I'm A Dingly Dangly Scarecrow

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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stephoh, Sri Lanka

30 April 2016 at 1:54pm

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30 April 2016 at 1:53pm

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30 April 2016 at 1:51pm

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30 April 2016 at 1:50pm

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Sam's Dead Corpse, Buried in the rubble in Iraq

30 April 2016 at 1:47pm

I hear the shells exploding around me, bullets whizzing past. I know that it was I that put myself in this situation, but I struggled to believe. I push the barrel into my left temple, and prepared my self to pull the trigger. I wanted to go out with honour. Then behind me I hear the sound of my neighbor's voice. It was Stephexcheese, pronounced Steven (silent letters). I pulled his bleeding body into my bathroom. We sat there for hours, listening to this song because it was looping in the next room. Then it hit.

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Whitney Wisconsin, wherever the dogs are

30 April 2016 at 1:47pm

i love a good lick

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Katie Rodger's Costumer, United States

30 April 2016 at 1:45pm

Can confirm. Payed and was allowed violate and IT.

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Sam's Next Door Neighbour's Neighbour, Iraq

30 April 2016 at 1:41pm

My neighbour and Sam are being bombed. Help them

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Sam's Next Door Neighbour, Iraq

30 April 2016 at 1:38pm

Sam is being bombed. Help him

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chloe, Canada

19 February 2016 at 8:36pm

English Children's Song-England

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Krystallynn, Central African Republic

28 March 2015 at 7:09am

Help, I've been informed and I can't become igrntaon.

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Starkey, United Kingdom

7 May 2013 at 10:43am

the scarecrow is infact a historical metaphor for wyatts rebellion, the troops rise only whenn they think they have the upper hand, however mary has played a blinder... and the scarecrow is floppy...in more areas than one...WEYYY

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Katie Rodgers, United States

7 May 2013 at 10:39am

i will pay you to violate me, i want IT,will take guys and/or gals ;)

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Lib, Liberia

7 December 2012 at 10:59am

melanie annie, get a life GEEZ!

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Melanie Annie, Peru

29 November 2012 at 6:15pm

i dont get how to play the song i really dont understand lol

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Adam, Albania

7 November 2012 at 9:21am

I love big scarecrow butt and i cannot lie. to ram it....RAM ITS BUTT!

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Chamakh, Morocco

24 October 2012 at 1:28pm

This song makes my loins burn, like the light of the sun on a cold morning, plus that fin de la cloche won't play me.

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Froudy, Zimbabwe

19 October 2012 at 12:02pm

in africa the scarecrow is a person who we killed for shagging the village cow

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Sam, Iraq

19 October 2012 at 12:01pm

help im being bombed

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Michael, France

12 October 2012 at 12:21pm

I find this offensive to the islamic faith

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