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9.02.2005

The Music of Childhood

When I was 9, I went to summer camp for a week for the very first time. It became a summer tradition and something I thoroughly loved. One of the many songs I learned that year was "Oh I Wish I was a Little Bar of Soap". I know...you can already tell what an amazingly complex operatic piece this is going to be, right!

Well, in my role as mom, I decided that today was the day we were going to sing this song and went searching on the internet for the lyrics. (I could only remember about 7 of the verses and I knew there were a bunch more.)

So without further ado, here for your singing pleasure:

"Oh I Wish"
adapted from "The World's Best Funny Songs", Esther J. Nelson, 1988
to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It"

Oh I wish I were a little bar of soap
Oh I wish I were a little bar of soap
Oh I'd go slippy, slippy sliddy over everybody's body
Oh I wish I were a little bar of soap


Oh I wish I were a little mosquito
Oh I wish I were a little mosquito
Oh I'd bitey, bitey, bitey under everybody's nighty
Oh I wish I were a little mosquito


Oh I wish I were a little slice of orange
Oh I wish I were a little slice of orange
Oh I'd go squirty squirty squirty over everybody's shirtey
Oh I wish I were a little slice of orange


Oh I wish I were a little bottle of coke
Oh I wish I were a little bottle of coke
Oh I'd go down with every slurp and up with every burp
Oh I wish I were a little bottle of coke


Oh I wish I were a little puddle of mud
Oh I wish I were a little puddle of mud
I'd be ooey ooey gooey under everybody's shoey
Oh I wish I were a little puddle of mud


Oh I wish I were a little golden fish
Oh I wish I were a little golden fish
Oh I'd look so very cutey in my little bathing suity

Oh I wish I were a little golden fish

Oh I wish I were a little foreign car
Oh I wish I were a little foreign car
I'd go putty putty putty over everybody's footy
Oh I wish I were a little foreign car

Oh I wish I were a little kangaroo
Oh I wish I were a little kangaroo
I would hoppy hoppy hoppy inside my mommy's pocky
Oh I wish I were a little kangaroo

Oh I wish I were a little green pea
Oh I wish I were a little green pea
I'd go skatey skatey skatey over everybody's platey
Oh I wish I were a little green pea

Oh I wish I was a little vacuum cleaner
Oh I wish I was a little vacuum cleaner
I'd go scrubby scrubby scrubby over everybody's ruggy
Oh I wish I were a little vacuum cleaner

Oh, I wish I were a little red Corvette
Oh, I wish I were a little red Corvette
I'd go speedy speedy speedy and always take the leady
Oh, I wish I were a little red Corvette

Oh, I wish I were a little beddy bug
Oh, I wish I were a little beddy bug
I'd go bitey, bitey, bitey, under everybody's nightie
Oh, I wish I were a little beddy bug.

Oh I wish I were a little radio
Oh I wish I were a little radio
I'd go CLICK!

Ju added this verse:
Oh I wish I were a little fire truck
Oh I wish I were a little fire truck
I'd go speedy speedy speedy gettin' water to the needy
Oh I wish I were a little fire truck


1 comment:

Debby said...

Oooohhh, yes! I remember that song! Very creative, I like Ju's verse!