Great Green Gobs

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Great green gobs of greasy grimey gopher guts,
Mutiliated monkey meat,
Chopped up birdie feet!

French fried eyeballs mixed in with baby mush,.

I for-got my spoon!

So I'll use a straw. .

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Information About Great Green Gobs

This song is the most requested song at Bussongs! You have written in with hundreds of versions.

Almost all begin with "Great green gobs of greasy grimey gopher guts,' (although one person wrote in that it was "18 pounds").

From there the variations on ingredients are endless: It could have "little bloody birdies feet" or "chopped up parakeet" or "tiny pickeled piggy's feet".

It may have eyeballs "simmered in a pot of blood" or "floating in all-purpose porpoise puss" or "dipped in kerosene".

Or there may be no eyeballs at all - instead everything gets wrapped up in aligator guts!

And our favorite variation for the end is: "And that's what they served for lunch - without a spoon!".

The song is frequently sang whilst kids are camping, or at a Scouting event.

"Great Green Globs" is an anonymous folk song popular with school children. The tune of "The Old Gray Mare" is usually used to accompany the words. There are many regional and local versions but a large number of them utilize the phrase "greasy, grimy gopher guts" in the opening line.

The fun part of the song for children is the description of disgusting foodstuffs that are not usually for consumption. Mae Whitman (Maggie Taylor) and George Clooney (Jack Taylor) sing this song in their 1996 movie One Fine Day.

"Great Green Globs" appears in The Smithsonian Folkways collection A Fish That's a Song together with a number of traditional children's songs from the United States. However, the production credits no author nor copyright for the song.

For any further information about the song "Great Green Gobs" you may find Wikipedia helpful.

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Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

Slightly different lyrics in this version but still gross

Gross green gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts
Mutilated monkey meat
Little birdies bloody feet
French friend eyeballs rolling down the street
Oops, I forgot my utensils.

Another disgusting version!

Big fat gobs
of greasy grimy gopher guts
mutilated monkey meat
evaporated turkey feet
one full quart of all purpose puss
floating in pink lemonade and me without a spoon.

A horrid ending in this version!

Mutilated monkey meat,
Camel snot and stinky feet.

So they gave me a scab sandwich
with puss on top.


Great green gobs of greasy, grimy gopher guts.
Mutilated monkey meat.
Chopped up baby parakeet.
French-fried eyeballs rolling down a muddy street.
That's what we eat at school.

Disgusting lyrics sung to one of our users by their Dad!

Great big globs of greasy grimy gopher guts
mutilated monkey meat
dirty little birdies' feet
great big eyeballs rolling down the muddy street
and I forgot my spoon.
But I had my straw, so I ate it all!

One more!

Great big gobs or greasy grimy gopher guts
mutilated monkey meat
hairy little piggy's feet
all served up with vegetated vulture's vomit
and eaten without a spoon.

Another One You Might Enjoy

Great big globs of greasy, grimy, gopher guts
Mutilated, monkey's meat
Little birdies, turdy, feet
All washed up in alligators purple pee.

You forgot your spoon!

Snails sandwiches, pus on top
Elephant vomit, monkey snot
Cows eyeballs dipped in glue.

Eat it (insert name), it's good for you!

One verse to sing to

Boys are made of greasy, grimy, gopher guts,
Marinated monkey meat,
French fried parakeet,
All that gooey stuff walking down the
Country street wish I had a spoon.

We have more of them

Great big gobs of greasy, grimy gopher guts
Little dirty birdy feet
Marinated monkey meat
One quart jar of all-purpose porpoise pus
And I forgot my spooo --oo--on.

This works as a recipe

Great green gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts,
Contaminated monkey meat,
Roasted toasted parakeet,
All mixed up with really dirty birdies feet,
Buy it at your favorite store.

Yet another version:

Great green gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts,
Mutilated monkey meat,
Constipating birdie's feet
One whole pint of all purpous porpoise pus
And I forgot my spoon
But I got my straw
My wife heard the verse as
French fried eye balls swimmin in a bowl of blood
And I forgot my spoon
But I got my straw
I'm from Philly she from Ohio.

Drinkable version:

Greasy grimy gopher guts
mutilated munkey meat,
dirty little birdy feet,
all laying out in the
middle of a busy street
And I forgot my spoon
but I've got my straw.

As learned in Iowa:

Great green globs of greasy grimy gopher meat,
Dirty little birdies feet,
French fried eyeballs dipped in kerosine,
That's what I had for lunch!

Similar to the one above:

Great green gobs of greasy grimy gopher meat
constipated monkey brains
helped make the ancient rains
That's what we ate in school.

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Merryl, United States

22 June 2015 at 11:40pm

This is the version I learned in day camp, about 55 years ago: Great, green globs of greasy, grimy gopher guts Concentrated monkey meat Boy, oh boy, is that a treat All held together with all-purpose porpoise pus And me without a spoon But I got my straw!

