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Three Little Fishies (Itty Bitty Poo) - (Saxie Dowell) - lyrics - Genie at GreenRidge

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Uploaded on Sep 1, 2009

Here are Saxie Dowell's lyrics as sung by Ish Kabibble, with Kay Kyser's orchestra, who band popularized the song around 1940. This song, like "Doggie In The Window," and some other "kids' songs" was not originally a children's song, but a novelty song popular with the teenagers and young adults.

THREE LITTLE FISIHES (Fwee Widdo Fiddies)
(Saxie Dowell © 1939)

Down in the meadow in a little bitty pool
Swam three little fishies and the mama fishy, too.

"Swim!" said the mama fishie, "Swim if you can!" 

And they swam and they swam right over the dam.


chorus:
Boop boop dittum dattum wattum, shoo 

Boop boop dittum dattum wattum, shoo

Boop boop dittum dattum wattum, shoo 

And they swam and they swam all over the dam.


"Stop!" said the mama fishy, "You'll get lost!"
But the three little fishies didn't want to be bossed, 

So the three little fishies went out on a spree 

And they swam and they swam right out to the sea.



(chorus)

"Whee!" said the little fishies, "This is fun! 

Let's swim in the sea 'til the day is done!" 

So they swam and they swam, and it was a lark. 

Then, all of a sudden, they saw a shark.



(Chorus)



"Help!"cried the little fishies, "Look at all the whales!"

And the three little fishies, they turned on their tails,
And back to the pool in the meadow they swam 

And they swam and swam back over the dam.



Boop boop dittum dattum wattum, shoo 

Boop boop dittum dattum wattum, shoo

Boop boop dittum dattum wattum, shoo 

And they swam and they swam back over the dam.




*The notation on this video incorrectly states the copyright date as 1944. (That comes from cutting, pasting, and not being fully awake.)

Also, apparently the pop song was based on a 19th C. poem by Olive Wadsworth

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