Miss Lucy’s Playground Songs

My husband has been singing a version of this song lately. Except that his version goes something like:

One little duck with one feather on his back.
He ruled the ducks with a “Quack, quack, quack.”

Source: Kidzup

Three little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said
” Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But only two little ducks came back.

Two little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said
” Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But only one little duck came back.

One little duck
Went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said
” Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But none of the three little ducks came back.

Sad mother duck
Went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Sad mother duck said
” Quack, quack, quack.”
And all of the three little ducks came back.

All of the three little ducks came back

Here is another version…

Six Little Ducks
Source: Step by Step CC

Six little ducks that I once knew
Fat ones, skinny ones, fair ones, too
But the one little duck with the feather on his back
He led the others with a quack, quack, quack
Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack, quack
He led the others with a quack, quack, quack
Down to the river they would go
Wibble, wobble, wibble, wobble, to and fro
But the one little duck with the feather on his back
He led the others with a quack, quack, quack
Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack, quack
He led the others with a quack, quack, quack
Back from the river they would come
Wibble, wobble, wibble, wobble, ho, hum, hum
But the one little duck with the feather on his back
He led the others with a quack, quack, quack
Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack, quack
He led the others with a quack, quack, quack.

And from NIH, I found the version that is closest to my husband’s version. They even have a sound bite of the tune.

Five little ducks went to play
Wibble wobble, wibble wobble to and fro
But the one little duck
With the feather on his back
He led the others with a quack, quack, quack.
Quack, quack, quack
Quack, quack, quack
He led the others with a quack, quack, quack.

To the tune of My Bonnie.

Source: UK Songs

My breakfast lies over the ocean,
My dinner lies over the sea,
My stomach is in a commotion,
Don’t mention my supper to me.

Chorus Bring back, bring back,
O bring back my bucket to me, to me.
Bring back, bring back,
O bring back my bucket to me.

I really felt rotten this morning,
They tell me I really looked pale,
My stomach gave adequate warning,
To lean far out over the rail.

Chorus Bring back, bring back,
O bring back my bucket to me, to me.
Bring back, bring back,
O bring back my bucket to me.

The sound of a stomach in motion,
A murmuring noise inside me,
I looked down and there on the water,
Was breakfast and dinner and tea.

Chorus Bring back, bring back,
O bring back my bucket to me, to me.
Bring back, bring back,
O bring back my bucket to me.

I have found a ton of versions to this song and from those I have pieced together when I remember from how I used to sing this song.

An Austrian went yodeling on a mountain so high
When along came a cuckoo bird interrupting his cry
Oh, lay-dee
Yo-de-lay-he
Yo-de-lay-he-who cuckoo
Yo-de-lay-he-who
Yo-de-lay-he-who cuckoo
Yo-de-lay-he-who oh-ley

An Austrian went yodeling on a mountain so high
When along came an avalanche interrupting his cry
Oh, lay-dee
Yo-de-lay-he
Yo-de-lay-he who cuckoo swish-swish
Yo-de-lay-he-who
Yo-de-lay-he-who cuckoo swish-swish
Yo-de-lay-he-who oh-ley

An Austrian went yodeling on a mountain so high
When along came a grizzly bear interrupting his cry

Oh, lay-dee
Yo-de-lay-he
Yo-de-lay-he who cuckoo swish-swish grrr
Yo-de-lay-he-who
Yo-de-lay-he-who cuckoo swish-swish grrr
Yo-de-lay-he-who oh-ley

An Austrian went yodeling on a mountain so high
When along came a maiden interrupting his cry

Oh, lay-dee
Yo-de-lay-he
Yo-de-lay-he-who cuckoo swish-swish grrr kiss-kiss
Yo-de-lay-he-who
Yo-de-lay-he-who cuckoo swish-swish grrr kiss-kiss
Yo-de-lay-he-who oh-ley

An Austrian went yodeling on a mountain so high
When along came a St. Bernard interrupting his cry

Oh, lay-dee
Yo-de-lay-he
Yo-de-lay-he-who cuckoo swish-swish grrr kiss-kiss arf-arf
Yo-de-lay-he-who
Yo-de-lay-he-who cuckoo swish-swish grrr kiss-kiss arf-arf
Yo-de-lay-he-who oh-ley

An Austrian went yodeling on a mountain so high
When along came a milk cow interrupting his cry

Oh, lay-dee
Yo-de-lay-he
Yo-de-lay-he-who cuckoo swish-swish grrr kiss-kiss arf-arf tiss-tiss
Yo-de-lay-he-who
Yo-de-lay-he-who cuckoo swish-swish grrr kiss-kiss arf-arf tiss-tiss
Yo-de-lay-he-who oh-ley

And so it goes from there with additional interruptions added on. I don’t know how the song ever ended.

