum

Sticky sticky sticky bubble gum
bubble gum, bubble gum
sticky sticky sticky bubble gum
stuck to my…. (have child name a body part, “stick” hands to that body
part)
Oh no…. stuck, pull!!


The Grand Ole Duke of York

(Marching) The grand ole duke of york
he had ten thousand men
he marched them up to the top of the hill (march on tip toes)
and then down again (squat down and march)
and when they’re up they’re up (pop up and march)
and when they’re down they’re down (squat down and march)
but when they’re only halfway up (march bent over)
they’re neither up nor down (march up and then squat down)


We’re Going to Kentucky

We’re going to kentucky
we’re going to the fair
to see the senoritas
with flowers in their hair
oh shake it baby shake it
shake it all you can
shake it like a milkshake
and drink it if you can
glub glub glub
rumble to the bottom
rumble to the top
now turn around and turn around
and turn until you stop

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Opera, underwater)

 

ABCs (underwater)

 

My Bonnie (for each “B” sound alternate bending knees and standing up)

My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
my Bonnie lies over the sea,
My Bonnie lies over the ocean, 
O bring back my Bonnie to me.

Chorus:
Bring back, bring back, O bring back my Bonnie to me, to me:
Bring back, bring back, O bring back my Bonnie to me.

 

5 little Ducks

Five little ducks went out to play
Over the hills and far away
Mama duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack,”
but only four little ducks came running back…

Four little ducks went out to play
Over the hills and far away
Mama duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack,”
but only three little ducks came running back…

Three little ducks went out to play
Over the hills and far away
Mama duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack,”
but only two little ducks came running back…

Two little ducks went out to play
Over the hills and far away
Mama duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack,”
but only one little duck came running back…

One little duck went out to play
Over the hills and far away
Mama duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack,”
but no little ducks came running back…

No little ducks went out to play
Over the hills and far away
Papa duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack,”
and all five ducks came running back.

5 Little monkeys

Five little monkeys swinging in the tree
teasing Mr. Alligator can’t catch me….can’t catch me
along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be
and snapped that monkey out that tree

 

Repeat for 4, 3, 2

One little monkeys swinging in the tree
teasing Mr. Alligator can’t catch me….can’t catch me
along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be
and … missed me missed me now you have to kiss me

5 little hotdogs

Five little hotdogs frying in the pan.  
The grease got hot, and one went BAM! 
Four little hotdogs…   
Three…        
Two…          
One…      
No little hotdogs frying in the pan.
The pan got hot and it went BAM!

 

Peanut

A Peanut sat on a railroad track, (wiggle index finger)

it’s heart was all a flutter (both hands mimic beating heart on chest)

Along came a choo-choo train, AND… (hands snake back and forth)

whoops PEANUT BUTTER (clap hands together)

 

The Octopus Song:

Slippery Fish, Slippery Fish, Swimming through the water

Slippery Fish, Slippery Fish

Gulp, Gulp, Gulp

Oh No, he was eaten by a Tuna Fish

 

Tuna Fish, Tuna Fish, Swimming through the water

Tuna Fish, Tuna Fish

Gulp, Gulp, Gulp

Oh No, he was eaten by a Octopus

 

Octopus, Octopus, Swimming through the water

Octopus, Octopus

Gulp, Gulp, Gulp

Oh No, he was eaten by a Great White Shark

 

Great White Shark, Great White Shark, Swimming through the water

Great White Shark, Great White Shark

Gulp, Gulp, Gulp

Oh No, he was eaten by a Humongous Whale

 

Humongous Whale, Humongous Whale, Swimming through the water

Humongous Whale, Humongous Whale

Gulp, Gulp, Gulp

Oh No, he has a tummy ache,

Tummy Ache, Tummy Ache

(Pretend Burp)

Excuse Me!

Three Bears:

(To keep the beat, slap your knees and clap your hands and repeat throughout the whole song).

Once upon a time in a nursery rhyme, there were three bears.

One was a papa bear, one was a momma bear, and one was a wee-bear.

They all went a walkin’ in the deep forest talkin

when along came the girl, with the long golden hair

she knocked on the door, no one was there.

So she walked in an had herself a ball

just rocking and sleeping and eating and all
In came those three bears,
(deep voice)
Someone’s been eating my porridge said the papa bear, said the papa bear.
(high pitched voice)
Someone’s been eating my porridge said the mamma bear, said the mamma bear
Hey bob a rebear, said the little wee-bear,
(slap knees with emphasis)
My porridge is gone!
Somone’s been sitting in my chair said the papa bear, said the papa bear.
Someone’s been sitting in my chair said the mamma bear, said the mamma bear.
Hey Bob a rebear, said the little wee-bear, MY chair is broken!
Someone’s been sleeping in my bed said the papa bear, said the papa bear.
Someone’s been sleeping in my bed said the mamma bear, said the mamma bear.
Hey Bob a rebear, said the little wee-bear, SOMEONES IN MY BED!

Well Goldilocks woke up, and broke up the story, and beat it out of there. (stop clapping and wave with each bye)
Bye, Bye, Bye said the papa bear.
Bye, Bye, Bye said the mamma bear.
Hey Bob a rebear, said the little wee-bear,
and so goes the story of the three little bears! Yeah!

 

Peanut Butter

(Tune: “Allouette”)

Peanut butter, we like peanut butter. (Clap hands and march to the beat.)

Peanut butter, that’s what we like best.

 

Do you like it on your head? (Point to head.)

Yes, we like it on our head.

On your head?

On our head.

Ohhhhhh. (Hands on cheeks and shake head.)

Repeat and insert the following  phrases:

Do you like it on your shirt… (Point to shirt.)

Do you like it on your pants… (Point to legs.)

Do you like it on your socks… (Point to socks.)

Do you like it on your shoes… (Point to shoes.)

On your underwear? (Hide eyes.)

 

The Yucky Song

I went into the kitchen to get something to eat

I made my sister a sandwich- it was a most delicious treat

It was peanut butter and jelly- a sice of bread or two

But- the best part of the sandwich was

A little piece of …. Worm!! Ohh!

 

Chorus*

YUCKY YUCKY YUCKY YUCKY YUCKY YUCKY OOH

YUCKY YUCKY YUCKY YUCKY YUCKY YUCKY OOH

 

I went into the kitchen to get something to eat

I made my sister some ice cream- it was a most delicious treat

It was strawberry vanilla- lots of sprinkles too

But- the best part of the ice cream was

A little piece of …. caterpillar!! Ohh!

 

Chorus*

 

I went into the kitchen to get something to eat

I made my mom a birthday cake- it was a most delicious treat

It was chocolate with frosting- birthday candles too

But- the best part of the cake was

A little piece of …. spider!! Ohh!

 

STARS AT NIGHT

 

The stars at night go twink-a-link-a-link

A way up in the sky

The moon at night goes blink-a-blink-a-blink

It shines right in my eye

The skunk at night goes stink-a-link-a-link

I hope he passes by

Oh twink-a-link-a-link

Oh blink-a-blink-a-blink

Oh stink-a-link-a-link

Oh My

 

If you are wondering what the tune may be you can also try to find them on youtube.com!  Best of luck and happy singing!!

 

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