I'm A Dingly Dangly Scarecrow

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Lyrics

When all the cows were sleeping
And the sun had gone to bed
Up jumped the scarecrow
And this is what he said!

I'm a dingle, dangle scarecrow
With a flippy floppy hat
I can shake my hands like this
And shake my feet like that.

When all the hens were roosting
And the moon behind the cloud
Up jumped the scarecrow
And shouted very loud.

I'm a dingle, dangle scarecrow
With a flippy floppy hat
I can shake my hands like this
And shake my feet like that.

When the dogs were in the kennels
And the doves were in the loft
Up jumped the scarecrow
And whispered very soft.

I'm a dingle, dangle scarecrow
With a flippy floppy hat
I can shake my hands like this
And shake my feet like that.

I'm a dingle, dangle scarecrow
With a flippy floppy hat
I can shake my hands like this
And shake my feet like that.

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Information About I'm A Dingly Dangly Scarecrow

"I'm A DIngly Dangly Scarecrow" is a fun children's song that encourages action while singing. You get to jump up, put your hands on your head, clap along with certain words in the verses.

There are several different actions that can be done with this song. The first action is going to be lying on the ground like cows that are sleeping. The second action is jumping up like a scarecrow would. The third action is having the child's arms out like a scarecrow. The fourth action is shaking the child's hands and legs. The fifth action is to repeat all of those actions but roost like a hen would. The last action is to repeat all of those actions but act like a dog would in their kennel so your baby will have fun.

While most people think it is a traditional nursery rhyme, the song was in fact written by a brother and sister in England, Geoffry Russell-Smith, and Mollie Russell-Smith. The song came out in 1964, and its original title was "Wide Awake".

Can a scarecrow really jump up? Of course not! Scarecrows are 'statues' made of straw, with clothes on to look like a man. They are placed in farmer's fields to scare birds away so they won't eat new seeds or young, growing plants. Scarecrows are also called "hay men" in some places.

Scarecrows seem to have been around almost forever. One of the oldest books ever found in the history of Japan, from around the year 700, contains a reference to a scarecrow.

If you have seen the movie 'The Wizard of Oz' you know about a scarecrow who is not scary at all. The Oz scarecrow became a friend of Dorothy and accompanied here to the magical kingdom of Oz.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

A shorter version that just includes the main chorus

I'm a Dingly Dangly Scarecrow.
With a flippy floppy hat.
I can shake my hands like this.
I can shake my feet like that.

There are very slight differences in this version

When all the cows were sleeping
And the sun had gone to bed
Up jumped the scarecrow
And this is what he said:
I’m a dingle-dangle scarecrow
with a flippy-floppy hat
I can shake my arms like this
I can shake my legs like that!

When all the hens were roosting
And the moon behind a cloud
Up jumped the scarecrow
And shouted very loud:
I’m a dingle-dangle scarecrow
with a flippy-floppy hat
I can shake my arms like this
I can shake my legs like that!

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