Skip to content

Kids song on Christmas theme

MP3 Audio

.

Words and Guitar Tab below

E                                             A               E
There once was a boy who fell down a hole

E           G#m             F#m        B
He said "Oh no! Who'll save my soul??"

E                                           A                                 F#m
Up came a clever clogs she said "You should have known!"

E                                       B    E
Then she went and left him all alone.

.

E                                             A                E
There once was a boy who fell down a hole

E           G#m            F#m         B
He said "Oh no! Who'll save my soul??"

E                                           A                                 F#m
Up came a lively lad who said "Just climb on up!"

E                                    B           E
As he left he wished him the best of luck.

.

E                                             A                E
There once was a boy who fell down a hole

E           G#m             F#m        B
He said "Oh no! Who'll save my soul??"

E                                           A                                 F#m
Up came a goody girl who said "You should have prayed!"

E                              B             E
Then she went and left him where he lay.

.

E                                             A                E
There once was a boy who fell down a hole

E           G#m             F#m        B
He said "Oh no! Who'll save my soul??"

E                                              A                      F#m
Up came a cheery chap and said "Give us a smile"

E                            B          E
Then he left him whistling all the while.

.

E                                             A                E
There once was a boy who fell down a hole

E           G#m             F#m        B
He said "Oh no! Who'll save my soul??"

E                                A                            F#m
Up came Jesus and said "I heard your shout!"

E                                   B          E
Then He jumped in the hole to lift him out

.

0 thoughts on “Kids song on Christmas theme

  1. Glen

    Hi Chris,
    Yes, I wrote it Sat night, for Sunday morning and the kids seemed to get the hang of it. I'm still wondering how to tweak the words. Any suggested edits?

    I'd also recommend playing it slower in church - It's too fast on the recording to clearly here the 3rd line of the verse.

  2. John B

    Love it! Howabout adding this verse:

    There once was a boy who fell down a hole

    He said “Oh no! Who’ll save my soul??”

    Up came Mary and said, "I'm on your side!"

    "I'll fix it with my son so you won't get fried!"

  3. Rich

    Not sure about Dame Edna's cameo at 0.58. Otherwise great stuff! :)

    How about:

    There once was a boy who fell down a hole

    He said “Oh no! Who’ll save my soul??”

    Up came a crowd shouting “Hole's aren't real!"

    Then they all fell in shouting "no big deal!"

  4. Glen

    John and Rich - very good! You've inspired...

    There once was a boy who fell down a hole
    He said “Oh no! Who’ll save my soul??”
    Up came a Darwinist who said "Don't cry, just bleed!"
    Then he left him glad now the fool can't breed.

    It may have lost something of its child-friendly bonhomie at this point. What do you think?

  5. John B

    Another verse (again of no use for the kids):

    There once was a boy who fell down a hole

    He said “Oh no! Who’ll save my soul??”

    Up came a fatalist who said, "That hole's decreed!

    "Que sera, sera. You're there by sovereignty."

  6. John B

    There once was a boy who fell down a hole

    He said “Oh no! Who’ll save my soul??”

    Up came a philosopher and said, "I've got two keys!"

    "The hole's a puzzle! Salvation's all a tease!"

  7. Si Hollett

    "There once was a boy who fell down a hole

    He said “Oh no! Who’ll save my soul??”

    Up came a naturalist and said, “Souls don't exist!”

    “You're just atoms, and that's all there is”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Twitter widget by Rimon Habib - BuddyPress Expert Developer