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Jennifer, United States

2 April 2015 at 1:38am

I learned it. Great big globs of greasy grimy gopher guts, mutilated monkey meat, irritated birdies feet, great big piles of all purpose porpoise pus and me without my spoon!

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Carley, United States

20 January 2015 at 4:21am

My mother used to sing to us: Boys are made of greasy grimy gopher guys ground up camels feet mutilated monkey feet- and me without my spoon....I'll use a strawwwww

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Kerry, United States

13 November 2014 at 10:43pm

Great green globs of greasy grimey gopher guts Mutilated monkey meat Dirty little birdy feet All stirred up with French fried eyeballs Makes you wanna drink it through a straw Slurp!!! (Make slurping sound) That was the boy scout version here in Texas

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Kerri, Michigan

24 September 2014 at 1:46am

Great Big Globs of greasy grimy gopher guts, little birdies' dirty feet, all the things I like to eat, french fried eyeballs floating in a pool of blood, and me without my spoon! Waah waah waah! ..... That's how we learned it in Girl Scouts (late 80's) =)

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Sam, Ottawa Canada

19 August 2014 at 8:28pm

The version I heard in the 60's was Great Green Gobs of Greasy Grimy Gopher's Guts, Mutilated Monkey Meat, Little Dirty Birdie's Feet, Cow Plop, Pig Snot, all wrapped up in Wonder Bread and I forgot my spoon.

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Selena, United States

29 July 2014 at 1:34am

Our school version...great green gobs of granulated gopher guts, cultivated monkey meat, dirty little birdie feet eyeballs, eyeballs rolling down the muddy street. I forgot my spoon, I have a straw

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Kathy, Puyallup, Washington

29 October 2013 at 9:12am

I remember it like this: Great green gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts, Mutilated monkey meat Little baby piggy’s feet All wrapped up with vomit licked from off the street Oops I forgot my spoon….

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Rose, United States

1 October 2013 at 9:35pm

I can't believe I found this! In my early days, it was "Sixteen tons of greasy grimy gopher guts, mayonnaise in monkey meat, thirty dirty birdy feet. Sixteen tons of greasy grimy gopher guts and I forgot my spoon - I want my straw!". I would never have imagined that there were so many versions of this or that it was such a popular kids song. It certainly brought a big smile to my face when I saw all of them.

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Amy, United States

20 September 2013 at 6:15pm

Greasy grimey gopher guts, marinated monkey meat, little turdy birdie feet, French fried eye balls floatin' in a fryin' pan and I forgot my spoon! Darn! So give me scab sandwiches with puss on top, horses feet and camel snot, piggy toes with lots of rot, I know it sounds like quite a lot but it's so good for you - so eat your greasy grimey gopher guts --- (and so on)

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Danny, United States

7 April 2013 at 10:11pm

Bodacious big bags of burley whirly bloody snot Poo-poo from a toilet pot Vomit from your uncle Scott 3 dead corpses laying in a parking lot And I forgot my AK-47 But I remembered my AR-15

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Christina, United States

23 March 2013 at 11:06pm

OMG I love this song used to sing it with my boys. A little afraid to sing it with my granddaughters yet. They're still a little young.

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Denise, United States

1 March 2013 at 6:10am

oops you dropped your spoon, pick it up and eat it up, it is good for you.

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Jeff, United States

25 February 2013 at 9:44pm

Heard it once as a 5th grader. Someone didn't like their tooth paste I think. Great grean gobs of greasy grimy gopher gut, itty bitty birds feet, chopped up parakeet, luke warm vomit flowing down the avenue.... buy it at your favorite a Pepsodent tube. Only time I ever heard it and didn't know till now there was any kind of musical accompanyment.

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Carrie, United States

30 January 2013 at 10:40pm

Okay, in the Chicago suburbs in the late 60s/early 70s, it was "greasy grimy gopher guts, contaminated monkey butts". Oh my gosh, I couldn't stop laughing when I found this site!

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Ralph, United States

7 December 2012 at 11:52pm

great big gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts... little tiny fishy butts... all purpose porpoise meat, luke warm puke floating down the avenue and me without a spoon...but I brought a straw

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Barry, United States

5 December 2012 at 10:13am

18 pounds of Greasy, Grimy Gopher Guts, Marinated Monkey Meat, Thirty Dirty Birdie Feet, French-Fried Eyeballs floating in a Bowl of Blood, And me without my Spoon! But I've got my straw! SLURP!

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Mike, United States

13 November 2012 at 3:06am

I am 63 years old, one of the best camp bus songs ever, rates up with "I have seen the glory of the burning of the school" it is good in this digital age that the old folk songs of a generation gone past is being pass on to those that have come behind us.

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Trish, United States

25 October 2012 at 2:49pm

None of these are the version my girls are singing in school. Something at the end about biting the head off of a worm and slurping it...

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Jen, United States

17 October 2012 at 4:02pm

great big blobs of greasy grimy gopher guts mutilated monkey meat saturated snake snot all wrapped up in porpherated porfus puss and me without my spoon.

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