Do Your Ears Hang Low?

Words & Music:

Traditional Children's Game


D  A7   D

Do your ears hang low?  Do they wobble to and fro?

D                                    A7

Can you tie them in a knot?  Can you tie them in a bow?


Can you throw them over your shoulder like a Continental Soldier?

D    A7   D

Do your ears hang low?



"ears hang low?" - with your thumbs against the sides of your head, let your fingertips hang down next to your ears

"wobble to and fro?" - same position, bring your fingertips up and wobble them around

"tie them in a knot?" - pretend to tie a knot

"tie them in a bow?" - pretend to tie a bow

"throw them over..." - with both hands, pretend to throw something over your shoulder

"Continental soldier" - salute



Additional Lyrics:

Do your ears hang high?  Do they reach up to the sky?

Do they wrinkle when they're wet?  Do they straighten when they dry?

Can you wave them at your neighbor with a minimum of labor?

Do your ears hang high?


Do your ears hang wide?  Do they flap from side to side?

Do they wave in the breeze from the slightest little sneeze?

Can you fly above the nation with a feeling of elation?

Do your ears hang wide?


Do your ears fall off when you give a great big cough?

Do they lie there on the ground or perk up at every sound?

Can you stick them in your pocket?  I mean, just like Davy Crockett?

Do your ears fall off?


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