In this song you repeat the same verse over and over again, but on each repetition you make the words have a specific vowel sound (i.e. a, e, i, o, u).

I Like to Eat Apples and Bananas - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Barbara Walton wrote:

"I'm a children's librarian and I've been using your site for a while to add non-English songs to the mix in storytime. It's a godsend!

I found this this morning and I can't *wait* to start storytime again to use it; I like it much better for vowels than Apples and Bananas:


With an a, a, day-bay-day-bay day,
Let me have a dolly who is made of clay

.... etc made of cheese/made of ice/made of gold/just like you.

The song Barbara is referring to is actually the English translation of a Spanish song from the Dominican Republic called Apocalipsis (Apocalypse).


Sheet Music

Sheet Music - I Like to Eat Apples and Bananas

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Abby Carvin for contributing this song. Thanks to Barbara Walton for sharing another vowel song like this one!

Thanks so much!