Teddy Bears Picnic

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If you go down to the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise.
If you go down to the woods today
You'd better go in disguise.

For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Picnic time for teddy bears,
The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today.
Watch them, catch them unawares,
And see them picnic on their holiday.
See them gaily gad about.
They love to play and shout,
They never have any cares.
At six o'clock their mummies and daddies
Will take them home to bed
Because they're tired little teddy bears.

Every teddy bear, that's been good
Is sure of a treat today
There's lots of wonderful things to eat
And wonderful games to play.

Beneath the trees, where nobody sees
They'll hide and seek as long as they please
'Cause that's the way the teddy bears have their picnic.


If you go down to the woods today,
You'd better not go alone.
It's lovely down in the woods today,
But safer to stay at home.

For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.


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Information About Teddy Bears Picnic

This song was first a melody written by American composer, John Walter Bratton in 1907. He is known for writing over two hundred songs in his lengthy career. Lyrics were added by Irish song writer, Jimmy Kennedy in 1932. More information about the song can be found at http://https//en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Teddy Bears' Picnic.

This was originally titled the "Teddy Bear Two-Step". This song originally did not use the word "picnic".

This song has appeared on many television shows and in many movies. It is a very popular children's song and it has even been used as a lullaby.

Artists ranging from Bing Crosby to Jerry Garcia have covered this song for children's shows and albums. It is very popular in the classroom as well.

This song teaches children about friendship and having a good time with your friends the way that the teddy bears do. This song can be used in a picnic when teachers and parents want to take their children out on a beautiful day. The children could all get together and sing this song!

If you enjoyed this song, take a look at our list of other nursery rhymes !

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

A user sent us these lyrics for a very similar Teddy Bears Picnic song

Picnic time for teddy bears,
the little teddy bears are having a lovley time today,
see them on there holidays they like to picnic on there jolly days,
see them gaylie gad about they like to sing and shout they never have any cares,
at 6 o'clock their mummys and daddies will take them home to bed because they're tired little teddy bears.

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Nameless, United Kingdom

4 February 2017 at 12:06am

Is it only me that thinks that this is an eerie or Creepy song?!!

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7 January 2016 at 3:51am

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Jean, United Kingdom

4 June 2015 at 8:02am

Glad to see the spelling mentioned. Seem to be many other undecipherable words too. Went to a school concert a long time ago which featured dozens of boring performances on instruments being learnt UNTIL my 12/13 year old daughter played The Teddy Bears' Picnic on the Bassoon. You could really feel the mood lighten amongst the audience. Now with three grown up children of her own she still plays. In fact this year she and I a going on a musical week's holiday for orchestra and choir (I sing).

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Peggy, United States

14 December 2014 at 12:28pm

In 1947 there was a radio program on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. It was called Lets Pretend and I never missed hearing it. The theme song was Teddybear's Picnic.! When learning to play piano and to read music in in the 1980's I was glancing through our book of required music, and there it was! I learned it even though it was not required. In the music book it was called something like music in e flat!

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30 January 2013 at 8:24pm

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Eliane, United States

24 April 2012 at 9:42pm

I <3 this song. My grandma used to sing it to me when I was little :)

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Iain, Australia

24 January 2012 at 11:26am

I am alarmed by the fact that some of your correspondents cannot spell! "There" should be "their" (possessive), for example, in the "alternative lyrics" post. Also, "lovley" is really spelled "lovely", "gaylie" is spelled "gaily", and the plural of "mummy" is "mummies". I do hope this person has nothing to do with the education of children!

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Fakkin Awesome, Bolivia, Plurinational State Of

10 May 2011 at 11:47am

this is a mother f***** of a song.

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Cheesy, Azerbaijan

10 May 2011 at 11:46am

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Lol, Afghanistan

10 May 2011 at 11:45am

this is cool. i likey lots.

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Aina, Malaysia

6 November 2010 at 2:10am

I like this song!

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Chloe, United Kingdom

20 May 2009 at 5:45pm

please can you upload tddy bearspicnic song for my exam

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Theresa, Rock Island Usa

14 May 2009 at 3:16am

! I love this song, my daughters grandmother had it for my husband as a child, and kept it for her. She played it all the time as a child, now she is having her first baby, and I'm looking for a CD with all the old songs. ! ! You can get information on this song on songfacts.com and it was released in 1932 by Henry Hall. Teddy Bear's Picnic. ENJOY! !

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Sal, Unitedstates

4 May 2009 at 6:24am

Try YouTube for early recordings of Teddy Bear's Picnic. You will be able to read the history and hear early recordings of it from the 1930"s.

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Nancy B., Bristol, In Usa

8 January 2009 at 8:11pm

Silent Ballyhoo Talkies presentation of the Teddy Bears picnic is sick, filthy humor that is not appropriate for anyone. It should be removed.

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