Monday Morning Go to School


Lyrics

Monday morning go to school,
Friday evening home.
Brother, comb my sweetheart’s hair
As we go marching home.

So many possibilities for making up other lyrics!

Lyric Idea

Replace the lyrics with public domain poems like these from A Child’s Garden of Verses, by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rain

The rain is raining all around.
It falls on field and tree,
It rains on the umbrellas here,
And on the ships at sea.

Singing

Of speckled eggs the birdie sings
And nests among the trees;
The sailor sings of ropes and things
In ships upon the seas.

The children sing in far Japan,
The children sing in Spain;
The organ with the organ man
Is singing in the rain.

Night and Day

When the golden day is done,
Through the closing portal,
Child and garden, flower and sun,
Vanish all things mortal.

As the blinding showers fall,
As the rays diminish,
Under evening’s cloak they all
Roll away and vanish.

Garden darkened, daisy shut,
Child in bed, they slumber—
Glow-worm in the highway rut,
Mice among the lumber.

In the darkness houses shine,
Parents move with candles
Till on all, the night divine
Turns the bedroom handles.

Till at last the day begins
In the east a-breaking,
In the hedges and the whins
Sleeping birds a-waking.

In the darkness shapes of things,
Houses, trees and hedges,
Clearer grow; and sparrow’s wings
Beat on window ledges.

These shall wake the yawning maid,
She the door shall open—
Finding dew on garden glade
And the morning broken.

There my garden grows again
Green and rosy painted,
As at eve behind the pane
From my eyes it fainted.

Just as it was shut away,
Toy-like, in the even,
Here I see it glow with day
Under glowing heaven.

Every path and every plot,
Every bush of roses,
Every blue forget-me-not
Where the dew reposes.

‘Up! they cry, ‘the day is come
On the smiling valleys;
We have beat the morning drum;
Playmate, join your allies!’


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