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Three Little Fishies (Itty Bitty Pool)

Words and music by Saxie Dowell | Sung by Kay Kyser (#1 song in 1939) 

Down in the meadow in a little bitty pool
Swam three little fishies and a mama fishie too
"Swim" said the mama fishie, "Swim if you can"
And they swam and they swam all over the dam
Boop boop dit-tem dat-tem what-tem Chu!
Boop boop dit-tem dat-tem what-tem Chu!
Boop boop dit-tem dat-tem what-tem Chu!
And they swam and they swam all over the dam

"Stop" said the mama fishie, "or you will get lost"
The three little fishies didn't wanna be bossed
The three little fishies went off on a spree
And they swam and they swam right out to the sea
Boop boop dit-tem dat-tem what-tem Chu!
Boop boop dit-tem dat-tem what-tem Chu!
Boop boop dit-tem dat-tem what-tem Chu!
And they swam and they swam right out to the sea

"Whee!" yelled the little fishies, "Here's a lot of fun
We'll swim in the sea till the day is done"
They swam and they swam, and it was a lark
Till all of a sudden they saw a shark!
Boop boop dit-tem dat-tem what-tem Chu!
Boop boop dit-tem dat-tem what-tem Chu!
Boop boop dit-tem dat-tem what-tem Chu!
Till all of a sudden they saw a shark!

"Help!" cried the little fishies, "Gee! look at all the whales!"
And quick as they could, they turned on their tails
And back to the pool in the meadow they swam
And they swam and they swam back over the dam
Boop boop dit-tem dat-tem what-tem Chu!
Boop boop dit-tem dat-tem what-tem Chu!
Boop boop dit-tem dat-tem what-tem Chu!
And they swam and they swam back over the dam.


The music was sequenced by Ted Keener

Learn more about our aquatic friends at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.  

Would you like to swim in a pool like the fishies in the song do? Or a pond, lake, river, or the ocean? If so, we hope the water is clean and safe, whether you are swimming in it, using it for washing, or drinking it! Visit the Water and My World site to play some games and learn more about the importance of water to your health! And try out our Goldfish Maze for more fun with water! And you might also enjoy downloading a copy of The True Story of Inky the Whale, a true story and activity book created by the US Coast Guard to teach children about recycling, trash disposal, and conservation.