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Jaws Song

Here’s a song to go with this months aquatics theme. This is a classic camp song. There are lots of variations. If you want to ham it up even more, change your voice when singing the different verses to sound like a mama, papa, lady, etc.

This can be done as a “repeat after me” song. Have the leader sing the first line of the verse and then everyone sings it the second time.

The parts in italics are the actions to go along with the words.

Jaws Song

Make a book with your hands
Its a story doot doo, doo, doo
Its a story doot doo, doo, doo

Hold your hand up like a shark fin
About Jaws doot doo, doo, doo
About Jaws doot doo, doo, doo

Hold hands out, together at the wrists and clap like jaws
Mama Jaws doot doo, doo, doo
Mama Jaws doot doo, doo, doo

Hold whole arms out and move up and down like giant jaws
Daddy Jaws doot doo, doo, doo
Daddy Jaws doot doo, doo, doo

Clap two fingers together like tiny jaws
Baby Jaws doot doo, doo, doo
Baby Jaws doot doo, doo, doo

Hold out your arms again, but this time curl your fingers to make him toothless
Grandpa Jaws doot doo, doo, doo
Grandpa Jaws doot doo, doo, doo

Point to yourself
There was a man doot doo, doo, doo
There was a man doot doo, doo, doo

Hold up arms to show off muscles
A muscle man doot doo, doo, doo
A muscle man doot doo, doo, doo

Fix your hair like a lady
There was a lady doot doo, doo, doo
There was a lady doot doo, doo, doo

Pretend you are swimming
Swimming in the sea doot doo, doo, doo
Swimming in the sea doot doo, doo, doo

Make the shark fin again
Along came Jaws doot doo, doo, doo
Along came Jaws doot doo, doo, doo

Make muscles again
Well I’ve save you doot doo, doo, doo
Well I’ve save you doot doo, doo, doo

Shrug your shoulders
What’s next doot doo, doo, doo?
What’s next doot doo, doo, doo?

Hold up two fingers
Jaws Two doot doo, doo, doo.
Jaws Two doot doo, doo, doo.

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4 Responses to Jaws Song

  1. Anonymous August 2, 2013 at 4:17 AM #

    Hi,
    I’m from Ukraine. Thanks for lyrics. It’s a pity I can’t find video to show it for children. It would be easy for them to understand :(((((

  2. Candice June 30, 2014 at 10:24 AM #

    What tune is this sung to?

  3. Scouter Mom June 30, 2014 at 11:54 AM #

    The melody never seems to be exactly the same from one camp to another. Here is a video which will give you an idea. (The song starts around the 1 min mark) The words are different than above. There are many many versions of this song.

  4. jendemoor October 21, 2014 at 11:27 PM #

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been searching for these lyrics for years, and the version I find all over the internet is not the same as the one I learned as a child. Your version is the closest I’ve found. When I combine it with my memories, it’s pretty close to the one that used to crack us up when we were little. Now I teach it to my first graders and a new generation of families are laughing along with the song. Thanks again!

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