Lyrics - German

(German folk song)

Langsam drehen sich,
Die Flügel der Müller run. (repeat)

English Translation - Cross Dance*

Turn slowly
The blades of the mill go. (repeat)

*Kreuztanz literally means “Cross Dance.” It refers to a mill wheel’s spokes going around slowly.

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  • Song with chords, Lesson ideas for Tempo (Fast & Slow), Form (AB), Steady Beat, Movement ideas (PDF)
  • MIDI file
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2 thoughts on “Kreuztanz”

  1. I found a video online. The steps are more suitable for upper elementary and the song is instrumental but the dance is performed by traditional German dancers and is neat to watch. Would be a way to play the song without being at the piano so you can dance with or circulate among the students.

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