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Charlotte Bleh’s Collection of Favourite  Nursery  Rhymes, Poems and Prose Book
Singing Songs


  

Times and Rhymes for Singing Songs

Sing!
Sing a Song.
Sing out loud,
Sing out strong.
Sing of good things, not bad.
Sing of happy, not sad.
Sing!
Sing a song.
Make it simple to last your whole life long.
Don’t worry that it’s not good enough for anyone else to hear.
Sing!
Sing a song!

***

I’m a little acorn, small and round,
Lying on the cold, cold ground.
People come and step on me.
That why I’m so cracked, you see.
I’m a nut!
Tch, tch,
I’m a nut!
Tch, Tch,
I’m a nut!
Tch, Tch,
I’m a nut!
Tch, Tch.

***

Seven little monkeys
Jumping on the bed.
One fell off and broke his head.
Momma called the doctor,
And the doctor said,
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed.”

***

Ten in the bed,
And the little one said,
“Roll over! Roll over!”
So, they all rolled over
And one fell out . . .

***

Be kind to your web footed friends,
For a duck may be somebody’s mother . . .

***

Great green globs of greasy grimy gopher guts,
Mutilated monkey’s meat,
Little birdy’s dirty feet,
Great green globs of greasy grimy gopher guts,
And me without a spoon!

***

There’s a worm at the bottom of the garden,
And his name is wiggly woo.

(I taught the children to sing this in normal English, Broad Dundee, and “Toffy Nose.”
We had fun singing it as adults when we went to Scotland!)

***

There was a man (Now please take note)
There was a man
Who had a goat
He loved that goat
Just like a kid!

One day that goat
Was feeling fine –
Ate three red shirts
Right off the line.
His master came
And beat his back
And tied him to
The railroad track.
The whistle blew (too, too, too, too)
The train drew nigh.
The poor goat knew
That he must die.
He gave three shrieks  (eek, eek, eek, eek)
Of mortal pain,
Coughed up the shirts
And flagged the train.

***

Found a peanut, found a peanut,
Found a peanut last night.
Last night I found a peanut,
Found a peanut last night.

Broke it open, broke it open,
Broke it open last night. 

Found it rotten, found it rotten,
Found it rotten last night. 

Ate it anyway, ate it anyway,
Ate it anyway last night.

Got a tummyache, got a tummyache,
Got a tummyache last night.

Called the doctor, called the doctor,
Called the doctor last night.

Appendicitis, appendicitis,
Appendicitis last night. 

An operation, an operation,
An operation last night. 

Died anyway, died anyway,
Died anyway last night. 

Went to heaven, went to heaven,
Went to heaven last night. 

Wouldn’t take me, wouldn’t take me,
Wouldn’t take me last night. 

Went the other way, went the other way,
Went the other way last night. 

Found it all a dream, found it all a dream,
Found it all a dream last night. 

Found a peanut, found a peanut,
Found a peanut last night.

***

Nobody likes me.
Everybody hates me.
Guess I’ll go eat worms.
Big, fat, juicy ones.
Tiny, little squiggly ones.
Watch them wiggle and squirm.
Bite their heads off.
Suck their guts out.
Throw their skins away.
I don’t see how bird
Can live on worms
Three times a day!

***

There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea.
There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea.
There’s a hole, there’s a hole,
There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea.

(There’s a hole;  There’s a log;  There’s a bump;  There’s a frog;  There’s a wart;  There’s a hair;    Theres’s a fly;  There’s a speck;   . . .)

There’s a speck on the fly on the hair on the wart on the frog on the bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea.

There’s a speck on the fly on the hair on the wart on the frog on the bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea.

There’s a speck, there’s a speck,

There’s a speck on the fly on the hair on the wart on the frog on the bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea.

***

There’s a hole in my bucket, Dear John, Dear John.
There’s a hole in my bucket, Dear John.
Then fix it, Dear Liza, Dear Liza, Dear Liza,
Then fix it, Dear Liza, Dear Liza,
Fix it.

