The itsy-bitsy spider

went 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.

Lilt Lilt
43 Responses May 5, 2009


I always think of my children when they were about 2 or so when I hear this.:)

I have had a strange relationship with spiders all my life. I was born by a women who could sew anything she would put her hands on it was a gift she inheirted from her grandmother who was a seamstress, she learned to tat at the age of six and started sewing things from crocheting to knitting to making her own clothes.The first book I read was charlots web I was six and broken hearted when the spider died. As kids we would play with daddy long legs on the back stoop, as I grew older I too learned to sew, but more like a flounder, whenever I sit and sew the strangest thing happens, a spider will come and make a web at my door everytime one time I made up my own pattern it was beautifully intricate, the same week at the front door was a strange little spider working on a web that resembled the pattern I had made up. yea spiders are more than just lyrics in a song there a gift from God and fit into the masters plan someway, and I for one am a firm believer in them.

I know exactly how....I saw the scat word in relation to tracking animals and, one time, burning it as fuel...and also saw reference to scatalogical humor in something about adolescent developement. <br />
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Louie Armstrong and Ella Fitzergerald are the doo weee wop crazy daddy scatterific antidote to all that!

Okay, so I googled scat. What the hell is wrong with you people? Why do you know that???? <br />
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I can't find those lyrics, Em. <br />
Speechless, I don't think I'll ever get to go to Mammoth Cave. Well, not if Mr. Lilt is driving anyway.<br />
Chiquita, it is a good song. I always loved seeing the little chubby fingers trying to make the spider :-)

This song and "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" were the first songs I taught to my children when they were old enough to remember lyrics. Good memories, Lilt! Thanks sweetie.

LMBO @ Speechless! Just EWWWWW!!!! <br />
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Lilt, I have the full-length lyrics to this song in the group: I Hate Spiders. (I think that's the one). THe lyrics are compliments of the movie Eight Legged Freaks. THe full lyrics are DISTURBING, and I can see why we don't sing the whole song to our kids! :O

Your avatar is so groovy my friend, and it's not even Christmas. <br />
Are you missing those stop lights around your route?<br />

I could take that two ways! But I won't. MWAHzies!

LilAnnie...Queen of Scat

Down by the banks of the hanky panky<br />
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Where the bull frogs jump from bank to banky<br />
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Singing<br />
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Eep<br />
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Op<br />
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Eep<br />
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Op Op<br />
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Skiddle<br />
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Diddle<br />
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Kernel<br />
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Pop!<br />
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*or variations therein : )

....but beetles come in so many cool colors!

No.. I don't like insects! No.. I can't look at them. <br />
I only like green catterpillars, butterflies, I like to see a big spider making a web -> that is fascinating.. but that's it..

A favorite when I was a kid, and for my own kids...oh, no, now I am singing it....LOL.

Thanks for dropping in, Lunachi !<br />
I think insects are fascinating, how about you?

Ah really cute. love it!<br />
And I like your picture/avata/logo. :D<br />
And the fact that you have twins! how lovely

I can't wait to read it, Em. <br />
Should I sing it with a redneck twang?

I have a story under the Group: I Hate Spiders. I wrote the "rest of the lyrics" to this song... per the movie Eight Legged Freaks! lol. And I'm thinking... we sing this crap to our kids??!!! :O lol

Thank you so much for your comment, b.<br />
They are great things to learn from the simplicity of nature.<br />
Love and peace to you, as well.

last time i heard these words was about 20 years ago when carly simon released "coming around again". my boy loved it as we would tickle him from toes to head as the words "climbed up the spout again"<br />
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when listening to the message as an adult, i get that we should persevere. we might be get beaten down but the cycle will change and we should get up, dust ourselves off, and climb up the spout again.<br />
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my pennies in the plate are free milady.<br />
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love and peace<br />
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hehe<br />
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Good one,Whendolynn, about ****......hahaha

Bugs do look like little aliens!<br />

Ticks will explode <br />
If you light them with a match<br />
But this is bad since<br />
Lyme disease you'll catch.<br />
The head and mouth parts<br />
Must be thoroughly removed<br />
If this doesn't scare you<br />
Your bravery is proved.<br />
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When I was a kid we were mainly afraid of communists and aliens in flying saucers. Too bad kids have to be afraid of bugs now for reasons beyond just the creepy-crawly factor!

Bird, sometimes the spider is "eensy weensy" too.

Very good, Datura!!<br />
You'll have to carry on, I couldn't make a rhyme if my life depended on it. Maybe a verse about how ticks explode when you light them with a match?

Aww....fond memories, both of my childhood and my girls'.<br />
'cept that he was called incey wincey (insy winsy?) and yes we did do all the actions! *sigh*

Good idea Lilt!<br />
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The itsy bitsy deer tick<br />
sucked blood out of my arm<br />
when I was playing<br />
At my grandpa's farm........

You're right, it is West Nile. I'm getting all my bug diseases mixed up!<br><br />
We should make up a little children's song about bad bugs.<br />
Like a public service announcement.

Ticks are the primary means of infection. I don't know for sure about mosquitoes, but I don't think so. They carry West Nile virus, I believe.

Don't mosquitos carry Lyme disease, as well?

Ticks carry Lyme Disease, Lilt. It can be debilitating for the rest of a person's life if it goes untreated-- joint, heart and nervous system problems.

How about a Beetles cd, Betty?

Pedrovoter, it sounds like she was a teapot.<br />
Another one of my favorites.<br />
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Good to know, Datura, I would have just removed it. What kind of diseases do ticks carry? <br />
There are no cute songs about ticks.

I can never hear this little song without putting my thumb and fingers together to make the little crawling spider.<br />
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My son got bit by a tick last week at college. The infirmary gives a mega-dose of antibiotics right away.

Betty, I was singing this song to myself in the car yesterday :/

It still makes him sick.<br />
I wanted to go to Mammoth Cave, but he wouldn't go because he heard there were ticks there.

Mr. Lilt is terribly afraid of ticks. <br />
He got a tick on his **** when he was a small boy :O

Spiders are neat when they're not crawling around inside you!

Please take a pic! Put her in a funny pose!!<br />
I can't wait.

I am afraid of them crawling into my ears at night. Other than that, no. :P<br />
I got the doll from etsy. I need to take a pic. I should do that tonight.

Me and the little man were looking at a cool book of macro images of insect faces last night. It will inspire a new avatar for me, for sure.<br />
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Are you afraid of spiders?

I haven't seen a spider in ages.

How's it going, D?<br />
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We have had lots of rain and lots of spiders lately.