Aunt Dinah


Aunt Dinah’s gone (echo)
Well how did she leave? (echo)
Well she left like this (echo)

Refrain She lives in the country,
Gonna move to town.
Gonna shake and shimmy
’til the sun goes down.

Recorder Notes: EG

See also

Extras for Plus Members

  • Song with chords, Orff Arrangement (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen

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4 thoughts on “Aunt Dinah”

  1. I love this song, and so do my kids! I’m doing my Kodaly levels, and would like to include this in my folk song index. I’m not sure if my professor will let me cite your blog as a source, so I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind sharing where you first found this song?

    1. Rebecca, I am actually not sure where I first heard this song. It is in numerous collections. Can you just cite that it’s in the “public domain?”

    1. I guess it depends on what aged kids are doing the motions, but the lyrics seem to lend themselves to hand jive kinds of motions (thumbs over shoulders?), maybe even a hip swing or two? 🙂

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