Now, this is an all time favourite by what I see, that I discover now.
It can be quite long, and it’s very catchy.
It repeats the same lyrics over and over again but changing a line at the end.
It goes like this:
Down by the bay,
Where the watermelons grow.
Back to my home,
I dare not go.
For if I do,
My mother will say,
“Did you ever see a bear combing his hair?”
Down by the bay
Now, there are different versions, and they all kind of start with a different line, but it’s always something like “an animal doing something” that rhymes.
So apart from “a bear combing his hair”, we have:
– “a goose kissing a moose”
– “a whale with a polka dot tail”
– “a pig wearing a wig”
– “a cat wearing a hat”
– “a goat wearing a coat”
-Etc. Although not necessarily always in the same order.
Here you watch a video:
And here you can listen to Raffi’s version, which is one of the most famous: