by Rachel on February 13, 2009

The title of this song is funny, and there seems to be a plethora of spellings to choose from, but one thing is for sure: if you grew up in the 80s watching Nickelodeon, you can sing the words and probably even do the hand motions, too. I started singing this song along with Sharon, Lois, and Bram on “The Elephant Show” in the late 80s, and I’m still singing it today with my students. Many of the parents and staff at school get a kick out of it, because they too remember it from their childhood.

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Sandra Smyth June 23, 2012 at 10:33 pm

hello Rachel;

I am looking for sheet music or chords for the song Skidamarink. It is hard to find. If you have it, please let me know how to obtain it.


Sandra Smyth


Lesli March 15, 2015 at 9:42 am

Thanks for sharing the sheet music for Skidamarink and the video. We had not seen the video before. My daughter sings it to my Mother. Then my mother responds with the song I love you, a bushel and a peck. I’m going to look for that one next. It is a great inter-generational routine. My Mom has alzheimer’s and is still a fabulous piano player, all by ear, so hearing them sing to each other makes it all the more special.



Rachel March 15, 2015 at 7:25 pm

Hi Lesli! That is such a beautiful interaction between your mother and daughter; thanks for sharing. “Bushel & A Peck” is one of my favorites.


Dave January 11, 2016 at 10:01 pm

Hello Rachel!

My name is Dave and I am a nursery school English teacher in Japan. I have been looking for the sheet music for skinnamarink so if you can let me know how or where to find it, that would be great! I see you shared with someone else on this thread, but I cannot see the link to the sheet music.



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