Dogs, Frogs, and Nature Songs

CD cover for Dogs, Frogs, and Nature Songs

Dogs, Frogs, and Nature Songs is a children's CD by Joyful Hearts promoting childhood and

environmental literacy. It emerged out of a collaboration between Ames Public Library, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Iowa Learning Farms.

To download the song lyrics, click on the song title below or download the PDF here.

Charlie, the dog, and I were out on a walk
Down by the river, we started to talk
About how diff’rent the river looked
No matter where we walked or what path we took
Charlie wagged his tail and asked if I knew
What does the river want to do?


"I know, I do! I know, I do! I know, I do! I know, I do!,"
Said the mighty eagle way up in a tree
"I am here ev’ry day. I know what I see!
It twists and turns, left and right
Twists and turns, left and right
That's what the river wants to do,
That's what the river wants to do!"


"No, no, no, no, No, no, no, no, No, no, no, no, No, no, no, no!”
Thumped the beaver sittin’ on a log
"I am here ev’ry day, just ask the frog.
It hops and jumps, up and down
Hops and jumps, up and down
That's what the river wants to do.
That's what the river wants to do!"


“Really? Oh, really?"
Said the fish from the pool
"That is not how I learned it when I was in school.
Fast and slow, jiggle and tickle
Fast and slow, jiggle and tickle
That's what the river wants to do!
That's what the river wants to do!"


The three started yelling about who got it right
Charlie barked, please, can we stop the fight!
Twists and turns, left and right
Twists and turns, left and right
Hops and jumps, up and down
Hops and jumps, up and down
Fast and slow, jiggle and tickle
Fast and slow, jiggle and tickle
All of these things and more are true
That's what the river wants to do
That's what the river wants to do
That's what the river wants to do!
That's what the river wants to do
That's what the river wants to do!

Five little monkeys jumpin’ on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
So mama called the doctor and the doctor said
“No more monkeys jumpin’ on the bed!”


Four little monkeys jumpin’ on the bed
One fell off and bumped her head
So mama called the doctor and the doctor said
“No more monkeys jumpin’ on the bed!”


Three little monkeys jumpin’ on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
So mama called the doctor and the doctor said
“No more monkeys jumpin’ on the bed!”


Two little monkeys jumpin’ on the bed
One fell off and bumped her head
So mama called the doctor and the doctor said
“No more monkeys jumpin’ on the bed!”


One little monkey jumpin’ on the bed
He fell off and bumped his head
So mama called the doctor and the doctor said
“No more monkeys jumpin’ on the bed!”


No little monkeys jumpin’ on the bed
None fell off and bumped their heads
So mama called the doctor and the doctor said
“Put those monkeys back in the bed!”

Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are


When the blazing sun is gone
When the nothing shines upon
Then you show your little light
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are


Then the traveler in the dark
Thanks you for your tiny spark
She could not see which way to go
If you did not twinkle so
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are


Star light, star bright
The first star I see tonight
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have the wish I wish tonight
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are


Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are

The itsy bitsy spider went up the waterspout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again


The spider climbed up the pipe when it was dry
There wasn’t one puffy cloud in the sky
Then the clouds came and the water poured
And the spider came out on a tiny surfboard


This happens in the cycle‐ a normal rotation
Don’t worry boys and girls; we’ll give an explanation
Let’s talk about the water that you always drink
You know, the water that comes out of your sink


It’s been here for years, years galore!
It’s passed through the bodies of birds and dinosaurs
Wow! Are you serious? Can this really be?
I might be drinkin’ water that was dinosaur pee? (Ew, that’s gross!)


Ha ha! Don’t worry; the hydrologic cycle gets it clean in a hurry
It evaporates in the sky, purifies, then precipitates right back on you and I


The itsy bitsy spider went up the waterspout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again


Everything alive uses water you see
Bacteria, fish, elephants, you and me!
It comes out our bodies and hits the ground
Then the hydrologic cycle goes another round


See, when water dries that’s evaporation
Water vapors cool and that’s condensation
The cool water falls and that’s precipitation
Ooh baby it’s rainin’, Oh what a sensation!


