Oldies/Old children's song
Jacqueline wrote at 2011-10-07 17:43:12
down the lane by the river glade,
mosquitoes are on parade;
they have sharpened all their stings, and
put some silver on their wings.
through the meadow, they're on their way,
they're not on a holiday,
its no wonder we're afraid
mosquitoes are on parade.
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Alan Preston wrote at 2011-10-30 01:11:51
I had this record and remember some of the verses. What pops into my head is "even the grasshoppers ceased their song - whenever they come along" and "how they frightened Mr. Frog and he fell off his favorite log." It is strange how some things get recalled 60 yrs later.
Karl Finanger wrote at 2012-09-23 23:31:55
There most definitely were words to "The Mosquito Parade". Here'e what I can remember:
Down the woods by the river glade
mosquitos are on parade
They have sharpened all their stings
and put some silver on their wings
and thru the meadow their on the way
Their having a holiday
It's no wonder we're afraid
mosquitos are on parade
Look at number one
What a son of a gun
He's the leader of the rest
Big and strong with hair on his chest.
Pat wrote at 2013-06-25 08:07:21
I remember Mosquitoes Are on Parade from Saturday mornings and Big John and Sparky on radio. What a joy! I'm glad others remembered some of the words. I ought to have enough now to amuse my granddaughter.
songman wrote at 2013-10-11 18:36:14
Years ago a friend found a 45rpm with Mosquito's Parade as a song, with lyrics. I actually learned it intending to incorporate it into my act, but couldn't make it work. Incredibly, I can still remember most of the words, and I'll write them down if anyone's interested.
songman wrote at 2013-10-11 18:49:22
Here's what I can remember:
down the lane by the river glade
mosquitoes are on parade
they have sharpened all their stings
put some silver on their wings
through the meadow they're on their way
they're not on a holiday
it's no wonder we're afraid
mosquitos are on parade.
watch them buzz along
50 thousand strong
flying faster than anything
wonder who they're going to sting
underneath the trees
like a swarm of bees
people say! keep away!
when mosquitos parade
even grasshoppers stop their song
whenever they come along
they have frightend mr. frog
he fell off his favorite log
That's all I can remember.
CE Frega wrote at 2014-08-04 17:57:57
Hi,I have one of the records you are asking about. It was made by MGM - Philip Green and his orchestra. It has a # on it 30194-B. and it has the Teddy Bears' Picnic on the other side also played by Philip Greens' orchestra. I love them both but it is hard to get a device to play 78's on now. As soon as I can get a chance to listen to it again I will be glad to give you the lyrics.