Tongue Twisters

Tongue Twisters in blue on a pink background and a girl with her tongue tied in a knot holding a piece of paper and a toy pail and shovel.

Did you know that tongue twisters make great vocal warmups for a rehearsal or performance. Here are some common tongue twisters. Enjoy!

Peter Piper

A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

Big Black Bug & Big Black Bear

A big black bug bit a big black bear,
made the big black bear bleed blood.

She Sells Seashells

She sells sea shells by the sea shore.
The shells she sells are surely seashells.
So if she sells shells on the seashore,
I’m sure she sells seashore shells.

Toy Boat

Toy boat (say this 10 times)

Betty Botter

Betty Botter had some butter,
“But,” she said, “this butter’s bitter.
If I bake this bitter butter,
it would make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter–
that would make my batter better.”
So she bought a bit of butter,
better than her bitter butter,
and she baked it in her batter,
and the batter was not bitter.
So ’twas better Betty Botter
bought a bit of better butter.

Red Leather, Yellow Leather

Red leather, yellow leather (say this 10 times)

Two Witches

If two witches were watching two watches,
which witch would watch which watch?

How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood
as a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

Proper Cup of Coffee

All I want is a proper cup of coffee,
made in a proper copper coffee pot.
You can believe it or not,
but I just want a cup of coffee,
in a proper coffee pot!
Tin coffee pots
or iron coffee pots
are of no use to me!
If I can’t have a proper cup of coffee
in a proper copper coffee pot,
I’ll have a cup of tea!

Sun Shine

We surely shall see the sun shine soon.