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(Folk song)

Pass one window, tideo,
Pass two windows, tideo,
Pass three windows, tideo,
Jingle at the window, tideo.

Tideo, tideo,
Jingle at the window, tideo. (repeat)

Dance / Play Party

Formation: Stand in circle or 2 lines facing each other

  • Measure 1: 3 steps forward, clap on “O”
  • Measure 2: 3 steps backward, clap on “O”
  • Measure 3: 3 steps forward, clap on “O”
  • Measure 4: pat knees on rhythm of “jingle at the window,” one stomp, clap on “O”
  • Measure 5: 1 step backward, clap on “O”, another step backward, clap on “O”
  • Measure 6: Pat knees on rhythm of “jingle at the window,” one stomp, clap on “O”
  • Measures 7 & 8: Repeat Ms. 5 & 6


(Folk song)

Skip one window, Tideo,
Skip two windows, Tideo,
Skip three windows, Tideo,
Jingle at the window, Tideo.
Jingling jingling jingling Joe,
Jingle at the window, Tideo.


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10 thoughts on “Tideo”

  1. Kristina Dowell

    Thanks so much for posting all these lesson ideas! I was just googling song ideas to help teach sixteenth notes to my 3rd graders (I forgot my books at school) and your blog came up. I’m so glad it did! Thank you so much!! Can’t wait to teach this tomorrow! 🙂

  2. I’m teaching my 9 yr. old grand daughter guitar — this is a good song for the note learning , timing , and chords changes. I put it in the key of C — and only one other chord — G — . then wrote the tablature under the notes which helps her learn the scale. I’ve been playing since high school and will turn 80 soon.

  3. I know this,song…but you didnt get the song right.its for step number 5, its not” Tideo,Tideo”
    but its “Jinglin Jinglin Jinglin joe” Either way,i still LOVE this song!

    1. With these movements, students don’t need to touch each other. They could stand in a scattered formation around the room and walk forward and back and stomp and pat without interacting with each other. Good luck! 🙂

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