Five Little Monkeys Jumping on a Drum


Download the lyrics, chords, mp3 and instrumental track for “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on a Drum” by Rachel Rambach, a board-certified music therapist and singer/songwriter.

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During a brainstorming session for an upcoming early childhood class, my partner Katey mentioned that she had written a song about monkey sounds. She suggested picking up some cute stuffed monkeys to use as props, which sparked the idea for this song.

I’ve been a longtime fan of the book Eight Silly Monkeys ever since adding it to my singable story collection during my internship. So I took the tune I use for that book and changed up the words, which resulted in a fun new instrument song for our younger kiddos.

Since our early childhood classes have more than five children in them, we usually up the number of monkeys in the song to reflect our class size.

The monkeys are a huge hit — we ordered them here, and we use our Remo Gathering Drum (though I think it’s time to invest in an even bigger one!).


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