One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

>> February 10, 2008

This is a transcription of my favorite Dr. Seuss.

One fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue fish,
Black fish, Blue fish, Old fish, New fish.
This one has a littlecar.
This one has a little star.
Say! What a lot of fish there are.
Yes. Some are red, and some are blue.
Some are old and some are new.
Some are sad, and some are glad,
And some are very, very bad.
Why are they sad and glad and bad?
I do not know, go ask your dad.
Some are thin, and some are fat.
The fat one has a yellow hat.
From there to here,
From here to there,
Funny things are everywhere.
Here are some who like to run.
They run for fun in the hot, hot sun.
Oh me! Oh my! Oh me! oh my!
What a lot of funny things go by.
Some have two feet and some have four.
Some have six feet and some have more.
Where do they come from? I can't say.
But I bet they have come a long, long way.
we see them come, we see them go.
Some are fast. Some are slow.
Some are high. Some are low.
Not one of them is like another.
Don't ask us why, go ask your mother.

Say! Look at his fingers!
One, two, three...
How many fingers do I see?
One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
He has eleven!
Eleven! This is something new.
I wish I had eleven too!

Bump! Bump! Bump!
Did you ever ride a Wump?
We have a Wump with just one hump.
But we know a man called Mr. Gump.
Mr. gump has a seven hump Wump. So...
If you like to go Bump! Bump!
Just jump on the hump of the Wump of Gump

Who am I? My name is Ned
I do not like my little bed.
This is no good. This is not right.
My feet stick out of bed all night.
And when I pull them in, Oh, Dear!
My head sticks out of bed up here!

We like our bike. It is made for three.
Our Mike sits up in back, you see.
We like our Mike, and this is why:
Mike does all the work when the hills get high.

Hello there, Ned. How do you do?
Tell me, tell me what is new?
How are things in your little bed?
What is new? Please tell me Ned.
I do not like this bed at all.
a lot of things have come to call.
A cow, a dog, a cat, a mouse.
Oh! What a bed! Oh! What a house!

Oh dear, oh dear! I cannot hear.
Will you please come over near?
Will you please look in my ear?
There must be something there, I fear.
Say look! A bird was in your ear.
But he is out. So have no fear.
Again your ear can hear, my dear.

My hat is old, my teeth are gold.
I have a bird I like to hold.
My shoe is off, my foot is cold.
My shoe is off, my foot is cold.
I have a bird I like to hold.
My hat is old, my teeth are gold.
And now my story is all told.

We took a look. We saw a Nook.
On his head he had a hook.
On his hook he had a book.
On his book was "How to Cook"
We saw him sit and try to cook
But a Nook can't read, so a Nook can't Cook.
What good to a Nook is a hook cook book?

the moon was out and we saw some sheep.
We saw some sheep take a walk in their sleep.
by the light of the moon, by the light of a star;
They walked all night from near to far.
I would never walk. I would take a car.

I do not like this one so well.
all he does is yell, yell, yell.
I will not have this one about.
When he comes in I put him out.
This one is quiet as a mouse.
I like to have him in the house.

At our house we open cans.
We have to open many cans.
and that is why we have a Zans.
A Zans for cans is very good.
Have you a Zans for cans? You should.

I like to box. How I like to box.
So every day I box a Gox.
In yellow socks I box my Gox.
I box in yellow Gox box socks.

It is fun to sing if you sing with a Ying.
My Ying can sing like anything.
I sing high and my Ying sings low.
And we are not too bad, you know.

this one, I think, is called a Yink.
he likes to wink, he likes to drink.
He likes to drink, and drink, and drink.
the thing he likes to drink is ink.
The ink he likes to drink is pink.
He likes to wink and drink pink ink.
If you have a lot of ink,
you should get a Yink, I think.

Hop, hop, hop! I am a Yop
All I like to do is hop,
From finger top to finger top.
I hop from left to right and then...
Hop, hop! I hop right back again.
I like to hop all day and night.
From right to left and left to right.
Why do I like to hop, hop, hop?
I do not know. Go ask your Pop.

Brush, brush, brush, brush
Comb, comb, comb, comb
Blue hair is fun to brush and comb.
All girls who like to brush and comb,
Should have a pet like this at home.

