There Was A Tree

tree imageI first heard this song way back when I was a summer camp counselor.  It’s traditionally a camp song but I think it would also be super fun to sing at school.

Coordinating all the different movements and lyrics might be a little bit challenging, so this may be better for older kids, but I think the younger kiddos will still get a kick out of the crazy tounge-twisting lyrics and fast paced energy this song creates.

The further into the song you get, the faster you sing the recap.  It gets really crazy at the end as everyone tries to keep up!

There Was A Tree Lyrics

There was a tree (there was a tree)

The prettiest little tree (the prettiest little tree)

That you ever did see (that you ever did see)

And the tree was in the ground

And the green grass grew all around, all around

And the green grass grew all around!
And on that tree (and on that tree)

There was a limb (there was a limb)

The prettiest little limb (the prettiest little limb)

That you ever did see (that you ever did see)

And the limb was on the tree

And the tree was in the ground

And the green grass grew all around, all around

And the green grass grows all around!
And on that limb (and on that limb)

There was a branch (there was a branch)

The prettiest little branch (the prettiest little branch)

That you ever did see (that you ever did see)

And the branch was on the limb

And the limb was on the tree

And the tree was in the ground

And the green grass grew all around, all around

And the green grass grew all around!
And on that branch (and on that branch)

There was a nest (there was a nest)

The prettiest little nest (the prettiest little nest)

That you ever did see (that you ever did see)

And the nest was on the branch

And the branch was on the limb

And the limb was on the tree

And the tree was in the ground

And the green grass grew all around, all around

And the green grass grew all around!
And in that nest (and in that nest)

There was an egg (there was an egg)

The prettiest little egg (the prettiest little egg)

That you ever did see (that you ever did see)

And the egg was in the nest

And the nest was on the branch

And the branch was on the limb

And the limb was on the tree

And the tree was in the ground

And the green grass grew all around, all around

And the green grass grew all around!

 

And in that egg (and in that egg)

There was a bird (there was a bird)

The prettiest little bird (the prettiest little bird)

That you ever did see (that you ever did see)

And the bird was in the egg

And the egg was in the nest

And the nest was on the branch

And the branch was on the limb

And the limb was on the tree

And and the tree was in the ground

And the green grass grew all around, all around

And the green grass grew all around!

 

And on that bird (and on that bird)

There was a wing (there was a wing)

The prettiest little wing (the prettiest little wing)

That you ever did see (that you ever did see)

And the wing was on the bird

And the bird was in the egg

And the egg was in the nest

And the nest was on the branch

And the branch was on the limb

And the limb was on the tree

And the tree was in the ground

And the green grass grew all around, all around

And the green grass grew all around!

 

And on that wing (and on that wing)

There was a feather (there was a feather)

The prettiest little feather (the prettiest little feather)

That you ever did see (that you ever did see)

And the feather was on the wing

And the wing was on the bird

And the bird was in the egg

And the egg was in the nest

And the nest was on the branch

And the branch was on the limb

And the limb was on the tree

And the tree was in the ground

And the green grass grew all around, all around

And the green grass grew all around!

 

And on that feather (and on that feather)

There was an ELEPHANT! (there was an elephant!)

The prettiest little elephant (the prettiest little elephant)

That you ever did see (that you ever did see)

And the elephant was on the feather

And the feather was on the wing

And the wing was on the bird

And the bird was in the egg

And the egg in was the nest

And the nest was on the branch

And the branch was on the limb

And the limb was on the tree

And the tree was in the ground

And the green grass grew all around, all around

And the green grass grew all around!

 

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Michael Finnegan

old man imageHere is a silly tongue twister that will make you laugh and sing! Today’s featured children’s song, Michael Finnegan, is a song about a poor old man who has to start over again & again!

Keep reading for the lyrics and to see the music video.

Michael Finnegan Lyrics

There was an old man named Michael Finnegan

He grew whiskers on his chinnegan

They grew out and then grew in again

Poor old Michael Finnegan begin again!

 

There was an old man named Michael Finnegan

He went fishing with a pinnegan

Caught a fish and dropped it in again

Poor old Michael Finnegan Begin again!

 

There was an old man named Michael Finnegan

He grew fat and he grew thin again

Then he died, and had to begin again

Poor old Michael Finnegan begin again!

 

Watch The Michael Finnegan Music Video created by Wee Sing

 

Here is another version of the lyrics to Michael Finnegan with a craft and a little background information on the song!

Michael Finnegan – Song For St Patrick’s Day

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Skidamarink – Learn The Song Lyrics and Movements

boy playing piano imageSpread some love and sing Song of the Week, Skidamarink-A-Dink-A-Dink! I’ll teach you the lyrics and movements to this fun-lovin’ tune!

Keep reading to find a description of the movements and watch a Wee Sing music video performance!

 

Skidamarink Lyrics

 

Skidamarink-A-Dink-A-Dink

Skidamarink a-dink-a-dink

Skidamarink a-do

I love you

 

Skidamarink a-dink-a-dink

Skidamarink a-do

I love you

 

I love you in the morning

And in the afternoon

I love you in the evening

And underneath the moon, oh 

 

Skidamarink a-dink-a-dink

Skidamarink a-do

I love you!

 

Want to learn the movements for Skidamarink A Dink A Dink?  Here they are with the lyrics:

 

Skidamarink Movements

 

Skidamarink a-dink-a-dink (put right elbow in left hand and wiggle fingers)

Skidamarink a-do (put left elbow in right hand and wiggle fingers)

I love you (I love you in sign language)

 

Skidamarink a-dink-a-dink (put right elbow in left hand and wiggle fingers)

Skidamarink a-do (put left elbow in right hand and wiggle fingers)

I love you (I love you in sign language)

 

I love you in the morning (lock fingers and make an arch to one side like the sun rising)

And in the afternoon (with fingers locked, arch your arms straight up like the afternoon sun)

I love you in the evening (with fingers locked, arch your arms to the other side like the setting sun)

And underneath the moon, oh (make a circle or heart with your hands and raise up as the moon)

 

Skidamarink a-dink-a-dink (put right elbow in left hand and wiggle fingers)

Skidamarink a-do (put left elbow in right hand and wiggle fingers)

I love you!

(I love you in sign language)

 

Finally, watch this video by Wee Sing where you can see what the movements look like and listen to the song.  This version is little broken up with the people acting it out.

There is another version out there somewhere that I remember from when I was a kid.  It was on some children’s show in the early 1990s and I’m pretty sure it was sung at the end of every episode. I can’t remember what the show was though. Anyone know what I’m talking about?

Here is the other kinda strange version..

Skidamarink Music Video

 

 

 

 

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Alfred The Alligator

Song of the Week – Alfred The Alligator.  Follow the lyrics and sing this adorable song for kids about an unfortunate pet alligator named Alfred!

Alfred The Alligator

alfred the alligatorHave you ever been down the water spout?

To the very bottom of the water system?

There you’ll find a little alligator who goes by the name of Alfred,

If you do

He’s mine.

I lost him.

I threw him down the water spout and now I’m feeling lonely cause he’s gone.

I miss him!

Click here or on the image below to view & download Alfred the Alligator ~ Printable Song Lyrics from TeachersPayTeachers.com

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