Father Abraham

Lyrics

(Folk song)

1. Father Abraham had many sons (kids),
Many sons had Father Abraham,
I am one of them, so are you.
So let’s just go like this:
Right arm!

2. Father Abraham had many sons,
Many sons had Father Abraham,
I am one of them, so are you.
So let’s just go like this:
Right arm, left arm!

3. Father Abraham… Right arm, left arm, right foot!

4. … left foot!

5. … chin up!

6. … turn around!

7. … sit down!

Motions

Each time a body part is sung, move the body part to the beat while singing the next verse. Each movement is added to the next movement until both arms, legs, head nodding, and turning around are all happening at the same time. On the words, “Sit down,” everyone sit.

See also

or purchase here (printables only)

  • Song with chords, Lesson ideas for Rhythm (Steady beat, rests), Orff arrangement (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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