I’ve got five pockets in

Filed under:General — eric @ 1:16 am

I’ve got five pockets in my overalls

Got five pockets in my overalls
I got two on the back, one on the bib
and two in the ordinary, everyday, regular place
In the front.

In the one on the right in the back
I got a dollar from my old Uncle Zak
It’s so special, got an Indian on it
With a great big buffalo on the back
Got a great big buffalo right on the back…


  1. Please tell me where I can get this album

    Comment by Brian — 12/3/2002 @ 12:31 pm

  2. You can purchase “Best of Joe Wise” here.

    Comment by A Librarian — 2/27/2003 @ 7:28 am

  3. my brother brought home an album (vinyl that is) with this and other various songs on it… one of them was puce (the color)?

    do you know the name of that album? It was made for kids with a more chrisitan theme

    Comment by Joan Charlesworth — 3/3/2003 @ 12:43 pm

  4. I have a cassette tape made from my sister-in-law’s vinyl 15+ years ago. The album is titled “Pockets”. Grizzleback Snickerhog, any a hyena song were other cuts the kids liked. GIA has the cassette version of the original album, and a “best of” CD that contains “most” tracks, according to GIA customer service. I expect it will not have the “groaner” interludes like “go mixer….beat the eggs” y’ know, like a stadium chant!

    Comment by Greg — 3/5/2003 @ 12:49 pm

  5. Hey I would love to get a copy of the tape. I will try to contact you OK
    … if any one else can lead me to get that tape ( dubbed or whatever) Let me know

    Comment by Paulie — 5/8/2003 @ 3:28 am

  6. I have the vinyl record. I was trying to find an updated version on CD.

    Comment by Amy — 8/8/2003 @ 9:12 am

  7. Please let me know where I can get the Pockets album on a cd. My kids loved it and want one for their kids. Our record is too scratched to put on CD.

    Thanks, Sandi

    Comment by Sandi — 11/14/2003 @ 6:37 am

  8. Just to let you know, I found the album Doodle-Bee-Doo at GIA Publications on-line…

    Comment by Kyle — 11/23/2003 @ 1:18 am

  9. There was an album called Doodle-Be-Do with this song and many others. We listened to it in elementary school and I would love to find it. Please e-mail me if you find it. Thanks!

    Comment by Kyle — 11/23/2003 @ 12:49 pm

  10. Does anyone know how I can get the lyrics to “I love to Color” by Joe Wise? It’s on the Pockets cassette. Thanks…

    Comment by Shalaigh — 12/2/2003 @ 12:02 pm

  11. Could you tell me where to find the Pockets album on CD. Thank you so much, Kristen

    Comment by Kristen Belcher — 12/15/2003 @ 2:25 am

  12. I haven’t been able to find the Cd of Pockets anywhere in Canada. I ended up having my record transfered to a CD.
    If you are still looking for the lyrics to I love to color, I can send them to you

    Comment by Melissa — 12/23/2003 @ 7:13 am

  13. If you could forward me the lyrics to I love to color by Joe Wise I would be forever grateful! Thanks- Tiff

    Comment by Tiffany R. — 1/18/2004 @ 10:45 am

  14. I’m looking for the vinyl. Is there anyone that can help me out??

    Comment by Colette — 1/22/2004 @ 11:07 am

  15. where can i find more lyrics for joe wise

    Comment by meg — 2/19/2004 @ 10:08 am

  16. I’m looking for the CD or vinyl for the Pockets record. Can anyone let me know where I can find it? Thanks!

    Comment by Krissy — 2/20/2004 @ 2:06 am

  17. Thank you for helping me find “5 Pockets” I grew up listening to the album with the colored picture book that had the words. I still remember most of the words and my friend and I still laugh when we sing the songs!! We now want the record with the book for our famalies!! Thanks–anyone know how to get a hold of the “word book”??

