(Folk song)

Blue bird, blue bird through my window (repeat twice)
Oh, Johnny aren’t you tired?

Take a little girl [boy] and tap her [him] on the shoulder, (repeat twice)
Oh, Johnny aren’t you tired?

Circle Game

Formation: Students stand in a circle holding hands. They raise their hands up (open windows).
One student is chosen to be the “blue bird” to “fly” in and out the “windows” as they sing.

“Oh Johnny” = students close “windows” by lowering hands, trapping the “bluebird” student either in or out of the circle.

“Take a little girl…” = “Bluebird” now walks either outside or inside the circle, tapping students of the opposite sex on the shoulders.

“Oh Johnny” = Student who is tapped on this word is the new “bluebird”.


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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