Miss Lucy’s Playground Songs

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When I was in camp as a child, we sang this song. There are a number of variations of this song on the internet, but this is the basic idea.

I created the following version as a compilation from a number of ones out there. It resembles closest to what I remember us singing.

One person leads, the rest of the group repeats each line after (action: slap hands on thighs like walking)

Goin’ on a bear hunt
(kids echo: bear hunt)

Gonna catch a big one
(kids echo: a big one)

I’m not afraid
(action: shake head no)

What’s that up ahead
(action: shade eyes with hand, look around)

A field.
Can’t go around it
(kids echo: around it)
Can’t go under it
(kids echo: under it)
Can’t go over it
(kids echo: over it it)
Gotta go through it
(action: rub hands together)
(kids echo: though it)

A lake
Can’t go around it
(kids echo: around it)
Can’t go under it
(kids echo: under it)
Can’t go over it
(kids echo: over it it)
Gotta swim through it
(action: rub hands together)
(kids echo: though it)
(action: swimming motion)

A tree
Can’t go around it
(kids echo: around it)
Can’t go under it
(kids echo: under it)
Gotta climb go over it
(kids echo: over it it)
(action: climbing motion)

A cave
Can’t go around it
(kids echo: around it)
Can’t go under it
(kids echo: under it)
Can’t go over it
(kids echo: over it it)
Gotta go in it
(kids echo: in it)
(action: reaching out in the dark)

Cold in here.
Dark in here.
I feel something Hairy!
It’s a bear!

run away, through actions backward
Out of the cave (you can see)
A tree ( climbing motion)
A lake (swimming motion)
A field (rub hands together)

Whew!
We’re home.
I’m not afraid!

Here is a great video version of it by Michael Rosen:

I found a version that is a lion hunt instead of a bear hunt.

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According to Wikipedia and my memory too, this is the version that we sing today of this song:

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm he had a [animal name], E-I-E-I-O,
With a [animal noise twice] here and a [animal noise twice] there
Here a [animal noise], there a [animal noise], everywhere a [animal noise twice]
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.

Here is an example of a verse using a cow as an animal, and moo as the cow’s sound would be:

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm he had a cow, E-I-E-I-O.
With a moo moo here and a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.

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.

Source: Songs For Camp

Make new friends,
But keep the old,
One is silver,
And the other gold.

A circle’s round,
It has no end,
Thats how long,
I want to be your friend,

You hold me,
And I’ll hold you,
Then together,
We will make it through.

I have a hand,
And you have another,
Put them together,
And we have each other.

Sew good friends,
Wherever you may roam,
You’ll be welcome,
In my heart and home.

A fire burns bright,
It warms the heart,
We’ve been friends
Right from the very start.

New made friends,
Like new made wine
Grow and mature,
To the end of the time.

Friends like you,
Are one of a kind,
Very special,
And hard to find.

Friends are real,
And friends are true,
If you love them,
They will love you too.

Cherish friendship,
In your breast
New is good,
But old is best.

Across the miles,
Across the sea
Friends forever,
We will always be.

This is a repeat song. The children echo the leader.

Source: Songs For Camp

The Princess Pat,
Lived in a tree,
She sailed across,
The seven seas,
She sailed across,
The Channel Two,
And she took with her,
A Rigabamboo.

A Rigabamboo,
Now what is that?
It’s something made,
By the Princess Pat,
It’s red and gold,
And purple too,
Thats why it’s called,
A Rigabamboo.

Now Captain Jack,
Had a mighty fine crew,
He sailed across,
The Channel Two,
But his ship sank,
And yours will too,
If you don’t take,
A Rigabamboo.

A Rigabamboo,
Now what is that?
It’s something made,
By the Princess Pat,
It’s red and gold,
And purple too,
Thats why it’s called,
A Rigabamboo.

Now Captian Kurk,
He was no jerk,
And Mr. Spock,
He was no jock,
But their ship flew,
And yours will too,
If you just take,
A Rigabamboo.

A Rigabamboo,
Now what is that?
It’s something made,
By the Princess Pat,
It’s red and gold,
And purple too,
Thats why it’s caaaaalled,
A Rigabamboo.

I found another version of this song – on GS Music – where they say Ric-A-Dam-Doo.

Source: Wikipedia

This is the song that never ends,
As it goes on and on my friend.
Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was,
And they’ll continue singing it forever just because ->

(repeat over and over)

Source: National Institutes of Health

There was a farmer had a dog,

And Bingo was his name-o.
B-I-N-G-O!
B-I-N-G-O!
B-I-N-G-O!
And Bingo was his name-o!
There was a farmer had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(Clap)-I-N-G-O!
(Clap)-I-N-G-O!
(Clap)-I-N-G-O!
And Bingo was his name-o!

There was a farmer had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(Clap, clap)-N-G-O!
(Clap, clap)-N-G-O!
(Clap, clap)-N-G-O! And Bingo was his name-o!

There was a farmer had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(Clap, clap, clap)-G-O!
(Clap, clap, clap)-G-O!
(Clap, clap, clap)-G-O!
And Bingo was his name-o!

There was a farmer had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(Clap, clap, clap, clap)-O!
(Clap, clap, clap, clap)-O!
(Clap, clap, clap, clap)-O!
And Bingo was his name-o!

There was a farmer had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)
(Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)
(Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)
And Bingo was his name-o!

The version I knew was the one above but here is one where the farmer has a name! Who knew?

Source: Judy and David’s Online Songbook

Farmer Brown he had a dog and Bingo was his name-o
B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O,
And Bingo was his name-o

Farmer Brown he had a dog and Bingo was his name-o
(Clap)-I-N-G-O, (Clap)-I-N-G-O, (Clap)-I-N-G-O,
And Bingo was his name-o

Farmer Brown he had a dog and Bingo was his name-o
(Clap)-(Clap)-N-G-O, (Clap)-(Clap)-N-G-O, (Clap)-(Clap)-N-G-O,
And Bingo was his name-o

(Etc….)

Come to think of it, farmer brown was a woman!

Farmer Brown she had a dog…


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