Little Acorns

Performed by David Fisher

If you find a Little Acorn and plant it in the ground
soon the shoots are reaching upwards and the roots are digging down
then it's welcome to the forest, welcome to the family
and another Little Acorn becomes a mighty tree
another Little Acorn becomes a mighty tree...

© 2000 Words and music by David Fisher


10 Green Bottles

Performed by Buffalo Bull

Ten green bottles sitting on the wall
Ten green bottles sitting on the wall
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall
There'd be nine green bottles sitting on the wall

Nine green bottles sitting on the wall, etc...

Until...

There'd be no green bottles sitting on the wall

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher



The Wheels On The Bus

Performed by Jumbo Jerry

The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round, all day long

The wipers on the bus go swish swish swish, swish swish swish, swish swish swish
The wipers on the bus go swish swish swish, all day long

The horn on the bus goes beep beep beep, beep beep beep, beep beep beep
The horn on the bus goes beep beep beep, all day long

The children on the bus go up and down, up and down, up and down
The children on the bus go up and down, all day long

The babies on the bus go wah wah wah, wah wah wah, wah wah wah
The babies on the bus go wah wah wah, all day long

The mums on the bus go sshh sshh sshh, sshh sshh sshh, sshh sshh sshh
The mums on the bus go sshh sshh sshh, all day long

The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round, all day long


Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


Girls And Boys

Performed by Mole Coward

Girls and boys come out to play
The moon doth shine as bright as day
Leave your supper and leave your sleep
Come to your play fellows in the street

Come with a whoop and come with a call
Come with a good will or not at all
Up the ladder and down the wall
A half penny loaf will serve us all

Girls and boys come out to play
The moon doth shine as bright as day
Leave your supper and leave your sleep
Come to your play fellows in the street

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


Jack And Jill

Performed by Mole Coward

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after

Up Jack got and home did trot as fast as he could caper
Went to bed to mend his head with vinegar and brown paper

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


Pop Goes The Weasel

Performed by Mole Coward

Half a pound of tuppenny rice
Half a pound of treacle
That's the way the money goes
Pop goes the weasel

Up and down the city streets
In and out The Eagle
That's the way the money goes
Pop goes the weasel

Half a pound of tuppenny rice
Half a pound of treacle
That's the way the money goes
Pop goes the weasel

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


London Bridge Is Falling Down

Performed by The Cockney Sparrows

London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down
London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady

Build it up with iron and steel, iron and steel, iron and steel
Build it up with iron and steel, my fair lady

Iron and steel will bend and bow, bend and bow, bend and bow
Iron and and steel will bend and bow, my fair lady

Build it up with wood and clay, wood and clay, wood and clay
Build it up with wood and clay, my fair lady

Wood and clay will wash away, wash away, wash away
Wood and clay will wash away, my fair lady

London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down
London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher

Old King Cole

Performed by The Cockney Sparrows

Old King Cole was a merry old soul
and a merry old soul was he
He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl
and he called for his fiddlers three
and every fiddler had a fine fiddle and a very fine fiddle had he
Old King Cole was a merry old soul
and a merry old soul was he

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher

There Was A Crooked Man

Performed by The Cockney Sparrows

There was a crooked man who walked a crooked mile
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile
He bought a crooked cat which caught a crooked mouse
And they all lived together in a crooked little house

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher

3 Blind Mice

Performed by The Cockney Sparrows

Three blind mice, three blind mice
See how they run, see how they run
They all ran after the farmer's wife
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife
Did you ever see such a thing in your life
As three blind mice?

