“Glow-Worm (Gluhwurrmchen)”


Obnoxious little piece beginning, in English, "Glow little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer." The rest is equally pointless.


Emphatically not a folk-song, but the number of parodies caused me to list it here. - RBW

Same tune

  • Down by the Seashore (I) (Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 149)
  • Down by the Seashore (II) (Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 149)
  • Grow Little Boobies (Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 149)
  • We Are the Girls from Concordia College (Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 150)
  • We Are the Smurthwaite Kewpie Dolls (Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 150)
  • Glow Li'l Glow-Worm (DT, GLOWRM2)


  1. Fuld-WFM, p. 246, "Glow-Worm"
  2. BI, xxGluhw


Author: Music: Paul Linke (German words by Bolten-Backers0
Earliest date: 1902
Keywords: animal nonballad