Miss Lucy’s Playground Songs

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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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From the web site Sponder Works…

You put your right hand in
You put your right hand out
You put your right hand in and you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself about
That’s what it’s all about!

Verse #2 – left hand
Verse #3 – right foot
Verse #4 – left foot
Verse #5 – head
Verse #6 – whole body

I just ran into the name of this song – Baby Beluga – and starting singing it in my head. I know way more then I would have expected of this song.

Baby beluga in the deep blue sea,
Swim so wild and you swim so free.
Heaven above and the sea below, And a little whale on the go.

Baby beluga, oh, baby beluga,
Is the water warm?
Is your mama home with you so happy?

Way down yonder where the dolphins play,
Where you dive and splash all day.
Waves roll in and the waves roll out!
See the water squirtin’ out of your spout.

Baby beluga, oh, baby beluga,
Sing your little song, sing for all your friends. We like to hear you.

Baby beluga in the deep blue sea,
Swim so wild and you swim so free.
Heaven above and the sea below, And a little whale on the go.

When it’s dark, you’re home and fed,
Curl up snug in your water bed.
Moon is shining and the stars are out.
Good night, little whale, good night.

Baby beluga, of, baby beluga,
With tomorrow’s sun, another day’s begun.
You’ll soon be waking.

I have been singing another song from childhood this weekend.

The part that I remember goes like this:

Up in the air junior birdman
Up in the air upside down
Up in the air junior birdman

In looking online, I’m finding some alternate versions.

From scoutorama.com:

Up in the air, Junior Birdman
Up in the air, upside down
Is it a bird, plane or Superman?
No It’s Junior Birdman upside down.
And when you hear the grand announcement
That his wings are made of tin,
You can be sure Junior Birdman
Has sent those boxtops in.
It takes 5 box tops.
It takes 4 box bottoms.
It takes 3 labels.
It takes 2 wrappers
And 1 thin dime.

From everything2.com

Up in the air, Junior Birdmen
Up in the air, upside-down!
Up in the air, Junior Birdmen
Keep your nose up off the ground!

And when you hear the great announcement
That your wings are made of tin-
Well, then you know, Junior Birdmen
It’s time to send your box tops in!
(Alternate verse)
And when you see all those birdmen
With their shiny wings of tin-
Then you will know the Junior Birdmen
Have sent their box tops in!

Another from The Fabulous Songbook.

Up in the air, Junior Bird Man!
Up in the air, Bird Man true!
Up in the air, Junior Bird Man!
Keep your eyes up in the blue! (Up in the blue!)

And when you hear that grand announcement,
Then we will all have wings of tin.
And you can bet your Junior Bird Men
Will send their boxtops in!

It takes just 4 boxtops, 6 bottle bottoms,
3 wrappers, 2 coupons,
And one thin dime!

Source: Nursery Rhymes

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey,
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away

Ever wondered who Miss Muffet was? This same site has a wonderful history of this rhyme.

Story of the Little Miss Muffet Rhyme

Little Miss Muffet was a small girl whose name was Patience Muffet. Her stepfather, Dr. Muffet (1553-1604) was a famous entomologist who wrote the first scientific catalogue of British Insects. Whilst eating her breakfast of curds and whey Little Miss Muffet was frightened by one of his spiders and ran away! This particular Nursery Rhyme of Little Miss Muffet reputedly dates back to the late 16th century as indicated by the birth date of Dr Muffet! Unlikely story about Patience Muffet!

There were ten in the bed,
And the little one said
“roll over, roll over”

So they all rolled over
And one fell out

So
There were nine in the bed,
And the little one said
“roll over, roll over”

So they all rolled over
And one fell out

So
There were (8,7,6,5,4,3,2) in the bed,
And the little one said
“roll over, roll over”

So
There was one in the bed
And the little one said
“Good night!”

I have also heard the last verse have the words “I’m Lonely” or “I’m Lonesome” in it:

So
There was one in a bed
and the little one said
“I’m lonely”

There was one the in the bed,
And the little one said, “I’m lonesome. Come Back!”

You can add in a child’s name like this:

There were five in the bed,
And the little one said, “Roll over. I’m crowded.”
So they all rolled over and (insert child’s name) fell
out.

There were four (three, two) in the bed,
And the little one said, “Roll over. I’m crowded.”
So they all rolled over and (insert child’s name) fell
out.

Source: Wikipedia

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt,
His name is my name too.
Whenever we go out
The people always shout,
“There goes John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt.”
da, da, da, da, da, da, da
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt,
His name is my name too… (repeat ad infinitum)

This is about the 5 video that I have put on here from this woman. Videos found on YouTube. I’m liking her happiness.


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