Good Ship Lollipop: The Vintage Candyland Song

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A yummy song of traveling to candy land, On the Good Ship Lollipop, is sweet little lullaby for your child.  Here are the printable lyrics for Good Ship Lollipop, including the classic video by Shirley Temple from the movie Bright Eyes.

On the Good Ship Lollipop Lyrics

On The Good Ship Lollipop
It’s a sweet trip to a candy shop
Where bon-bons play
On the sunny beach of Peppermint Bay

Lemonade stands everywhere
Crackerjack bands fill the air
And there you are
Happy landing on a chocolate bar

 

Click to download a pdf printable of Good Ship Lollipop Song Lyrics.


History of the Song

On the Good Ship Lollipop was first performed by five-year-old Shirley Temple in the 1934 movie Bright Eyes. The song lyrics were written by Sidney Clare, with melody composed by Richard Whiting.

The ‘ship’ referred to in the song was not a boat at all, but actually a Douglas DC-2 airplane. In the movie, Shirley sings the song while on the plane taxiing down the runway.

Several notable recordings of the song were made by Rosemary Clooney, and by Mae Questel, who was the famous cartoon voice of Betty Boop and Popeye’s Olive Oyl.

And don’t forget to check-out Shirley Temple’s other famous song:  Animal Crackers in my Soup!

Video of Shirley Temple Singing Good Ship Lollipop

Complete Lyrics to On the Good Ship Lollipop

By Richard Whiting / Sidney Clare

I’ve thrown away my toys, even my drum and train
I want to make some noise with real live aeroplanes
Some day I’m going to fly, I’ll be a pilot, too
And when I do, how would you like to be my crew?

On The Good Ship Lollipop
It’s a sweet trip to a candy shop
Where bon-bons play
On the sunny beach of Peppermint Bay

Lemonade stands everywhere
Crackerjack bands fill the air
And there you are
Happy landing on a chocolate bar

See the sugar bowl do the tootsie roll
With the big bad devil’s food cake
If you eat too much, ooh-ooh
You’ll awake with a tummy ache

On The Good Ship Lollipop
It’s a night trip, into bed you hop
And dream away
On The Good Ship Lollipop

On The Good Ship Lollipop
It’s a sweet trip to a candy shop
Where bon-bons play
On the sunny beach of Peppermint Bay

Lemonade stands everywhere
Crackerjack bands fill the air
And there you are
Happy landing on a chocolate bar

See the sugar bowl do the tootsie roll
With the big bad devil’s food cake
If you eat too much, ooh-ooh
You’ll awake with a tummy ache

On The Good Ship Lollipop
It’s a night trip, into bed you hop
And dream away
On The Good Ship Lollipop

You’ll awake with a tummy ache

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