1. There was a pig went out to dig,
Christ-a-mas Day, Christ-a-mas Day,
here was a pig went out to dig,
Christ-a-mas Day in the morning.
2. There was a cow went out to plow…
3. There was a crow went out to sow…
4. There was a sheep went out to reap…
Ask students to write their own rhyming verses.
Change the tune to I Saw Three Ships, which you might find easier for kids to sing.
Extras for Plus Members
- Melody Student Sheets
- Song with chords, Adapted Version in Cm, Additional Lyrics, Lyric Sheets, Lesson ideas for Melody (High & Low, Minor Pentascale), Rhythm (Dotted Quarter Notes), Solo Singing, Orff Arrangement
- MIDI file
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