Songs

Dirt Made My Lunch 

By The Banana Slug String Band 

Chorus 

G C G

Dirt made my lunch, dirt made my lunch. 

C G 

Thank you dirt, thanks a bunch 

C G

For my salad, my sandwich, my milk, and my munch. 

D G 

Thanks Dirt, you made my lunch. 

 

Lunch Made My Dirt 

From Hidden Villa tape 

G C G

Lunch you made my dirt, lunch you made my dirt 

C G 

Worms and bugs with my apple cores flirt 

C G

If it wasn’t for them I’d have to eat my shirt 

D G 

Thanks lunch, you made my dirt

 

Itsy Bitsy Spider 

-- traditional 

G D7 G 

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout 

G D7 G 

Down came the rain and washed the spider out 

G D7 G 

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain 

G D7 G 

And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again 

G D7 G 

The great big spider climbed up the water spout 

G D7 G 

Down came the rain and washed the spider out 

G D7 G 

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain 

G D7 G 

And the great big spider climbed up the spout again

 

The Garden Song 

By Dave Mallet 

G C G 

Inch by inch, row by row 

C D G 

Gonna help this garden grow 

C D G Em 

All you need is a rake and a hoe 

A D 

And a piece of fertile ground 

G C G 

Inch by inch, row by row 

C D G 

Someone bless these seeds I sow 

C D G Em 

Someone warm them from below 

A D G 

Til the rains come tumbling down. 

2. G C G 

Pulling weeds, picking stones 

C D G 

We are made of dreams and bones 

C D G Em 

Gotta need to grow my own 

A D 

For the time is close at hand 

G C G 

Grain for grain, sun and rain 

C D G 

Find my way thru nature’s chain 

C D G Em 

Tune my body and my brain 

A D G 

To the music of the land. 

3. G C G 

Plant your rows straight and long 

C D G 

Temper them with prayers and song 

C D G Em 

Mother earth will make you strong 

A D 

If you give her love and care 

G C G 

That old crow watching hungrily 

C D G 

From his branch in yonder tree 

C D G Em 

In my garden I’m as free 

A D G 

As that feathered thief up there.

 

I’ll Rot Away 

Words by  The Banana Slug String Band 

1. In the ground where all the plants are found 

C G 

I’ll rot away 

G

I’ll rot for a while in your compost pile 

D G 

I’ll rot away 

CHORUS 

G

I’ll rot away like compost 

C G 

I’ll rot away in the garden 

G

Back to the ground where all the plants are found 

D G 

I’ll rot away 

2. My nose and my toes they will decompose 

C G 

I’ll rot away 

G

My ears & my knees will be food for the trees 

D G 

I’ll rot away 

CHORUS 

3. My eyes and my thighs will be food for the flies 

C G 

I’ll rot away 

G

When I die I guess I’ll fertilize 

D G 

I’ll rot away 

CHORUS 

4. Feed the garden with my head I won’t need it I’ll be dead 

C G 

I’ll rot away 

G

When you eat a pea, you’ll be eating part of me 

D G 

I’ll rot away 

CHORUS

 

The Insect Song 

By Tickle Tune Typhoon 

C F C 

I am an insect in the life 

C G7 C 

And this is what I look like 

C

Two antennae 

F

Compound eyes 

G7 

One, two, three, 

C

Four, five, six legs 

C

Two sets of wings 

So I may fly 

G7 

My thorax 

C (G) C 

And my ab-do-men 

G C 

And this is what I look like 

Bridge 

C

Instead of bones 

F C 

My body grows 

C G7 C 

An exoskeleton 

C

Its hard and strong 

C F C 

And seals me in 

C G7 C 

Protecting my organs. 

(Revved UP) 

C

Two antennae 

F

Compound eyes 

G7 

One, two, three, 

C

Four, five, six legs 

C

Two sets of wings 

So I may fly 

G7 

My thorax 

C (G) C 

And my ab-do-men 

G C 

And this is what I look like

 

Let’s Make Tea 

Words by Joan Goodnight 

To the tune of Frere Jacques-- 

G

Hold and pick it, 

G

Hold and pick it, 

G

Use two hands, 

G

Use two hands. 

D7 G 

Hold the stem with one hand, 

D7 G 

Pick it with the other hand, 

G D7 G 

Let’s make tea! 

G D7 G 

Let’s make tea!

 

