From the album Jazz For Lil' Jumpers

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Bud Luckey wrote and animated many short films for Sesame Street and the Children's Television Workshop during the 1970s, often doing the voice work himself as well. He continued to work until 2008 at Pixar.

"Ladybugs’ Picnic" is an animated song highlighting the joys and sorrows of twelve ladybugs, gathered for a picnic.

Quite a few references to the song have been made on Sesame Street. One was in the Elmo's World episode "Bugs" when a ladybug claimed he was going to be late for a picnic. Another reference was used in the Jane Tuesday segment for "The Case of the Letter L" as played briefly on a toy radio. Yet another brief reference occurs in a 2008 episode of Sesame Street, as Slimey shops for a pet bug. Three ladybugs sing a version of the song over and over. An image representing this cartoon was placed on a menu for Hooper's Store in a 2009 episode of Sesame Street. A short instrumental version of the song accompanies the title card of Firefly Fun and Buggy Buddies.

In 2007, the song was used in a TV advertisement in the United Kingdom for Heinz Salad Cream.

Lyrics

123 456 789 10 11 12
ladybugs came to the lady bug picnic
123 456 789 10,11,12 and they all played games at the lady bug picnic

Well they had 12 sacks so they ran sack races They fell on their backs and they fell on their faces ladybugs 12 at the ladybug picnic

They played jump rope until the rope it broke, they just sat around telling knock knock jokes ladybugs 12 at the ladybug picnic

123 456 789 10,11,12 and they danced around at the lady bug picnic
123 456 789 10,11,12 and they chatted away
at the lady bug picnic

123 456 789 10,11,12
They all played games at the lady bug picnic
123 456 789 10,11,12
They chatted away at the lady bug picnic

They talked about the high price
of furniture and rugs
and fire insurance for lady bugs
ladybugs 12 at the ladybug picnic

Well they had 12 sacks
so they ran sack races
they fell on their backs and
they fell on their faces
ladybugs 12 at the ladybug picnic

123 456 789 10,11,12 123 456 789 10,11,12
123 456 789 10,11,12
and they all went HOME
from the lady bug picnic