Polly Wolly Doodle | Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics, Guitar Chords, Video

The first ever performance of Polly Wolly Doodle was by Daniel Emmett’s Virginia Minstrels in the early 1840s at New York’s Bowery Amphitheatre. It has since become a popular children’s song and nursery rhyme. Its first publication was in 1880 as part of a Harvard student songbook.

Several versions and covers have been made of the song. Some of the more notables ones are those by Shirley Temple in the film The Littlest Rebel (1935), Julie Andrews in the opening sequence for S.O.B (1981), Alvin and the Chipmunks as part of their album The Chipmunk Songbook (1962), and Bing Crosby in a medley in his album 101 Gang Songs (1961).

Lyrics for ‘Polly Wolly Doodle’

Oh, I went down South for to see my Sal,
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.
My Sal, she is a spunky gal,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Fare thee well, fare thee well,
Fare thee well my fairy Fay.
For I’m off to Lou’siana for to see my Susyanna,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Oh, my Sal, she is a maiden fair,
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day.
With curly eyes and laughing hair,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Fare thee well, fare thee well,
fare thee well my fairy Fay.
for I’m off to Lou’siana for to see my Susyanna,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Oh I like watermelon and I have for years,
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day.
I eat watermelon because it gets upon my ears,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Fare thee well, fare thee well,
Fare thee well my fairy Fay.
For I’m off to Lou’siana for to see my Susyanna,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Oh, a grasshopper sittin’ on a railroad track,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.
A pickin’ his teeth with a carpet tack,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Fare thee well, fare thee well,
Fare thee well my fairy Fay.
I’m going to Lou’siana for to see my Susyanna,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Behind the barn, down on my knees,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.
I thought I heard a chicken sneeze,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Oh he sneezed so hard with the whooping cough,
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day.
He sneezed his head and his tail right off,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Fare thee well, fare thee well,
Fare thee well my fairy Fay.
For I’m off to Lou’siana for to see my Susyanna,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Print Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Polly Wolly Doodle’ for beginner piano solo. There’s an mp3 on the site that piano students can listen to as they practice this piece. The arrangement is available to print in PDF format.

Polly Wolly Doodle for Beginner Piano Solo

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Guitar Chords for ‘Polly Wolly Doodle’

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for ‘Polly Wolly Doodle’ This site features many tools to make learning and playing the guitar fun, including an auto-scroll tool for hands-free guitar chords/lyrics advancing, and a transpose tool in case the music isn’t in the right key for your voice.

Polly Wolly Doodle Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘Polly Wolly Doodle’

Check out this awesome video for ‘Polly Wolly Doodle’ from Muffin Songs on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!

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The Grand Old Duke of York | Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics, and Video

The Mother Goose children’s nursery rhyme The Grand Old Duke of York is also known as The Noble Duke of York. It is often used as an action song with different variations. The most common actions include having participants do a snappy salute with every mention of the Duke of York, standing up from being seated when the verse mentions “they were up”, sitting down when it says “they were down”, half-crouching on “they were only half-way up”, and flashing ten fingers when it says “ten thousand men”.

As is the case with most nursery rhymes that have been around for a long time, it’s hard to ascertain the origin of these songs since it is passed on only through oral tradition for decades or centuries before somebody is able to put into print. There have been many debates about exactly which Duke of York the song is referring to, but many believe the song to be about Prince Frederick (1763–1827), who was the second son of King George III and who was given the title Duke of York and Albany. During the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars, he served as the Commander-in-Chief in the British Army. He was placed in charge of the Flanders Campaign, a military expedition during 1793–1794 which ended in a crushing defeat at the Battle of Tourcoing.

Lyrics for ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’

(Popular Modern Version)

Oh, The grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men;
He marched them up to the top of the hill,
And he marched them down again.

And when they were up, they were up,
And when they were down, they were down,
And when they were only half-way up,
They were neither up nor down[1]

(Optional Verse)

Oh, a-hunting we will go,
A-hunting we will go,
We’ll catch a fox, and put him in a box,
And then we’ll let him go.

Print Easy Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’ for easy piano solo. There’s an mp3 on the site that piano students can listen to as they practice this piece. The arrangement is available to print in PDF format.

The Grand Old Duke of York for Easy Piano Solo

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Guitar Chords for ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’ This site features many tools to make learning and playing the guitar fun, including an auto-scroll tool for hands-free guitar chords/lyrics advancing and a transpose tool in case the music isn’t in the right key for your voice.

The Grand Old Duke of York Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’

Check out this awesome video for ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’ from Kids Baby Club on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!

