Download There’s a Hole in my Bucket Free

There’s a Hole in My Bucket” is known as a children’s song with a circular set of lyrics, since the hole in the bucket never seems to get fixed. The song starts out with a man named Henry complaining to his dear Liza, that he has a hole in his bucket. Going through several rounds of questions and answers, dear Henry never manages to fix his bucket after all.

This song is so popular you can find it in most collections of children’s songs. It’s most popular version was sung by Harry Belafonte and Odetta. “There’s a Hole in My Bucket” was originally sung in German and, according to Wikipedia, has roots in the early 1700s.

In August, enjoy your free download of sheet music for There’s a Hole in my Bucket. A full set of verses is provided for you with the guitar tab and the piano sheet music for the song. Enjoy this month’s free sheet music!

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Lyrics for “Hole in My Bucket”

While there are several variations of lyrics for this song, here are the lyrics available through our free sheet music download for August.

    There’s a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,
    There’s a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, a hole.
    Then fix it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    Then fix it, dear Henry, dear Henry, then fix it.

    With what shall I fix it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
    With what shall I fix it, dear Liza, with what?
    With some straw, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    With some straw, dear Henry, dear Henry, some straw.

    The straw is too long, dear Liza, dear Liza,
    The straw is too long, dear Liza, too long,
    Then cut it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    Then cut it, dear Henry, dear Henry, cut it.

    With what shall I cut it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
    With what shall I cut it, dear Liza, with what?
    With an axe, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    With an axe, dear Henry, dear Henry, an axe.

    The axe is too dull, dear Liza, dear Liza,
    The axe is too dull, dear Liza, too dull.
    Then sharpen it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    Then sharpen it, dear Henry, dear Henry, sharpen it.

    With what shall I sharpen it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
    With what shall I sharpen it, dear Liza, with what?
    With a stone, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    With a stone, dear Henry, dear Henry, a stone.

    The stone is too dry, dear Liza, dear Liza,
    The stone is too dry, dear Liza, too dry.
    Then wet it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    Then wet it, dear Henry, dear Henry, then wet it.

    With what shall I wet it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
    With what shall I wet it, dear Liza, with what?
    Try water, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    Try water, dear Henry, dear Henry, try water.

    From where shall I get it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
    From where shall I get it, dear Liza, from where?
    From the well, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    From the well, dear Henry, dear Henry, the well.

    In what shall I fetch it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
    In what shall I fetch it, dear Liza, in what?
    In a bucket dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    In a bucket dear Henry, dear Henry, in a bucket.

    There’s a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,
    There’s a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, a hole.

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4 comments

  1. Haley Nelson

    I think being able to download ” There`s a Hole in my Bucket” is pretty cool. My cousin, Sarah, has a friend nicknamed “Dear Liza” after the song, so I got excited. I think I may send her a copy of the notes. She`ll be happy. :)

  2. susie

    My youngest son had this children’s book with a cassette tape with this song when he was 5 yrs old, now 17 yrs old. I think this is really cool to beable to down load for my 8 yr old grandson.

  3. Teresa

    I always loved this song and have sung it many times to my own children and to our Foster Children

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