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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.


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