 

 

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This Old Man | Free Piano & Guitar Sheet Music, Lyrics, Guitar Chords

This Old Man is a popular English nursery rhyme and counting song for children. The origin of the song has not been traced accurately, but the earliest known record can be found in the 1937 Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society by British folk song collector Anne Gilchrist. She learned the song in the 1870s when her Welsh nurse back then taught her Jack Jintle which has very similar lyrics and tune to the current song.

Several version and renditions of the song’s lyrics are in existence including that of Cecil James Sharp and Bing Crosby. The theme song for the kid’s TV show, Barney & Friends is set to the tune of This Old Man with a different set of lyrics.

Lyrics for ‘This Old Man’

This old man, he played one,
He played knick-knack on my thumb.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.
This old man, he played two,
He played knick-knack on my shoe.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played three,
He played knick-knack on my knee.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played four,
He played knick-knack on my door.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played five,
He played knick-knack on my hive.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played six,
He played knick-knack on my sticks.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played seven,
He played knick-knack up in Heaven.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played eight,
He played knick-knack on my gate.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played nine,
He played knick-knack on my spine.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played ten,
He played knick-knack once again.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

Print Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘This Old Man’ for beginner piano solo. There’s an mp3 on the site that piano students can listen to as they practice this piece. The arrangement is available to print in PDF format.

This Old Man for Beginner Piano Solo

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Print Free Beginner Guitar Sheet Music (TABs)

Here’s a free arrangement of ‘This Old Man’ for beginner guitar solo. Students can learn to read traditional music notation or TABS. There’s also an mp3 on the site so students can listen to the song as they practice.

This Old Man for Beginner Guitar (TAB)

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Guitar Chords for ‘This Old Man’

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for ‘This Old Man’ This site features many tools to make learning and playing the guitar fun, including an auto-scroll tool for hands-free guitar chords/lyrics advancing, and a transpose tool in case the music isn’t in the right key for your voice.

This Old Man Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘This Old Man’

Check out this fun video for ‘This Old Man’ from The Learning Station on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!

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A Tisket, A Tasket | Free Piano & Guitar Sheet Music, Lyrics, Video

An American children’s nursery rhyme that was first recorded during the 19th century, A Tisket, A Tasket is included as part of the Roud Folk Song Index and is assigned the number 13188 in the collection. It was used as a rhyming game where children would dance in a circle and one of the players would run outside of the circle and then dropped a handkerchief. The child nearest to it would pick it up and chase the dropper. A consequence would be given to the dropper if they got caught.

A jazz version of the song was recorded and released by Ella Fitzgerald in 1938 to rave reviews. Bing Crosby also sang the song in his 1962 album, On the Happy Side. It has also been referenced by The Three Stooges in their short film, We Want Our Mummy and the popular show Gilmore Girls had one of their earlier episodes with the same title.

Lyrics for ‘A Tisket A Tasket’

A tisket, a tasket,
A green and yellow basket.
I wrote a letter to my love,
And on the way I dropped it.

I dropped it, I dropped it,
And on the way I dropped it.
A little girl, she picked it up,
And put it in her pocket.

Her pocket, her pocket,
She put it in her pocket.
A little girl, she picked it up,
And put it in her pocket.

Print Easy Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘A Tisket A Tasket’ for easy piano solo. There’s an mp3 on the site that piano students can listen to as they practice this piece. The arrangement is available to print in PDF format.

A Tisket A Tasket for Easy Piano Solo

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Print Free Beginner Guitar Sheet Music (TABs)

Here’s a free arrangement of ‘A Tisket A Tasket’ for beginner guitar solo. Students can learn to read traditional music notation or TABS. There’s also an mp3 on the site so students can listen to the song as they practice.

A Tisket A Tasket for Beginner Guitar (TAB) 

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Guitar Chords for ‘A Tisket A Tasket’

Get easy to play guitar chords for ‘A-Tisket A-Tasket’ on MakingMusicFun.net. This site is one of the best for making sure that the chords are perfectly aligned with the song lyrics.

A Tisket A Tasket Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘A Tisket A Tasket’

Check out this awesome video for ‘A Tisket A Tasket’ from Hooplakidz on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!

Little Green Frog (Galumph)| Free Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics, Video

Little Green Frog (Galumph) is a children’s action song that is believed to originate from England. The word “galumph” was first used by famous author Lewis Carroll in his poem Jabberwocky. It means “to gallop proudly.”

There are many variations to the lyrics of the song. Some include using “Um, Um”, “Mmm Mmm”, “Mmm Aah” or “Mmm Bop” aside from “Galumph.” There are also versions that incorporate other animals like dogs, or things like trucks.