Ladybug Picnic 

-- unknown 

G

One two three, four five six 

G

Seven eight nine, ten eleven twelve 

D7 

Ladybugs came 

D7 G 

To the ladybugs’ picnic 

G

One two three, four five six 

G

Seven eight nine, ten eleven twelve 

D7 

And they all played games 

D7 G 

At the ladybugs’ picnic 

C

They had twelve sacks 

C

So they ran sack races 

G

And they fell on their backs 

G

And they fell on their faces 

D7 

Ladybugs 12 

D7 G 

At the ladybug picnic 

---------------- 

G

One two three, four five six 

G

Seven eight nine, ten eleven twelve 

D7 

And they played more games 

D7 G 

At the ladybugs’ picnic 

C

They played jump rope 

C

But the rope it broke 

G

So they just sat around 

G

Tellin’ knock-knock jokes 

D7 

Ladybugs 12 

D7 G 

At the ladybug picnic 

------------------ 

G

One two three, four five six 

G

Seven eight nine, ten eleven twelve 

D7 

And they chatted away 

D7 G 

At the ladybugs’ picnic 

C

They talked about the high price 

C

Of furniture and rugs 

G

And fire insurance 

G

For ladybugs 

D7 

Ladybugs 12 

D7 G 

At the ladybug picnic 

---------------- 

G

One two three, four five six 

G

Seven eight nine, ten eleven twelve 

D7

And they shivered away 

D7 G 

At the ladybugs’ picnic 

C

Along came winter 

C

The cold and the snow 

G

So the flew down inside 

G

My window 

D7 

All the ladybugs left 

D7 

the ladybug picnic 

Roots, Stems, Leaves 

By S. Van Zandt 

Chorus 

C

Roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds 

G C

Roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds 

C

Roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds 

G C

Roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds 

C

That’s six parts, that’s six parts, six plant parts 

G C 

That plants and people need.

 

Slimy, Slimy little Slug 

By Lisa Taylor and Sam O’Brien 

--to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle . . . 

G C G 

Slimy slimy little slug 

C G D 

You live in the garden but you’re not 

a bug 

G C G D 

In the garden on the ground 

G C D 

I find your trail but you don’t make a 

G

sound 

G C G 

Slimy slimy little slug 

C G D 

You’ve got a face only a mother 

could love

 

Slimy Shake 

By Sam O’Brien and Lisa Taylor 

A7 

The worms in the ground, they wiggle around 

Can you wiggle wiggle wiggle? wiggle wiggle wiggle 

D7 

The worms in the ground, they wiggle around 

A7 

Can you wiggle wiggle wiggle? wiggle wiggle wiggle 

E7 D7 

The worms in the ground, they wiggle around 

A7 

Can you wiggle wiggle wiggle? wiggle wiggle wiggle 

A7 

The slugs in my yard, make a squishy sound 

They go squish squish squish --squish squish squish 

D7 

The slugs in my yard, make a squishy sound 

A7 

They go squish squish squish --squish squish squish 

E7 D7 

The slugs in my yard, make a squishy sound 

A7 

They go squish squish squish --squish squish squish 

A7 

Oh the snail in its shell, likes to hear us hum 

We go hum hum hum --hum hum hum 

D7 

Oh the snail in its shell, likes to hear us hum 

A7 

We go hum hum hum --hum hum hum 

E7 D7 

Oh the snail in its shell, likes to hear us hum 

A7 

We go hum hum hum --hum hum hum 

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle one more time!

Sing When The Spirit Says Sing 

-- traditional 

Am E7 Am 

You gotta sing when the spirit says sing 

Am E 

You gotta sing when the spirit says sing 

Am 

Cause when the spirit says sing 

Dm 

You gotta sing right along 

Am E7 Am 

Sing when the spirit says sing 

Clap 

Snap 

Shout 

Laugh 

Sway 

Hug 

Love 

Shake 

Wiggle 

Dance

The Worms Go Marching Song

(Sung to the tune of “The Ants go Marching,”

Words by Kathy Lyons)

The Worms go marching on by one,

Hurrah! Hurrah!

The worms go marching one by one,

Hurrah! Hurrah!

The worms go marching one by one,

We better go now, here comes the sun.

Chorus

And they all go marching down into the ground,

Where it’s cool and it’s wet

Squirm, squirm, squirm, squirm

Squirm, squirm, squirm

The worms go marching two, by two…

We are part of the garden too

Chorus

The worms go marching three by three…

We eat your kitchen scraps for free.

Chorus

The worms go marching four by four

We’ll happily eat your apple core

Chorus

The worms go marching five by five

We help the soil, and that’s no jive

Chorus

The worms go marching six by six… (make up

your own works)

 

Magic Penny 

By Malvina Reynolds 

Chorus 

G

Love is something if you give it away 

D G 

Give it away, give it away 

G

Love is something if you give it away 

D G 

You end up having more 

C G 

It’s just like a magic penny 

D G 

Hold it tight and you won’t have any 

C G 

Lend it, spend it and you’ll have so many 

A D 

They’ll roll all over the floor, for 

Love is something . . . . 

C G 

Money’s dandy and we like to use it 

D G 

But love is better if don’t refuse it 

C G 

It’s a treasure and you’ll never lose it 

A D 

Unless you lock up your door, for 

Love is something . . . 

C G 

So let’s go dancing til the break of day 

D G 

And if there’s a piper we can pay 

C G 

For love is something if you give it away 

D G 

You end up having more . . . 

D G 

And it will roll right back to you 

D G 

Yes it will roll right back to you

 

This Little Light Of Mine 

-- traditional 

C

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine 

F C 

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine 

C Em Am 

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine 

C G C F C 

Let shine, let it shine, let it shine 

C

This little dream of mine, I’m gonna let it shine 

F C 

This little dream of mine, I’m gonna let it shine 

C Em Am 

This little dream of mine, I’m gonna let it shine 

C G C F C 

Let shine, let it shine, let it shine 

C

This little heart of mine, I’m gonna let it shine 

F C 

This little heart of mine, I’m gonna let it shine 

C Em Am 

This little heart of mine, I’m gonna let it shine 

C G C F C 

Let shine, let it shine, let it shine 

C

All around the world, I’m gonna let it shine 

F C 

All around the world, I’m gonna let it shine 

C Em Am 

All around the world, I’m gonna let it shine 

C G C F C 

Let shine, let it shine, let it shine

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