The Teddy Bears' Picnic
Words:Jimmy Kennedy
Music:John W. Bratton
Performed By:  Frank DeVol (1949)
Copyright:Unknown
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Am
Am7
Am7/G
C
C9
Cmaj7
C/B
Dm7
E7
F
Fdim
Fm
Fm7
G
G7
G9
Gdim
Words by Jimmy Kennedy (1913), Music by John W. Bratton (1907)
Recorded by Frank DeVol, 1949


    Am     E7          Am    E7            Am        E7      Am
If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise;

    C      G           C       G          C        G7      C
If you go down to the woods today, you'd better go in disguise,

    Dm7             G7
For ev'ry bear that ever there was 

     Cmaj7            Am
Will gather there for certain because

   F        C        F           C         G  C
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.



(Refrain:)

C               Fm7     C
Picnic time for teddy bears?

C           C9     C        G9      C      Gdim    G7
The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today.

G           Gdim       G7
Watch them, catch them unawares,

    G               Fdim      C
And see them picnic on their holiday.

C        Fm7   C
See them gaily gad about,

             Fdim                  C              F
They love to play and shout, they never have any cares.

   Fm    Fdim                          C       C/B    Am7
At six o'clock their moms and dads will take them home to bed

 Am7/G           Dm7          G      C
Because they're tired little teddy bears.



    Am     E7          Am      E7      Am         E7    Am
If you go down in the woods today, you better not go alone;

      C      G           C       G        C        G7      C
It's lovely down in the woods today, but safer to stay at home,

    Dm7             G7
For ev'ry bear that ever there was

     Cmaj7            Am
Will gather there for certain because

   F         C       F           C          G  C
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.


(Repeat Refrain)


 Am   E7     Am               E7        Am        E7      Am
Every teddy bear, that's been good, is sure of a treat today.

         C      G           C       G        C          G7      C
There's lots of wonderful things to eat, and wonderful games to play.

   Dm7                   G7
Beneath the trees, where nobody sees,

        Cmaj7            Am
They'll hide and seek as long as they please.

   F         C       F           C          G  C
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.


Coda:

    F        C       F           C          G  C
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.



*An electronic "Thank You" to Tiger of Tiger's Song Book for filling in 
the gaps of my historical information, and for supplying the recording 
date -- not to mention supplying a verse I had not found elsewhere.
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