Precipitation happens and it never stops
It’s in the puddles, the floods, and every raindrop
Then out comes the sun heating up all the water
It turns to vapor, as the water gets hotter


It cools down in the sky, meets with dust
Then the clouds, like cotton, form a blanket over us
The clouds turn grey, the rain falls my friend
And the hydrologic cycle starts all over again


The itsy bitsy spider went up the waterspout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again


It’s rainin,’ rainin’
(Ooh baby) It’s rainin,’ rainin’


It’s rainin,’ rainin’
(Ooh baby) It’s rainin,’ rainin’


It’s rainin,’ rainin,’
(Ooh baby) It’s rainin,’ rainin’


It’s rainin,’ rainin’
(Ooh baby) It’s rainin,’ rainin’…rainin’!


The itsy bitsy spider went up the waterspout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.

This little pig went to market
This little pig stayed home
This little pig had roast beef
This little pig had none
And this little pig cried, “Wee, wee, wee”
All the way home
And this little pig cried, “Wee, wee, wee”
All the way home


This little pig went to market
This little pig stayed home
This little pig had roast beef
This little pig had none
And this little pig cried, “Wee, wee, wee”
All the way home
And this little pig cried, “Wee, wee, wee”
All the way home

It’s too soon for “Goodnight Moon”
I want to hear my book about Daniel Boone
It’s much too early to go to bed
I want to have fun instead
I want to travel with Babar
And go to Where the Wild Things Are
I want to float away with The Red Balloon
So it’s too soon for Goodnight Moon


Take another book from the pile
And read to me for a little while
I want to roam with Winnie the Pooh
And bounce, bounce, bounce with Tigger, too
I want to romp with Ramona the Pest
Then ride The Polar Express
I had a nap just this afternoon
So it’s too soon for Goodnight Moon


Read another book to me
Like The Princess and the Pea
Won’t you read me Goldilocks?
And maybe then Fox in Socks
Then I think that we will find
There’s just enough time for Madeline
Just a couple of stories more
That’s all I’m asking for


I’m not ready to call it quits
I’m not sleepy, not one bit
I want to ride with Robin Hood
Then drive The Little Engine That Could
I want to fly with Peter Pan
Then eat Green Eggs and Ham
There’s lots more books in the other room
So it’s too soon, It’s much too soon
It’s really too soon for Goodnight Moon


(One more story?)

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
“Ruff”‐I‐N‐G‐O
“Ruff”‐I‐N‐G‐O
“Ruff”‐I‐N‐G‐O
And Bingo was his name‐o


There was a farmer had a dog and Bingo was his name‐o
“Ruff” “Woof”‐N‐G‐O
“Ruff” “Woof”‐N‐G‐O
“Ruff” “Woof”‐N‐G‐O
And Bingo was his name‐o


There was a farmer had a dog and Bingo was his name‐o
“Ruff” “Roof” “Woof” –G‐O
“Ruff” “Roof” “Woof” –G‐O
“Ruff” “Roof” “Woof” –G‐O
And Bingo was his name‐o


There was a farmer had a dog and Bingo was his name‐o
“Ruff” “Woof” “Ruff Ruff” ‐O
“Ruff” “Woof” “Ruff Ruff” ‐O
“Ruff” “Woof” “Ruff Ruff” –O
And Bingo was his name‐o


There was a farmer had a dog and Bingo was his name‐o
“Ruff” “Woof” “Ruff Ruff Roo”
“Ruff” “Woof” “Ruff Ruff Roo”
“Ruff” “Woof” “Ruff Ruff Roo”
And Bingo was his name‐o

If you should meet a crocodile on a springtime day
What would you do? What would you say?
I’d say, “Good morning, Crocodile. How do you do?
I’m glad to meet you Crocodile; I’d like to dance with you.”


(Elephant trumpets)


If you should meet an elephant on a summer day
What would you do? What would you say?
I’d say “Good morning, Elephant. How do you do?
I’m glad to meet you Elephant; I’d like to dance with you.”


If you should meet a stinky skunk on an autumn day
Oh, what would you do? What would you say?
I’d say “Good morning, Stinky Skunk. How do you do?
I’m glad to meet you, Stinky Skunk; I guess I’ll dance with you.”


