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John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

Rhyme Lyrics, Origins and History


Rhyme & History
The words of the Nursery Rhyme, 'John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt ' originate in the USA and possibly reflect the enormous numbers of German immigrants at various points in American history. The surname Schmidt and the surname suffix-heimer are of Germanic origin. It is a favorite rhyme of children and often referred to as a 'Bus Song'. The pseudo-German word 'Jingleheimer' was probably used to mock the longer names often found in this language

Our grateful thanks go to Laura Kessel for telling us Brits about this rhyme and its American origins - Thanks Laura!


John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt Rhyme

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt,
His name is my name too.

Whenever we go out,
The people always shout,
There goes John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt.

Dah dah dah dah, dah dah dah

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt Rhyme


Note: A Rhymes lyrics and the perceived origins of some Nursery Rhymes vary according to location


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