I’m a Little Teapot

“I’m a Little Teapot” is a children’s rhyme and dance that is popular all over the world. It was written by George Harold Sanders and Clarence Z. Kelley and was first released in 1939. The idea for the song came from Kelley and his wife. They ran a dance school, and some of the younger children were finding it difficult to master all of the dance moves to the “Waltz Clog,” even though they were quite straightforward. To help them with this, Kelley wrote “The Teapot Song.” This allowed them to practice performing a song where they used the music to remind them of the actions they should be performing.

The song soon gained popularity and was recorded by Art Kassel and His Kassels in the Air. Marion Holmes provided the vocals for the recording. It was published in 1941 and became the most popular novelty song of that year, both in the United States and the rest of the world.

Today, it is still being used in nurseries all over the world to teach young children gross motor skills, as well as being a fun song for them to sing and dance along to.

I’m a Little Teapot Lyrics

I’m a little teapot
Short and stout.
Here is my handle,
Here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout:
Tip me over
And pour me out!

I’m a very special pot
This is true.
Here’s an example
Of what I can do.
I can change my handle
And my spout.
Tip me over
And pour me out!

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Hello, I love this rhyme.

‒ laddi July 18, 2023

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