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“Green Grass Grew All Around” Lyrics

There was a hole (there was a hole)
In the middle of the ground (in the middle of the ground)
The prettiest hole (the prettiest hole)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see).
Well, the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And in this hole (and in this hole)
There was a seed (there was a seed)
The prettiest seed (the prettiest seed)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
Well, the seed in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And from this seed (and from this seed)
There grew a tree (there grew a tree)
The prettiest tree (the prettiest tree)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
Well, the tree from the seed
And the seed in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on that tree (and on that tree)
There grew a branch (there grew a branch)
The prettiest branch (the prettiest branch)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
Well, the branch on the tree
And the tree from the seed
And the seed in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on that branch (and on that branch)
There was a nest (there was a nest)
The prettiest nest (the prettiest nest)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
Well, the nest on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree from the seed
And the seed in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And in that nest (and in that nest)
There was an egg. (there was an egg)
The prettiest egg (the prettiest egg)
That you ever did see. (that you ever did see)
Well, the egg in the nest
And the nest on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree from the seed
And the seed in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And in that egg (and in that egg)
There was a bird. (there was a bird)
The prettiest bird (the prettiest bird)
That you ever did see. (that you ever did see)
Well, the bird from the egg
And the egg in the nest
And the nest on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree from the seed
And the seed in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

About the song

If you’re looking for a song for group activities, or maybe an option to sing during your next road trip, this might be the perfect one! The “Green Grass Grew All Around” is ideal to play with friends and it’s guaranteed fun!

The origin of this playful song is unknown, however, it first appeared on a nursery rhymes’ book by M. H. Mason in 1877, though it’s believed to be much older! This has led it to become one of the most classic songs for children!

But, what makes this song so popular among children?

This song is much more than just that! It’s also a fun cumulative game in English that represents a challenge for the little ones. This means that besides having a tune and a rhythm, the song also incorporates a fun game hidden in its lyrics!

The game consists of adding more and more elements to the song as this progresses. The idea is for children to memorize the previous verse and use it to create the new one while adding extra information.

In this version of this well-known memory game, your child will get to accompany Cowy the Cow, Billy the Chick, and Elliot the Panda, as they are plating a seed right on their garden.

The friends share the whole process and then more! First, they open a hole in the ground which was surrounded by soil and grass that grew all around. Then, they put a seed in it. After watering the seed, a tree starts growing! After a while, there was a branch that had a birds'nest made of twigs. The nest had an egg in it, it was a baby bird!

Sing the song a few times with your little one to go over the vocabulary. To better comprehend what’s happening, make sure to watch the video together several times and catch what the friends are doing!

This is a great opportunity to learn more about nature in English, to practice the prepositions , and to improve memory skills while enjoying a fun singing game for kids!

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