How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck if a Woodchuck Could Chuck Wood is a very popular tongue twister and song that dates back to the early 20th century, more precisely to 1902 when Robert Hobart Davis published it for the musical “The Runaway”. Two years later the song became even more popular when it was adapted by Theodore Morse and recorded by Ragtime Roberts.
The nonsensical tongue twister question has a nonsensical answer: A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood; or sometimes: he would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
While those do not answer the question, some people with more time on their hands actually sat down and calculated that on a good day a woodchuck could move around 700 pounds of wood.
How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck Lyrics
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck,
If a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could
If a woodchuck could chuck wood.