There are hand motions too throughout the song but I don’t recall what they are.

Here are some of the other interruptions (that I have found on the Internet today) along with the sounds they make.

Skier (wooosh (or swooosh))
Ski jumper (swoosh)
Milking Maid (tsss tsss)
Pretty Girl (smack smack (like a kissing sound))
Puppy Dog (pant-pant)
Pussy Cat (meow-meow)
Jersey cow (squirt-squirt)
His Sweetheart (kiss-kiss)
Her Father (bang-bang (like a gun))
Volkswagen (beep beep)
Leader (quiet! (or be quiet))
Boy Scout (I don’t wanna.)
Scoutmaster (Do it anyway!)
Girl Scout (COOO-KIES (or Cookies Anyone?)
Mother-in-law (bang)
St. Peter (flutter-flutter)
Two Cuckoo Birds (action: two finger snaps)
Three Cuckoo Birds (action: three finger snaps)
Saint Bernard (alternate: pant, pant)

The yodeling itself varies greatly. To show a few…

Source: Kididdles Songs

Ho-li-ah Ho-le-rah-hi-hi-ah
Ho-le-rah-cuckoo
(Rumble, rumble)

Source: Wee Sing

Ho-li-ah, ho-le-rah-hi-hi-ah
Ho-le-rah cuckoo (“rumble, rumble”),
Ho-le-rah-hi-hi-ah
Ho-le-rah cuckoo (“rumble, rumble”),
Ho-le-rah-hi-hi-ah
Ho-le-rah cuckoo (“rumble, rumble”),
Ho-le-rah-hi-hi-ah-ho.

Source: GS Music

Ho-li-ah, ho-li-ah cu-ki-ah, ho-li-ah cuc-koo ( rumble, rumble)
Ho-li-ah, cu-ki-ah, ho-li-ah cuc-koo ( rumble, rumble)
Ho-li-ah, cu-ki-ah, ho-li-ah cuc-koo ( rumble, rumble)
Ho-li-ah, cu-ki-ah, ho.

Source: Lyrics Time

Ho-li-ah, ho-le-rah-hi-hi-ah
Ho-le-rah cuckoo (“rumble, rumble”),
Ho-le-rah-hi-hi-ah
Ho-le-rah cuckoo (“rumble, rumble”),
Ho-le-rah-hi-hi-ah
Ho-le-rah cuckoo (“rumble, rumble”),
Ho-le-rah-hi-hi-ah-ho.

Source: UK Songs

Yo -oh -oh…..
Yo – del – ay – dee,
Yo – del – ay – dee (ssh-ssh)
Yo – del – ay – dee,
Yo – del – ay – dee (ssh-ssh)
Yo – del – ay – dee,
Yo – del – ay – dee – Yo!

Source: Silly Songs
Source: Scountorama

Yoooo-de-yo
Yodel-lay-hee-hoo, Yodel-lay-hee-swoosh, GRRRRR (3X)
Yodel lay-hee-hoo, yoooooooo.

Source: Sing Along With Me

Yo -oh -oh…..
Yo – del – ay – dee,
Yo – del – ay – dee (ssh-ssh)
Yo – del – ay – dee,
Yo – del – ay – dee (ssh-ssh)
Yo – del – ay – dee,
Yo – del – ay – dee – Yo!

Source: April Valley

Yo – Le – Ah …
Yo-de-le-ah ke-kea, yodeleah koo-koo;
Yo-de-le-ah ke-kea, yodeleah koo-koo;
Yo-de-le-ah ke-kea, yodeleah koo-koo;
Yo-de-le-ah ke-kea, ah yo.

Source: Troop 1440

Yo-delayyy, keeee….
Yo-delayy ki ki, you-delayy ki koo (swish!)
Yo-delayy ki ki, you-delayy ki koo (swish!)
Yo-delayy ki ki, you-delayy ki koo (swish!)
Yo-delayy ki ki, yo!

Source: Songs Skits and Yells

Oh, dear-ie, O-der-rock-ke-keery
O-der-reock-ke-kee (Shoo.. sound of avalanche)
O-der-rock-ke-keery
O-der-reock-ke-kee (Shoo.. sound of avalanche)
O-der-rock-ke-keery
O-der-reock-ke-kee (Shoo.. sound of avalanche)
O-der-rock-ke-keery -O

Oh lady,
O la ra ka kiri, o la ra cuckoo-cuckoo
O la ra ka kiri, o la ra cuckoo-cuckoo
O la ra ka kiri, o la ra cuckoo-cuckoo
O la ra ka kiri-o

I found this Austrian Went Yodelling AOL video of it that is pretty good.

In Girl Scout camp, a counselor (I think her counselor name was Drako) taught us this song.