    Comment by Beth — 3/18/2004 @ 9:24 am

  18. Where can you buy the cd or tape of Five Pockets?

    Comment by Anonymous — 3/24/2004 @ 7:24 am

  19. Pockets (Joe Wise) – Cassette
    CONTENTS: Pockets • Show Me Your Smile • Cincinnati Revisited • I Love To Color • Dangling Doris (Big Bloke Music) • Our Father • The Grizzleback Snookerhog • Hawaya Hyena • The Goose Drank Wine • Skateboard Sammy (Samantha Tables Her Talents) • An Alphabet Day.
    FH-12CS Pockets (Joe Wise) - Cassette $10.95
    FH-18CS Setting for the Eucharist Prayer (Joe Wise, David Barrickman) - Cassette $10.95
    FH-14CS Songprints (Joe Wise) - Cassette

    GIA Publications,Inc.
    7404 South Mason Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60638

    (800) GIA-1358(442-1358)
    (708) 496-3800
    Fax: (708) 496-3828

    Hours of Operation:
    8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST M-F

    Comment by renee — 5/23/2004 @ 7:33 am

  20. Oh my gosh- my sisters and brother and I have been searching HIGH AND LOW for this information. We can all sing it by heart still ( we are much much older now. Thanks for the research

    Comment by Kimberly — 12/1/2004 @ 9:37 am

  21. Anyone know how to find a copy of Show Me Your Smile? The Joe Wise website said it was no long being printed. And why is it his music has not been put on CD or the internet?? I grew up on his music, and like most of the reader’s comments, I can recite all my favorite songs of his. I am looking for a copy for my son so he can grow up with this wonderful music.

    Comment by christy — 12/16/2004 @ 11:21 am

  22. http://www.giamusic.com/scstore/P-Wise-Misc.html
    The Best of Joe Wise…Music for kids - CD
    CONTENTS: Pockets • Show Me Your Smile • Woodchuck • The Grizzleback Snookerhog • Hawaya Hyena • I Went To Cincinnati • Close Your Eyes • Mortimer Mole • Fill It With Sunshine • Talkin’ To The Guitar • The Epic Of Peanut Butter And Jelly • Ode To Imagination • Anatome • The Visit • I Love To Color • Cincinnati Revisited • The Seed • An Alphabet Day • Aunt Nellie’s Wig • The Noise Song.

    Comment by Leo — 12/29/2004 @ 3:11 am

  23. Since I did all this, I thought I’d post the lyrics for “Epic of Peanut Butter and Jelly” by Joe Wise. I love his songs and use them in my music classes with the little ones.

    Baloney…………ham and liver, cheese
    These won’t bring me to my knees
    Of all the spreads, that have graced our breads
    There’s just one for which I’ll say “pretty please”

    Peanut butter & jelly, that’s what I like in my belly
    Peanut butter & jelly, share it with Nora and Kelly
    Peanut butter, I’ll come to supper with vim and vigor and glee
    For peanut butter and peanut butter and peanut butter & jelly!

    Eat it in the bathtub, eat it on the streetcar
    Eat it in the sandbox, carry me a spare jar
    Eat it with the jellyfish out on a sandbar
    I really don’t think you can carry it too far

    Tons of it (repeat)
    Gobs of it (repeat)
    Trucks of it (repeat)
    Towns of it (repeat)
    One of my favorite sights
    Put it in neon lights
    PB and J, PB and J, PB and J………..

    Peanut butter & jelly, that’s what I like in my belly
    Peanut butter & jelly, while I’m watchin’ the telly
    Peanut butter, I’ll sink my upper and lowers and all of my teeth
    Into peanut butter and peanut butter and peanut butter & jelly!

    Watchin’ them cartoons, munchin’ on the macaroons
    Waitin’ for the good eats, lookin’ for the super treats
    Lettin’ my mind go, laughin’ and a-singin’
    Hopin’ my mama soon’ll be bringin’

    Tons of it (repeat)
    Gobs of it (repeat)
    Trucks of it (repeat)
    Towns of it (repeat)
    One of my favorite sights
    Put it in neon lights
    PB and J, PB and J, PB and J………..