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher

This Old Man

Performed by Salmon Davis Junior

This old man, he played one, he played Knick-knack on my drum
with a knick-knack paddy-whack give a dog a bone - this old man came rolling home

This old man, he played two, he played Knick-knack on my shoe
with a knick-knack paddy-whack give a dog a bone - this old man came rolling home

This old man, he played three, he played Knick-knack on my knee
with a knick-knack paddy-whack give a dog a bone - this old man came rolling home

This old man, he played four, he played Knick-knack on my door
with a knick-knack paddy-whack give a dog a bone - this old man came rolling home

This old man, he played five, he played Knick-knack on my hive
with a knick-knack paddy-whack give a dog a bone - this old man came rolling home

This old man, he played six, he played Knick-knack with some sticks
with a knick-knack paddy-whack give a dog a bone - this old man came rolling home

This old man, he played seven, he played Knick-knack up to heaven
with a knick-knack paddy-whack give a dog a bone - this old man came rolling home

This old man, he played eight, he played Knick-knack on my gate
with a knick-knack paddy-whack give a dog a bone - this old man came rolling home

This old man, he played nine, he played Knick-knack up my spine
with a knick-knack paddy-whack give a dog a bone - this old man came rolling home

This old man, he played ten, he played Knick-knack over again
with a knick-knack paddy-whack give a dog a bone - this old man came rolling home

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


Bobby Shaftoe

Performed by Pretty Polly Roger and the crew of the Monkey Celeste

Bobby Shaftoe’s gone to sea, silver buckles on his knee
he'll come home and marry me, bonnie Bobby Shaftoe

Bobby Shaftoe's bright and fair, combing down his yellow hair
he's my love for ever more, bonnie Bobby Shaftoe

Bobby Shaftoe's gone to sea, silver buckles on his knee
he'll come home and marry me, bonnie Bobby Shaftoe

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher

What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?

Performed by Pretty Polly Roger and the crew of the Monkey Celeste

What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor? - What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?
What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor early in the morning?

Heave-ho! and up she rises - Heave-ho! and up she rises
Heave-ho! and up she rises early in the morning

Put him in the long boat 'til he's sober, put him in the long boat 'til he's sober
Put him in the long boat 'til he's sober early in the morning

Heave-ho! and up she rises - Heave-ho! and up she rises
Heave-ho! and up she rises early in the morning

Take him and shake him and try and wake him, take him and shake him and try and wake him
Take him and shake him and try and wake him early in the morning

Heave-ho! and up she rises - Heave-ho! and up she rises
Heave-ho! and up she rises early in the morning

Put him in the scuppers with the hosepipe on him - put him in the scuppers with the hosepipe on him
Put him in the scuppers with the hosepipe on him early in the morning

Heave-ho! and up she rises - Heave-ho! and up she rises
Heave-ho! and up she rises early in the morning

What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor? - What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?
What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor early in the morning?

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher

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Performed by Pretty Polly Roger and the crew of the Monkey Celeste

One, two, three, four, five
Once I caught a fish alive
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten
Then I let him go again

Why did you let him go?
Because he bit my finger so
Which finger did he bite?
This little finger in my right

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


Puff The Magic Dragon

Performed by Duck Berry and the Merseybeaks

Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton



Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Performed by Moses Moose

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

Weary travellers in the dark
thank you for your tiny spark
marking out the road ahead
lead them safely home to bed
Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are

Come and shine your little light
Twinkle twinkle all the night
may you never shut your eye
'til the sun is in the sky
Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher



Molly Malone

Performed by The Derry Hares

In Dublin's fair city where the girls are so pretty
I first set me eyes on sweet Molly Malone
She wheeled her wheelbarrow through streets broad and narrow
Calling "Cockles and Mussels - Alive, alive-Oh!"

Alive, alive-Oh! Alive, alive-Oh!
Calling "Cockles and Mussels - Alive, alive-Oh!

She was a fishmonger and sure 'twas no wonder
For so were her mother and father before
T hey each wheeled their barrow down streets broad and narrow
Calling "Cockles and Mussels - Alive, alive-Oh!

Alive, alive-Oh! Alive, alive-Oh!
Calling "Cockles and Mussels - Alive, alive-Oh!

Alive, alive-Oh! Alive, alive-Oh!
Calling "Cockles and Mussels - Alive, alive-Oh!

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


Michael Finnegan

Performed by The Derry Hares

There was an old man called Michael Finnegan
He grew whiskers on his chinnegan
The wind came out and blew them in again
Poor old Michael Finnegan, begin again

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher



I Know An Old Woman Who Swallowed A Fly

Performed by The Derry Hares

I know an old woman who swallowed a fly
I don't know why she swallowed the fly - perhaps she'll die!

I know an old woman who swallowed a spider
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly
I don't know why she swallowed the fly - perhaps she'll die!

I know an old woman who swallowed a bird
How absurd! She swallowed a bird
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly
I don't know why she swallowed the fly - perhaps she'll die!

I know an old woman who swallowed a cat
Fancy that! She swallowed a cat!
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly
I don't know why she swallowed the fly - perhaps she'll die!

I know an old woman who swallowed a dog
What a hog! She swallowed a dog
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly
I don't know why she swallowed the fly - perhaps she'll die!

I know an old woman who swallowed a goat
Just opened her throat and swallowed a goat
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly
I don't know why she swallowed the fly - perhaps she'll die!

I know an old woman who swallowed a cow
I don't know how she swallowed a cow
She swallowed the cow to catch the goat
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly
I don't know why she swallowed the fly - perhaps she'll die!

I know an old woman who swallowed a Horse
She's dead of course!

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher



Nellie The Elephant

Performed by The Little Acorns

© Hart and Butler


3 Little Men In A Flying Saucer

Performed by The Cosmonettes

Three little men in a flying saucer came down to earth one day
They looked left and right but they didn't like the sight, so one man flew away

Two little men in a flying saucer came down to earth one day
They looked left and right but they didn't like the sight, so one man flew away

One little man in a flying saucer came down to earth one day
He looked left and right but they didn't like the sight, so one man flew away

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


Old MacDonald Had A Farm

Performed by Jumbo Jerry

Old MacDonald had a farm (Ee-Aye-Eee-Aye-O)
And on that farm he had a cow (Ee-Aye-Eee-Aye-O)
With a "Moo, moo" here, and a "Moo, moo" there
Here a "Moo" - there a "Moo" - everywhere a "Moo, moo"
Old MacDonald had a farm (Ee-Aye-Eee-Aye-O)

And on that farm he had a sheep (Ee-Aye-Eee-Aye-O)
With a "Baa, baa" here, and a "Baa, baa" there
Here a "Baa" - there a "Baa" - everywhere a "Baa, baa"
Old MacDonald had a farm (Ee-Aye-Eee-Aye-O)

And on that farm he had a dog (Ee-Aye-Eee-Aye-O)
With a "Woof, woof" here, and a "Woof, woof" there
Here a "Woof " - there a "Woof " - everywhere a "Woof, woof"
Old MacDonald had a farm (Ee-Aye-Eee-Aye-O)

And on that farm he had a pig (Ee-Aye-Eee-Aye-O)
With an "Oink, oink" here, and an "Oink, oink" there
Here an "Oink" - there an "Oink" - everywhere an "Oink, oink"
Old MacDonald had a farm (Ee-Aye-Eee-Aye-O)

Old MacDonald had a farm (Ee-Aye-Eee-Aye-O)
And on that farm he had a monkey (Ee-Aye-Eee-Aye-O)
With an "Ooh, ooh" here, and an "Ooh, ooh" there
Here an "Ooh" - there an "Ooh" - everywhere an "Ooh, ooh"
Old MacDonald had a farm (Ee-Aye-Eee-Aye-O)

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


Humpty Dumpty

Performed by Mole Coward

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

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher

Hickory Dickory Dock

Performed by Mole Coward

Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory Dickory Dock

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher

Rock-A-Bye-Baby

Performed by Mole Coward

Rock-a-bye-Baby, on the tree-top
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
Down will come Baby, cradle and all

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


The Grand Old Duke Of York

Performed by Buffalo Bull

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

When they were up, they were up
And when they were down, they were down
But when they were only half way up
They were neither up nor down

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


One Potato, Two Potato

Performed by The Cockney Sparrows

One potato, two potato, three potato, four
Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more
One potato, two potato, three potato, four
Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher

Horsie, Horsie

Performed by The Cockney Sparrows

Horsey horsey don't you stop
Let you feet go clippety clop
your tail goes swish and the wheels go round
giddy-up we're homeward bound!

