Teddy Bears Picnic Song With Lyrics & Video

Well, what can I say about The Teddy bears picnic song?

It's an extremely popular children's song. The song has been around for over 100 years and is still going strong. 

The song is so popular because it's fun and educational at the same time.

I bet many of you remember this song from your childhood and some of you will even remember the lyrics off by heart. To jog your memory, I have attached the lyrics below the video of me singing the teddy bears picnic. Hope you enjoy.

 

Teddy bear picnic song & lyrics

If you go down in the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise
If you go down in the woods today
You'd better go in disguise!

For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain
Because today's the day the
Teddy Bears have their picnic

Picnic time for Teddy Bears
The little Teddy Bears are having
A lovely time today
Watch them, catch them unawares
And see them picnic on their holiday

See them gaily gad about
They love to play and shout
They never have any cares
At six o'clock their Mommies and Daddies
Will take them home to bed
Because they're tired little Teddy Bears.

 

Teddy bears having a picnic

The history of the teddy bears picnic

Where did the song come from? Who made the song? Questions 99% of us don't know. But lucky for you, I'm about to tell you everything about it. 

Who made the teddy bears picnic song?

The song was first written in 1907, by a famous man called John W.Bratton. He was an American who accomplished Great thing's as writer and producer. John Bratton usually wrote lyrics himself for his purposes. On this occasion, this piece of music was different from the rest. Instead, he sold it as a music sheet which entitled "the Teddy Bear Two-Step". It sold extremely well and was often used as part of circus acts. 

 

The finishing touches to the song were added much later by a British songwriter called Jimmy Kennedy, in 1930. Jimmy decided to rename the song to "The Teddy Bears Picnic". The song quickly rose to fame in 1930 and has been widely adored ever since. 

Eddy & Peggy having a teddy bears picnic

Why is the teddy bears picnic so popular? 

The song is popular because it's overwhelmingly catchy. Amongst the obvious appeal to children, who are in love with music and teddy bears, adults find the song appealing also. It's just one of those songs you can't forget. 

In my opinion, the teddy bear picnic song is a true form of art. It makes learning fun. Children will sit there for hours on end watching teddy bears dance around. The less boring education is, the more children will pay attention. 

Teddy bear history and picnic song

Will The Teddy bears picnic song be around forever?

It's been over 100 years and the song shows no sign of slowing down. If it was going to die out, it would have done it by now. But who knows what the future holds? 

What we do know is that the song is a true masterpiece. Creative thinking like this helps make children's education more entertaining. I mean who doesn't love seeing dancing teddy bears, right? 

Hope you've enjoyed this article. If you have a new bear in the house and are struggling for a name. Check out my article on the 66 most adorable teddy bear names of all time.  

Article by- Eddy The Teddy


2 comments

  • I loved your article Eddy, you are right all children love Teddies.xxxx

    Hilda Williamson
  • I love this song and it reminds me of when I was a little girl xx

    jeanbarnard

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