If You’re Happy and You Know It (and variations)

This is such a great song to get kids up on their feet and moving, that I don’t feel any need to anchor myself with a ukulele. The same goes for a couple of my favourite piggy-back songs like Put Your Finger in the Air and Knife Fork Spoon Spatula. Happily, there are other fun variations that don’t demand so much wiggling that you can’t strum.

I’ve borrowed some Spider on the Floor verses from these folks to supplement my standard Raffi lyrics. Songwriting credit belongs to Bill Russell. And if your kids are fans of the Little Bar of Soap, a quick google search should find you a zillion more verses.


If You’re Happy And You Know It
C                                          G7

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands
                                           C

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands
           F                             C

If you’re happy and you know it and you really want to show it
           G7                              C

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands



There’s a Spider on the Floor
C                                      G7

There's a spider on the floor, on the floor
                                       C

There's a spider on the floor, on the floor
           F                            C

Who could ask for anything more than a spider on the floor
           G7                          C

There's a spider on the floor, on the floor.

Verses
Knee... goodness me
Tummy... feeling very funny
Neck... I'm gonna be a wreck
Face... this is a disgrace
Hair... it really isn't fair



I Wish I Were a Little Bar of Soap
C                                G7

Oh I wish I were a little bar of soap
                                  C

Oh I wish I were a little bar of soap
        F                        C

I'd go slippy and a slidey over everybody's hidey
     G7                           C

Oh I wish I were a little bar of soap

Verses
Blob of mud... I'd go ooey gooey gooey under everybody's shoey
Slice of orange...I'd go squirty squirty squirty over everybody's shirty



If You’re Wearing Any Blue
C                               G7

If you’re wearing any blue, any blue
                                C

If you’re wearing any blue, any blue
           F                         C

If you're wearing any blue put your finger on your shoe
           G7                    C

If you’re wearing any blue, any blue

Verses
Red... put your finger on your head
Yellow... smile like a handsome fellow
Brown... turn your smile into a frown
Black... pat yourself on the back
White... jump up with all your might



I Think I’m Going to Sneeze
C                                G7

I think I’m going to sneeze, ah-choo!
                                 C

I think I’m going to sneeze, ah-choo!
   F                                   C

I think I’m going to sneeze, would you pass the tissue please,
   G7                            C

I think I’m going to sneeze, ah-choo!

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