Lyrics for ‘Little Green Frog (Galumph)’

Galumph, went the little green frog one day
Galumph, went the little green frog
Galumph, went the little green frog one day
Galumph, galumph, galumph, galumph, galumph

Now we all know frogs go
Ladedadeda ladedadeda ladedadeda
We all know frogs go ladedadeda
But this little frog went galumph

Galumph, went the little green frog one day
Galumph, went the little green frog
Galumph, went the little green frog one day
Galumph, galumph, galumph, galumph, galumph

Now we all know frogs go
Ladedadeda ladedadeda ladedadeda
We all know frogs go ladedadeda
But this little frog went galumph

Print Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Little Green Frog (Galumph)’ for beginner piano solo. There’s an mp3 on the site that piano students can listen to as they practice this piece. The arrangement is available to print in PDF format.

Little Green Frog (Galumph) for Beginner Piano Solo 

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Guitar Chords for ‘Little Green Frog (Galumph)’

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for ‘Little Green Frog (Galumph)’ This site features many tools to make learning and playing the guitar fun, including an auto-scroll tool for hands-free guitar chords/lyrics advancing, and a transpose tool in case the music isn’t in the right key for your voice.

Little Green Frog (Galumph) Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘Little Green Frog (Galumph)’

Check out this fun video for ‘Little Green Frog (Galumph)’ from Howdytoons on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!

Do Your Ears Hang Low? | Lyrics, Piano & Guitar Sheet Music, Video

Do Your Ears Hang Low?” is a kids song that is popular in elementary schools, kids camps, and birthday parties. The melody is based on American folk song, Turkey in the Straw, but can also be sung to Sailor’s Hornpipe. Several ideas exist concerning the origin of the lyrics, but no theory can be confirmed. It is possible that is it a wartime song that found it’s way into popular culture as a children’s song.

Lyrics for ‘Do Your Ears Hang Low?’

Here is one of several variations on the lyrics for this song.

Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie ’em in a knot?
Can you tie ’em in a bow?
Can you throw ’em o’er your shoulder
Like a continental soldier?
Do your ears hang low?

Do your ears stand high?
Do they reach up to the sky?
Do they droop when they are wet?
Do they stiffen when they’re dry?
Can you wave them at your neighbor
With an element of flavor?
Do your ears stand high?

Do your ears flip-flop?
Can you use them as a mop?
Are they stringy at the bottom?
Are they curly at the top?
Can you use them for a swatter?
Can you use them for a blotter?
Do your ears flip-flop?

Do your ears stick out?
Can you waggle them about?
Can you flap them up and down
As you fly around the town?
Can you shut them up for sure
When you hear an awful bore?
Do your ears stick out?

Do your ears give snacks?
Are they all filled up with wax?
Do you eat it in the morning
Do you eat it in the bath?
Do you eat it with a scone
Or do you eat it on its own?
Do your ears give snacks?

Print Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Here’s a free arrangement of ‘Do Your Ears Hang Low?’ for beginner piano solo. There’s an mp3 on the site so students can listen to the song as they practice.

Do Your Ears Hang Low? | Free Beginner Piano

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Print Free Beginner Guitar Sheet Music (TABS)

Here’s a free arrangement of ‘Do Your Ears Hang Low?’ for beginner guitar solo. Students can learn to read traditional music notation or TABS. There’s also an mp3 on the site so students can listen to the song as they practice.

Do Your Ears Hang Low? | Free Beginner Guitar

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Guitar Chords for ‘Do Your Ears Hang Low?’

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for Do Your Ears Hang Low? This site features many tools to make learning and playing the guitar fun, including an auto-scroll tool and a transpose tool in case the music isn’t in the right key.

Do Your Ears Hang Low? Guitar Chords

Video for ‘Do Your Ears Hang Low?’

Check out this video from Muffin Songs. Enjoy the video or sing along.

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat | Free Sheet Music, Lyrics and Video

Row, Row, Row Your Boat” is an English nursery rhyme. It’s also considered an “action” rhyme, as singers often sit opposite of each other, join hands, and pretend to row a boat. The earliest printing of the song is from 1852. The lyrics were very much like the onces we sing today, but the melody was very different. It was first recorded with our modern tune in 1881.

Print Free Sheet Music for ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’

The following arrangement from MakingMusicFun.net is perfect for young students in their early years of piano study.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat | Free Sheet Music for Beginner Piano

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat | Free Sheet Music for Beginner Guitar

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Lyrics for ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’

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

Alternate Lyrics for ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’

Row, row, row the boat,
Gently down the stream.
If you see a waterfall,
Don’t forget to scream.

Guitar Chords for for ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’

Looking for guitar chords. StorytimeSongs.com has the lyrics for this song and many other popular children’s songs.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat Lyrics and Guitar Chords

Row, Row, Row Your Boat Sing-Along Video

Want to sing along to a video? KidsStuffandThings.com has a video on YouTube.com

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