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xD Hi out there its a while since i got in contact but i love reading all the post and some have been realy helpfull and some have made me laugh. I am hopeing some one can help me with my memory. We use to sing a song that starts like this.

Jack in a box

still as a mouse

deep down inside

your little dark house. ?????? and thats all we can remember.

Also dingle dangle scarecrow.Any one know that one.

 

It must be old age and dry rot , because the memory dont work to good these days.

I would be glad for any help and so would the children. :o

Pat

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Never heard the first one but the second one, the way we sing it is:

 

When all the cows were sleeping

and the sun had gone to bed

up jumped the scarecrow

and this is what he said

I'm a dingle dangle scarecrow

with a flippy floppy hat

I can shake my hands like this

I can shake my hands like that!

 

Actually, there might be a second verse now I come to think about it.

Maybe someone else will add it!

 

Its always fun to see the regional variations that occur when someone

asks a question like this!

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Hi..can help with the scarecrow but not the other...

 

 

when all the cows were sleeping and the sun had gone to bed

Up jumped the scarecrow and this is what he said....

 

I'm a dingle dangle scarecrow with a flippy floppy hat

I can shake my hands like this and shake my feet like that.

 

When all the hens were roosting and the moon behind a cloud

Up jumped the scarecrow and shouted very loud

 

I'm a dingle dangle scarecrow etc......

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I have no idea what the first one is, but I'm fairly certain the words of dingle dangle scarecrow and his flippy floppy hat have been discussed before. Have you tried searching the forum posts?

 

Maz

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When all the cows were sleeping,

And the sun has gone to bed,

Up jumped the scarecrow,

And this is what he said;

 

I'm a dingle dangle scarecrow

With a flippy floppy hat.

I can shake my hands like this,

And shake my feet like that.

 

When all the hens were roosting,

And the moon behind a cloud,

Up jumped the scarecrow

And shouted very loud;

 

I'm a dingle dangle scarecrow etc.

 

Don't know the other song I'm afraid.

 

Anita

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Hi zazo,

 

I must be as old as you are then! I do remember a song about a jack in the box and know that jack is crouching down and jumps up as the lid is lifted but the exact words escape me too at the moment!

May be in "My little Puffin"?

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Ha Anita - had to chuckle when I saw LJW beat me to it too!

 

Ialso vaguely remember the Jack in the box but not all the words

 

Just checked the little puffin with the yellow cover - not in there

 

That'll really annoy me now ! :o

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Just done a google search and found this.

 

Jack in the box, still as a mouse

Deep down inside your little dark house.

Jack in the box resting so still,

won't you come out? {pop} yes I will.

 

Hope this is the one,

 

Anita

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Not sure if this is the Jack in the box one you want but it may be useful anyway

 

Jack in the box jumps up like this

He makes me laugh as he waggles his head

I gently press him down again saying,

Jack in the box you must go to bed!

 

- This can be accompanied by appropriate actions (eg. curling up small then "be-doinging" up"!!)

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YEP Janine

 

That's the one.Still sing that.Your voice gets progressively quieter as you sing and sink into the box then you jump up and shout the 'YES I WILL" and frighten yourself and others!!! Kids think its hilarious everytime-however many times you do it! :o

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Another verse for the scarecrow

 

When the dogs were in the kennels

And the doves were in the loft

Up jumped the scarecrow

And whispered very soft

I'm a dingle, dangle scarecrow

With a flippy floppy hat

I can shake my hands like this

And shake my feet like that

 

 

Inge

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We have a winter variation on the scarecrow rhyme:

 

When all the snow had fallen

And the children were in bed,

Up jumped the snowman

And this is what he said:

 

I’m a dingle dangle snowman

With a flippy floppy hat.

I can shake my head like this

And shake my hands like that

 

Deb W

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A seasonal variation to the scarecrow:

 

When everyone was sleeping and the moon had gone to bed….

Up jumped the Christmas elves and this is what they said….

I’m a dingle dangle Christmas elf with a flippy floppy hat,

I can shake my hands like this, and shake my feet like that!

 

Has all the children in complete hysterics!

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