Lyrics to Elmo’s Ducks

As requested from a commenter — the lyrics to Elmo’s Ducks:

Elmo had four ducks (quack quack quack quack)
four birds of a feather (quack quack quack quack)
to waddle with (quack quack quack quack)
and quack together. (quack quack quack quack)
But then one day… one swam away
Oh gosh oh gee… Elmo just had three.

Elmo had three ducks (quack quack quack)
three birds of a feather (quack quack quack)
to waddle with (quack quack quack)
and quack together (quack quack quack)
But then one day… one went achoo!
And off he flew… so Elmo just had two.

Elmo had two ducks (quack quack)
two birds of a feather (quack quack)
to waddle with (quack quack)
and quack together. (quack quack)
But then one day… one had to run
to get some sun… then Elmo just had one.

Elmo had one duck (quack)
one bird of a feather (quack)
to waddle with (quack)
and quack together. (quack)
But then one day…  it spun and spun
and got so dizzy… Elmo now had none.

Elmo had no ducks… not even a feather
to waddle with… and quack together.
But then one day… Elmo heard a QUACK!
Oh gosh oh gee… Elmo’s ducks came back!

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If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
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40 Responses to Lyrics to Elmo’s Ducks

  1. juan says:

    Thanks from Cancun Mexico

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  3. Odelette says:

    Thank you soooo much, my 2 year old son loves elmo and this song. I speak English and even though he doesn´t he loves loves Elmo’s ducks. Thanks from Peru.

  4. omar says:

    aaah!! “to WADDLE with”!! …now, I can rest. Thank you from Dubai, Lizzardqueen! =)
    ..and another day for the chords! hehe

  5. Thanks a lot for this lyrics, Thanks, Thanks!!!
    Do you have others Elmos’s lyrics ?

  6. Mary Bailey says:

    My 20-month-old son and I love this song! I play it for him all the time. It is just exceptionally cute!!

  7. lizardqueen says:

    After some fruitless Googling, I see there are no guitar tabs nor chords available online for “Elmo’s Ducks.” HOWEVER:
    You can ask one of the co-songwriters, Mark Radice, if he’s willing to share them with you. Just write a comment to him on his MySpace page:
    http://www.myspace.com/markradicesongs

    Here’s a version of “Elmo’s Ducks” — with Mark Radice singing and playing the guitar:
    http://www.musicxray.com/xrays/419437

    Side Note: Yes — he co-wrote it (along with Luis Santiero):
    http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo's_Ducks

    Good luck, everyone!
    The LQ

  8. Robert says:

    My 2 y/o son and I love this song very much and sings it every day.
    Does anyone have a guitar chords for this?

  9. redkirk says:

    Now all I need is the guitar chords. Thanks for the lyrics. Couldn’t get the “spun and spun” bit.

  10. Juan says:

    waddle with…. It was driving me crazy I have a 9 month old and we’ve been trying to teach her how to clap and the first time she did was at the end of the song… She does it every time…

  11. t1 says:

    my 1 year son realy like this song, but i don’t know how to sing. thx, now i can sing this song for my son

  12. Tita says:

    Love the song, My 9 month daughter really love the song, and I still can’t catch the lyrics.
    Thank you so much for posting :))

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  14. lizardqueen says:

    “Elmo’s Ducks” is from Season 39, Episode 251 of _Sesame Street_. You can get a video of it on the 2010 DVD titled “The Best of Elmo 2” — which has other songs and Sesame Street video clips of Elmo from the last 10-15 years.

    I found it easily on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sesame-Street-Best-Elmo-2/dp/B003AQTJKS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294462738&sr=8-1

    You can check out the DVD details here: http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Best_of_Elmo_2

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting, everyone!

  15. catherine says:

    I have tried to find this song on DVD. Anyone know if it is on DVD? I son is 17 months and eveything you go to the comp he says “quack’. He loves it!!!!!

  16. Richard says:

    Thanks for this; very useful (and how I found your blog too).

  17. Claire Torrefranca says:

    Hi lizard queen..i was really looking for this elmo duck lyrics coz i could not figure out the “to waddle with” part. Anyway, I read from your profile that you are a Filipino and a teacher too. I am a Filipino teaching in Baltimore. I came in 2006. Anyway, I just want to say that I like your site and I hope I will have the time to read what you have here. Thanks.

  18. miki says:

    thanks for the lyrics! it cleared up an argument as my husband insisted that the last duck got ‘giddy’ instead of dizzy 😉
    Another almost 8 month old loving it in Holland!

    I wonder what DVD Louise Skelton is referring to?

  19. Uggo says:

    HAHAHA… Loved it, Im gonna show this to my second graders!

  20. panserborne says:

    Thanks for the lyrics! I am one of those trying to figure out some parts of the lyrics.

  21. Erni says:

    I’m so excited also to hv this lyrics as my 10 months son really love it..He ‘ll keep smiling when he saw the video..ekeke

  22. Rafael and Kate says:

    My 6 months girls loves this music, we are so glad that finnaly I have found the lyric, we are from Brazil.
    Thank You Very Much!

  23. marta says:

    Thank you. My 15 months boy love it. He only can say “quack”, so I must sing.

  24. cindy says:

    No Joke! This song is so catchy that my family and I on our trip to NYC last week had no other choice but to sing it over and over! I would finally get it out of my head and then my father in law would start up again! Mind you that before looking it up we were singing the same lyric over and over again! Thanks so much! My 8 month old gets so excited when he hears it!

  25. Janelle says:

    Thanks! We always sang “to get all wet” instead of to waddle with!

  26. hanyoem says:

    thx lizardqueen .this lyrics really helpful .as indonesian, its really hard for me to know what elmo’s sayin ..
    i love elmo even im 20 now ..hhs

  27. linda says:

    ahh! ‘to waddle with’!
    thanks, now as it goes through my head for the 100th time after having listened to it on repeat with my boys, I’ll be singing the right words.

  28. joshuasphilosophy says:

    THANKS! There was a part where I just couldn’t understand what Elmo was saying and it was driving me nuts. I’m better now 🙂

  29. smile…my corky loves elmo’s DUCKS!!!

  30. Louise Skelton says:

    Thank you…its been in my brain all day…i love so many songs from this dvd

  31. Z says:

    I thought it said: “two wore a wig”, instead of “to waddle with”

    🙂

  32. lizardqueen says:

    @BP: Yeah — it’s almost as maddeningly catchy as the Backyardigans intro song, as well as anything on Dora the Explorer.

    ARRRGH — having a 2.5 year old has contaminated the Radio Station in My Head! 🙂

  33. Since your page comes up first, no other copy is needed.

    I can’t believe how catchy Elmo’s Song and Elmo’s Ducks are…I mean….ARRRG!

  34. lizardqueen says:

    I am still surprised that, so far, I seem to be the only person on the Web who’s posted the lyrics to Elmo’s Ducks!

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  36. Cesar G says:

    Thank u very much, im 25 years old and i have i little 1 year girl, we both love this song and finally have the lyric

    Bye

  37. lizardqueen says:

    You’re very much welcome. 🙂 I’m just surprised that nobody seemed to have done so already.

  38. Jim S. says:

    Thanks! My wife and I couldn’t understand the “to waddle with” line.

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