Handwashing Song with Recording


Lowell Herbert sent us this wonderful handwashing song from London! Here are the lyrics and recording followed by his letter…

Recording of Handwashing Song

Handwashing Song Lyrics

Germs are small yes they’re very, very small
And in fact they can’t be seen at all.
But beware! They are there!
So wash your hands, scrub-a-dub,
Scrub-a-dub, scrub-a-dub.
And if you want to cough or sneeze,
Try to do it in your sleeve
Or a tissue…………then the bin……….
Find a bin and put it in!

Here’s Lowell’s letter:

I am sending this song from our Montessori nursery in London, England and we hope you will enjoy it.

Obviously I wrote it because of the Coronavirus and the children love singing it. There are 46 children and they range in age from 2 to 4 and-a-half.

Have fun and stay safe,

Lowell Herbert

Thanks so much for sharing Lowell! I love it! Stay well! -Mama Lisa

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8 Responses to “Handwashing Song with Recording”

  1. Martha Louise Says:

    Can you share the chords for this song for ukulele or guitar please?

  2. Heddy Says:

    I love the idea of singing to make teaching little children to wash their hands for 20 seconds easier! Who wrote the lyrics, so that I can refer the song to my family. Thanks!

  3. Isabella Says:

    Great way to teach kids the art of singing and also learning without pressure. Ye canna shove your granny off the bus is another great one for kids. (Music was she’ll be coming round the mountains when she comes.) The words can be changed to suit any situation just with a little bit of imagination.

  4. Lowell Herbert Says:

    Message for Heddy – I wrote both words and music – feel free with either.

    Message for Martha Louise – I can send you the music – I don’t know how to put in the chords with guitar chord symbols but if you email me I can send you a copy of the music – piano arrangement – and can mark what the chords are i.e. A+ A- Fsharp major etc. Happy to do that. The chords for ‘seen it all’ are C sharp major and F sharp minor which may bee difficult chord on the guitar – I don’t know!!!

  5. Lisa Says:

    Maria O. wrote:

    “My second graders always sang Happy Birthday song.” (While washing hands.)

  6. Lisa Says:

    Lavelle C. wrote:

    “Well, I just slowly say, Rub-a-Dub dub, 3 men in a tub and who do you think they be? A butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker. Turn ’em out knaves all three.”

  7. Lisa Says:

    Hazy L. wrote:

    This is the way we wash our hands, wash our hands, wash our hands,
    This is the way we wash our hands to stop Corona virus.

    Repeat three times

  8. Marie Queally Says:

    I love this site. I have so many songs filled with memory of childhood. I shall visit regularly

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