Gladys Where Are You Going?

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

Gladys does not slip on a bar of soap in this version

Gladys, where are you going?
Upstairs to take a bath.
Gladys, with legs like toothpicks
and a neck like a gir rafe rafe rafe rafe.
Glayds, stepped into the bathtub. .
pulled out the plug.
Oh my goodness, oh my soul,
there goes Gladys down the hole. .
Glub Glub Glub Glub.

Instead of Gladys you can use Alice

Alice, where are you going?
Upstairs to take a bath.
Alice, with legs like toothpicks
A neck like a giraffe.

Alice jumped in the bathtub.
Alice pulled out the plug.
Oh my goodness, bless my soul. .
There goes Alice down the hole. .
Glug, glug, glug!

Another one with Alice

Alice, Where art thou going?
Upstairs to take a bath?
Her form is like a toothpick
And her head is like a tack.

She stepped into the bath tub
And slipped on a piece of soap.

Oh, my goodness, gracious soul
There goes Alice down the hole!

Alice? Where art thou going?

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Tim, Kansas

28 October 2013 at 10:07pm

We learned this song back in school during the 80s and the version had "Ethel" instead of "Gladys" oh the memories!

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Jane Schneider, United States

17 October 2013 at 8:45pm

Ok what about the other versus. Hurry go get the plunger, hurry its not too late , shes the lover of my soul, there goes Alice down the hole, glub glub glub

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Poop, Azerbaijan

5 February 2013 at 1:28am

Hi I thought it was like this elephant poop were are you going

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Camryn, Afghanistan

5 February 2013 at 1:26am

I thought it was like this annabell were are you going to take a bath your legs are like two toothpicks your neck like a giraffe annabell pull out the stopper annabell look down the drain oh my goodness oh my soul there goes annabell down that hole

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Karen, United States

19 December 2012 at 6:36am

...glug, glug, glug, gurgle!

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Alice, United States

17 January 2012 at 2:47pm

I have grown up with this song - hearing it frequently from my siblings, and most recently from my mother when I turned 60. Don't know where they heard it first. Since I was born in 1950, it falls into the same timeline as the Girl Scout Camp comment. The words are different. "Alice, where are you going? Upstairs to take a bath. Alice, with legs like toothpicks and a neck like a giraffe. Alice, pulled out the stopper to let the water out. Oh my goodness, oh my soul, there goes Alice down the hole. Oh Alice, where are you going?" Another interesting side note, my grandmother's name is Gladys.

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Laura, United States

13 September 2011 at 9:24pm

I learned that song in Girl Scouts about 40 years ago. I taught it to my daughters and am now singing it to my granddaughter. The best of past generations keep being handed down.

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Bob, United States

3 August 2011 at 7:15pm

Here's how I learned it... Gladys, where are you going? Upstairs to take a bath. Gladys, shaped like a toothpick, head like a tack. Gladys stepped in the bathtub, pulled out the plug. Oh my goodness oh my soul There goes Gladys down the hole. Gladys, where are you going?

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Joanna, United States

29 July 2011 at 1:14am

I remembered the last line, but not the rest. What is the tune?

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Mary, United States

17 March 2011 at 4:35am

I have never known another person that actually ever heard this song. I thought my sisters made it up. Ha!

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Sue, Albany, California

29 May 2010 at 10:23pm

I learned a little different version at Camp Fire camp in the 50's Alice (not Gladys) where are you going? Upstairs to take a bath Alice, with legs like toothpicks Head on you like a tack Alice got in the bathtub Pulled out the stopper plug Oh, my goodness, oh, my soul There goes Alice down the hole. Alice where are you going? Off to Wonderland.

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Fran, Oregon

18 October 2009 at 12:16am

and the ending should also be "without a towel".... sung expressively. same tune as "and many more" after the Happy Birthday song.

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Fran, Oregon

18 October 2009 at 12:14am

I also learned the version "pulled out the plug" cannot remember WHERE this came from, maybe learned a summer camp.... Recently taught it to my 3 yr old granddaughter, she loves it.

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Sharon, Sonora, Ca

13 August 2009 at 9:03pm

I learned it the same as Melody except after "There goes Gladys down the hole!" came "glug, glug, glug."

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Bridgita, Semarang, Indonesia

6 April 2009 at 7:29am

great song

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This song has been printed from the BusSongs.com website.