Who is this pet? Say! He is wet.
You never yet met a pet, I bet,
As wet as they let this wet pet get.

Did you ever fly a kite in bed?
did you ever walk with ten cats on your head?
Did you ever milk this kind of cow?
Well, we can do it. We know how.
If you never did, you should.
These things are fun, and fun is good.

Hello, hello. Are you there?
Hello! I called you up to say hello.
I said Hello.
Can you hear me, Joe?
Oh no, I cannot hear your call.
I cannot hear your call at all.
This is not good, and I know why.
A mouse has cut the wire, goodbye!

From near to far, from here to there,
Funny things are everywhere.
These yellow pets are called the Zeds.
They have one hair upon their heads.
Their hair grows fast. So fast they say,
They need a haircut every day.

Who am I? My name is Ish
On my hand I have a dish.
I have this dish to help me wish.
When I wish to make a wish
I wave my hand with a big swish swish.
Then I say, "I wish for fish!"
And I get fish right on my dish.
If you wish to make a wish,
you may swish for fish with my Ish wish dish.

At our house we play out back.
We play a game called ring the Gack.
Would you like to play this game?
Come down! We have the only Gack in town.

Look what we found in the park in the dark.
We will take him home, we will call him Clark.
He will live at our house, he will grow and grow.
Will our mother like this? We don't know.

And now, Good night.
It is time to sleep
So we will sleep with our pet Zeep.
Today is gone. Today was fun.
Tomorrow is another one.
Every day, from here to there.
funny things are everywhere.



Robert February 10, 2008 at 4:33 PM  


chloe gomel February 10, 2008 at 4:35 PM  

gosh that's long

Robert (and his coffin) are in love with you


Lauren Martz Hertel October 27, 2008 at 11:03 PM  

Thank you! I was trying to remember part of this book, and I just knew someone had to have it in their blog. Yay!

Ultra_Nylon January 15, 2009 at 8:29 PM  

No way! I THANK you for that! I was looking all over for the text to OFTFRFBF!

Anonymous June 9, 2009 at 11:28 AM  

Thanks I found the "Hello Hello" passage and can now harrass telemarketers!

Rebecca Briggs February 16, 2010 at 5:12 PM  

Back in the day I knew this entire book by heart from reading it to my kids so much...

eenskie February 24, 2010 at 9:39 PM  

i grew up with this book 30 years ago..i loved it so much. now, my son loves it very much too! at 2 years old, he has memorized most parts of the battered second-hand copy of the book i found in the local bookstore...hurray for dr. seuss!!!

amy_ross March 17, 2010 at 8:27 PM  

I was doing an art project and wanted to use these words for it! thanks a lot

Edward Frebowitz February 7, 2011 at 11:42 PM  

Great! Thank you for posting One Fish Two Fish. I read it to my little girl and never get tired of it.

Although I must say the black makes it a bit hard to read.

Jenn March 2, 2011 at 2:17 PM  

That was awesome.. I am in a sign language class and don't have the book and we are signing it in front of the elementary school today.. You saved my butt. Thanks

Collagemama May 4, 2011 at 7:33 PM  

My favorite, too. Words to live by!

josh M February 28, 2013 at 11:40 PM  

Thanks for posting this transcript! I had to read this book to a group of 20 people that wanted to see the pictures, so having this transcript made it possible for me to see the words, and for them to see the pictures!

killerdillard March 24, 2013 at 10:45 PM  

I have read this story to my kids so many times, reading from my phone. Thank you so much for taking the time to type it all down. My little girls favorite part is the guy with the gold tooth... I am partial to the drinker of pink ink.

Cristina's English Blog December 8, 2013 at 8:58 AM  
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Cristina's English Blog December 8, 2013 at 8:59 AM  

Thank you for posting this is was very helpful for my final paper.

NewsHound April 21, 2014 at 11:10 PM  

I read this to my son so many times that he could recite it almost word for word.

Goddess Linda June 5, 2014 at 8:08 PM  

I am grateful more than words can say. I giggled myself straight out of a suicidal depression! ! THANK YOU thank you ThAnK yOu from the bottom of my heart!

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This was awesome, i used this to read with my daughter is in another town, thank you very much

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