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Tune Req: Monkeys in a peanut shell

GUEST,Frankie5Angels 02 Nov 03 - 01:51 PM
open mike 03 Nov 03 - 11:50 AM
GUEST,pbow 02 Mar 12 - 01:50 PM
GUEST,Siochain 02 Mar 12 - 05:56 PM
GUEST,SONG PERSON 29 Apr 15 - 10:59 AM
GUEST,# 29 Apr 15 - 04:58 PM
GUEST 24 Feb 16 - 03:07 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: Monkeys in a peanut shell
From: GUEST,Frankie5Angels
Date: 02 Nov 03 - 01:51 PM

Hi

Looking for the lyrics and origin of a song I only remember 2 lines of..

"3 little monkeys in a peanut shell
one can sing one can dance one can make me a pair of pants.."

Something along those lines..

I remember it as a kid so it's probably a childrens song..

Thanks for any help..


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Monkeys in a peanut shell
From: open mike
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 11:50 AM

sounds like a jump rope rhyme
this thread has links


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Monkeys in a peanut shell
From: GUEST,pbow
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 01:50 PM

The way I remember it from my youth was... whenever you found a peanut with three nuts in the shell, you needed to sing the little ditty for good luck. The song went:

"I know something I won't tell Three little peanuts in one shell One can sing and one can dance one can wear a pair of pants.

Shave and a hair cut... two bits."


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Monkeys in a peanut shell
From: GUEST,Siochain
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 05:56 PM

I have words, though my version has rabbits, not monkeys. I know it as a spoken verse, not a song. I do not know the origin.

I know something I won't tell,
Three little rabbits in a peanut shell.
One can sing, one can dance,
One can sew a pair of pants.

I recite this rhythmically with/for young children using hand motions. i repeat, each time leaving off a line, mouthing the unspoken words and continuing the hand motions. After the whole verse has been done wordlessly, I repeat a final time with a louder voice.

Siochain


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Monkeys in a peanut shell
From: GUEST,SONG PERSON
Date: 29 Apr 15 - 10:59 AM

Personaly i learned this in third grad my vesion goes



i know something i cant tell three little monkeys in a peanut shell on can sing onecan write and one can cook with a big stove pipe.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Monkeys in a peanut shell
From: GUEST,#
Date: 29 Apr 15 - 04:58 PM

I Know Something

I know something,
But I won't tell.
Three little monkeys,
in a peanut shell.
One can read,
And one can dance,
And one has a hole,
in the seat of his pants!

from

http://www.buyjumpropes.net/resources/jump-rope-rhymes-songs-buyjumpropesnet/


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Monkeys in a peanut shell
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Feb 16 - 03:07 PM

I remember a similar rhyme from a nursery school in the mid 1960's:
I've got a secret I can't tell
Three little peanuts in a peanut shell
I can't tell, I can't tell,
three little peanuts in a peanut shell.

There were two additional versus, I don't remember the second, but the last was:
Why does the witch fly on her broom
back and forth in front of the moon
I know why, I know why,
to sweep the cobwebs out of the sky

I've been looking for the entire song for more than 30 years and am starting to think that this nursery school outside of Portland, OR may have written this tune themselves for the children there.


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