Hole In My Bucket

 This song is sung as a call and response between Henry and Liza. It follows the same format every time it is sung, but each time, part of the verse is replaced with something new. The full version is written out here.

Liza: Henry! Fetch me some water!

Henry: There’s a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,
There’s a hole in my bucket dear Liza, a hole.

Liza: Well, fix it dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Well, fix it dear Henry, dear Henry, fix it.

Henry: With what shall I fix it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
With what shall I fix it dear Liza, with what?

Liza: With a straw, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
With a straw dear Henry, dear Henry, with a straw.

Henry: The straw is too long, dear Liza, dear Liza,
The straw is too long dear Liza, too long.

Liza: Well, cut it dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Well, cut it dear Henry, dear Henry, cut it.

Henry: With what shall I cut it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
With what shall I cut it, dear Liza, with what?

Liza: With an axe dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
With an axe dear Henry, dear Henry, an axe.

Henry: The axe is too dull, dear Liza, dear Liza,
The axe is too dull dear Liza, too dull.

Liza: Well, sharpen it dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Well, sharpen it dear Henry, dear Henry, sharpen it.

Henry: With what shall I sharpen it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
With what shall I sharpen it, dear Liza, with what?

Liza: With a stone, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
with a stone dear Henry, dear Henry, a stone.

Henry: The stone is too dry, dear Liza, dear Liza,
The stone is too dry dear Liza, too dry.

Liza: Well, wet it dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Well, wet it dear Henry, dear Henry, wet it.

Henry: With what shall I wet it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
With what shall I wet it dear Liza, with what?

Liza: With water dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
With water dear Henry, dear Henry, with water.

Henry: In what shall I fetch it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
In what shall I fetch it dear Liza, in what?

Liza: In a bucket dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
In a bucket dear Henry, dear Henry, a bucket.

Henry: There’s a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,
There’s a hole in my bucket dear Liza, a hole.

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Posted on 06/12/2017, in Brownies, Building, Guides, Sparks and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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