    Peanut butter & jelly, that’s what I like in my belly
    Peanut butter & jelly. take it when I visit Aunt Nelly
    She just likes her crumpets and tea, don’t have a morsel for me
    No peanut butter and peanut butter and peanut butter & jelly!

    One day I saw myself out swimming, ‘cross the ocean blue
    Attacked by whales and crocodiles
    I punched them out….kerploo
    And on my way back to the shore
    I saved three drowning people, maybe more
    And the crowds on the land, reporters and such
    All cheered as I swam in
    And the mayor was there, and the high school band
    As I posed for the town newsmen
    The mayor stood up the the microphone
    You can have whatever you want
    Three new cars, the key to the city
    No wait, for you we’ll declare a special day
    I paused for a moment and cleared my throat
    The crowds fell as silent as church mice.
    And in that moment I was heard to say….
    Well, a PB & J’d be awful nice

    Peanut butter & jelly, that’s what I like in my belly
    Peanut butter & jelly, share it with Nora and Kelly
    Peanut butter, I’ll come to supper with vim and vigor and glee
    For peanut butter and peanut butter and peanut butter & jelly!

    For peanut butter and peanut butter and peanut butter & jam….
    No ham, please, ma’am
    Just gimme that spread that goes to my head
    And tickles my innards with glee

    It’s peanut butter and peanut butter and peanut butter & jelly!

    It’s peanut butter and peanut butter and peanut butter & jelly!

    Spread it around!

    Comment by A music teacher — 1/6/2005 @ 12:27 pm

  24. My sister and I have been trying to find a copy of 5 Pockets. This is so cool! Thanks! My brothers and sisters and I used to listen to this in the early 80’s. Man, I feel old!

    Comment by Amy — 8/1/2006 @ 3:11 pm

  25. I bought the cassette tape new not long ago. There is hope!

    Comment by Anonymous — 10/28/2006 @ 3:35 am

  26. Thank you so much for the lyrics to “Epic of Peanut Butter and Jelly”–I have been looking for them for a long time! Thank you! Thank you!

    Comment by Ami P. — 3/6/2007 @ 3:36 pm

  27. I would like to buy the album “I’ve got five pockets” on a CD. Is this available? If so, how can I get it? I read several of the postings but didn’t see anything definite as to where to buy it.


    Comment by Margaret — 4/12/2007 @ 11:35 pm

  28. Joe Wise and his beautiful family were good friends of my family, and I grew up with his music, along with his great friendship. It is a shame that more of his music has not been published on CD. You can download a couple of albums on www.audiolunchbox.com. Just search for Joe Wise.

    Comment by Jeremy Nauert — 4/13/2007 @ 9:19 am

  29. My thanks to the previous posters! I found a CD of Pockets at http://www.giamusic.com/search_details.cfm?title_id=8602

    Comment by Suzanne — 6/14/2007 @ 11:35 am

  30. I was searching for show me your smile, pockets, and i love to color so i can sing these songs with my daughter. i sang them as a kid and am not sure of how to get these. Do i write the address above these are great songs

    Comment by carla — 10/18/2007 @ 12:10 am

  31. THANK YOU ALL so much i ws looking for the CD “pockets” for my little girls and the following two sites have either the CD for purchase or the MP3’s For download.

    Comment by Mike — 9/3/2008 @ 10:02 pm

  32. http://kirkchristian.com/ShowMeYourSmile.htm

    Comment by Kirk Christian — 5/22/2009 @ 2:52 am

  33. As kids my siblings and I loved this whole album and can still sing all the songs from memory. We would love to share this with our children but the record is to scratched. How can I obtain and cd of this music? Thanks so much!

    Comment by Amy — 10/23/2010 @ 4:56 pm

  34. Both of Joe Wise’s original childrens albums are now available on iTunes, Show Me Your Smile and Five Pockets!!!!

    Comment by Rebecca Davis — 11/27/2013 @ 12:58 pm

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