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The Goldfish

Goldfish

CD Version:

This was a song that I wrote when I first started teaching. For some reason I stopped singing it for a while. When it resurfaced, I decided to have the fish do more than just swim and one student informed that "fish don't do that!" This version was born.


Lots of little fish were sleeping on a rock
In the bottom of the ocean
They lifted up their heads
And they shook out their tails
And they said let's go swimming

Let's go swimming lets go swimming
Yeah let's go swimming
Let's go swimming let's go swimming In the bottom of the ocean
Then the little fish got so very very tired
That they came back to the rock
And they put own their heads
And they put down their tails
And they took a little nap

And when they woke up
They decided to take a shower

So whey washed their hair
And they washed their ears
And they washed their tummies
And they washed their beards
And they washed their nose
And they washed their toes
And then they said

"Wait a minute, we're fish!
We don't take showers!"

Let's go swimming let's go swimming…
Then the little fish got so very very tired…

And when woke up
They decided to brush their teeth

So they got out their tooth brush
And their toothpaste
And they squeezed a little on
They tried not to waste
And they put it in their mouth
They brushed north and south
Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch
And then they said,

"Wait a minute, we're fish!
We don't brush our teeth!:

Let's go swimming lets go swimming…
Then the little shigh got so very very tired…

And when they woke up
They decided to ride their bicycles

So they rode to the left
And they rode to the right
And they rode all day
And they rode all night
They rode down the hill
And then faster still
And then they said,

"Wait a minute, we're fish!
We don't ride bicycles!"

Let's go swimming…
Let's go swimming…

DVD Version:

Lots of little fish were sleeping on a rock
In the bottom of the ocean
They lifted up their heads
And they shook out their tails
And they said let’s go swimming

Let’s go swimming, lets go swimming
Yeah let’s go swimming
Let’s go swimming, let’s go swimming 
In the bottom of the ocean

Then the little fish got so very, very tired
That they came back to the rock
They put down their heads
And they put down their tails
And they took a little nap

And when they woke up
They were a little bit dirty
So they took a shower

And they washed their hair
And they washed their ears
And they washed their tummies
And they washed their very long fishy beards
And they washed their noses
And they washed their toeses
And then they said

“Wait a minute, we’re fish!
We don’t take showers!”

Let’s go swimming, lets go swimming
Yeah let’s go swimming
Let’s go swimming, let’s go swimming 
In the bottom of the ocean

Then the little fish got so very, very tired
That they came back to the rock
They put down their heads
And they put down their tails
And they took a little nap

And when they woke up
They decided to ride their bicycles

So they rode to the left
And they rode to the right
And they rode all day
And they rode all night, night, night, night, night
They rode down the hill
And then faster still
And then they said,

“Wait a minute, we’re fish!
We don’t ride bicycles!”

Let’s go swimming, lets go swimming
Yeah let’s go swimming
Let’s go swimming, let’s go swimming 
In the bottom of the ocean

Then the little fish got so very, very tired
That they came back to the rock
And they put down their heads
And they put down their tails
And they took a little nap

And when they woke up
They decided to brush their teeth!

So they got out their toothbrush
And their toothpaste
And they squeezed a little on
They really liked the taste
Then they put it in their mouth
They brushed north and south
Chick-a-chee-chick-a-chee-chick-a-chee-chick-a-chee
Chick-a-chee-chick-a-chee-chick-a-chee-chick-a-chee
And then they said,

“Wait a minute, we’re fish!
We don’t brush our teeth!:

Let’s go swimming, lets go swimming
Yeah let’s go swimming
Let’s go swimming, let’s go swimming 
In the bottom of the ocean

Let’s go swimming, lets go swimming
Yeah let’s go swimming
Let’s go swimming, let’s go swimming 
In the bottom of the ocean