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Over in the Meadow

A sweet song with counting AND animals? Kids must love it!
And they do. This song is also easily editable. A simple online search will turn up at least a half-dozen alternate verses.
Finally, be sure to check out the book by John Feierabend and co.


  Simple recording


Over in the meadow in the sand, in the sun,
Lived an old mother turtle and her little turtle one;
"Dig," said the mother; "I dig," said the one,
So they dug and were glad in the sand, in the sun.

Over in the meadow where the tall grasses grew
Lived an old mother fox and her little foxes two;
"Run," said the mother; "We run," said the two,
So they ran and were glad where the tall grasses grew.

Over in the meadow in a nest, in a tree,
Lived an old mother robin and her little birdies three;
"Sing," said the mother; "We sing," said the three,
So they sang and were glad in their nest, in the tree.

Over in the meadow in a tall sycamore
Lived an old mother chipmunk and her little chipmunks four
"Play," said the mother; "We play," said the four,
So they played and were glad in that tall sycamore.

Over in the meadow in a new little hive
Lived an old mother bee and her honeybees five;
"Bzzzz," said the mother; "We bzzzz," said the five,
So they Bzzzz-ed and were glad in their new little hive.

Over in the meadow in a dam built of sticks
Lived an old mother beaver and her little beavers six;
"Build," said the mother; "We build," said the six,
So they built and were glad in their dam built of sticks.

Over in the meadow in the green wet bogs
Lived an old mother froggie and her seven polywogs;
"Swim," said the mother; "We swim," said the 'wogs,
So they swam and were glad in the green wet bogs.

Over in the meadow, as the day grew late,
Lived an old mother owl and her little owls eight;
"Wink," said the mother; "We wink," said the eight,
So they winked and were glad as the day grew late.

Over in the meadow in a web, on a pine,
Lived an old mother spider and her little spiders nine;
"Spin," said the mother; "We spin," said the nine,
So they spun and were glad in their web on the pine.

Over in the meadow in a warm little den
Lived an old mother rabbit and her little bunnies ten;
"Hop," said the mother; "We hop," said the ten,
So they hopped and were glad in their warm little den.