When you were in school, the teachers had a series of songs that they would get you sing as a group right? You would go through usually a very short and simple song over and over so everyone would learn it and it would just be a fun exercise in between lessons. What none of us realized was that we were only getting the first verses of the songs and there was actually a whole lot more to them!
Whether it's London Bridge or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, there are actually more verses to the song that everyone has just left in the past. Do you know the second verses to these 5 popular kids songs?
1. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
We all know the first verse off by heart. It's probably one of the first songs your parents taught you when you were just a little kid! But did you know there is a lot more to it?
When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.
Then the traveler in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.
In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky.
As your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the traveler in the dark,—
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
2. Baa Baa Black Sheep
After you are done shaving down the black sheep, you obviously have to go finish the rest of your farming chores!
Cluck, cluck, red hen, have you any eggs?
Yes sir, yes sir, as many as your legs.
One for your breakfast and one for your lunch;
Come back tomorrow and I'll have another bunch.
Moo, moo brown cow, have you milk for me?
Yes sir, yes sir, as tasty as can be.
Churn it into butter, make it into cheese,
Freeze it into ice cream or drink it if you please.
Buzz, buzz busy bee, is your honey sweet?
Yes sir, yes sir, sweet enough to eat.
Honey on your muffin, honey on your cake,
Honey by the spoonful, as much as I can make.
3. Do Your Ears Hang Low?
The second verse to this one probably went away because the first verse was weird enough right? Well, it gets weirder.
Do your ears hang high?
Do they reach up to the sky?
Do they droop when they are wet?
Do they stiffen when they're dry?
Can you semaphore your neighbor with a minimum of labor?
Do your ears hang high?
These aren't the only songs with second verses you never knew about...