Little White Duck

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Information About Little White Duck

This song was originally sang by Burl Ives. He sang it on "Burl Ives Sings Little White Duck and Other Children's Favorites".

This song has also been performed by famous children's singer, Raffi.

This song can be a useful tool to help parents and teachers teach colors and animals. This song can also be used to help teach words that are also sounds, for example, in the lyrics "Hiss! Hiss! Hiss!' The teacher or parent can illustrate to the child that this is the sound a snake makes, but can also be a word that describes the sound.

While being a great song to teach animals, this is also one of the silly songs that teachers and parents can use to teach their children about nonsense. We all know that ducks cannot talk, so it is important that we teach that to the children while teaching the silliness of this song.

he album was reissued by CBS Records Inc. in 1974. It's often thought of as the best childrens" records ever produced!

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Jenny Anglin, United States

16 March 2014 at 7:17am

I forgot to mention, when the song says, "boo hoo hoo", I put in a flower as the one telling the story because I figured that's who would be so sad there was nobody else there because it can't move. That's how I ended my story scroll. So I just turn the dowel and the story moves along with the music.

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Jenny Anglin, United States

16 March 2014 at 7:05am

I used this song to make a story scroll. It came out so cute. I can even keep children entertained after they've eaten cake! Hahaha

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Rosemary, Canada

22 June 2012 at 6:52pm

Going away with 44 seniors, last nite there, the spotlite is on anyone that would like to entertain. Tks for the duck song, as we are going to put on a skit singing it. We have had lots of laughs even trying to practice it.

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Gene, United States

4 March 2011 at 4:32am

I still have the 78 rpm record of this song, in fact, just got it out and listened to it last week

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Karen, United States

22 October 2010 at 3:08am

This song came to my mind while sitting with my granddaughters. My 10 year old loves to play the piano and I was telling her that my mom used to sing this song. I couldn't remember the lyrics so I decided to look for it. I loved hearing my mom play and sing this while I was little. Now I can continue the joy that I had as a little girl. Thank you.

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Linda Feaster, United States

14 October 2010 at 3:05pm

I remember this song from my childhood. I love that I now have the lyrics. Thank you. I can't tell you how much it means to me.

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Maryann, United States

13 October 2010 at 4:59pm

I love it.

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Maryann, United States

12 October 2010 at 3:52pm

I'm so glad I found this song,it is great. We used to sing about the little green frog.I built a pond in my backyard this summer and it has a lot of frogs in it. Everytime I walk out there I start singing it but there were some of the words that I could not remember.

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Barbara, Port Jeff Sta Usa

20 April 2010 at 5:30am

My sister in WV called after she woke up & had this song in her head - going crazy trying to remember it. I thought of frogs, bugs - doing what it oughter - I was so happy when I remembered - 3 white ducks & got the words & video to the song. I told my sister not to call me & drive me crazy with songs from our childhood.

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Carol, Bolton

22 March 2010 at 1:47pm

It's great remembering the songs i heard as a child

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Robin, Hayward, Usa

11 January 2010 at 7:30pm

I was dancing at five in 1958 to Burl Ives on a 78. So I know it was recorded before 1960.

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Celestia, Colleyville Texas

19 December 2009 at 5:37am

I am so glad to have found the music and lyrics to this song. My 74 year old mother use to sing it to me as a chil . Is there anyway i could get a disc with you singing to surprise her with?

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Kay, Prince George Co.,va

30 November 2009 at 8:23am

We had this on a 45 when we were tots back in the '60s. Now & then it gets stuck in my brain but couldn't remember much past "oughter"....Thanks ^..^

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Lynette, Rugby

19 May 2009 at 1:55pm

Would have been helpful to have the guitar chords.

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