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Art Songs and Fingerplays

The Little White Duck


There’s a little white duck sitting in the water,
A little white duck doing what he ought-er;
He took a bite of a lily pad,
Flapped his wings and he said, “I’m glad
I’m a little white duck, sitting in the water,
Quack, quack, quack.”

There’s a little green frog swimming in the water,
A little green frog doing what he ought-er;
He jumped right off of the lily pad,
That the little duck bit and he said,
“I’m glad I’m a little green frog swimming in the water,
Glumph, glumph, glumph.”

duck
frog

There’s a little black bug floating on the water,
A little black bug doing what he ought-er;
He tickled the frog on the lily pad
That the little duck bit and he said,
“I’m glad I’m a little black bug floating on the water,
Chirp, chirp, chirp.”

There’s a little red snake lying in the water,
A little red snake doing what he ought-er;
He frightened the duck on the frog so bad
He ate the little bug and he said,
“I’m glad I’m a little red snake lying in the water,
Sss, sss, sss.” ”

bug
snake

Now there’s nobody left sitting in the water,
Nobody left doing what he ought-er;
There’s nothing left but the lily pad,
The duck and the frog ran away. It’s sad
That there’s nobody left sitting in the water.
Boo, hoo, hoo. ”

(Traditional, United States)

lilly pad

The Green Speckled Frog


Three green speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating the most delicious bugs — yum, yum;
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were two green speckled frogs.

(Continue with two frogs and then one, Then there were no green speckled frogs, Glub, glub, glub.)

(Traditional, North America)

speckled frogs

Little Boy Blue


Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn,
The sheep’s in the meadow, the cow’s in the corn.
Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He’s under the haystack, fast asleep.

(Traditional, Scotland)

cow

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep


Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir, three bags full;
One for my master, one for my dame,
And one for the little boy who lives down the lane.

(Traditional, England)

sheep