"A little white duck,sitting in the water, a little white duck doing what he ou

@Hatley (164344)
Garden Grove, California
October 1, 2012 4:06pm CST
Just wondering if it's just me. This part of a song came to me about "a little white duck sitting in the water, a little white duck doing what he oughta" so looked it up and there were a lot more stanzas to this cute song for kids. Here I am I guess just a big old kid,.mylotters, ever have some part of an old kids song pop into your mind and you dont even have any idea where it came from? your take fellow my lotters.just fun discussion not serious at all.
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@dfollin (13841)
• United States
1 Oct 12
Hi Hatley,I have never heard the song,sorry.
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Oct 12
hi dfollin thats okiay its just a funny discussion anyway. I r eally dont know where I picked it up but the remanings verses are really really funny to listen too.
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@vandana7 (70693)
• India
2 Oct 12
Me too...
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 12
hi vandy I imagnethat song is fairly old bu t I think I ran across just a few weeks ago but do not remember the res t so I had lo oked it up and the v erses are really quite funny.
@GardenGerty (110132)
• United States
1 Oct 12
I loved that one, and The Hole in the Bottom of the Sea, and I have gone and looked them up before. I watched them on Captain Kangaroo.
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@much2say (43306)
• United States
1 Oct 12
I used to love Captain Kangaroo!!!
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Oct 12
higardengerty and much2say I think my son used to watch Captain Kangaroo my I had not thought of that. He and I really got tired of Elmo though and my son found'ason about killing Elmo.Oh yes the Hole in the Bottom of The Sea also a go od one.
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@dfollin (13841)
• United States
2 Oct 12
When I was a child we could only get the channel that Captain Kangaroo was on sometimes.So,I probably did not hear that song.
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@cynthiann (18618)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 12
'There's a hole in my bucket dear Liza, dear Liza, there's a hole in my bucket dear Liza a hole' Do you remember this one dear Hatley, dear Hatley, do you remember this one, dear Hatley, this one?
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 12
hi cynthiann yes havent thought of that in a long long time but I remember it well.andhe silly songs we sang during the second world war,. likd dozeydots and mairsydots and three little fishes and don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me., we had fun singing those duringt those horrid war years. The first song I remember was "Happy Days are here again,the skies above are blue again .let us sing a song of cheer again happy days are here again" I learned later that that song ushered in a new start from the terrible depression of my early childhood. The people were rec vering and jobs were opening up again
@cynthiann (18618)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 12
I will tell you something for nothing. That dozey dotes song? The words were corrupted. I only found this out a few years ago and I was so surprised. So listen to this. I hope that you sing it too. These is the original words: Dears eat oats And does eat oats And little lambs eat barley And I'd eat barley too, wouldn't you? Now aren't I clever today even though I am trying to become acclimatised to the heat after seven months?
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Oct 12
wow then You are back home now from England? oh its hot to d ay and we h ave had two solid m onths of hot sticky day s. it w ears me ou t. oh I love t hat,it makes a bit better I love the dears and does'and the barley, Yes you really are clever seven months was a l ong time wow. hope yo u are much better now
@much2say (43306)
• United States
1 Oct 12
Hi Hatley!! Hee hee - I love that you're a big kid - hee hee!!! My little ones are still little, so I hear a bunch of children's songs all the time. So if a little song comes into my mind - I know why - ha ha. There are a some songs I would love to look up - not exactly childrens songs - but I used to dance to them when I was in summer school during elementary times. I can hum them til this day - but I don't know ANY of the lyrics . . . drives me bonkers because without them, I can't look them up!!!! I grew up with Japanese kids songs - and once and a while the music pops into my head out of nowhere - but again, I can't look them up because I don't remember any of the lyrics!!!!!!
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 12
hi much2say yes when this silly song p opped into my head I felt like a kid again, When I was little m y dad had hired a German man and he had his little girl with him she taught me a German kids song now all I remember is something like Auchsterlabor Augustine and I sure could not tell you what it meant now,.I know that in English there's something about we all get together but thats the extent of my knowledge on that one,.I just l ucked out on the little white duck one and found all the stanzas.oh now I remember the more we get together the happier we will be. lol
@much2say (43306)
• United States
2 Oct 12
Oh yah, I have heard "the more we get together the happier we will be" . . . that one sure rings a bell!! Though I didn't know that from childhood . . . I know that one from when my daughter was in a mommy and me class - but I didn't hear that one previously (I think). I remember feeling silly because all the other moms knew that one except for me!!
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 12
hi much2say my memory of that German man and his child is also marred, we two kids were six and w e came into the tool shed and we were horrified,the German man was drowning six little puppies.here I am 85 and still remember how scared I was as he told me not to tell anyone or something bad would happen to my mommy . I had nightmares that night and my mom and dad got me to tell about that wicked German man and what he had said to me and what he had done,. My parents were furious as they both loved dogd and cats too, my dad fired him and told him take your child and leave at once or I will see you in prison for puppy abuse., what a thing for two little girls to have to see..