(Pee‐ew!)


If you should meet a king penguin on a winter day
What would you do? What would you say?
I’d say, “Good morning, King Penguin. How do you do?
I’m glad to meet you King Penguin; I’d like to dance with you.”

Froggie went a courtin’ and he did ride (Uh‐huh, uh‐huh)
Froggie went a courtin’ and he did ride (Uh‐huh, uh‐huh)
Froggie went a courtin’ and he did ride
A bunch of daisies by his side (Uh‐huh, Uh‐huh, Uh‐huh)


He rode down to Miss Mousie’s door (Uh‐huh, uh‐huh)
He rode down to Miss Mousie’s door (Uh‐huh, uh‐huh)
He rode down to Miss Mousie’s door
To see if they’re both in accord (Uh‐huh, Uh‐huh, Uh‐huh)


He took Miss Mousie on his knee (Uh‐huh, uh‐huh)
He took Miss Mousie on his knee (Uh‐huh, uh‐huh)
He took Miss Mousie on his knee
Said, Miss Mousie, would you marry me? (Uh‐huh, Uh‐huh, Uh‐huh)


I’d like to travel to distant lands (Uh‐huh, uh‐huh)
I’d like to travel to distant lands (Uh‐huh, uh‐huh)
I’d like to travel to distant lands
And marriage isn’t in my plans (Uh‐uh, Uh‐uh, Uh‐uh)


I want to meet a polar bear (Uh‐huh, uh‐huh)
I want to meet a polar bear (Uh‐huh, uh‐huh)
I want to meet a polar bear
And get to hang out in his lair (Uh‐huh, Uh‐huh, Uh‐huh)


Swim the seas with a humpback whale (Uh‐huh, uh‐huh)
Swim the seas with a humpback whale (Uh‐huh, uh‐huh)
Swim the seas with a humpback whale
And ride along on his giant tail (Uh‐huh, Uh‐huh, Uh‐huh)


Miss Mousie, I don’t know what to say (Uh‐uh, uh‐uh)
Miss Mousie, I don’t know what to say (Uh‐uh, uh‐uh)
Miss Mousie, I don’t know what to say
But could I ask again someday? (Uh‐huh, Uh‐uh, Uh‐uh)


She shook her head and slapped her knee (Uh‐uh, uh‐uh)
She shook her head and slapped her knee (Uh‐uh, uh‐uh)
She shook her head and slapped her knee
I won’t be Mrs. Froggie (Uh‐uh, Uh‐uh, Uh‐uh)


So that’s the end of him and her (Uh‐huh, uh‐huh)
So that’s the end of him and her (Uh‐huh, uh‐huh)
So that’s the end of him and her
There’ll be no tadpoles covered with fur (Uh‐huh, Uh‐huh, Uh‐huh)

Head, shoulders, knees, and toes (knees and toes)
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes (knees and toes) and
Eyes and ears and mouth and a nose
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes (knees and toes)


Ankles, elbows, feet, and seat (feet and seat)
Ankles, elbows, feet, and seat (feet and seat) and
Hair and hips and chin and cheeks
Ankles, elbows, feet, and seat (feet and seat)


Oh, come on that wasn’t fast enough! Can we do it faster?
(Groans)


Head, shoulders, knees, and toes (knees and toes)
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes (knees and toes) and
Eyes and ears and mouth and a nose
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes (knees and toes)


Ankles, elbows, feet, and seat (feet and seat)
Ankles, elbows, feet, and seat (feet and seat) and
Hair and hips and chin and cheeks
Ankles, elbows, feet, and seat (feet and seat)


Okay, now I’m feelin’ really confident. Let’s give it some speed!
(Groans)


Head, shoulders, knees, and toes (knees and toes)
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes (knees and toes) and
Eyes and ears and mouth and a nose
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes (knees and toes)


Ankles, elbows, feet, and seat (feet and seat)
Ankles, elbows, feet, and seat (feet and seat) and
Hair and hips and chin and cheeks
Ankles, elbows, feet, and seat (feet and seat)


All right!
(Sighs)

It’s a bow‐wow world when we work together
And everyone’s keepin’ it green
So go help the students clean the river
And turn off your TV
Take a lesson from the dogs you just saw runnin’
In a pack of seven or eight
‘Cause it’s a bow‐wow world when we treat her better
And she will appreciate
Every effort that you make to keep her clean
Now everybody sing “Go Green! Go Green!”


