The Wheels on the Bus

“The Wheels on the Bus” is a traditional American folk song from the 1930’s written by Verna Hills in Boston, MA.

The song is based on the traditional nursery rhyme “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush” sharing the same tune.

The current version differs from the original in 1939. The original’s first verse was:

“The wheels on the bus go round and round round and round, round and round, The wheels on the bus go round and round over the city streets.”

The lyrics have changed through the times, with many new actions being added (wiping the windows, engine going vroom etc). Today, the Wheels on the Bus is very popular among kids of all ages, its simple tune is easy to memorize and sing.

“The Wheels on the Bus” Lyrics

The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All through the town

The wipers on the bus go “Swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish”
The wipers on the bus go “Swish, swish, swish”
All through the town.

The people on the bus go, “chat, chat, chat,
cha,,chat chat,chat chat ,chat
The people on the bus go, “, chat,chat,chat
All through the town.

The horn on the bus go “Beep, beep, beep
Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep”
The horn on the bus go “Beep, beep, beep”
All through the town.

The baby on the bus go, “wah, wah, wah!
wah, wah, wah, wah, wah, wah!”
The baby on the bus go, “wah, wah, wah!”
All through the town.

The mummy on the bus go, “ssss sh,ssss sh,ssss sh,
“”ssss sh,ssss sh,ssss sh
The mummy on the bus go, “”ssss sh,ssss sh,ssss sh”
All through the town.

The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All through the town.

“The Wheels on the Bus” Video