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.

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: Moms View

Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me.
Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun,
Hiding behind a tree
These little children are asking you
To please come out so we can play with you.
Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun,
Please shine down on,
please shine down on,
Please shine down on me.


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