Teddy Bear's Picnic

The Bear Dance, Willliam Holbrook Beard, ca. 1870

Teddy Bear Picnic Day

Jul 10

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Today's Musings, History & Folklore

"'Cause that's the way the Teddy Bears have their picnic."

Teddy Bear's Picnic

"If you go down in the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise

If you go down in the woods today, you'd better go in disguise

For every bear that ever there was will gather there for certain

Because today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic"


"The Teddy Bears' Picnic" is a song consisting of a melody by American composer John Walter Bratton, written in 1907, and lyrics added by Irish songwriter Jimmy Kennedy in 1932. It remains popular as a children's song, having been recorded by numerous artists over the decades. 

The song has inspired countless picnics for  young children and their teddy bears. For the original 1932 classic recording by Henry Hall, click the picnic!

See below for the dance performed by the Chiswick Scottish Country Dancers in 2014 as part of a fundraising for the BBC Children in Need Appeal of that year.

Teddy Bear's Picnic
Teddy Bear's Picnic

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