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Skidamarink or Skinnamarink[1] is a popular children's song[citation needed]. Originally titled "Skid-dy-mer-rink-adink-aboomp"[2] or "Skiddy-Mer-Rink-A-Doo",[3] the initial version of the song was written by Felix F. Feist (lyrics) and Al Piantadosi (music) for the 1910 Charles Dillingham Broadway production "The Echo."[3] Since the title is gibberish, it has had various spellings over the years.

The song began appearing on many song collections for children's shows in the 1980s.[citation needed] The most popular versions[citation needed] were by the Australian show Bananas in Pyjamas, and the Canadian show The Elephant Show.

Several years after the conclusions of The Elephant Show, in the late 1990s, the original performers on that show, Sharon, Lois & Bram, briefly had their own show, titled Skinnamarink TV.

"Skidamarink" appears in an advertisement for the Chevrolet Cruze in the United States.[4]

Otto Brandenburg's Danish Christmas song Søren Banjomus, is based on "Skidamarink", with accompanying "danglified" versions of the gibberish.[citation needed]


Skidamarink a-dink, a-dink,

Skidamarink a-doo,

I love you. (2x)

I love you in the morning,

And in the afternoon;

I love you in the evening,

And underneath the moon.

Oh, skidamarink a-dink, a-dink,

Skidamarink a-doo,

I love you.


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