• United States
2 Oct 12
"One eyed, one horned, flying, purple, people-eater." My mom use to say that to me a lot as a kid. lol. I will remember that little song/phrase until the day I die. But I will never know where it comes from, or why it is so catchy and popular. My children will certainly know this one day. haha
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 12
arielpaige oh my I loved that sill y song espicealy the last few words,. someone had pushed him off a ledge and He sang,"I don't luv you anymore."I am not sure where it did come from bu t I sure remembered hearing it a lot, specially "I don't luv you any more."
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
7 Oct 12
I bought a halloween themed CD a few years back that had the PPE song on it..A guy called Sheb Wooley had a hit with the song in 1958,so remembering an "old" song takes you back to the time you heard it.. One of the things I remember about my Godmother was her singing "Doh-ray-Me" from "The Sound of Music" when I was small....
@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Oct 12
hi shepherdspy oh yes the So und of Music and I was often hooked on the one abou some of my favorite things. I really loved that movie.and later I read a book by Ju lie Andrews and it was fascinating to read really,
@ElicBxn (60981)
• United States
1 Oct 12
I spent nearly 6 months with "the Worms go in" replaying in my head - I thought I'd NEVER get that thing OUT!
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 12
hi ElicBxn oh that reminds of a scary movie I saw years ago where this odd little girl sat at the piano and playes that song about the worms go in.,and I wish I could remember the actors name who played her dad, the whole thing haunted me and gave me jnight mares ., I think I was maybe twelve something like that with a vivid imagination,.that would be a mean one to get stuck in one's head.Could the actor's name have been Don Amache?
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 12
thanks deazil that was one movie I think I blanked out of my mind b ecau se of that song.,brrr. but I know m y parents really liked it and the cast was fantastic I wo uld love to see a re play.am goling to check youtube. susan Gordon wow just last year.
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@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
1 Oct 12
I have never heard that song, but it has certainly happen that I can hear a song and just can't get it out of my head. and then I am humming it all day and sometimes into the \next day...Its funny how that happens.... Hope you are doing well....
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Oct 12
hi bjc its 100 here and my airconditioning is on but it a wet heat.I was ill for an hour,divericulitis gas pains took 3 ibuprofins and in a half hour the pain was relieved. now I am fine except for going around singing a little white duck sitting in the water a little white duck doing what he oughta this makes people look a me a bit funny lol lol
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
2 Oct 12
I am sure people are looking at you quite funny..and I am sure you are not surprised...LOL...glad you are feeling better...
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 12
hi bjc finally got something else to replace it and now nobody even notices me. ha ha seriously people must be affected by the full moon as so many people around GoldCrest are jumpy and fussing with each other,. I just ignore and get to my room once my meal is over so I can hit m ylot a gain, hehe.but again its been so hot here for so long it wears one out as its humid.
• China
2 Oct 12
This children's song personified the duck.I haven't heard the song,much less getting an idea of what its morality was.However I can well feel that you still preserve traces of childishness.
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 12
hi chang yes but then it went on to personify different creatures on the water and ended up with the lilypad and the water was empty save for the little red snake' who had scared them all away.chang we all have s ome of the child in us according to psychology. its what makes us play games f or example.but its not childish it'is morehcild lke we are adults but we can play and reminisce.
• China
7 Oct 12
Yes,as an adult ,We all have childlike actions sometimes.If we keep playing games ,we would be young for our age,I mean the mental age.
@KrauseHome (36270)
• United States
5 Oct 12
I think there are times we all have moments like this and have people look at us and wonder if we are OK. I know there are timeswhen I have hummed the theme song to Flintstones or smurfs and had people think I am odd. But personally I think it is OK no matter how old we might get to do this. Shows we still have a little bit of kid in us still.
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Oct 12
es indeed tina my son and his friends still made motor sounds'when talking about their favorite make of cars and they ar e in t heir thirtys and fifties lol lol,. just a little bit left of the little boys they were.
@louievill (21726)
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
I remember a similar topic months ago about a song that keeps playing back on your head, actually mine is a new song that keeps playing back in my head, I'm pretty stable but I still have kids that I have to send to college later, at my age I still have plans to make it a little bigger someday so it's really about a song of love and ambition, so here it is friend and hope you like it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F94rPuOrAE
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Oct 12
hi louievill oh that song is lovely and I had always wanted to hear all of it and just heard a bit .I liked that very much.thats really a great , great song w ow.
@CODYMAC (1357)
• San Diego, California
2 Oct 12
Hello Hatley. Yeah, and it was "John Jacob Jingle Hiemer Shmit, his name is my name too. Whenever we go out, the people always shout, "There goes John Jacob Jingle Hiemer Shmit!, la da da da da da da..." I liked the way we had to sing it almost to a whisper and then you get to the part where, "the people always shout..." you would have to almost yell the name. Just fun times as a child...