With what shall I fix it, Dear John, Dear John?
With what shall I fix it, Dear John, Dear John?
(With a ……
I don’t have a …….
Then . . . )

***

(Ten) Green Bottles
Hanging on the wall,
If one green bottle
Should accidentally fall
There’ll be (nine) green bottles
Hanging on the wall …

(Apparently, in America it’s “Ninetynine bottles of beer on the wall ..”)

***

Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood,
In your neighborhood, In your neighborhood?
Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood,
The people that you meet each day?

***

Rubber Duckie, you’re the one,
You make bathtime lots of fun,
Rubber Duckie, I’m awfully fond of you.

Rubber Duckie, joy of joys,
When I squeeze you, you make noise,
Rubber Duckie, you’re my very best friend it’s true.

***

Oh, I’m going for a ride,
I’m gonna sit behind the wheel,
Gonna drive along the road,
Oh, how happy I will feel!
And I’m gonna toot my horn,
Gonna travel near and far,
“Cause I’m going for a ride,
Goin’ ridin’ in my car.

***

Rub your tummy, just like this.
Rub it all day long.
Rub your tummy, rub it hard,
While we sing our song.

Pat your head, just like this,
Pat it all day long.
Pat your head, but not too hard,
And sing our silly song.

Rub your tummy.
Pat your head.
Play and sing along.

***

One finger, one thumb keep moving, (Beat time both hands with thumb and foreginger)
One finger, one thumb keep moving,
One finger, one thumb keep moving
And we’ll all be merry and bright.

One finger, one thumb, one arm keep moving,
One finger, one thumb, one arm keep moving,
One finger, one thumb, one arm keep moving
And we’ll all be merry and bright.

One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg keep moving,
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg keep moving,
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg keep moving
And we’ll all be merry and bright.

One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head keep moving,
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head keep moving,
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head keep moving
And we’ll all be merry and bright.

One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head, stand up, sit down keep moving,
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head, stand up, sit down keep moving,
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head, stand up, sit down keep moving
And we’ll all be merry and bright.

One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head, stand up, sit down, turn around keep moving,
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head, stand up, sit down, turn around keep moving,
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head, stand up, sit down, turn around keep moving
And we’ll all be merry and bright.

 

One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head, stand up, sit down, keep moving,
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head, stand up, sit down, keep moving,
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head, stand up, sit down, keep moving
And we’ll all be merry and bright.
(Repeat all the way backwards to one finger one thumb keep moving)

(This is one of the many little actions songs we would sing at the weekly parties in the Masonic Hall our LDS Branch rented  in the Nethergate, Dundee – that is still there, by the way – for our weekly   “socials”; Sister Fisken led the singing, I would recite a poem or two, and we’d have fun playing party games - like the Grand Old Duke of York and the Good Ship Sails - and we’d all join in Scottish reels and other dances.)

***

And, finally, one or two from Scotland –

Oh, ye canna shove your Granny aff the bus,
Oh, ye canna shove your Granny aff the bus,
Oh, ye canna shove your Granny,
‘Cause she’s your mammy’s mammy,
Oh, ye canna shove your Granny aff the bus.

But you can shove your other Granny aff the bus,
You can shove your other Granny aff the bus,
You can shove your other Granny,
‘Cause she your daddy’s mammy,
You can shove your other Granny aff the bus.

(A little ditty I taught my children, especially my Grandchildren, often and well –
it was especially fun to sing it on a Dundee bus with my grandchildren Nathan
and Xylia during our trip to Dundee in 2003.)

***

Oh, dear me,
My Granny caught a flea.
She salted it and peppered it
And had it for her tea.
My Granny didnae like it,
She gave it to her son.
Her son didnae like it,
He threw it up the lum.
The hoose gave a shak,
The lum gave a crack,
And doon came Granny
Wi’ her shirt a’ black.

(Another often sung ditty from Dundee)


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