Sing Books with Emily, the Blog

Going to the Zoo, a Singable Picture Book

Posted on: August 15, 2013

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Going to the Zoo

Words and Music by Tom Paxton
Illustrated by Karen Lee Schmidt
(This book features printed music)

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GOING TO THE ZOO
Words and Music by Tom Paxton

Daddy’s taking us to the zoo tomorrow
Zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow
Daddy’s taking us to the zoo tomorrow
We can stay all day

CHORUS
We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo
How about you, you, you
You can come too, too, too
We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo

See the elephant with the long trunk swingin’
Great big ears and long trunk swingin’
Snuffin’ up peanuts with the long trunk swingin’
We can stay all day

CHORUS

See all the monkeys scritch scritch scratchin’
Jumpin’ all around and scritch scritch scratchin’
Hangin’ by their long tails scritch scritch scratchin’
We can stay all day

CHORUS

Big black bear, all a huff huff a-puffin’
Coat’s too heavy, he’s huff huff a-puffin’
Don’t get too near the huff huff a-puffin’
Or you won’t stay all day

CHORUS

Seals in the pool all honk honk honkin’
Catchin’ fish and honk honk honkin’
Little seals honk honk honkin’
We can stay all day

CHORUS

(SING THIS LIKE YOU’RE SLEEPY)
We stayed all day and we’re gettin’ sleepy
Sittin’ in the car gettin’ sleep sleep sleepy
Home already and we’re sleep sleep sleepy
We have stayed all day

(SING THIS LIKE YOU’RE SLEEPY)
We’ve been to the zoo, zoo, zoo
So have you, you, you
You came too, too, too
We’re been to the zoo, zoo, zoo

Momma’s taking us to the zoo tomorrow
Zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow
Momma’s taking us to the zoo tomorrow
We can stay all day

CHORUS

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Peter Paul and Mary sing GOING TO THE ZOO

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhxttDEv_I8

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You can get an idea of the tune from this video, this video also has sing-along lyrics

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H-pw0bgxVM

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Julie Felix sings GOING TO THE ZOO with guitar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTe9rhLC2XE

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Patty Hall sings GOING TO THE ZOO and plays banjo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuUajvwrW2U

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Related Posts

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TOM PAXTON

The Singable Picture Books of Tom Paxton
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/the-singable-picture-books-of-tom-paxton/

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Zoo Songs, Illustrated Songs that Go to the Zoo
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/illustrated-zoo-songs/

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