On Top of Spaghetti is a popular children’s song. Although made popular by folk singer Tom Glazer, the song was recorded two years earlier by Dick Biondi.
The tune of the song is similar to the tune of On Top of Old Smokey, in fact that song was likely the inspiration for “On Top of Spaghetti”.
The lyrics of On Top of Spaghetti are more fun and catchy, a particularity that made them one of the most popular campfire songs in the USA for decades.
“On Top Of Spaghetti” Lyrics
Om top of spaghetti all covered with cheese
I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed
It rolled off the table, it rolled on the floor
And then my poor meatball rolled out of the door
It rolled in the garden and under a bush
And then my poor meatball was nothing but mush.
The mush was as tasty as tasty could be,
And early next summer it grew to a tree.
The tree was all covered with beautiful moss
It grew great big meatballs and tomato sauce.
So if you eat spaghetti all covered with cheese,
Hold on to your meatball and don’t ever sneeze.