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Itsy-Bitsy Spider, The

One of the most beloved cradle songs of all time, it really lends itself to performance, as well as the lovely acoustic version in the video below.



The itsy-bitsy (or eensy weensy) spider
Climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider
Climbed up the spout again

Sung in a big, deep voice:
The great, big spider
Climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider
Climbed up the spout again

Sung in a high, tiny voice:
The teeny-weeny spider
Climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain
And the teeny-weeny spider
Climbed up the spout again

In Spanish:
La arana pequeñita
Subió, subió, subió.
Vino la lluvia
Y se la llevó.
Salió el sol
Y todo lo secó,
Y la arana pequeñita
Subió, subió, subió.


Touch index fingers to thumbs of opposite hands; twist hands to "walk" upward
Flutter hands down
Spread hands out quickly on "washed"
Touch hands together over your head to make a sun

Same as the first line


Same as before, but much BIGGER.









Same as before, but tiny.









(Same tune as the original)