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


The Muffin Man

Performed by The Cockney Sparrows

Have you seen the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man
Have you seen the Muffin Man who lives on Drury Lane?

Yes, I've seen the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man
Have you seen the Muffin Man who lives on Drury Lane

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher



Baa Baa Blacksheep

Performed by The Leech Boys

Baa baa blacksheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full
One for the Master and one for the Dame
And one for the little boy who lives down the lane


Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher

I'm A Little Teapot

Performed by The Leech Boys

I'm a little teapot, short and stout
Here's my handle and here's my spout
when I see the tea cups, hear me shout
"Tip me up and pour me out!"

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


Sing A Song Of Sixpence

Performed by The Leech Boys

Sing a song of sixpence - a pocketful of rye
Four and twenty blackbirds backed in a pie
When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing
Wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the King?

The King was in his counting house counting out his money
The Queen was in the parlour eating bread and honey
The Maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes
Along came a Blackbird and pecked off her nose!

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher

If You're Happy And You Know It

Performed by The Leech Boys

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands
If you're happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands

If you're happy and you know it, stomp your feet
If you're happy and you know it, stomp your feet
If you're happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you're happy and you know it, stomp your feet

If you're happy and you know it, stretch up tall
If you're happy and you know it, stretch up tall
If you're happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you're happy and you know it, stretch up tall

If you're happy and you know it, jump up
If you're happy and you know it, jump up
If you're happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you're happy and you know it, jump up

If you're happy and you know it, shout "We are!"
If you're happy and you know it, shout "We are!"
If you're happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you're happy and you know it, shout "We are!"

If you're happy and you know it, do all five
(Clap your hands, stomp your feet, stretch up tall, jump up, shout "We are!")
If you're happy and you know it, do all five
(Clap your hands, stomp your feet, stretch up tall, jump up, shout "We are!")
If you're happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you're happy and you know it, do all five
(Clap your hands, stomp your feet, stretch up tall, jump up, shout "We are!")

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


Dance To Your Daddy

Performed by Pretty Polly Roger and the crew of the Monkey Celeste

Dance to your daddy my little laddie
Dance to your daddy my little man
You shall have a fishy on a little dishy
You shall have a fishy when the boat come in

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


Rub-A-Dub-Dub

Performed by Pretty Polly Roger and the crew of the Monkey Celeste

Rub-a-dub-dub
Three men in a tub
And who do you think they be?
The butcher, the baker, the candlestick-maker
turn 'em out knaves all three!

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


Row Row Row Your Boat

Performed by Pretty Polly Roger and the crew of the Monkey Celeste

Row row row your boat, gently down the stream
Merrily merrily merrily, life is but a dream

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher



Sleeping Bunnies

Performed by The Derry Hares

See the bunnies sleeping 'til it's nearly noon
shall we go and wake them with a merry tune?
Oh so still - are they ill?

Wake up!

Hop, hop, hop little bunnies
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies
Hop, hop, hop, hop, hop

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


Heads And Shoulders

Performed by Moses Moose

Heads and shoulders, knees and toes - knees and toes
Heads and shoulders, knees and toes - knees and toes
And eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Heads and shoulders, knees and toes - knees and toes

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


The Teddy Bear's Picnic

Performed by The Little Acorns

© James B Kennedy and John W Bratton


Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush

Performed by The Little Acorns

Here we go round the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush
Here we go round the mulberry bush on a cold and frosty morning

Traditional, words arranged by David Fisher


All songs are traditional and arranged by David Fisher and Alex Heffes except Little Acorns © 2000 David Fisher; Puff The Magic Dragon © Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton; The Teddy Bear's Picnic © James B Kennedy and John W Bratton; and Nellie The Elephant © Hart and Butler.