there was an old lady who swallowed a fly lyrics

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly lyrics” (alternatively “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”, “There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly” and “I Know an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly”) is a children’s rhyme and nonsense song of a kind known as cumulative.

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There was an old lady who swallowed a fly
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly – Perhaps she’ll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a spider
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her!

She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly – Perhaps she’ll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a bird;
How absurd to swallow a bird!

She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her!
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly – Perhaps she’ll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a cat;
Fancy that! She swallowed a cat!

She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her!
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly – Perhaps she’ll die!
There was an old lady that swallowed a dog;
What a hog, to swallow a dog!

She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her!

She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly – Perhaps she’ll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a goat;
She just opened her throat and swallowed a goat!

She swallowed the goat to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her!
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly – Perhaps she’ll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a cow;
I don’t know how she swallowed a cow!

She swallowed the cow to catch the goat,
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her!
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly – Perhaps she’s dead
There was an old lady who swallowed a horse;

…She’s dead, of course!

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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly! Paperback – Picture Book, August 26, 2014

It’s the Old Lady as you’ve never seen her before! Now she’s swallowing animals from the classic story…to create a home full of lovable pets!

With rhyming text and hilarious illustrations, this is the original song young readers know and love with a wacky twist. The perfect story to read all year long!

About the Author

Lucille Colandro has written many books for children, including the bestselling There, Was an Old Lady series illustrated by Jared Lee.

Jared Lee has illustrated more than one hundred books for young readers. He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators, the Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association, the National Cartoonists Society, and others. He lives in Ohio with his wife and a menagerie of dogs, cats, ponies, ducks, and a few unknown creatures.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0545682924
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cartwheel Books; Illustrated edition (August 26, 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0545786665
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0545786669
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 4 – 6 years
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ AD380L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ Preschool – 1
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 3.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.7 x 0.1 x 9.8 inches

 

This is still a very fun read, but I am fairly certain they’ve changed the story since I was a kid… It used to go “I don’t know why she swallowed that fly, perhaps she’ll die.” and now it goes “I don’t know why she swallowed that fly, she won’t say why.” Not quite as fun as the original.

Nice rendition of an old story. I like how they changed the text from original “I guess she’ll die” to “she won’t say why” Great for children up to 9. Older children can act out the text. Especially wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her. I added that line each time we reviewed what she had eaten.

LOVE-LOVE-LOVE Lucille Colandro ” There was An Old Lady…” Collection-Series.

(And as you can see from my reviews, I am on my way to collecting them ALL!!!)

Children — from preschool through elementary — ( on up ) love these books too! The rhythm & rhyme adventures truly encourages my readers to read … And I must say … these books engage and fill my “struggling-readers” with pride!

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