Brush Your Teeth



When you wake up in the morning and it’s quarter to one
and you want to have a little fun,
You brush your teeth ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch....
When you wake up in the morning and it’s quarter to two
and you don’t know what to do,
You brush your teeth ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch....
When you wake up in the morning and it’s quarter to three
You’ve got a great big smile for me,
You brush your teeth ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch....
When you wake up in the morning and it’s quarter to four
and you hear a great big knock at the door,
You brush your teeth ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch....
When you wake up in the morning and it’s quarter to five
You’re so happy to be alive,
You brush your teeth ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch....
(suggested action: hold up one finger, two fingers, etc., as you count; continue to hold those fingers out like a toothbrush and mime brushing--by number five you'll have a really big toothbrush!)

Variation:
When you wake up in the morning, it's a quarter to one
And you want to have a little fun,
You brush your teeth (brushing sounds)
You brush your teeth (brushing sounds)
When you wake up in the morning, it's a quarter to two
And you want to find something to do,
You brush your teeth....
...three...And you want to flash your smile at me...
...four...And you think you hear a knock on your door...
...five...And those birds start to come alive...
...six...You know it's time to stop doing tricks...
...seven...When you're brushing your teeth, you're in seventh heaven...
....eight...You better finish brushing or you're gonna be late...
...nine...Brushing your teeth will make your mouth feel fine...
...ten...If you want any more, you'll have to sing it again....

See also the version adapted by Raffi and Louise Dain Cullen on CD Singable Songs for the Very Youngopens a new window (track #3)