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Going On A Bear Hunt
Traditional Chant Lyrics
Adapted by Lorraine Bayes

This song is available on Tickle Tune Typhoon's Circle Around

Goin' on a Bear Hunt 
I'm not afraid 
It's a beautiful day 
The sun is shining 
The birds are singing 
The bees are buzzing

What's that?
Tall grass 

(Sweeping arm motions making swishing sounds)

Going on a Bear Hunt 
I'm not afraid

What's that? 
It's a tall tree

(Arm motion climbing up then climbing back down )

Going on a Bear hunt 
I'm not afraid

What's that?
Ohh, it's mud 

(March through the mud making sloshing mud sounds )

Going on a Bear Hunt 
I'm not afraid

What's that?
It's a river 
We're going to have to swim

(Swim the river)

Going on a Bear Hunt 
I'm not afraid

What's that?
Ohh it's a dark cave 

(Make gestures and sounds)

I can't see anything 
I can feel something 
I can hear something 
We better take out our flashlights 

(Take out flashlight and flick it on)

Oh it's a bear

(Repeat the sequence in reverse quickly and dramatically, 
slapping thighs and doing all the actions for each verse.)




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Many thanks to Dennis Westphall and Tickle Tune Typhoon for permission to display these lyrics.
©1993 Tickle Tune Typhoon. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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