13 Aug 2011

Cumulative songs

Now Rebecca's reminded me of cumulative songs!

Here's A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea just for her. It's one of Jemimah's Daddy's childhood songs as well. Only when we sing it we say 'an 'ole' instead of a hole. Wonder why?

And here's a few more of my favourites:

  • Green Grow the Rushes, O!
  • There was an Old Woman who Swallowed a Fly
  • The Court of King Caractacus
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • The Green Grass Grew all Around
  • Widdicombe Fair
Do your family sing any others?


  1. :)

    Our version is different!
    We sing it:
    (.....) There's a fleck on the speck on the tail on the frog on the bump on the stick on the branch on the log in the hole at the bottom of the sea...

    Of the others, I only know The Old Woman (I have to remind Goo that it's just a silly song and the woman didn't *really* swallow a dog etc - you should see the look on her face otherwise!) and The twelve days of Christmas.
    We also sing This is the house that Jack built.
    And Goo often sets herself challenges singing "5 little ducks went out one day" - walking in to town one day she started at 12 little ducks and got all the way through, then the other day she started at 25(!) ducks.

  2. I like your list of songs; there are some there I don't know.

    We also sing "There's a fleck on the speck .." from an old Danny Kay tape I had, from MY childhood!


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