Ok. I have heard a few versions of this great “repeat after me” song. One sung by Joel Exner (a former Rainbow Songs teacher) one sung by Alana Kurtis (another former Rainbow Songs teacher) and most recently this one sung by the staff of the Bayview Wildwood resort. Anyway if you know where this song came from or who wrote it or know other words please post them in the comments:

This is the words as sung by the staff of the Bayview Wildwoord resort.

The Moose Song (author unknown)

There was a great big moose (repeat)
Who liked to drink a lot of Juice. (repeat)
There was a great big moose (repeat)
Who liked to drink a lot of Juice. (repeat)
Wayo Wayo (repeat)
Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)

The moose’s name was Fred. (repeat)
He like to drink his juice in bed. (repeat)
The moose’s name was Fred. (repeat)
He like to drink his juice in bed. (repeat)
Wayo Wayo (repeat)
Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)

He drank his juice with care. (repeat)
But he spilt it on his hair. (repeat)
He drank his juice with care. (repeat)
But he spilt it on his hair. (repeat)
Wayo Wayo (repeat)
Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)

He really liked to drink his juice. (repeat)
But now he is a sticky moose. (repeat)
He really liked to drink his juice. (repeat)
But now he is a sticky moose. (repeat)
Wayo Wayo (repeat)
Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)

Now there’s a sticky moose (repeat)
Full of juice (repeat)
On the Loose!! (repeat)
Wayo Wayo (repeat)
Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)

Now I know that Joel Exner had a “moral of the story” verse in addition to these verses. So if you know a different version or more verses please post your yours.
If you can record a version and post if somewhere on the internet all you need to do is put a link to the mp3 file in your post and everybody will be able to hear it.
Anybody know where this song came from?
How far back do you guys know this one?


14 Comments » for Origin of “The Moose Song”
  1. Mike Whitla says:

    Ok I’ve got the “moral of the story verse” it goes:

    The moral of this song. (repeat)
    Is drinking juice in bed is wrong. (repeat)
    The moral of this song. (repeat)
    Is drinking juice in bed is wrong. (repeat)
    Wayo Wayo (repeat)
    Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)

  2. Joel Exner says:

    Mike,

    My version of the song is much like the one that you have posted in the body of this page, but I did a little bit of research and found that there are no copyrights to the song, and as far as I am able to find, no marketed recordings exist. As I was looking, though, I did stumble upon a bunch of variations and these two versions popped up:

    His wifes name was Tess. (repeat)
    She had to clean up all the mess. (repeat)
    His wifes name was Tess. (repeat)
    She had to clean up all the mess. (repeat)

    Chorus

    She cleaned up all the juice, (repeat)
    And said your a silly moose. (repeat)
    She cleaned up all the juice, (repeat)
    And said your a silly moose. (repeat)

    Chorus

    Anyway, it is something else to play with! Oh, and thanks for the reference!

    -Joel Exner

  3. Mike Whitla says:

    Joel

    Thanks for coming by. Nice to hear from you.

  4. Alex says:

    Hi i used to sing this song on school trips with my primary school and i do seem to remember there being a verse where he had to have a bath

  5. Crystal says:

    Now he’s a sticky moose. (repeat)
    Cause he’s a moose that’s full of juice. (repeat)
    Now he’s a sticky moose. (repeat)
    Cause he’s a moose that’s full of juice. (repeat)

    I normally do actions with the song.
    Moose = Moose antlers on my head
    Juice = making a saucer with one hand and sipping a pretend cup with the other
    Bed = Hands together to the side of your head like you’re sleeping
    Care = hands crossed over your chest
    Hair = touch hair
    Sticky = grab at your shirt a couple times like its sticky

  6. S says:

    This is my variation, mixed with a couple I have heard!

    There was a moose (repeat)
    And he liked to drink his juice (repeat)
    There was a moose (repeat)
    And he liked to drink his juice (repeat)

    Singing oh-woh-oh-woh (repeat)
    Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)
    WAY o WAY o (repeat)
    Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)

    The moose’s name was Fred (repeat)
    He liked to drink his juice in bed (repeat)
    The moose’s name was Fred (repeat)
    He liked to drink his juice in bed (repeat)

    Singing oh-woh-oh-woh (repeat)
    Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)
    WAY o WAY o (repeat)
    Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)

    He drank his juice with care (repeat)
    But he spilt it on his hair (repeat)
    He drank his juice with care (repeat)
    But he spilt it on his hair (repeat)

