Wake Up!

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Information About Wake Up!

"Wake Up!' is an alternative version of "Little Boy Blue" more popularly referred to as "Little Boy Blue, Come, Blow Your Horn!" and is a popular English nursery rhyme with probable origins in the Middle Ages. The earliest recorded version is found in "Tommy Thumb's Little Song Book" from about 1744, but it may be much older.

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Carol, Tasmania

7 November 2013 at 7:09am

This was the first song I learned when I started school in Queensland in 1945. I was looking for the music, but I've enjoyed your comments. I'll just have to continue singing unaccompanied.

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Gina, Australia

7 October 2011 at 12:33pm

Thank you so much for the words. This was a lovely memory from my past and now a little bit of history lives on as well. I really appreciate everyone's comments. Thanks again.

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Tenasia, United States

20 August 2011 at 5:15pm

why sing so slow why sing fast P.S i bet my baby cousin cant go to sleep that slow and i want school to be over even that it already stared

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Sudipta, United States

9 March 2011 at 3:22am

I love it! And anyways why do they have these math problems?

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Gina, India

6 December 2010 at 11:05pm

love it

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Pam, United States

21 October 2010 at 5:27am

I'm trying to remember a song that starts with: Spring, spring hurry up, I wnat to pick a buttercup. My daughter used to sing it all the time and I can't remember the rest! Can someone help me?

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Joane, Sonora, Usa

21 August 2010 at 5:55pm

how about: and the crickets, softly, singing, from the grass will creep. I don't know, but it sounds okay...

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Lynne, Melbourne

2 August 2010 at 1:01am

Wake up buttercups and daisies, wake up violets dear, see the grass is peeping peeping, see that spring is here, soon will tulips gold and crimson wake up from their sleep, and the dandelions bright golden from the grasses peep. All the birds in happy chorus sing sweet spring, sweet spring. Making all the woodland merry as their voices ring. Birds and flowers join together in that chorus sweet. Praising god for all his kindness, as the spring they greet.

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Ian, Boronia, Australia

2 December 2009 at 2:03pm

I too am searching the origins of this song my mother often sang to get us kids up in the morning. The words we knew are:- Wake up buttercups and daisies, Wake up violets blue, Can't you see the sun is shining, Shining just for you. Thanks Caesi for your post. I knew there had to be more verses than we had been taught. The search continues...

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Lozza, Australia

2 December 2009 at 2:24am

I've been looking for some similar lyrics that my grandma used to sing to me, and when my dad was a boy she would sing it to him... "Wake up buttercups and daisies, wake up violets blue, can't you see the sun is shining, shining just for you". I'm interested in it's origins as well...

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Shana, Plymouth

16 August 2009 at 2:26pm

i am so sorry to here that your grandmother is in hospital dying

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Gina, Ballarat Australia

2 August 2009 at 12:58pm

I would also like to know the song that starts "Wake up buttercups and daisies, wake up violets dear" My grandmother used to sing the song to us and now she is in hospital dying and I would love to know the words to sing to her.

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