Tiny Tim

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"I had a tiny turtle his name was Tiny Tim.
We Put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim.
He drank up all the water. He ate up all the soap.
Now he's home sick in bed with a bubble in his throat.

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Information About Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim is a nursery rhyme song that has been carefully passed along the generations. Though there isn't a definite writer to credit for the song, it's an old time favorite among children on the playground.

It's a simple song that often makes children laugh and remember it for years to come.

The song is about Tiny Tim a tiny turtle and his bath-time adventure. He's put in a bathtub so he drinks all the water. After the water, he moves on and eats all the soap. The soap causes him to have bubbles in his throat so he doesn't feel well.

In an alternative version, Tiny Tim's mother takes him around to find help because he's not feeling well after drinking water and eating up the soap. It's a lively song with more to Tiny Tim's story and quite entertaining.

The Tiny Tim song works well when introduced to toddlers and young children.

Used during bath time, it's a great lullaby to soothe an infant or small child while making bath time fun.

There are many melodies that can be used for the Tiny Time songs, YouTube has a nice variety if you're looking for the right melody to sing.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

Instead of a turtle we sing about a baby

Miss Lucy had a baby, a baby.
Miss Lucy had a baby and she named him Tiny Tim.
She put him in the bathtub to teach him how to swim.
He drank up all the water,
He ate up all the soap he tried to eat the bathtub
But it wouldn't go down his throat.
Miss Lucy called the doctor
Miss Lucy called the nurse,
Miss Lucy called the lady with the alligator purse.
Operation said the doctor,
Operation said the nurse,
Operation said the lady with the alligator purse.
Out came the water, out came the soap,
Out came the bathtub that wouldn't go down his throat.
Goodbye said the doctor,
Goodbye said the nurse,
Goodbye said the lady with the alligator purse.

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Alpha Skua, USA

17 August 2015 at 8:52pm

I remember this one becuase we did on a school bus travling to swmming lessons

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Leanne, United Kingdom

1 August 2015 at 12:01pm

My 2 year old came home singing this. Could only understand a few words so googled Turtle tiny Tim and it showed me this. Her nursery version is : I had a little turtle / his name was Tiny Tim / we put him in the bathtub / to see if he could swim / he drank up all the water / and ate up all the soap / and then he went to bed / with a bubble in his throat. Bubble bubble bubble bubble bubble POP!!!!

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G Dolla $ign, United States

6 July 2015 at 8:18pm

Margie Lane. FWM

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rebecca, United States

12 March 2015 at 6:15pm

i love the second one

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Rock, WA

3 March 2015 at 4:13am

This song really bothered by 6 year old son. He actually used the work "inappropriate" well telling me what they learned in music class. So I had to google the song to find out what bothered him. He told me that he though the baby died because the people who came to help could not do anything and did not try to save the baby.

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Legs Sparrow, USA

18 October 2014 at 11:35pm

IN COMEE THE DOCTOR,IN COME THE NURSE,IN COME THE LADY WITH THE ALLIGATOR PURSE

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mistery girl, quinlan tx

7 October 2014 at 8:19pm

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Courtney, United Kingdom

2 October 2014 at 4:53pm

can u think of any more cool nursery rhymes with actions?

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courtney, United Kingdom

2 October 2014 at 4:52pm

this is so cool

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Legs Sparrow, USA

12 September 2014 at 12:42am

I remember this version while riding on a school bus HAD A LITTLE BROTHER NAMED HIM TINY TIM,PUT HIM IN THE BATH TUB YOU SEE IF HE COULD SWIM,SWALLOWED ALL THE WATER SWALLOWED ALL THE SOAP,DIED LAST NIGHT WITH A BUBBLE IN HIS THROAT then it has about the Docor the nurse and the lady with the alligator purse

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Annie, United States

19 July 2014 at 6:43pm

Does anyone know this version of "I had a little teddy bear" ? It came from an old TV show episode. I had a little teddy bear, His name was Tiny Tim. I put him in the bathtub, to teach him how to swim. First he drank the water, then he ate the soap. Then we called the doctor. The doctor said "No hope". Tiny Tim died last night, with a bubble in his throat.

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Jade, Australia

3 March 2013 at 12:53am

I learnt the Suzie had a baby version when I was little, so was totally confused when my daughter came home singing about tiny turtle .... I like the tiny turtle, though had to look up the words so I knew ut too

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Paul, United Kingdom

10 January 2013 at 12:50pm

Doesn't anyone think that a three year old would learn this and think that it will be fun to put a baby in a bathtub and try to make him swim? And that to see him lying in the bathtub blowing bubbles on his throat will be ok so he wouldn't run to tell the parents his/her brother is drowning? The version with a turtle is fine but to give this sort of ideas to a developing child I find very inappropriate

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Molly, United States

26 December 2012 at 11:37pm

Here is the version I learned from afternoon preschool: I had a tiny turtle His name was Tiny Tim I put him in the bathtub To see if he could swim He drank up all the water He ate up all the soap And now he's in a bag with a bubble in his throat. ACK!

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Eliade, United States

6 December 2012 at 4:41am

Miss Lucy had a baby His name was Tiny Tim She put him in a bath tub To see if he could swim He drank up all the water He ate up all the soap He tried to eat the bath tub But it wouldn't go down his throat Miss Lucy called the doctor Miss Lucy called the nurse Miss Lucy called the Lady with the alligator purse In came the doctor In came the nurse In came the lady with the alligator purse Mumps! said the doctor Measles! said the nurse Nonsense! said the Lady with the alligator purse Penicillin! said the doctor Castor oil! said the nurse Pizza! said the Lady with the alligator purse Out went the doctor Out went the nurse Out went the Lady with the alligator purse (This is the version I heard every night as I went to bed, enough that I memorized it... It was a picture book)

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Patrisha, United States

4 March 2012 at 9:46pm

This is one of the most cutest songs I have ever heard(:<3it is a good song for every child <3:D

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Belinda, United States

6 February 2012 at 10:45pm

I had a tiny turtle his name was tiny tim. We Put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim. He drank up all the water. He ate up all the soap. He woke up in the morning with bubbles in his throat bubble bubble bubble bubble bubble bubble bubble bubble bubble bubble bubble POP!

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Hanna, United States

31 January 2012 at 3:21am

i have a different one it goes . . . . . . i had a tiny turtle his name was tiny tim i put him in the bathtube to see if he could swim he drank up all the water he ate up all the soap i took him to the doctor with a bubble in his throat he didn't like the doctor he didn't like the nurse he didn't like the lady with the alligator purse . . .. . Bubble BUbble BUBBLE POP!

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Aly, United States

12 January 2012 at 12:43am

i love that song so much. It was a song i sang in in first grade!I just really like that song!

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Jenna, United States

12 January 2012 at 12:39am

so silly a turtle eating a bathtub well trying to.

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