Louise wrote me:
I’ve been trying to find the lyrics and author of a favorite childhood song that begins: “The bees gave a party and invited all they knew. A wasp and some hornets and a few mosquitoes too…”
Do you know what it is?
If anyone can help with the lyrics to this song, or any other info, please comment below or email me.
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9 Responses to “Does Anyone Know the Lyrics to a Song about Bees Giving a Party?”
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July 13th, 2007 at 11:50 pm
I don’t know the words to that.. however I could not find another place to ask you this.. I’m looking for a song with Skitamarinkadink a doo in it.. does that sound familiar at all? My 2yr old wants it.. he sings the first words and then screams for me to finish.. lol Please help!!!
July 14th, 2007 at 9:40 am
The words to Skidermerink are on my site of songs around the world. Click the link to get to the page!
February 23rd, 2009 at 9:14 pm
I know all four verses of “The Bees’ Party;” if you’re still looking for the words let me know and I’ll email them to you.
February 23rd, 2009 at 9:23 pm
That would be great Mary, you can either post them here or email them to me at email@example.com and I’ll post them.
February 24th, 2009 at 7:33 pm
THE BEES’ PARTY (we had Irish nuns in grammar school who taught us this…a very long time ago)
The bees gave a party and invited all they knew
The wasps and the hornets and a few mosquitoes, too
Yo-ho, and hey! every orchard tree was humming with a
On that sunny summer day
The bees said, “Good-day, and won’t you make yourself at home?”
The band played sweet music, which it made upon a comb
A lovely scene was that happy party, gaily singing
As they danced upon the green
Miss Wasp asked the Bumblebee if he would sing a song
She said they would listen if it wasn’t very long
The bee said, “Oh, very gladly I will sing for you, but
Is the only tune I know.”
The hours passed too quickly and the day was too-soon sped
The wasps and the hornets said “good-night” and went to bed
But ho! and hey! the mosquitoes never stopped their singing
‘Til the dawning of the day.
May 8th, 2010 at 1:02 pm
I saw you were looking for the song “The Bee’s Party”. I have the words to the song but I don’t know how it sounds or the tune. Do you have the music or can you tell me if it goes to a certain tune? I would like for my students to learn it for a play we are in.
May 17th, 2011 at 2:18 pm
I do know the tune to THE BEES GAVE A PARTY. I was so happy to find the complete lyrics, thanks to you. I could easily sing the song to you over the phone… I have no other way to get the music to you. If I am not at home, please leave your number and I will call you back. Thanks again, Joan Shepard
May 17th, 2011 at 2:47 pm
That would be great Joan! Thanks so much! I’ll email you with a number to call to sing on an answering machine.
June 3rd, 2011 at 5:17 pm
Thanks again Joan! I posted your recording at the link below, everyone can hear this song there!…