February 2017 Song of the Month

Lady With The Alligator Purse


CLICK HERE for the printable lyrics, pictures, and instructions. (PDF)
CLICK HERE for the sheet music  (PDF)
DOWNLOAD as an MP3  (How to do it)


This 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 you.

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 purse.


Lady 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!