I remember the song starting with the following words:

I have not got a mansion
I haven’t any land
Not even a paper dollar
To crinkle in your hand
But I can bring you moon beams

It is a very pretty song.

This appears to be the correct version (Source: Lyrics Mania).

I may not have mansion, I haven’t any land
Not even a paper dollar to crinkle in my hands
But I can show you morning on a thousand hills
And kiss you and give you seven daffodils.

I do not have a fortune to buy you pretty things
But I can weave you moonbeams for necklaces and rings
And I can show you morning on a thousand hills
And kiss you and give you seven daffodils.

Oh, seven golden daffodils all shining in the sun
To light our way to evening when our day is done
And I will give music and a crust of bread
And a pillow of piny boughs to rest your head.

A pillow of piny boughs to rest your head…

When I was a little kid see I never liked to eat.
Mama put things on my plate; I’d dump them on her feet. But then one day she made this soup, I ate it all in bed. I asked her what she put in it and this is what she said:

Oh Chicken lips and lizard hips and alligator eyes. Yeah
Monkey legs and buzzard eggs and salamander thighs.
Well Rabbit ears and camel rears and tasty toe-nail pies.
Stir them all together, and its mama’s soup surprise.

Well I went into the bathroom and stood beside the sink. I said I’m feeling slightly ill, and I think I’d like a drink. Mama said, “I’ve just the thing, I’ll get it in a wink
It’s full of lots of protein, and vitamins I think.”

It was chicken lips and lizard hips and alligator eyes. Yeah monkey legs and buzzard eggs and salamander thighs. Rabbit ears and camel rears and tasty toe-nail pies. Stir them all together, and its mama’s soup surprise.

Here is Springsteen singing this song. :)

When I was in camp as a child, we sang this song. There are a number of variations of this song on the internet, but this is the basic idea.

I created the following version as a compilation from a number of ones out there. It resembles closest to what I remember us singing.

One person leads, the rest of the group repeats each line after (action: slap hands on thighs like walking)

Goin’ on a bear hunt
(kids echo: bear hunt)

Gonna catch a big one
(kids echo: a big one)

I’m not afraid
(action: shake head no)

What’s that up ahead
(action: shade eyes with hand, look around)

A field.
Can’t go around it
(kids echo: around it)
Can’t go under it
(kids echo: under it)
Can’t go over it
(kids echo: over it it)
Gotta go through it
(action: rub hands together)
(kids echo: though it)

A lake
Can’t go around it
(kids echo: around it)
Can’t go under it
(kids echo: under it)
Can’t go over it
(kids echo: over it it)
Gotta swim through it
(action: rub hands together)
(kids echo: though it)
(action: swimming motion)

A tree
Can’t go around it
(kids echo: around it)
Can’t go under it
(kids echo: under it)
Gotta climb go over it
(kids echo: over it it)
(action: climbing motion)

A cave
Can’t go around it
(kids echo: around it)
Can’t go under it
(kids echo: under it)
Can’t go over it
(kids echo: over it it)
Gotta go in it
(kids echo: in it)
(action: reaching out in the dark)

Cold in here.
Dark in here.
I feel something Hairy!
It’s a bear!

run away, through actions backward
Out of the cave (you can see)
A tree ( climbing motion)
A lake (swimming motion)
A field (rub hands together)

Whew!
We’re home.
I’m not afraid!

Here is a great video version of it by Michael Rosen:

I found a version that is a lion hunt instead of a bear hunt.

Source: NIH

E-ze-kiel cried, “Dem dry bones!”
E-ze-kiel cried, “Dem dry bones!”
E-ze-kiel cried, “Dem dry bones!”
Oh hear the word of the Lord.

(tune ascends up in half steps, as in midi)

The foot bone con-nected to the (pause) leg-bone,
The leg bone connected to the (‘) knee bone,
The knee bone connected to the (‘) thigh bone,
The thigh bone connected to the (‘) back bone,
The back bone connected to the (‘) neck bone
The neck bone connected to the (‘) head bone
Oh hear the word of the Lord!

Dem bones, dem bones gon-na walk a-roun’
Dem bones, dem bones gon-na walk a-roun’
Dem bones, dem bones gonna walk aroun’
Oh hear the word of the Lord

(tune descends in half steps and we retrace the body)

The head-bone connected to the neck-bone,
the neck-bone connected to the back-bone
The backbone connected to the thigh-bone
the thighbone connected to the kee-bone
the kneebone connected to the leg bone
the leg bone connected to the foot bone
Oh hear the word of the Lord

I remember the first part being something closer to:

Dem bones. Dem bones. Dem dry bones.
Dem bones. Dem bones. Dem dry bones.
Dem bones. Dem bones. Dem dry bones.
Oh hear the word of the Lord.

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