Miss Lucy’s Playground Songs

An Austrian went yodeling

Posted on: March 6, 2009

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.

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1 Response to "An Austrian went yodeling"

Hi We always ended it with “”Her father” after swiss miss or maiden (Once you say BANG the song abruptly ends.)

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