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Silly songs to sing to my DD

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lucysnowe Fri 18-Jul-08 09:30:41

Does anyone know any good silly songs I can sing my DD (4 months) besides nursery rhymes? Especially ones that are a bit bumpy (for when she's on my knee)!


southeastastra Fri 18-Jul-08 09:36:45

3 little monkeys jumping on the bed
one fell off and bumped his head
mummy phoned the doctor and the doctor said
no more monkeys jumping on the bed

Seeline Fri 18-Jul-08 09:40:45

Horsey, Horsey
Jelly on a plate
This is the way the Ladies ride

are all 'bumpy' songs, but little ones love any sort of action song - you can move their arms for them until they are big enough eg

head, shoulders, knees and toes
if you're happy and you know it
Wind the Bobbin up
Twinkle, twinkle

see if there is a singing group in your area. Singing songs is a great way to get them talking. Happy singing!

TillyScoutsmum Fri 18-Jul-08 09:43:55

Row Row Row your boat (complete with crocodile, polar bear and lion verses). DD could roar like a lion before she said any words smile

Animal Fair (and what became of the monkey monkey monkey monkey with bounces)

2point4kids Fri 18-Jul-08 09:46:18

Oh yes, animal fair!

My boys like you are my sunshine too

TillyScoutsmum Fri 18-Jul-08 09:49:16

Made up ones are always good... I wasn't aware that I was a lyrical genius until I had dd wink

Mockingbird was always bedtime one

BouncingTurtle Fri 18-Jul-08 09:50:49

Gee up neddy to the fair,
What shall we buy when we get there?
A Ha'penny apple and a Ha'penny pear,
Gee up neddy to the fair,

My Ds's favourite one is this.

When I was one I sucked my thumb.
The day I went to sea!
I jumped aboard a pirate ship and the captain said to me
We're going this way, that way, forwards and back and over the Irish Sea,
A bottle of rum to fill my tum and that's the life for me!
When I was two I buckled my shoe...
When I was three I banged my knee...
When I was four I knocked on the door...
When I was five I took a dive...

You'll be knackered at the end of this one grin

Threadwworm Fri 18-Jul-08 09:58:02

Here are a couple of rhymes (not songs)my mother passed down to me. Does anyone else know them?

(When putting shoes on

Shoe, shoe the knobby colt
And the grey mare.
IF that colt WON'T be shod
Let him run bare.


What's your name?
Mary Jane.
Where do you live?
Down the lane.
What you got?
A little shop.
What do you sell?

lilyloo Fri 18-Jul-08 10:03:29

threadworm i know the bottom one but slightly different
What's your name Mary Jane
Where do you live down the grid
What street pigs feet
What number cucumber

A bumpy one
I went to the barber shop
to get my hair cut off
When i got there
I sat on a chair
And the chair went plop (and you drop lo between your knees) dd 6 mths giggles like mad at this

There's a party on the hill can you come
Bring your own bread and butter and your own cream bun
Can't afford it
(name) will be there with a ribbon in her hair what colour will it be (they say colour)

Another bumpy one
Horsey horsey don't you stop
Just let your feet go clippity clop
Your tail goes swish and your wheels go round
Giddy up your homeward bound

hewlettsdaughter Fri 18-Jul-08 10:06:14

Threadwworm - I know your second one as:

What's your name?
Mary Jane.
Where do you live?
Down the lane.
What's your number?
What's your house?
Mickey mouse.

nailpolish Fri 18-Jul-08 10:09:32

This is the way the ladies ride is fantastic!

and i love My Son John - we all giggle at the end

Threadwworm Fri 18-Jul-08 10:10:02

Here's a bumpy one. (Bounce DC on lap and open legs at final line so that DC 'falls' through.)

This is the way the lady rides
Trit-trot, trit-trot, trit-trot.
This is the way the gentleman rides
Gall-op, gall-op, gallop.
This is the way the farmer rides
Hobble-dee-hoy, hobble-dee-hoy.
This is the way the old man rides
Hobble-dee-hoy and DOWN into a ditch.

