A Bushel And A Peck

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I love you a bushel and peck
A bushel and peck and a hug around the neck
A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap
A barrel and a heap and I'm talking in my sleep
About you, about you.

Cause I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your pretty neck, I do
Doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle oo
I love you a bushel and peck
A bushel and peck though you make my heart a wreck
Make my heart a wreck and you make my life a mess
Make my life a mess, yes
A mess of happiness
About you, about you.

Cause I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your pretty neck, I do
Doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle oo
I love you a bushel and peck
A bushel and peck and it beats me all to heck
Beats me all to heck and I'll never tend the farm
Never tend the farm when I wanna keep my arm
About you, about you.

Cause I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your pretty neck, I do
Doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle oo.

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Information About A Bushel And A Peck

A Bushel and a Peck was originally written by Frank Loessner in 1950 and it was never expected to get as much popularity as it did.

It was first featured in the musical Guys and Dolls. It was featured in the play version and not the film version.

It rose to popularity when Perry Como and Betty Hutton released their version of it in 1950 and it went to the Billboard Charts and number 6.

Doris Day also recorded a version of the song and the popularity again rose.

The writers of the musical moved it from the second act to the first act because it was so popular.

This song was also made popular when it was recorded by the Andrew's Sisters and when it was featured on Veggie Tales.

This song is a good way to teach children about love. Parents and grandparents have been singing it to their children for many years and it is sweet and fun for them to sing.

This song can also be used to teach children about measurements, for example, what a bushel and a peck are.

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Barbara, Utah

25 December 2015 at 3:40am

The first I heard it was listening to Doris Day in 1950. Now I sing it to my granddaughter, who is 26 years of age. She loves it and I do to. She leaves me laughingm and happy..

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17 May 2015 at 3:15am


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Cheri, Illinois

7 April 2015 at 4:39am

My Grandmother use to always sing, do this to my toes. Also sing I Love you a bushel and a peck. Three little fishies in an itty bitty brook. I've been working on the railroad all the live long day. Little bunny foo foo hopping thru the forest, picking up the fieldmice and bopping them on the head. Row Row Row your boat, gently down the stream. Three Blind Mice. How much is that doggie in the window, the one with that waggely tail. Ring around the Rosie, pocket full of posey, ashes ashes we all fall down. 10 little Indians. Oh where oh where can my little dog be. And other cute ones.

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BOBBY, United States

6 July 2014 at 12:42am


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Lilnda, Sarasota Fl

28 May 2014 at 8:11pm

I learned this song when I was little, and am now teaching it to my great grandchildren...we have so much fun with it...and I also have the kids version so we can read the book and sing along and have lots of fun...I have the cd by Perry Como....love it...

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Yancey Green, United States

10 April 2013 at 9:06pm

This was the first song I remember being sung to me by my Nemama. I had to have been around 3 or 4 yrs old and she would rock me and give me a big hug and kiss a sing this song over and over. Best memories ever. Love you Nemama 2013/ little Yancey

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Bettylu, United States

14 February 2013 at 6:55am

Looked for, found & copied this great fun love song for our retirement community "sing along" session this coming Friday of Valentine day week 2013. Thanks for sharing.

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Diana, United States

18 October 2012 at 6:29pm

I'm a new grandmother of a 8 month old baby girl named Olivia. The first time I saw and held her, I sang the first few lines of this song. She busted out in a big smile. We probably scared her because we all got excited and exclaimed she's smiling, she's smiling. Now I sing it everytime I see her and she gives me the biggest smile. Even last night it was well beyond bed time and she was crying, she stopped when I sang this song. I'm glad that the words were posted, now I will know the whole song to sing to her. I will definately use the words Craig posted: a kiss upon the cheek instead of :talking in my sleep. Thanks so much love is in this song.

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Madison, United States

27 February 2012 at 11:36pm

I am ten and my ma' sings this to me ALL of the time but she only sings the first part so today I was doing my school and in math they taut us 'bout bushels and how many pecks are in a bushel and then i couldn't wait to get home so i could look up the lyrics! THANK YOU FOR PUTTING THEM UP!

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Diane, United States

7 February 2012 at 9:03pm

Such good memories from this song! Again, one that my grandmother sang to me and I am so grateful to have found the lyrics here so my grandchildren can enjoy the same song!

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Craig, United States

19 June 2011 at 9:05pm

My grandmother sang this song to me. I'm 58 and I sang it to my kids and my granddaughter. My grandmother used to sing "a kiss upon the cheek" instead of "talkin in my sleep" Today is Fathers Day and I got a card from my daughter that played this song when I opened it! It was awesome! I cried like a baby! Thanks for the rest of the lyrics.

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Paula, United States

29 May 2011 at 3:09am

My mom sang this to me and one day it came to me and I started singing this to my grandson. Now everytime I tell him "I Love You" he starts rocking his body until I sing the song then he laughs and claps. Makes me feel this little corny song is the best ever

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Rose, United States

4 February 2011 at 2:46am

My dad, taught my sister and myself. He sang the song to use. We taught our girls but it seems the great grandkids just do not want to learn the song. The verse we sang was the 1st verse. We never sang all of the song. But it is nice to know all of the words...I think I'll type them out and put them in a scrapbook.

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Pam, United States

16 October 2010 at 5:49pm

My mom use to sing this song to me, so when I had my son jimmy I started to sing this to me and every time we talk on the phone when we say talk later I say I love you a bushel and a peck and he says a hug around the neck. He also has this for his ring tone for me so when I call him he know it is me. Just a tradition we wil never stop.

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Mary, Birkenhead Wirral

29 August 2010 at 11:52am

My mum used to sing this song to me a very long time ago. My eldest daughter Anna passed away 6 weeks ago she was 36. Last night I was feeling very down and couIdn't sleep again, I asked my mum in heaven to help me and show me a sign. Can you imagine how I felt when I found this song this morning while I was browsing through your site. I only ever new a few of the words, now I can sing the whole thing to my many grandchildren. Thank you Bus songs and Thank you mum I can get through another day.

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Amy, Los Angeles, Ca

7 June 2010 at 7:15pm

My grandmother sang this song to me when I was little and I never new all of the lyrics. I can not thank you enough for having this on your site. It brought back so many fond memories! Now I can sing it to my children! =0)

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Annette, Voorheesville, Ny Usa

11 April 2010 at 1:53am

My grandfather used to sing this song to me when I was about 5 (that was back in 1972). I only remember the beginning. I didn't realize that there was so much more. Thanks for posting the lyrics!

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Debbie, Pa, Usa

26 May 2009 at 2:38am

My mom used to sing this song to me and we both forgot the words and want to sing it to our grand(great)kids. Thanks for this wonderful site and now I can practice the words again!

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Amy Box Friend Kayarna Gasgone, Jilliby Austraila

30 April 2009 at 7:18am

im sinning a song for svhool infrount of year 3,4,5,6 and it is imbarssing to sing on the stage

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Sharon, Channahon United States

27 February 2009 at 4:47am

my mother use to sing this song to me and i never knew all the lyrics, and i ask my mom to send me a signed today from heaven because i was having a bad day and i went out to dinner with my husband to a cracker barrel and in the store they are selling a stuff rabbits that said press here and lord and behold the rabbit started singing this song i broke a tear.

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