A Fly Walked Into A Grocery Store

(a.k.a. "The Fly In The Grocery Store")

Words & Music:



  G                 D7

A fly walked into a grocery store,

D7                        G

Alone -- Tee-hee! -- all alone.  (shrug shoulders)

G                    D7

He'd never been in a store before,  (shrug shoulders)

D7                        G

Alone -- Tee-hee! -- all alone. (shrug shoulders)



He walked on the bread,  (sit down)


Put his feet on the jam,  (stick out your foot)

    Em                          D7

And stuck out his tongue at the grocery man.  (stick out your tongue)

    G                         D

And then he walked out of the store again, (shrug shoulders)


Alone -- Tee-hee! -- all alone. (shrug shoulders)



"Oyster Stew" variation:


Correspondent Fran Ferree provided this lyric & asked about this song. I cannot find reference to it anywhere, but recognized that it fits the meter of the above song.  If anyone else knows this song or can add to it (motions, tune, words), please let me know!


I ordered up an oyster stew,

Alone -- Tee-hee! -- all alone.

When one little oyster came in view,

Alone -- Tee-hee! -- all alone.

He looked at me and smiled in glee,

"Don't tell the cook that you saw me!

I've been in many a stew," said he,

Alone -- Tee-hee! -- all alone.


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