song has been a favorite for children of all ages for countless
years- it was one of my favorites growing up! Many years ago I
made a prop for my Story Song concert which teachers are always
asking about. So I’ve decided to pass the instructions along to
If you are a teacher or librarian, you’ll find the response from
children of all ages more than justifies the hour or two you put
into making it. It’s an easy “craft project” with no skill
necessary. I’ve done all the design work for you. You’ll find
instructions and illustrations to trace on the printable lyrics.
Here's a video of me
performing it, along with a photo of the finished
With The Alligator Purse
Miss Lucy had a baby, his name was Tiny Tim
She put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim
He drank up all the water, he ate up all the soap
He tried to eat the bathtub but it wouldn't go down his throat
Miss Lucy called the doctor, Miss Lucy called the nurse
Miss Lucy called the lady with the alligator purse
In came the doctor, in came the nurse.
In came the lady with the alligator purse
“Chicken pox,” said the doctor, “Measles,” said the nurse
“Nonsense,” said the lady with the alligator purse
“Penicillin,” said the doctor, “Castor oil,” said the nurse
“Pizza,” said the lady with alligator purse!