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@AJ1952Chats (2338)
• Anderson, Indiana
2 Oct 12
Just a couple of months of hitting the big six-oh, I'm still just a kid myself and do have kiddie songs--including this one from my husband, Burl Ives (more details about that in another comment in this thread)--popping into my head frequently. One that finds reason to pop into my head is the one about Georgie complaining to Liza that there's a hole in his bucket. There's a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza. There's a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, a hole. Then, mend it, dear Georgie, dear Georgie, dear Georgie. Then, mend it, dear Georgie, dear Georgie, mend it. So, it goes on to where Georgie asks with what he should mend it. Instead of writing down the entire song, I'm just going to do it conversational-style. Georgie: There's a hole in my bucket. Liza: Then, mend it. Georgie: With what should I mend it? Liza: With straw. Georgie: But the straw is too long. Liza: Then, cut it. Georgie: With what should I cut it? Liza: With a knife. Georgie: But the knife is too blunt. Liza: Then, sharpen it. Georgie: With what should I sharpen it? Liza: With a stone. Georgie: But the stone is too dry. Liza: Then, wet it. Georgie: With what should I wet it? Liza: With water. Georgie: In what should I carry it? Liza: In the bucket. Georgie: There's a hole in my bucket!!! One reason this song pops into my head is that we need to get one thing or another fixed around here. For example: A situation might go like this: My credit is maxed. Get some money to get it back to where you have a good credit record. Where do I get this money? Get a loan. How can I get a loan? Provide proof of your good credit. But my credit is maxed.
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 12
hi wow my first laugh of the day. I also remember that song now and thinking one cou[ld use that as an adult then you just'showed me how.that ones really a sign iof our times., I' no longer have a credit card as I g ot in over m y head'once s o repaired all that now all I have is s debit cared which'lkeeps m e honest., whee.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
2 Oct 12
I made the mistake of singing do your ears hang low to my grandson then caught myself humming it while cleaning the house whats wrong with me lol
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 12
hi enola he he thats one I do noit r emember bu t the darned'thins get stuck in your head., I was humming the duck one while waiting for lunch and getting odd looks from another resident.party p ooper., wonder if he remembers any songs from his childhood?
@Sunset50 (1397)
• United States
2 Oct 12
I remember that song. Burl Ives recorded it and the radio stations use to play it alot. That was a long time ago.Thanks for posting it.
@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 12
hi sunset yes I remember BurlIves and the song years back.He also sang the Big Rock Candy Mountain quote"the lemonade springs where the blue bird sings on the Big Rock Candy mountain".,what fun going back in time., loll
• India
2 Oct 12
Hatley, good to know that you are enjoying your thoughts with this cute song, now my kids are doing KG classes and my wife teaching rhymes to them. I remember about my child hood days and rhymes while listening their activities
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 12
hi vidhyaprakash yes I had some fun and looked up the rest of the cute kids song. I think in their places those cute child's songs made being a kid fun too.Now we have the web we c an look'up the missing parts of some kids songs.
@vandana7 (70693)
• India
2 Oct 12
The bear went over the mountain, the bear went over the mountain, the bear went over the mountain to see what he could see... This one is such a favorite, I sing it even when I am doing some grinding..lol Others would be Old macdonald had a farm, and little tom tinker,
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 12
hi vandy I rember those too from when I was a little kid. I r emember singing old MacDonald had a farm in grade school too and the big Rock candy mountain also,.
@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
2 Oct 12
yes remember a song in the 50's? about an ant carrying something up a hill. cause hes got high hopes. hes got high hopes. hes got high apple pie in the sky hopes. i think of that one now and then.
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 12
hi bunnybon that one I do remember as it always inspired me to finish what I had started. I fear my father thought always I was just a dreamer, but when I gave him a grandson He was actually pleased with me and I forgave him for what he did t o me as a child. but one never forgets when a parent molests one as a child.Now days he would go to prison for that so he was very lucky. I never again trusted him.
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
2 Oct 12
haha! i do not know this song and it's tune. should i wish to hear it from you only if i am residing next door from your house my madam ... take care :)
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@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
2 Oct 12
My dear Ms. Hatley When I was a kid, they didnt have such good music and orchestra playing the poems. And maybe this is one reason I wasnt a good learner. But today, when my nephew goes to school and gets back home with a CD of all the poems that are on his syllabus and we listen to them, the music is so good. I mean it is a great thing and change that I have seen happening for good. They make the poems so very hummable and even singable. Even the jack and Jill Went up the Hill and also the Baa baa black sheep sound so very good and musical. Thanks to you dear lady for bringing me the memories of how the days were at school
@ifa225 (11097)
• Indonesia
2 Oct 12
That is a funny song Mrs.Hatley there is one song which often accross my mind row row your boat.. Life is but a dream it reminds me that life is so short just like a dream
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@Hatley (164344)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 12
hi ifa oh yes I remember singing that in grade school and the one about the teensy weeny spider went up the water spout, along came the rain and washed the spider out, out came the sun and dried up all the rain,and the teensy weiny spider went up the spout again. Also from the library reading for kids, "There was an old woman who swallowed a fly,it wiggled and jiggled inside her,I do Not know why.," the kids really love that one as it had umpteen verses to it. Its sort of fun to reminese about childhood songs.