Miss Lucy’s Playground Songs

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I found my self singing and humming this song this morning. I think it is because it a 16 degrees today and I am missing the warm weather.

The first verse of the song goes like this:

Swimming, swimming in a swimming pool
When days are hot, and days are cool
In the swimming pool.
Breast stroke, side stroke,
Fancy diving too.
Oh, don’t you wish you had nothing else to do but…

Then you sing the song again but replace “Swimming, swimming” with “hmm mmm, hmm mmm” so you sing:

hmm mmm, hmm mmm in a swimming pool
When days are hot, and days are cool
In the swimming pool.
Breast stroke, side stroke,
Fancy diving too.
Oh, don’t you wish you had nothing else to do but…

And then you replace ” in a swimming pool” with in the swimming pool with “hmm hmmm, hmm hmm mmm” so it goes:

hmm mmm, hmm mmm hmm hmmm, hmm hmm mmm
When days are hot, and days are cool
In the swimming pool.
Breast stroke, side stroke,
Fancy diving too.
Oh, don’t you wish you had nothing else to do but…

And then…

hmm mmm, hmm mmm hmm hmmm, hmm hmm mmm
hmm hmm hmm mmm, and days are cool
In the swimming pool.
Breast stroke, side stroke,
Fancy diving too.
Oh, don’t you wish you had nothing else to do but…

And then…

hmm mmm, hmm mmm hmm hmmm, hmm hmm mmm
hmm hmm hmm mmm, hmm hmm hmm mmm
In the swimming pool.
Breast stroke, side stroke,
Fancy diving too.
Oh, don’t you wish you had nothing else to do but…

And then…

hmm mmm, hmm mmm hmm hmmm, hmm hmm mmm
hmm hmm hmm mmm, hmm hmm hmm mmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm mmm.
Breast stroke, side stroke,
Fancy diving too.
Oh, don’t you wish you had nothing else to do but…

And then…

hmm mmm, hmm mmm hmm hmmm, hmm hmm mmm
hmm hmm hmm mmm, hmm hmm hmm mmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm mmm.
hmm mmm, hmm mmm,
Fancy diving too.
Oh, don’t you wish you had nothing else to do but…

And then you just keep going till everything is replaced with hmm mmm. It is such a fun song. And my puppy likes me singing it because when she hears me sing “when days are hot, and days are cool” she thinks that I am singing about her because he name is Daisy. Her ears always perk up and she starts wagging her tail.

I learned this one somewhere… although I don’t recall where. But I can sing it nearly word per word by heart.

Source: Kiddles

Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Children of the Lord
The Lord said to Noah:
There’s gonna be a floody, floody
The Lord said to Noah:
There’s gonna be a floody, floody
Get those children out of the muddy, muddy
Children of the Lord

So Noah
He built him, he built him an arky, arky
Noah
He built him, he built him an arky, arky
Built it out of gopher barky, barky
Children of the Lord

The animals, the animals,
They came in by twosie, twosies
The animals, the animals,
They came in by twosie, twosies
Elephants and kangaroosie, roosies
Children of the Lord

It rained and poured
For forty daysie, daysies
It rained and poured
For forty daysie, daysies
Nearly drove those animals crazy, crazies,
Children of the Lord

The sun came out and
dried up the landy landy
The sun came out and
dried up the landy landy
Everything was fine and dandy, dandy
Children of the Lord

Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Children of the Lord

The animals they came off
They came off by three-sies three-sies
Animals they came off
They came off by three-sies three-sies
Grizzly bears and chimpanzee-sies zee-sies
Children of the Lord

Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Children of the Lord.

That is the end of,
The end of my story, story
That is the end of,
The end of my story, story
Everything is hunky dory, dory
Children of the Lord

Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Children of the Lord

Source: National Institutes of Health

There was a hole in the middle of the ground
The prettiest hole that you ever did see.
Well, the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And in this hole there was a root
The prettiest root that you ever did see
Well the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this root there was tree
The prettiest tree that you ever did see
Well the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this tree there was a branch…
The prettiest branch that you ever did see
Well the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this branch there was twig…
The prettiest twig that you ever did see
Well the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this twig there was a nest…
The prettiest nest that you ever did see
Well the nest on the twig
And the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And in this nest there was an egg…
The prettiest egg that you ever did see
Well the egg in the nest
And the nest on the twig
And the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And in this egg there was a bird…
The prettiest bird that you ever did see
Well the bird on the egg
And the egg in the nest
And the nest on the twig
And the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this bird there was a wing…
The prettiest wing that you ever did see
Well the wing on the bird
And the bird on the egg
And the egg in the nest
And the nest on the twig
And the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this wing, there was a feather…
The prettiest feather that you ever did see
Well the feather on the wing
And the wing on the bird
And the bird on the egg
And the egg in the nest
And the nest on the twig
And the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

Source: Flipper’s Songbook

I’ve got something in my pocket, that belongs across my face
I keep it very close in hand, in the most convenient place
I’m sure you couldn’t guess it, if you guess a long long while
So take it out and put it on, it’s a great big brownie smile

I found another version of this song on Kids List.

I have something in my pocket that I found behind a log,
My leader said to put it back, it’s a great big slippery frog!
It’s squishy and it’s slimy and it wiggles in my hand.
I also have a wooly worm and a pocket full of sand.

Source: Camp Chateaugay

We love you _______,
Oh, yes we do!
We love you _______,
And we’ll be true!
When you’re not near us,
We’re blue! Oh, _______,
we love you! Yes we do!
Oh, _______, we love you!
One more time!!
Oh, _______, we love you!
And again!
Oh, _______, we love you!

Source: Camp Chateaugay

Flea (flea!), Flea fly (flea fly!),
Flea fly mosquito (flea fly mosquito!)
Calamine, calamine calamine lotion
Calamine, calamine calamine lotion
No more calamine lotion
No more calamine lotion
Itchy itchy scratchy scratchy, ooh I got one down my backy
itchy itchy scratchy scratchy, ooh I got one down my backy
Get the bad bug with the bad bug spray (tschhh)
Get the bad bug with the bad bug spray (tschhh)

I think I recall learning this one in elementary school music class. I always thought the origins were African but in looking around, it appear that it was made up so that it had no language at all.

Source: Boy Scout Trail.

Ging Gang Goolee, Goolee,
Goolee, Goolee Watcha
Ging Gang Goo Ging Gang Goo
Ging Gang Goolee, Goolee,
Goolee, Goolee Watcha
Ging Gang Goo Ging Gang Goo

Hayla, Hayla Shayla, Hayla Shayla Hayla Ho-o-o!
Hayla, Hayla Shayla Hayla Shayla Hayla Ho-o-o!
Shalawally hallway shalawally shalawally!
Oompah, Oompah, Oompah, Oompah!

There is an interesting discussion on it on Mudcat.


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