“The Wheels on the Bus” lyrics

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The classic children’s song, “The Wheels on the Bus” is a traditional American folk song written in the 1930’s by Verna Hills of Boston, MA. The song was based on the nursery rhyme “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”, and actually shares the same tune. The lyrics have changed a few times over the years, and new actions, such as wiping the windows and the engine going vroom, were added.

Below you’ll find all the versions of this song that we could find. Feel free to reach out if we’ve missed one!

Traditional Lyrics

The wheels on the bus go round and round,
round and round,
round and round.
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
all through the town.

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish;
Swish, swish, swish;
Swish, swish, swish.
The wipers on the bus go Swish, swish, swish,
all through the town.

The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep;
Beep, beep, beep;
Beep, beep, beep.
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep,
all through the town…

The money on the bus goes, clink, clink, clink;
Clink, clink, clink;
Clink, clink, clink.
The money on the bus goes, clink, clink, clink,
all through the town.

The Driver on the bus says “Move on back,
move on back, move on back;”
The Driver on the bus says “Move on back,”
all through the town.

The baby on the bus says “Wah, wah, wah;
Wah, wah, wah;
Wah, wah, wah”.
The baby on the bus says “Wah, wah, wah,”
all through the town.

The mommy on the bus says “Shush, shush, shush;
Shush, shush, shush;
Shush, shush, shush.”
The mommy on the bus says “Shush, shush, shush,”
all through the town.

Alternate Versions

The doors on the bus go open and shut.
The bell on the bus goes ding-ding-ding.
The lady on the bus says, “Get off my feet”…
The people on the bus say, “We had a nice ride”…
“Your name” on the bus says Let Me Off!

The Grandma on the bus goes (kiss, kiss, kiss)
The Grandpa on the bus goes (snore, snore, snore)

Librarians on the bus go shh, shh, shh,
shh, shh, shh,
shh, shh, shh,
Librarians on the bus go shh, shh, shh,

Mummy and daddy on the bus says, I love you,
I love you, I love you,
Mummy and daddy on the bus says, I love you,

Policeman on the bus, goes allo, allo allo,
allo, allo, allo, allo, allo, allo,
Policeman on the bus. Go allo, allo allo,

Grannies on the bus, shake their heads,
shake their heads, shake their heads,
Grannies on the bus, shake their heads,

Grannies on the bus knit, knit, knit,
knit, knit, knit,
knit, knit, knit
Grannies on the bus knit, knit, knit,

Dentists on the bus say open wide,
open wide,
open wide,
Dentists on the bus say open wide,

Brakes on the bus, go screech, screech, screech,
screech, screech, screech,
screech, screech, screech,
Brakes on the bus, go screech, screech, screech,

Doors on the bus go open and shut,
open and shut,
open and shut,
Doors on the bus go open and shut,

Friends on the bus say, how are you?
How are you?
How are you?
Friends on the bus say, how are you?

Money on the bus goes clink, clink, clink,
clink, clink, clink,
clink, clink, clink,
Money on the bus goes clink, clink, clink,

Teenagers on the bus go like OMG,
OMG
OMG
Teenagers on the bus go like OMG,

Animal Verses

Dogs on the bus go woof, woof, woof,
woof, woof, woof,
woof, woof, woof,
Dogs on the bus go woof, woof, woof,

Cats on the bus go meow, meow, meow,
meow, meow, meow,
meow, meow, meow,
Cats on the bus go meow, meow, meow,

Mice on the bus go squeak, squeak, squeak,
squeak, squeak, squeak,
squeak, squeak, squeak,
Mice on the bus go squeak, squeak, squeak,

Chickens on the bus go cluck, cluck, cluck,
cluck, cluck, cluck,
cluck, cluck, cluck,
Chickens on the bus go cluck, cluck, cluck,

Ducks on the bus go quack, quack, quack,
quack, quack, quack,
quack, quack, quack,
Ducks on the bus go quack, quack, quack,

Turkeys on the bus go gobble, gobble, gobble,
gobble, gobble, gobble,
gobble, gobble, gobble,
Turkeys on the bus go gobble, gobble, gobble,

Parrots on the bus say Who’s a pretty boy?
Who’s a pretty boy?
Who’s a pretty boy?
Parrots on the bus say Who’s a pretty boy?

Sheep on the bus go baa, baa, baa,
baa, baa, baa,
baa, baa, baa,
Sheep on the bus go baa, baa, baa,

Cows on the bus go moo, moo, moo,
moo, moo, moo,
moo, moo, moo,
Cows on the bus go moo, moo, moo,

Pigs on the bus go oink, oink, oink,
oink, oink, oink,
oink, oink, oink,
Pigs on the bus go oink, oink, oink,

Horses on the bus go neigh, neigh, neigh,
neigh, neigh, neigh,
neigh, neigh, neigh,
Horses on the bus go neigh, neigh, neigh,

Cockroaches on the bus go skitter, skitter, skitter,
skitter, skitter, skitter,
skitter, skitter, skitter,
Cockroaches on the bus go skitter, skitter, skitter,

Tired of singing this yet? Perhaps it’s time for some card games.


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