    Singing oh-woh-oh-woh (repeat)
    Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)
    WAY o WAY o (repeat)
    Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)

    His wife’s name was Tess (repeat)
    She had to clean up all the mess (repeat)
    His wife’s name was Tess (repeat)
    She had to clean up all the mess (repeat)

    So she sang oh-woh-oh-woh (repeat)
    Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)
    WAY o WAY o (repeat)
    Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)

    She said you silly moose (repeat)
    Don’t you drink anymore juice (repeat)
    She said you silly moose (repeat)
    Don’t you drink anymore juice (repeat)

    So Fred sings oh-woh-oh-woh (repeat)
    Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)
    WAY o WAY o (repeat)
    Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)

    NO MORE JUICE FOR THAT SILLY MOOSE! (yelled)

  7. ebony and ivory says:

    repeat after me song

    there was a moose
    he liked to drink alot of juice
    there was a moose
    he liked to drink alot of juice

    (chorus)
    singing oh-who-oh-woh
    wayo wayo wayo wayo
    wayo wayo
    wayo wayo wayo wayo

    the mooses name was Fred
    he liked to drink his juice in bed
    the mooses name was Fred
    he liked to drink his juice in bed

    (chorus)
    singing oh-who-oh-woh
    wayo wayo wayo wayo
    wayo wayo
    wayo wayo wayo wayo

    (said while crying) now hes a sticky moose
    because he spilt all of his juice
    now hes a stick moose
    beacuse he spilt all of his juice

    (said depressed chorus)
    singing oh-who-oh-woh
    wayo wayo wayo wayo
    wayo wayo
    wayo wayo wayo wayo

    i like hand motions so for
    moose- antlers on head not eyes
    drink- look like you have cup drink invisable juice
    Fred- point to random moose
    drink- look like you have cup drink invisable juice
    stick moose- cry put hands under eyes
    spilt juice- still crying ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    for the chorus- wave your hands wildly in the air for each wayo alternate hands for last wayo spin in circle while waving hands wildly
    for depressed chorus- wave like you dont care just throw them to the side and be depressed
    the end

  8. TheMainMan says:

    I was having a discussion today with one of my university profs and it turns out that he co-wrote this song in 1995 at a camp in Ontario. As most camp counsellors would do, he and his co-worker gave it back to the camp without copyrighting it. My prof’s name is Troy Glover. If you have any questions or want to contact him let me know via email.

  9. Katie says:

    The version I know is that he liked to drink his apple juice instead of a lot of juice

  10. Jess says:

    The Moral of
    this story is
    Don’t drink your juice in bed
    ORrrrrr you’ll end up just like Fred!

  11. emma says:

    http://www.ahs.uwaterloo.ca/~tdglover/bio.html

    Dr. Troy Glover from the University of waterloo is credited for this song.

  12. Kristen says:

    This is the version of the song that I grew up with at girl scout camp:

    There was a great big moose (repeat)
    Who liked to drink a lot of Juice. (repeat)
    There was a great big moose (repeat)
    Who liked to drink a lot of Juice. (repeat)
    Singin’ owayo (repeat)
    Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)

    The moose’s name was Fred. (repeat)
    He liked to drink his juice in bed. (repeat)
    The moose’s name was Fred. (repeat)
    He liked to drink his juice in bed. (repeat)
    Singin’ owayo (repeat)
    Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)

    He drank his juice with care. (repeat)
    But he spilled it on his hair. (repeat)
    He drank his juice with care. (repeat)
    But he spilled it on his hair. (repeat)
    Singin’ owayo (repeat)
    Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)

    Now he’s a sticky moose. (repeat)
    He’s a moose all covered in JUICE!!!!! (repeat)
    Singin’ owayo (repeat)
    Wayo, wayo, wayo, wayo (repeat)

  13. penny says:

    My daughter has come home from school in London, England singing the following;

    There was a great big moose
    who liked to drink alot of juice
    there was a great big moose who liked to drink alot of juice

    That moose did go to the Rodeo show
    That moose did go to the Rodeo Show

    That moose could sing like a karaoke king
    That moose could sing like a karaoke king

    Its sung in class as a repeat after me song and has it’s own actions…… Ring any bells for anyone? we have started singing it at home and it has us in stitches. :lol:

  14. Brendon says:

    Can someone please solve this mystery for me…. WHAT JUICE DOES HE DRINK!? :razz:

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