1. Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing;
Wasn’t that a dainty dish to set before the king?

2. The king was in his counting-house counting out his money;
The queen was in the parlor eating bread and honey;
The maid was in the garden hanging out her clothes,
When up came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!

Alternate tune


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    • Song with chords (several versions – including pentatonic, different keys)
    • Melody Lessons
    • 2 Recorder Versions (E,G,A) and (D,E,G,A,B,C’)
    • Orff arrangements with glockenspiel countermelody
    • Sound Effect/Homemade Instrument arrangement
  • 2 MIDI files
  • MP3