Dry Bones

Lyrics

Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh mercy how they scare!

With the toe bone connected
to the foot bone,
and the foot bone connected
to the ankle bone,
and the ankle bone connected
to the leg bone.
Oh mercy how they scare!

Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh mercy how they scare!

With the leg bone connected
to the knee bone,
and the knee bone connected
to the thigh bone,
and the thigh bone connected
to the hip bone.
Oh mercy how they scare!

Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh mercy how they scare!

With the hip bone connected
to the back bone,
and the back bone connected
to the neck bone,
and the neck bone connected
to the head bone,
Oh mercy how they scare!

Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh mercy how they scare!

With the finger bone connected
to the hand bone,
and the hand bone connected
to the arm bone,
and the arm bone connected
to the shoulder bone,
Oh mercy how they scare!

Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh mercy how they scare!

With the shoulder bone connected
to the back bone,
and the back bone connected
to the neck bone,
and the neck bone connected
to the head bone.
Oh mercy how they scare!

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Information About Dry Bones

"Dry Bones" is a well-known traditional spiritual song the melody for which was written by African-American songwriter James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938).

There are typically two versions of "Dry Bones" sung; one being an abridgment of the other.

The lyrics are based on Ezekiel 37:1-14 from the Bible, where the prophet visits the Valley of Dry Bones and causes them to become alive by God's command.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

This version has "Ten Bones"

My toe bone is connected to my ankle bone, my ankle's bone is connected to My knee bone, my knee bone is connected to my hip bone just like you and me.

Ten bones2x alive bones! Hooh!
Ten bones2x alive bones! Hooh!
Just like you and me!

My hip bone is connected to my backbone, my backbone is connected to my Chest bone, my chest bone is connected to my shoulder bone just like you And me.

Ten bones2x alive bones! hooh!
Ten bones2x alive bones! hooh!
Just like you and me!

My shoulder bone is connected to my neck bone my neck bone is connected to My jaw bone, my jaw bone is connected to my chick bone just like you and me!

Ten bones2x alive bones! Hooh!
Ten bones2x alive bones! Hooh!
Just like you and me!

This is the original version

E-ze-kiel cried, "Dem dry bones!"
E-ze-kiel cried, "Dem dry bones!"
E-ze-kiel cried, "Dem dry bones!"
Oh hear the word of the Lord.

(Tune goes up in half steps, as in music.)

The foot bone con-nected to the (pause) leg-.bone,
The leg bone connected to the knee bone,
The knee bone connected to the thigh bone,
The thigh bone connected to the back bone,
The back bone connected to the neck bone
The neck bone connected to the head bone
Oh hear the word of the Lord!

Dem bones, dem bones gon-na walk a-roun'
Dem bones, dem bones gon-na walk a-roun'
Dem bones, dem bones gonna walk aroun'
Oh hear the word of the Lord.

(Tune goes down in half steps and you retrace the body.)

The head bone connected to the neck bone,
The neck bone connected to the back bone
The back bone connected to the thigh bone
The thigh bone connected to the knee bone
The knee bone connected to the leg bone
The leg bone connected to the foot bone
Oh hear the word of the Lord.

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Molly, United States

19 May 2013 at 10:10pm

Who heard "dem bones dem bones dem dry bones"? Cause that's what I learned.

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