Hey, don’t sit like a bump on a log
Come and join up with the Conservation Dogs
Stop the video games, time to see through the fog
Come and help out the Conservation Dogs


Well it’s a bow‐wow world when we work together
And everyone’s plantin’ new trees
It sure makes the planet look much better
And it makes homes for squirrels and bees
Stop bein’ so lazy buying bottled water‐ go reusable instead!
And take a lesson from the dogs that work in the pack‐ wastin’ less puts us all ahead

Every effort that you make to save the planet
Is somethin’ that the earth won’t take for granted


Hey, don’t sit like a bump on a log
Come and join up with the Conservation Dogs
Stop the video games, time to see through the fog
Come and help out the Conservation Dogs


Hey, don’t sit like a bump on a log
Come and join up with the Conservation Dogs
Stop the video games, time to see through the fog
Come and help out the Conservation Dogs


Now think about Earth how it’s all connected
And how do you like to feel?
If all you had to eat was a pile of rubbish
Or chemicals rust and steel
Or what if we had no animals or plants
We lived in one big graveyard?
We gotta treat Earth just the way we treat ourselves
And it really shouldn’t be too hard
Every effort you make to keep her clean
Now everybody sing “Go Green! Go Green!”


Hey, don’t sit like a bump on a log
Come and join up with the Conservation Dogs
Stop the video games, time to see through the fog
Come and help out the Conservation Dogs


Hey, don’t sit like a bump on a log
Come and join up with the Conservation Dogs
Stop the video games, time to see through the fog
Come and help out the Conservation Dogs

We all live in a watershed
We all live in a watershed
When it rains up here
It goes down there
That’s how it flows in a watershed


A watershed, A watershed
We all live in a watershed
A watershed, A watershed
We all live in a watershed


Ants live in a watershed
Birds live in a watershed
They have homes and needs
In water, soil, and trees
That’s how it flows in a watershed


A watershed, A watershed
We all live in a watershed
A watershed, A watershed
We all live in a watershed


Worms live in a watershed
Germs live in a watershed
They give a hand making fertile land
That’s how it works in a watershed


A watershed, A watershed
We all live in a watershed
A watershed, A watershed
We all live in a watershed


We all live in a watershed
We all live in a watershed
It’s the water we drink
What if it’s dirty and stinks?
It all flows together in a watershed


A watershed, A watershed
We all live in a watershed
A watershed, A watershed
We all live in a watershed


A watershed, A watershed
We all live in a watershed
A watershed, A watershed
We all live in a watershed

Hey, it’s the icky alphabet, man!


Here is a song about the alphabet
It’s as gross as gross can get
Here is a song about the alphabet
It’s as gross as gross can get


A is for ants in your pants
B is for broccoli breath
C is for cooties and crud
D is dirty diapers of death
E is for eyeballs you eat
F is for fungus on feet
G is for gooey green glop
H is for head lice that hop
I is for insects in your clothes
J is for jam between your toes
K is for ketchup up your nose
L is for lizard legs
M is for mosquito eggs
N is for the nose you blew
O is for oyster stew
P is for puke, Pee‐ew!


Learnin’ the letters can be tricky
But it’s fun to learn with stuff that’s icky
Learnin’ the letters can be tricky
But it’s fun to learn with stuff that’s icky


A b c d e f g
H i j k l m n o p
Q r s t u v
W x y, and z


Q is for a queasy tot
R is for reptiles that rot
S is for slimy snot
T is for a two‐headed tick
U is ucky underwear, ick!
V is for vermin in your home
W is for worms on your phone
X is an x‐ray of your bones
Y is for yucky yellow goop
And Z is for zebra poop


Learnin’ the letters can be tricky
But it’s fun to learn with stuff that’s icky
Learnin’ the letters can be tricky
But it’s fun to learn with stuff that’s icky


A b c d e f g
H i j k l m n o p
Q r s t u v
W x y and z


Learnin’ the letters can be tricky
But it’s fun to learn with stuff that’s ick!

