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Little Bunny Foo Foo - words?

21 Apr 15 - 09:28 AM (#3703352)
Subject: Little Bunny Foo Foo - words?
From: ChrisJBrady

Little bunny Foo Foo
Hoping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice
And bopping them on the head

.....

Any other words?


21 Apr 15 - 09:32 AM (#3703354)
Subject: RE: Little Bunny Foo Foo - words?
From: Stilly River Sage

"Hoping through the meadow" was the version I learned at camp.


21 Apr 15 - 09:39 AM (#3703356)
Subject: RE: Little Bunny Foo Foo - words?
From: GUEST

(spoken)
Down came the Fairy Godmother ...
And she said ...

Little Rabiit Foo Foo,
I saw you ...
Hoppin' through the forest, scoopin' up the field mice,
and swattin' them on the head.

I'll give you THREE more chances.
Or else I'll turn you into a Goon.

Sing chorus again, then

Down came the Fairy Godmother ...
And she said ...

TWO more chances, then ONE. Then she turns him into a Goon.

And the Moral of the story is .... (wait for it)
HARE TODAY; GOON TOMORROW!


21 Apr 15 - 10:32 AM (#3703373)
Subject: RE: Little Bunny Foo Foo - words?
From: GUEST,M

Oral tradition obviously has huge play here.

I seem to remember Cilla Fisher and Artie Tresize doing it at Trowbridge Village Pump Festival nearly half my life-time ago.

As best I recall it went like this :-

[sung]
Little bunny Foo Foo
Hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice
And bopping them on the head

(replace "ing" with "in'" if it suits your diction :-)

[spoken (in a "Listen With Mother" voice)]
Down came the Good Fairy and she said

[sung]
Little bunny Foo Foo,
I don't want to see you (again, use "wanna" if it suits)
Scooping up the field mice,
and bopping them on the head.

[spoken]
Now I'll give you 3 chances and if you don't behave I'll turn you into a goon.

Repeat counting down 2 chances, 1 chance ("Now you've got one more chance...).

Last time :-

[sung]
Little bunny Foo Foo
Hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice
And bopping them on the head

[spoken]
Down came the Good Fairy and she said

[sung]
Little bunny Foo Foo,
I didn't want to see you
Scooping up the field mice,
and bopping them on the head.

[spoken]
Now you've had your 3 chances so I'm going to turn you into a goon.

And she did and the moral is "Hare today, goon tomorrow"...


21 Apr 15 - 10:34 AM (#3703374)
Subject: RE: Little Bunny Foo Foo - words?
From: GUEST,Ellen Vannin

Very similar

Little Bunny Foo Foo
Hopping through the green wood
Scooping up the field mice
and bopping them on the head (enthusiastic actions here)

Then down came the woodland fairy
and she said
Little Bunny Foo Foo
I don't want to see you
Scooping up the field mice
and bopping them on the head

And same pattern as above Guest from then on. Mine was learned in the south-west of England. I think this is a very well-travelled song.


21 Apr 15 - 08:48 PM (#3703460)
Subject: RE: Little Bunny Foo Foo - words?
From: Little Robyn

Sharon, Lois and Bram, on an early Elephant Show, did it this way:
Little Rabbit Foo-Foo
One of our favourites!
Robyn