Threadwworm Fri 18-Jul-08 10:11:07

V. interesting to hear the variations on Mary Jane.

lucysnowe Fri 18-Jul-08 10:12:04

These are all aces! What are the crocodile and polar bear versions of row row your boat? grin? And how does the bobbin one go? Some of these must be quite old I suppose!

fruittea Fri 18-Jul-08 10:13:44

Row row row your boat - and variations:

Row, row, row the boat
Gently down the stream
If you see a crocodile
Don't forget to scream

Row, row, row the boat
Gently down the river
If you see a polar bear
Don't forget to shiver

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

Row, row, row the boat
Gently in the bath
If you see a spider
Don't forget to laugh

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the lake
Don't stand up and rock the boat
That's a big mistake!

EachPeachPearMum Fri 18-Jul-08 11:59:35

Row, row, row your boat
Gently through the cave
If you see a troglodyte
Don't forget to wave

EachPeachPearMum Fri 18-Jul-08 12:00:13

SEA- love the 3 little monkeys! is there a tune?

lazaroulovesleggings Fri 18-Jul-08 12:02:03

I like that monkeys one SEA

lazaroulovesleggings Fri 18-Jul-08 12:02:29

Ooh look, snap peach!

EachPeachPearMum Fri 18-Jul-08 12:12:35

rofl! why do you love leggings atm, lazarou?

TillyScoutsmum Fri 18-Jul-08 12:13:26

We do monkeys one (with last line - naughty little monkeys, bouncing on the bed) No tune really

Also do riding my bicycle (on your lap, lean them back and cycle their legs)

Riding my bicycle, up the hill so slow (slow cycling)

I reach the top. I ring the bell (ring ring on their nose)

And down the hill we go- wheeeeee ! (cycle legs fast)

lazaroulovesleggings Fri 18-Jul-08 12:21:24

I'm wearing some at the moment. I love them, although they are only plain black ones. I may go for a pair of tiger print ones at some point.
I only wear them in the house though.

lucysnowe Fri 18-Jul-08 13:30:30

My mum has just told me about one she used to sing to me when I was little...

Underneath the water
Enderneath the sea
Catching fishes for my tea
Alive or dead (drop babby between the knees) or Swimming (sway babby from side to side). Apparently I LOVED it.

wulfstan Fri 18-Jul-08 14:59:29

some home-grown songs:

for when DS weed on the changing mat:

what's that yellow up up high
it's <DS1's> wee wee in the sky
what's that yellow stuff like rain
it's <DS1's> wee coming down again

widdle in the sky, widdle in the sky
<DS1> <DS1> he get's it really high
widdle in the sky, widdle in the sky
<DS1's> wee wee nearly hit me in the eye

now we've got to potty training

there's a big hippopotamus stuck down the loo
a big hippopotamus stuck down the loo
there's a big hippopotamus stuck down the loo
and it makes a big splash when you want to do a poo.

also (with actions)

ten little fingers and ten little toes
two little eyes and one little nose
two little ears and one little chin
one little mouth and one big grin - it's <DS1>

bumpy one:

this is the way the ladies ride <trit trot>
this is the way the gentlemen ride <gallopy gallopy>
this is the way the cowboys ride <yee hah>
this is the way the fairies glide <swish swoosh>
this is the way the lions roar <roooooaaaaaar>
this is the way the astronauts soar <3,2,1 blast off....and splash into the sea>

Seeline Fri 18-Jul-08 16:52:18

Wind the bobbin up, wind the bobbin up
Pull, Pull, clap, clap clap clap
wind it back again wind it back again
Pull, Pull, clap, clap clap clap

point to the ceiling, point to the floor,
point to the window point to the door

Wind the bobbin up, wind the bobbin up
Pull, Pull, clap, clap clap clap
Clap your hands 1,2,3
Rest your hands upon your knee

Actions as appropriate!!

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