"I remember a version of this from my childhood in America that went like this..." -Alison


"And then it would repeat forever." -Alison

Patti Borrowman wrote, "Another version from summer camp days in Ontario, Canada 1970..."

Tar ra ra boom de ay
Our teacher passed away
She died of tooth decay
Tar ra ra boom de ay
We threw her in the bay
And when we pulled her out
She smelled like sauerkraut.


If you know another version of "Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay!", please email me to share it. Thanks! -Mama Lisa

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Alison Ballard for sharing this song with us! Thanks to Patti Borrowman for sharing her version!