Miss Lucy’s Playground Songs

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I don’t recall this song as a child – but a few years ago, I learned to play it on the ukulele. I love it now. I hum it every once in awhile

Source: Lantern Tree

My grandfathers clock
was too large for the shelf
So it stood ninety years on the floor
It was taller by half than the old man himself
Though it weighed not a pennyweight more.

It was bought on the morn
Of the day that he was born
And was always his pleasure and pride
But it stopped short
Never to go again
When the Old Man died

Ninety years without slumbering
Tick Tock Tick Tock
His life seconds numbering
Tick Tock Tick
But it stopped short
Never to go again
When the old man died.

He watched as its pendelum rocked to and fro
Many hours he had spent as a boy
And in childhood and manhood
The clock seemed to know
And to share both his grief and his joy

For it struck twenty-four
As he entered through the door
With a blooming and beautiful bride
But it stopped short
Never to go again
When the old man died

My Grandfather said that of those he could hire
Not a servant so faithful he found
For it kept perfect time
And its only desire
At the close of each week to be wound

And it kept in its place
With a smile upon its face
And its hands never hung by its side
But it stopped short
Never to go again
When the old man died


Source: Lantern Tree

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay

Source: Lantern Tree

Little Jack Horner sat in the corner
Eating his Christmas pie,
He put in his thumb and pulled out a plum
And said What a good boy am I!

Source: Lantern Tree

Rub a dub dub,
Three men in a tub;
And who do you think they be?
The butcher, the baker,
The candlestick-maker;
Turn ’em out, knaves all three!

Three men in a tub,
And how do you think they got there?
They all jumped out of a rotten potato,
‘Twas enough to make a man stare.

This last verse about the rotten potato is completely new to me.

🙂 Count on Sesame Street to do a good Nursery Rhyme video. Here are William Wegman’s Weimaraners with Rub a Dub Dub.

Source: Lantern Tree

Oh where, oh where,
Has my little dog gone?
Oh where, oh where can he be?

With his ears cut short,
And his tail cut long,
Oh where, oh where can he be?

We sang this as a kid. I wonder, do they still sing it now? Is it politically incorrect now?

The lyrics are from Lantern Tree.

One little, two little,
Three little Indians.

Four little, five little,
Six little Indians.

Seven little, eight little,
Nine little Indians,

Ten little Indian boys.

Ten little, nine little,
Eight little Indians.

Seven little, six little,
five little Indians.

Four little, three little,
Two little Indians,
One little Indian boy.

One little Indian boy

When I was kid, there was a talent show at my elementary school. I call one year that a girl dressed up in a bear costume did a dance number to this song.

These lyrics are from Lantern Tree.

If you go down to the woods today,
You’re in for a big suprise.
If you go down to the woods today,
You’ll never believe your eyes.
For every bear that ever there was,
Is gathered there for certain because,
Today’s the day the teddy bear’s have their picnic.

The video is a Sims 2 creation – found on Youtube.

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