See the lovely birch in the meadow
Curly leaves all dancing when the wind blows
Loo‐lee‐loo, when the wind blows
Loo‐lee‐loo, when the wind blows


Oh, my little tree, I need branches
For the silver flutes I need branches
Loo‐lee‐loo, three branches
Loo‐lee‐loo, three branches


From another birch I will make now
I will make a tingling balalaika
Loo‐lee‐loo, balalaika
Loo‐lee‐loo, balalaika


When I play my new balalaika
I will think of you, my lovely birch tree
Loo‐lee‐loo, lovely birch tree
Loo‐lee‐loo, lovely birch tree

Galumph went the little green frog one day
Galumph went the little green frog
Galumph went the little green frog one day
And her eyes went blink, blank, blunk


Huh?


We all know frogs go mmm ahh, mmm ahh, mmm ahh, mmm ahh…
We all know frogs go mmm ahh, mmm ahh, mmm ahh
They don't go galumph, galumph, galumph


Salumph went the slithery snake one day
Salumph went the slithery snake
Salumph went the slithery snake one day
And his tail went slink, slank, slunk


What??


We all know snakes go ssssssssssssssss, ssssssssssssssssss, ssssssssssssssssss
We all know snakes go sssssssssssssssss
They don't go salumph, salumph salumph


Balumph went the busy bee one day
Balumph went the busy bee
Balumph went the busy bee one day
And her sting went plink, plank plunk


Really?


We all know bees go bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, bzzzzzzzzzzzz
We all know bees go bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
They don't go balumph, balumph, balumph


Kalumph went the singing cicada one day
Kalumph went the singing cicada
Kalumph went the singing cicada one day
And his shell went clink, clank, clunk


Come on!


We all know cicadas go KEYkeykeykeykeykey, KEYkeykeykeykeykey, KEYkeykeykeykeykey,
We all know cicadas go KEYkeykeykeykeykey,
They don't go Kalumph, kalumph, kalumph

If it sounds the same, that’s the rhymin’ game
The rhymin’ game, The rhymin’ game
If it sounds the same, that’s the rhymin’ game


Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again


Wall, fall, men, again
If it sounds the same, that’s the rhymin’ game
The rhymin’ game, The rhymin’ game
If it sounds the same, that’s the rhymin’ game


Jack Sprat could eat no fat
His wife could eat no lean
And so between the two of them
They licked the platter clean


Sprat, fat, lean, clean
If it sounds the same, that’s the rhymin’ game
The rhymin’ game, The rhymin’ game
If it sounds the same, that’s the rhymin’ game


Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle
The cow jumped over the moon
The little dog laughed to see such a sight
And the dish ran away with the spoon


Diddle, fiddle, moon, spoon
If it sounds the same, that’s the rhymin’ game
The rhymin’ game, The rhymin’ game
If it sounds the same, that’s the rhymin’ game


Under a web, beside a gate
The spider hangs, his legs are eight
Above him flies the buzzy bee
Six black and furry legs has she


A tabby cat goes leapin’ past
Her four legs carry her so fast
I’ve only two, now that isn’t many
But Mister worm, man, he hasn’t any


Gate, eight, bee, she
Past, fast, many, any
If it sounds the same, that’s the rhymin’ game
The rhymin’ game, The rhymin’ game
If it sounds the same, that’s the rhymin’ game


If it sounds the same, that’s the rhymin’ game
The rhymin’ game, The rhymin’ game
If it sounds the same, that’s the rhymin’ game

Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
And on that farm there were some crops, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
With some no‐till here, and some strip till there
Lots of residue, residue, ev’rywhere there’s residue
Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O


Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
And on that farm he had some cows, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
With a moo‐moo here, and some fresh milk there
Holstein cows, Jersey cows, mooing, mooing ev’rywhere
Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O


Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
And on that farm there were buffer strips, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
With some switchgrass here, and some bromegrass there
Protecting from erosion, grasses, grasses ev'rywhere
Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O


Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
And on that farm he had some pigs, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
With an oink‐oink here, and an oink‐oink there
Yorkshires, Hampshires, ham and bacon ev’rywhere
Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O


Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
And on that farm there were some wetlands, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
With a muskrat here, and a dragonfly there
Lots of ducks, lots of geese, quacking, honking, ev’rywhere
Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O


Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
There was conservation on that farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
Building healthy soils, keeping water clean
For birds and bees, you and me, ev’ry creature that may be
Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O

There was a hole (there was a hole)
In the middle of the ground (in the middle of the ground)
The biggest hole (the biggest hole)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
Now the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around and around
And the green grass grows all around


And in that hole (and in that hole)
There was some soil (there was some soil)
The richest soil (the richest soil)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
Now the soil in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around and around
And the green grass grows all around


And in that soil (and in that soil)
There were some roots (there were some roots)
The deepest roots (the deepest roots)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
Now the roots in the soil
And the soil in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around and around
And the green grass grows all around


And on those roots (and on those roots)
There was a tree (there was a tree)
The tallest tree (the tallest tree)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
Now the tree on the roots
And the roots in the soil
And the soil in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around and around
And the green grass grows all around


And on that tree (and on that tree)
There grew a limb (there grew a limb)
The thickest limb (the thickest limb)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
Now the limb on the tree
And the tree on the roots
And the roots in the soil
And the soil in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around and around
And the green grass grows all around


And on that limb (and on that limb)
There was a nest (there was a nest)
The tiniest nest (the tiniest nest)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
Now the nest on the limb
And the limb on the tree
And the tree on the roots
And the roots in the soil
And the soil in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around and around
And the green grass grows all around


And in that nest (and in that nest)
There was an egg (there was an egg)
The shiniest egg (the shiniest egg)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
Now the egg in the nest
And the nest on the limb
And the limb on the tree
And the tree on the roots
And the roots in the soil
And the soil in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around and around
And the green grass grows all around


And in that egg (and in that egg)
There was bird (there was a bird)
The cutest bird (the cutest bird)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
Now the bird in the egg
And the egg in the nest
And the nest on the limb
And the limb on the tree
And the tree on the roots
And the roots in the soil
And the soil in the hole
And the hole in the ground
(Sigh)
And the green grass grows all around and around
And the green grass grows all around


Yes, the green grass grows all around and around
And the green grass grows all around

(Pretend to row a boat. Place baby on your lap facing you and sway back and forth or front to back)
Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream


Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
If you see a water snake
Don’t forget to scream


Row, row, row, row, row, row, row your boat
Gently down the river
If you see a penguin there
Don’t forget to shiver


Row, row, row your boat
Gently to the shore
If you see a lion there
Don’t forget to roar


Row, row, row, row, row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Hush‐a‐bye, don’t you cry
Go to sleepy little baby
When you wake, you’ll have cake
And all the pretty little horses


Blacks and bays, dapples and grays
Coach and six‐a‐little horses


Hush‐a‐bye, don’t you cry
Go to sleepy little baby


Hush‐a‐bye, don’t you cry
Go to sleepy little baby
When you wake, you’ll have cake
And all the pretty little horses


Blacks and bays, dapples and grays
Coach and six‐a‐little horses


Hush‐a‐bye, don’t you cry
Go to sleepy little baby

The Bookmobile wheels go ‘round and ‘round
‘Round and ‘round, ‘Round and ‘round
The bookmobile wheels go ‘round and ‘round
All around the town (turn your hands around each other)


The Bookmobile driver says, “Come on in,
Come on in, Come on in”
The Bookmobile driver says, “Come on in”
All around the town (motion with your arm inviting everyone to come in)


The Bookmobile driver checks out our books
Out our books, out our books
The Bookmobile driver checks out our books
All around the town (make a book with your hands, close and open the book)


The library dog says, “Give me five,
Give me five, Give me five!”
The library dog says, “Give me five!”
All around the town


The Bookmobile wheels go ‘round and ‘round
‘Round and ‘round, ‘Round and ‘round
The Bookmobile wheels go ‘round and ‘round
All around the town (turn your hands around each other)