Galumph Went the Little Green Frog

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Information About Galumph Went the Little Green Frog

"Galumph Went the Little Green Frog" is a children's song which can be accompanied with actions. The origin of the song is thought from England.

The word "galumph" means to gallop proudly. and was first used by the author, Lewis Carroll in a nonsense poem called Jabberwocky. Lewis Carroll is best known for the book called Alice In Wonderland.

Alternative versions of the song are considerably more graphic than the original, and include putting the frog in the microwave, stepping on it, and in a blender. Kids seem to have a fascination with eating and handling slimy things. The popular song, Nobody Likes Me (Think I'll Go Eat Worms) also focuses on eating and cutting up small slimy creatures.

The idea of eating frogs is not totally ridiculous, In France, fried frog legs are considered a great delicacy. They are also pretty popular in Vietnam, China, and in the Southern United States.

Frogs are amphibians. Amphibians are known for being able to breath through their skin. The world's biggest frog is called the Goliath Frog. and it is 3 feet long. The smallest frog in the world fits on the surface of a dime?

If you like frog songs, here are a couple more frog song for you to listen to: Five Green And Speckled Frogs and Frog Went A-courting.

Some actions to go have fun with when singing along to the lyrics: clap hands together when you say pop, rub hands together when you say sizzle, stomp foot when you say splat, and swirl finger around in a blender spinning action when you say zzzt. Enjoy!

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

There are other sounds you can use aside from "Galumph"

Mmm Bop went the little green frog one day
Mmm Bop went the little green frog
Mmm Bop went the little green frog one day
And they all went Mmm Mmm Bop!
But we all know frogs go la-dee-da-dee-da
la-dee-da-dee-da, la-dee-da-dee-da
we all know frogs go la-dee-da-dee-da they don't go Mmm Mmm Bop!

Honk honk! went the big bad truck one day
splish splosh went the little green frog
His eyes don't go Mmm Bop no more
Because he got licked up by a dog!


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Carrie, Canada

18 May 2015 at 6:33pm

Wow - pretty sad "alternate" lyrics. Yes, there are a lot of sick things that happen in the world, but we sure don't need to be promoting it in kids songs. Nothing remotely amusing about those lyrics.

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Adolf, Germany

30 March 2015 at 5:56pm

Der Frosch ist tot! Alles ist gut in Deutschland!

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Jessica, Australia

26 April 2013 at 9:40pm

As if kids will be scarred by this! I'm assuming that you don't let them watch news, read papers or leave the house?! A little North Korean on this aren't you?

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Juliet, Australia

15 October 2012 at 10:27am

Does anyone have any sheet music for the above song?

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Mick, Australia

10 October 2012 at 8:57am


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John, Australia

8 June 2012 at 4:11am

Trolling because of the alternate versus, let's make different one's to teach to children?

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Christa, United States

15 September 2011 at 5:46pm

We have different verses after the first one: Ring, ring went the little pink phone one day. Ring, ring went the little pink phone. Say what? Ring, ring went the little pink phone one day, And the phone went ring, ring, ring. But we all know phone go ding-aling-aling (etc.) 3rd verse: Choo, choo went the little red train, etc. But we all know trains go chug-a-lug-a-lug (etc.) 4th verse: Shh, shh went the little girl scouts one day (etc.) But we all know girl scouts make a lot of noise (etc.)

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Charkim, United Kingdom

8 April 2011 at 3:30pm

LOL. This song is constantly in our heads atm, and we are 19 and 20 years old!

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Karinda, Australia

20 March 2011 at 12:25am

how do you add it to an audio clip help me please im doin an assignment and how tha hell do you play that teach me

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Jennifer, United States

11 March 2011 at 12:33am

IS there any way to get the sheet music for this?!

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Harroop, United States

1 January 2011 at 7:07pm

How many people live know.

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Lauren, Albania

24 December 2010 at 12:22pm

ahahaa, these are brilliant, i remember singing these as a brownie and couldnt remember most of the verses, thanks so much!

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Cynthia, United States

31 October 2010 at 6:38pm

LOL! I never knew there were more verses to this song. I guess when you teach it to 3 year olds you don't teach them the other verses. Thanks for all the words!

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Kpd, United States

28 October 2010 at 2:15am

okay the alternative versus (verses) is down right disgusting and sadistic.

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Meret, Switzerland

26 October 2010 at 10:58pm

ach nein, do not wurry, zey will not be scarred bei zis zong, unless you reed id zo zem.

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Christina, New Zealand

25 June 2010 at 11:26pm

I love how un-PC these are! I remember listening to them as a kid and I grew up ok! Hope these versions are still being sung when my kids come along! :)

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Mary Felizstle, Germany

14 January 2010 at 5:03pm

Jesus H. Christ! My children are scarred for ze rest of tzeir vives from ziss zong

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