Miss Lucy’s Playground Songs

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It took me reading the words out loud of this song to remember the tune of this song. What fun. 🙂

Source Lantern Tree:

Five Green and speckled frogs,
Sitting on a hollow log,
Eating some most delicious bugs,
Yum, Yum.
One frog jumped in the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there are only four speckled frogs,
Glub, glub.

Four Green and speckled frogs,
Sitting on a hollow log,
Eating some most delicious bugs,
Yum, Yum.
One frog jumped in the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there are only three speckled frogs,
Glub, glub.

Three Green and speckled frogs,
Sitting on a hollow log,
Eating some most delicious bugs,
Yum, Yum.
One frog jumped in the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there are only two speckled frogs,
Glub, glub.

Two Green and speckled frogs,
Sitting on a hollow log,
Eating some most delicious bugs,
Yum, Yum.
One frog jumped in the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there is only one speckled frog,
Glub, glub.

One Green and speckled frog,
Sitting on a hollow log,
Eating some most delicious bugs,
Yum, Yum.
One frog jumped in the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there are no speckled frogs,
Glub, glub.

Cute video by Cullen:

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Source: Kididdles

(Start with hands behind back)
Where is thumbkin?
Where is thumbkin?
Here I am
(Bring right hand to front, with thumb up)
Here I am.
(Bring left hand to front, with thumb up)
How are you this morning?
Very well, I thank you.
(Wiggle thumbs as if they’re ‘talking’ to each other)
Run away
(Hide right hand behind back)
Run away.
(Hide left hand behind back)

I recall this song ending with the line:

Run away. Run and play.

Check out this video found on YouTube with Cullen. She is so cool.

On another web site, Sponder Works, I see that there are other verses. I think I knew the pointer one but the others are new to me.

Where is thumbkin, where is thumkin?
Here I am, here I am
How are you today sir?
Very well I thank you
Run away, run away

Where is pointer, where is pointer?
Here I am, here I am
How are you today sir?
Very well I thank you
Run away, run away

Where is tall man, where is tall man?
Here I am, here I am
How are you today sir?
Very well I thank you
Run away, run away

Where is ring man, where is ring man?
Here I am, here I am
How are you today sir?
Very well I thank you
Run away, run away

Where is pinky, where is pinky?
Here I am, here I am
How are you today sir?
Very well I thank you
Run away, run away

Where’s whole family, where’s whole family?
Here we are, here we are
How are you today?
Very well we thank you
Run away, run away

Sponder Works has another version to that goes:

Oh, where is thumbkin, where is thumbkin, where could thumbkin be?
Oh, here I am, oh here I am as you can plainly see
How are you today?
Very well I thank you
Run, run away

One, two, buckle my shoe.
Three, four, shut the door.
Five, six, pick up sticks.
Seven, eight, lay them straight.
Eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one.

Here is another version.

1,2 Tie my shoe
3,4 Shut the door
5,6 Pick up sticks
7,8 Lay them straight
9, 10 A big fat hen.
Let’s get up and count again!

Source: Wikipedia

This old man, he played one;
He played knick-knack ‘on my thumb’
(or ‘on a drum’).
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone; This old man came rolling home.

TOM, HP two;
He played knick-knack on my shoe.
WAKK,PW,GADAB;TOMCRH

TOM, HP three;
He played knick-knack ‘on my knee’
(or ‘on my tree’).
WAKK,PW,GADAB;TOMCRH

TOM, HP four;
He played knick-knack on my door
(or on the floor)
WAKK,PW,GADAB;TOMCRH

TOM, HP five;
He played knick-knack ‘on my hive’
(or ‘on my knife’ or ‘making a dive’ or ‘on my thigh’).
WAKK,PW,GADAB;TOMCRH

TOM, HP six;
He played knick-knack with some sticks.
WAKK,PW,GADAB;TOMCRH

TOM, HP seven;
He played knick-knack ‘up in heaven’
(or ‘on my oven’ or ‘on my pen’ or ‘down in Devon’).
WAKK,PW,GADAB;TOMCRH

TOM, HP eight;
He played knick-knack on my gate.
WAKK,PW,GADAB;TOMCRH

TOM, HP nine; He played knick-knack ‘on my spine’
(or ‘in a line’).
WAKK,PW,GADAB;TOMCRH

TOM, HP ten;
He played knick-knack ‘once again’
(or ‘on my pen’, ‘on my shin’ or ‘on my hen’).
WAKK,PW,GADAB;TOMCRH

TOM, HP eleven;
He played knick-knack ‘on the way to heaven’
(or ‘down to devon’)
WAKK,PW,GADAB;TOMCRH

TOM, HP twelve;
He played knick-knack on my shelf.
WAKK,PW,GADAB;TOMCRH

TOM, HP thirteen;
He played knick-knack on my curtain.
WAKK,PW,GADAB;TOMCRH

TOM, HP fourteen;
He played knick-knack in the autumn.
WAKK,PW,GADAB;TOMCRH

TOM, HP fifteen,
He collects bronze coins marked ‘Ich Dien’.
WAKK,PW,GADAB;TOMCRH

This old man, ten add six,
He played knick-knack on my bricks,
With a knick-knack paddy-whack, Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

I only had heard up till the old man playing 10. I knew it as:

  • One – Thumb
  • Two – Shoe
  • Three – Knee
  • Four – Door
  • Five – Thigh
  • Six – Sticks
  • Seven – Heaven
  • Eight – Gate
  • Nine – Spine
  • Ten – Once Again

Source: Games Kids Play

One potato, two potato, three potato, four.
Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more.
(Then the person would remove their fist on the word “more” and the game would begin again.)

A YouTube video from Sesame Street with some girls singing the song:

Their version has lot more words then I recall…

One potato, two potato, three potato, four.
Cooked a pot of hot potatoes
Dropped then on the floor.

Five potato, six potato, seven potato, eight.
Stomped them in some mashed potatoes
Put them on a plate.

Nine potato, ten potato, cannot believe my eyes.
Kicked the radiator and they
Made french fries.

Source: Jump Rope Rhymes

One, two,
Buckle my shoe

Three, four,
Shut the door

Five, six,
Pick up sticks

Seven eight,
Lay them straight

Nine, ten,
Do it again!

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.


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