Biddy biddy hold on, lost my gold ring.
One go to Kingston, come back again. (repeat)

Recorder Notes G, A, B, C, D’

Circle Game / Call & Response

  • Identify one student to be the “Guesser.” He or she wears a blindfold or sits in a chair facing away from the class. Students sit in a circle with their hands open in front of them. Teacher or another student is “It” and walks around the inside of the circle while students sing the first 6 measures. “It” sings measure 7 “One go to Kingston,” while putting the ring in one student’s hands. The student with the ring sings the last measure, “Come back again.” The “Guesser” tries to guess the name of the person who has the ring (who sang the last measure). That student becomes the new “It.”
  • Game Variation: Same game, except students in the circle close their eyes. After the song ends, they all try to guess the name of the student who sang the last measure.


  • Printable & Digital Melody Visuals
  • Song with chords in 2 keys, Lesson ideas: Melody (do & mi), Melody ostinato – Recorder notes B, C, D’, Orff Arrangement
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song
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