Campfire Songs: Do Your Ears Hang Low?

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Campfire Songs: Do Your Ears Hang Low?

 

One of the most popular requests we get from Campfire Blog readers is to post more Campfire Songs… so here we go! Next time you’re out of the house, camping or canoeing, give this song a try:

“Do Your Ears Hang Low?”: is a children’s song that is often sung in schools and at camps. The melody of this song was taken from another: “Turkey in the Straw.” Various theories exist concerning the origin of the lyrics, but no conclusive evidence seems to exist.

 

LYRICS:

Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie ’em in a knot?
Can you tie ’em in a bow?
Can you throw ’em o’er your shoulder
Like a regimental (or continental) soldier
Do your ears hang low?

Do your ears stand high?
Do they reach up to the sky?
Do they droop when they are wet?
Do they stiffen when they’re dry?
Can you semaphore your neighbor
With a minimum of labor?
Do your ears stand high?

Do your ears flip-flop?
Can you use them as a mop?
Are they stringy at the bottom?
Are they curly at the top?
Can you use them for a swatter?
Can you use them for a blotter?
Do your ears flip-flop?

Do your ears stick out?
Can you waggle them about?
Can you flap them up and down
As you fly around the town?
Can you shut them up for sure
When you hear an awful bore?
Do your ears stick out?

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