THE CIRCUS

The trumpets blow, the bugles play, The circus is coming to town today! With a big elephant and a jolly old clown, A really live circus is coming to town! With lions and tigers and monkeys, too, It’s hard to […]

DUMMY LINE

Across the prairie On a streak of rust, There’s something moving In a cloud of dust. It crawls into the village With a wheeze and a whine, It’s the two o’clock flyer On the dummy line. CHORUS: Ridin’ on the […]

I BOUGHT ME A ROOSTER

I bought me a rooster and the rooster pleased me, I fed my rooster on the bayberry tree, My little rooster goes cock-a-doodle-do, Dee-doodle, dee-doodle, dee-doodle-dee-do. I bought me a cat and the cat pleased me, I fed my cat […]

JOHN PEEL

Do ye ken John Peel with his coat so gay? Do ye ken John Peel at the break of day? Do ye ken John Peel when he’s far, far away With his hounds and his horn in the morning. Twas […]

THE LAND OF NOD

From breakfast on through all the day At home among my friends I stay, But every night I go abroad Afar into the land of Nod. All by myself I have to go, With none to tell me what to […]

LITTLE WOOKIE

I love little Wookie*, His fur is so soft, And if I don’t bug him, He won’t get ticked off. I’ll sit in the kitchen And feed him some food, Then Wookie* will love me, Because I’m so good.

MY BABY

My baby lies here in her cradle, She’s sleeping so calm and so sweet, And when she wakes up in the morning, Then me, with her sweet smile, she’ll greet. Lullaby, lullaby, Sleep, little baby of mine, of mine, Don’t […]

MY WILD IRISH ROSE

My Wild Irish Rose, The sweetest flow’r that grows, You may search ev’rywhere, But none can compare With My Wild Irish Rose. My Wild Irish Rose, The dearest flow’r that grows, And some day for my sake, She may let […]

OLD MOLLY HARE

“Old Molly Hare, What are you doing there?” “Running through the cotton patch, Hard as I can tear.” “Old Molly Hare, What are you doing there?” “Sitting on a haystack, Shooting at a bear.” Shack-a-lack-a, Shack-a-lack-a, Shack-a-lack-a-shay. Shack-a-lack-a, Shack-a-lack-a, Shack-a-lack-a-shay.

POLLY, PUT THE KETTLE ON

Polly, put the kettle on, Polly, put the kettle on, Polly, put the kettle on, We’ll all have tea. Sukey, take it off again, Sukey, take it off again, Sukey, take it off again, They’ve all gone away. Blow the […]

RAGTIME COWBOY JOE

Out in Arizona Where the bad men are, And the only friend to guide you Is an evening star, The roughest, toughest man by far Is Ragtime Cowboy Joe. Got his name from singing To the cows and sheep Every […]

RING, RING THE BANJO

The time is never dreary, If a person never moans, A hoofer’s never weary With the rattlin’ of the bones. Ring, ring the banjo! I like that good old song. Come again, good fortune, Oh! where you been so long? […]

THE RUNAWAY TRAIN

T’was in the year of ’89 on that old Great Western line, When the winter wind was blowin’ shrill, The rails were froze, the wheels were cold, then the air brakes wouldn’t hold, And Number 9 came roaring down the […]

SLEEPYTIME EXPRESS

The way to Dreamland Town, I guess, Is on the Sleepytime Express, With cushions, pillows, and a bed All waiting for a sleepyhead. The way to Dreamland Town, I know Is just the way all children go, The fare to […]

THREE LITTLE KITTENS

Three little kittens, They lost their mittens, And they began to cry, Oh, mother dear, We sadly fear Our mittens we have lost. What! Lost your mittens, You naughty kittens! Then you shall have no pie. Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow. […]