Fuzzy Wuzzy

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Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair, Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he? This is a poem of historic value. It is a poem that was created back in the nineteenth century during the historic battles between the British and the Sudanese Mahdi.

It was a derogatory term used for a black person, especially used towards one with fuzzy hair. It was also used towards indigenous dark coloured skinned and curly haired population that the military and settlers did not understand and just met. It was used in a derogatory way, even when the settlers and military did not see it at the time because the settlers and military were white.

The poem was unsophisticated and there for was voiced by an unsophisticated British soldier. Though these days, it is not expressed that way, and is now a nursery rhyme. Battles between the British and the Sudanese Mahdi are historic and have been recorded. In the end the Fuzzy was a Hadendoa soldier for the Sudanese people. A warrior in their tribe that gave the British soldiers a very hard time in the wars they shared between the different cultures. The Sudan warriors, and people, were the non-fuzzy bears mentioned in the poem.

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This version is a little bit longer

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy was he?
They say that all the seals in Hudson Bay envied Fuzzy's fuzz
But when they cut his fuzz away, he wasn't what he use to was!
Oh!
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy was he?

This one has other animals in it.

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy
No, by gosh, he wasn’t, was he?

Silly Willy was a worm
Silly Willy wouldn’t squirm
Silly Willy wasn’t silly
No, by gosh, he wasn’t really

Iddy Biddy was a mouse
Iddy Biddy had no spouse
Iddy Biddy wasn’t pretty
Oh, by gosh, it was a pity

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy
No, by gosh, he wasn’t, was he?

Silly Willy was a worm
Silly Willy wouldn’t squirm
Silly Willy wasn’t silly
No, by gosh, he wasn’t really

Iddy Biddy was a mouse
Iddy Biddy had no spouse
Iddy Biddy wasn’t pretty
Oh, by gosh, it was a pit

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Mom, United States

8 September 2012 at 12:24am

Miss some verses in the last comment...So hear we go again....Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he. Fuzzy Wuzzy lost his hair in a North Pole barber chair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy was he. They say that all the seals in Hudson Bay envied Fuzzy's fuz, but when they cut his fur away, he wasn't what he used to was, cuz---Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he!

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Mom, United States

8 September 2012 at 12:20am

Hey...This is the full version of Fuzzy Wuzzy....Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he! They say that all the seals in Hudson Bay envied fuzzy's fuz, but when they cut his fur away, he wasn't what he used to was, cuz-- Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy was he.

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Spf888, United States

24 January 2012 at 12:17am

Hey! It's not 'wasn't very fuzzy' it's just 'wasn't fuzzy was he?' ! Also....you need to find out the second verse and put it on the website because I learned it in music in like 3rd grade but now that i'm in sixth, how am i supposed to remember it?

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Squee, United States

25 January 2011 at 7:41pm

Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear fuzzy wuzzy had no hair! Fuzzy wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy was he? Was he!? No! He was a baldy-waldy!

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Donna, United States

15 November 2010 at 8:42pm

As told to me by my mother who learned this version as a child.... Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy was he. Fuzzy Wuzzy lost his crop In a North Pole barber shop Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy was he. All the little bears in town envied Fuzzy Wuzz 'Cause when Fuzzy lost his hair Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't what he used to was, cause, Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy was he.

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Ann, Werribee Australia

3 July 2010 at 7:02am

the line is from boom boom ani't it great to be crazy but not the version on this site i have a cd at work with the lines in it

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Sally, South Africa

30 July 2009 at 2:14pm

do you have ALL the lyrics to Fuzzy Wuzzy - not just the first verse

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