This is yet another popular children’s nursery rhyme which has gained immense popularity all over the world. It is well known to children of all ages and it wouldn’t be surprising to find a toddler engrossed in this song over their tablet or enjoying it on television.
This song originated in the United States and is one of the most repetitive songs for children, which is usually played over and over again. It can be found in children’s books, all over the internet, on television and even in music classes in schools.
It is said that this nursery rhyme has similarities with the song “Molodejnaya” song appearing in a Soviet musical film called Volga-Volga back in 1938. This nursery rhyme has been around since the 1950s and is considered a classic for children.
This song is about showing and expressing joy and happiness by clapping hands and shouting “hurray!” The original lyrics includes these verses intermittently:
“If you are happy and you know it, stomp your feet!”
“If you are happy and you know it, shout hurray!”
Over the years, there have been other additions to these original lyrics and the song now includes a longer version as well. The original and most basic version, however, still exists in classic nursery rhymes. This song is also available in different languages and the video is available online in various formats, animations and cartoons as well as in forms which can help the learning and development of children. It is also known as a preschool song.