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The Other Day I Met a Bear is a children's song that first appeared in Campfire Sing-Along.

Lyrics

The other day
I met a bear.
A great big bear
Away up there.
The other day I met a bear.
A great big bear away up there.
He said to me (He said to me)
"Why don't you run?" (Why don't you run)
"I see you don't (I see you don't)
got any gun." (Got any gun)
He said to me, "Why don't you run?"
"I see you don't got any gun."
And so I ran (And so I ran)
Away from there. (Away from there)
But right behind (But right behind)
Me was that bear. (Me was that bear)
And so I ran away from there.
But right behind me was that bear.
That's all there is. (That's all there is)
There is no more. (There is no more)
Unless I meet (Unless I meet)
That bear once more. (That bear once more)
That's all there is. There is no more.
Unless I meet that bear once more.

Alternative lyrics

When the song was first sung in Campfire Sing-Along the song had the word Ain't in place of "Don't and "Is" at the end For example:

He said to me (He said to me)
"Why don't you run?" (Why don't you run)
"I see you ain't (I see you ain't)
got any gun." (Got any gun)
He said to me, "Why don't you run?"
"I see you ain't got any gun."

In At Home In The Park the lyrics went like this:

She said to me (She said to me) "Why don't you run?" (Why don't you run)
"A game of tag (A game of tag) would be such fun" (Would be such fun)
She said to me "Why don't you run?"
"A game of tag would be such fun"

This change was most likely to remove references of a weapon on a children's show.

Children's Song Used In...

  1. Campfire Sing-Along
  2. Alphabet Soup!
  3. A Camping We Will Go
  4. Going on a Bear Hunt
  5. Sweet as Honey
  6. At Home in the Park
  7. Tee-Rific Bugs & Animals (Episode Featured: At Home in the Park)

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