Down By The Bay

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Down by the bay,
Where the watermelons grow.
Back to my home,
I dare not go.
Because if I do,
My mother will say,
"Did you ever see a bear combing his hair?"
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay,
Where the watermelons grow.
Back to my home,
I dare not go.
Because if I do,
My mother will say,
"Did you ever see a goose kissing a moose?"
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay,
Where the watermelons grow.
Back to my home,
I dare not go.
Because if I do,
My mother will say,
"Did you ever see a whale with a polka dot tail?"
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay,
Where the watermelons grow.
Back to my home,
I dare not go.
Because if I do,
My mother will say,
"Did you ever see a pig wearing a wig?"
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay,
Where the watermelons grow,
Back to my home,
I dare not go.
Because if I do,
My mother will say,
"Did you ever see a cat wearing a hat?"
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay,
Where the watermelons grow,
Back to my home,
I dare not go.
Because if I do,
My mother will say,
"Did you ever see a dragon pulling a wagon?"
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay,
Where the watermelons grow,
Back to my home,
I dare not go.
Because if I do,
My mother will say,
"Did you ever see a goat wearing a coat?"
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay,
Where the watermelons grow,
Back to my home,
I dare not go.
Because if I do,
My mother will say,
"Did you ever have a time-
when you couldn't find a rhyme?"
Down by the bay.

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Information About Down By The Bay

Down by the Bay is a traditional children's song, possibly of Greek origin. There is a traditional Cephalonian Kantada called 'Yialo Yialo' that has the same melody. It was made famous by a singer named Raffi in 1976. He recorded his version on his album titled Singable Songs for the Very Young.

The song is adaptable, and promotes creativity as well as rhyming skills. As long as the last ling is formed 'Did you ever see a ___, ___ing a ____', you can fill in the blanks with almost anything. The song has gained popularity as a campfire song, especially by the Scouting movement.

Variations of this song has been used in many diffrent movies and television shows. For example the traditional Greek version was used in the 1961 movie The Guns of Navarone. It was also featured in episodes of Franklin and the Berenstain Bears. There is even a version recorded by Dora and her cousin Diego on the album Diego,Dora and Friends' Animal Jamboree.

There are many differentactions you can perform when singing this rhyme. More often that not, it is used to keep the beat for hand clapping games.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

You can add all the fun words you want in this version

Down by the bay, where the watermelons grow
Back to my home, I dare not go
For if I do, my mother will say
Did! you ever see a _____, with a ______(use 2 words that rhyme)
Down by the bay?

Some funny lines you can add to the song

Here are more funny verses
Did you ever see a moose kissing a goose?
Did you ever see a snake eating some cake?
Did you ever see a mouse building a house?
Did you ever see a fox living in a box?

This long version is also fun to sing along to

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
"Did you ever see a fly
Wearing a tie?"
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
"Did you ever see a bear
Combing his hair?"
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
"Did you ever see a moose
Kissing a goose?"
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
"Did you ever see a whale
With a polka dot tail?"
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
"Did you ever see a llama
Wearing pajamas?"
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
"Did you ever have a time
When you couldn't make a rhyme?"
Down by the bay

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