The Big Ship Sailed

The big ship sails on the Ally Ally Oh,

The Ally Ally Oh,

The Ally Ally Oh,

The big ship sails on the Ally Ally Oh,

On the last day of September.

 

The Captain said it will never, never do,

Never, never do,

Never, never do,

The Captain said it will never, never do,

On the last day of September.

 

The big ship sank to the bottom of the sea,

The bottom of the sea,

The bottom of the sea,

The big ship sank to the bottom of the sea,

On the last day of September.

 

The big ship sails on the Ally Ally Oh,

The Ally Ally Oh,

The Ally Ally Oh,

The big ship sails on the Ally Ally Oh,

On the last day of September.

Add in a few actions like gently shaking your head and waving your finger as you sing ‘The Captain said that will never, never do’. Adding gestures helps babies and children learn the meaning of the words.

Toddlers will enjoy making wave motions to sail their ship. Rowing can be acted out alone or with a partner. You can sit facing each other, join hands and sway back and forth. On their own, children could mimic rowing and pretend to paddle their boat.

Expand the song by using props such as telescopes and sea creatures.