There's a Hole in my Bucket

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There's a hole in the bucket,
Dear Liza, dear Liza
There's a hole in the bucket,
Dear Liza, there's a hole.

Then fix it, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry
Then fix it, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, fix it.

With what shall I fix it,
Dear Liza, dear Liza?
With what shall I fix it,
Dear Liza, with what?

With a straw, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry
With a straw, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, with a straw.

But the straw is too long,
Dear Liza, dear Liza
But the straw is too long,
Dear Liza, too long.

Then cut it, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry
Then cut it, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, cut it.

With what shall I cut it,
Dear Liza, dear Liza?
With what shall I cut it,
Dear Liza, with what?

With an knife, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry
With an knife, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, an axe.

The knife is too dull,
Dear Liza, dear Liza
The knife is too dull,
Dear Liza, too dull.

Then sharpen it, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry
Then sharpen it, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, sharpen it.

With what shall I sharpen it,
Dear Liza, dear Liza?
With what shall I sharpen it,
Dear Liza, with what?

With a stone, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry
With a stone, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, a stone.

The stone is too dry,
Dear Liza, dear Liza
The stone is too dry,
Dear Liza, too dry.

Then wet it, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry
Then wet it, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, wet it.

With what shall I wet it,
Dear Liza, dear Liza?
With what shall I wet it,
Dear Liza, with what?

With water, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry
With water, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, with water.

How shall I get it,
Dear Liza, dear Liza,
How shall I get it,
Dear Liza, how shall I?

In the bucket, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry
In the bucket, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, in the bucket.

But There's a hole in the bucket.
Dear Liza, dear Liza
There's a hole in the bucket,
Dear Liza, there's a hole.

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Deb, Williamson, New York

2 August 2014 at 1:37am

I learned this song with the lines - "then fix it dear Willy, you silly, dear Willy....." My grand kids love all the silly camp songs I sing to and with them.

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Donna, United States

11 April 2013 at 4:51pm

I'm 55 years old and I learned the version with Georgy also.

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Barb, United States

11 May 2012 at 2:47am

Love to sing this song with my dementia patients. Grew up with camp directors who would sing this in the talent show at summer camp. Rev. Siepple would play the role of Liza wearing a mop on his head like a wig...he was bald! What fun memories!

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Cindy Ewing, United States

1 March 2012 at 8:38pm

It is Georgie not Henry I want to find the words to that one.

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Stephanie Brantley, United States

16 December 2011 at 4:57pm

My music teacher in elementary school taught us this song. I loved it!

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Shenell, United States

25 June 2011 at 5:32am

i love this song! sing it to my sisters on the drive to school

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Bob, Aruba

28 January 2011 at 9:43pm

hi

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Sam, United States

28 January 2011 at 9:43pm

hey this song is WAY TOO LONG!

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John, United States

13 October 2010 at 3:05am

In the 1960's Harry Belafonte and Odetta recorded the version using "Henry." This is the version I know, but perhaps it is an older tune using different names.

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George Washington, Washington

20 July 2010 at 8:37am

gorgy? Never heard that version before

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Emma, Englend

23 June 2010 at 8:35pm

it is a lovely song i luv this song it's gorgy not henry

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Theresa Brooks, Sarnia,on

24 May 2010 at 2:20am

it's gorgy not henry

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Tini, South Carolina

15 May 2010 at 10:37pm

i luv this song

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Angel, England

15 May 2010 at 8:09pm

it is a lovely song

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