Ladybug Picnic

1 2 3, 4 5 6, 7 8 9, 10 11 12, Ladybugs came to the Ladybug’s Picnic…wah wah wah

I first saw this on Sesame Street in the 70s. I would find it coming back to me years later.

Sometimes when I play music with the guys…I’ll suddenly break out in this song in the middle of learning something else…just have some fun. It’s one that is hard to get out of your head. I get things thrown at me but I love it.

Jim Kweskin sang the original 1971 version and it was written by Bud Luckey and Donald Hadley

Thanks to nostalgicitalian for bringing this up…

Ladybugs Picnic

One two three

Four five six

Seven eight nine

Ten eleven twelve

Ladybugs

Came to the ladybugs’ picnic

 

One two three

Four five six

Seven eight nine

Ten eleven twelve

And they all played games

At the ladybugs’ picnic

 

They had twelve sacks so they ran sack races

And they fell on their backs and they fell on their faces

The ladybugs 12

At the ladybugs’ picnic

 

They played jump rope but the rope it broke

So they just sat around telling knock-knock jokes

The ladybugs 12

At the ladybugs’ picnic

 

One two three

Four five six

Seven eight nine

Ten eleven twelve

And they chatted away

At the ladybugs’ picnic

 

They talked about the high price of furniture and rugs

And fire insurance for ladybugs

The ladybugs 12

At the ladybugs’ picnic

12!

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

18 thoughts on “Ladybug Picnic”

  1. I love this song! Back in the late 1980’s, I had to tape – VHS, that is – about 12 hours of Sesame Street shows to find an episode that had this song. I learned how to play it, wrote out the lyrics and immediately added it to my repertoire. It was so much fun to play and sing! And you are the only other person I’ve ever known of who knows and loves and sings this song, too! Thanks so much for your post! You made my day!

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