Miss Lucy’s Playground Songs

Submit a New Song

I welcome contributions of new song lyrics, and any accompanying drawings, sheet music, facts, stories, or song recordings.

I’m very interested in not just the songs that we sing, but also the folklore around them.

In addition to songs variations and new songs, please share your children song stories as to how you remember singing them as a child. Also also when you submit a comment or a song, it would be great to know something about you like the time (years) you grew and and in what location.

To submit a song to Miss Lucy’s playgroundsongs.com, please email me at doghause at gmail dot com.

To submit a variation of a song that IS already listed on the Miss Lucy’s Playground Songs Blog, please submit a comment under that song.

Note that your comments will be held for approval. I might not publish your comments, or I might delete your published comments.

I’m hoping that with your contributions, this blog can really grow into something we all enjoy looking at and sharing with our kids.


11 Responses to "Submit a New Song"

In the late 1960s, at the same time I learned “O, Little Playmate” and the annoying “Ommanama” song, the nuns at school taught us two children’s religious songs that I haven’t heard since. What I remember was that they had very catchy melodies. One was about Zaccheus climbing a tree to better see Jesus as he was preaching (I think Zaccheus was pretty short), and the other was, of all things, a song about the Ten Commandments. Any ideas?

Zacheus was a wee little man and a wee little man was he,
He climbed up high in the sycamore tree
The good lord for to see…

That’s about all I remember. We sang it in Bible School (summer vacation camp) in the 1960s

Zacheus was a wee little man and a wee little man was he,
He climbed up in a sycamore tree for the Lord he wanted to see,
And as the Savior passed that way he looked up in the tree,
and he said “Zacheus, you come down! For I’m going to your house today!”

I replied to Holly who was trying to help you out. I remember the Zaccheus song you are talking about. Very catchy melody, and Holly has the correct lyrics below–at least if we’re talking about the same song. There’s always Zaccheus Was a Wee Man–not nearly as catchy, and far easier to find, I’m afraid. I keep looking on YouTube just to hear it, as it will immediately take me to grade school, and that might be fun for a moment. If I ever find it. I will come back here and post a link.


Medical Mission Sisters — Zaccheus. Isn’t quite the same without all the crackles and pops of the record in class, but it’s the real deal.


Thanks for all your input. Not having gone to religious school myself, these songs are unknown to me. In doing a search, I did come across this page which lists this song:


There was a man in Jericho called Zacchaeus,

There was a man in Jericho called Zacchaeus;

But Zacchaeus, he was small,

And the people, they were tall,

But the Lord loved Zacchaeus better than them all.

There was a man in Jericho, called Zacchaeus

There was a man in Jericho, called Zacchaeus

Now Zacchaeus, he couldn’t see,

So he climbed a sycamore tree,

And the Lord loved Zacchaeus, better than them all!”


I heard this song countless times as a first and second grader at St. Jerome School in Oconomowoc, WI. There were other songs on the record, but that one in particular is etched in my memory.

Hello again Mary,

I also found this page, for the 10 Commandments song. I hope it helps.


(reply to Little Playmate)
Oh little playmate
I cannot play with you
My dolly has the flu
Boo hoo, boo hoo boo hoo

I have a song a friend and I made. The tile is called:
I Know A Special Lady, and it goes like this:
I know a special lady, she’s so sweet
She make’s me smile and gives me food to eat
She combs my hair and ties my shoes
I know a special lady, she is you.
I wanted to summit this. I was not sure how to do so.

If you can help; I’m trying to recall a lyric that I only recall phonetically. It’s in triplet rhythm (1,2,3; 1,2,3;……) sung in rounds, and includes lines approximately like the following;

‘hickory, hick; sha-la, sha-la, botch-a-ga-loamy, in a banana-be, frolicka, frolicka, can’t you see, hickory hick, that’s me.’

Apologies for this fragmented fragment, but if anyone can flesh this out I’d be most appreciative.
I was surprised to find that several women in my extended family didn’t know the words to ” Animal Fair.”


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