Miss Lucy’s Playground Songs

Tiny Tim

Posted on: August 6, 2008

I found this one. I smiled when I read it. I remember this one. Awesome. Some versions say “Miss Lucy” and others say “I”.

Source: Boy Scout Trail

Miss Lucy had a baby
She named him Tiny Tim
She put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim

He drank up all the water
He ate up all the soap
He tried to eat the bathtub
But it wouldn’t go down his throat

Miss Lucy called the doctor
Miss Lucy called the nurse
Miss Lucy called the lady
with the alligator purse

“Measles” said the doctor
“Tonsils” said the nurse
“Hungry” said the lady
with the alligator purse

What is interesting about this version of the Tiny Tim song, is the 2nd verse of it is the Miss Lucy Steam Boat song!

Here is another.

Source: Eskimo

I had a little brother.
His name was Tiny Tim.
I put him in the bathtub
To teach him how to swim.

He drank up all the water.
He ate up all the soap.
He tried to eat the bathtub,
But it wouldn’t go down his throat.

My mother called the doctor.
The doctor called his nurse.
The nurse called the lady
With the alligator purse.

“Mumps,” said the doctor.
“Mumps,” said the nurse.
“Mumps,” said the lady
With the alligator purse.

Out went the doctor.
Out went the nurse.
Out went the lady
With the alligator purse.

I’ve also seen this as:

I had a little monkey,
His name was Tim.
Put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim.
He drank up all the water
He ate up all the soap,
Now my little monkey
Knows how to float.

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This was our version (Mpls. c1969-early 1970’s):

Mary had a baby
She named him Tiny Tim
She put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim
He drank up all the water
He ate up all the soap
He tried to eat the bathtub
But it wouldn’t go down his throat
Mary called the doctor
Mary called the nurse
Mary called the lady
with the alligator purse
In walked the doctor
In walked the nurse
In walked the lady with the alligator purse
“No hope” said the doctor
“No hope” said the nurse
“No hope” said the lady with the alligator purse.

Cool!! that is sooooo awsome that there is different versions!

I have been searching in vain for the version I sang to my children:

I had a little brother.
His name was Tiny Tim.
We put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim.

He drank up all the water.
He ate up all the soap.
He tried to eat the bathtub
But it wouldn’t go down his throat.

My mother called the doctor.
My mother called the nurse.
My mother called the lady
With the alligator purse.

‘Mumps!’ said the doctor.
‘Measles!’ said the nurse.
‘Nonsense!’ said the lady
With the alligator purse.

‘Penicillin!’ said the doctor.
‘Castor Oil!’ said the nurse.
‘Pizza!’ said the lady
With the alligator purse.

Out went the doctor.
Out went the nurse.
Out went the lady
With the alligator purse.

My version they all said hmm and then the lady with the alligator purse yelled pizza!! Aand then it was like out went the lady out went the nurse out went the lady with the alligaoter purse

… he drank up all the water
he ate up all the soap
and he died and went to heaven
in a little rubber boat…

… He drank up all the water
And he ate up all the soap
And he died and went to heaven
In a little rubber boat…

Version we sang in IA in the 1950’s and 60’s

Next day he was sick in bed with a bubble in his throaght

Typo, throat

This was the version I heard…

I have a little brother
His name is Tiny Tim
I put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim

First he drank all the water
Then he ate a bar of soap
He tried to eat the bathtub
But it wouldn’t go down his throat.

In went the doctor
In went the nurse
In went my mother
With the alligator purse

“Bubbles!” said the doctor
“Soap?” asked the nurse
“What?!” screamed my mother
With the alligator purse

Out went the doctor
Out went the nurse
Out went the soap
From my little brother’s throat


He drank up all the water
He ate a bar of soap
Now every time he coughs
There’s a bubble in his throat.

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