Happy is the Miller

Lyrics

(Folk song)

Happy is the miller who lived by himself,
All the bread and cheese he got he laid upon the shelf,
Hand on the hopper and the other on the slab,
Every time the mill turns, grab boys grab.

Happy is the miller who lived by himself,
All the bread and cheese he got he laid upon the shelf,
Hand on the hopper and the other on the rack.
Ladies step forward and the gents step back.

Circle Game

Formation: Students stand in two concentric circles (partners standing side by side, one in the inner circle and one in the outer circle) facing counterclockwise. One extra student (“It”) stands in the middle of the circle.

Students in the circles march counterclockwise for the first three lines. On the last line of each stanza, students change partners. While students are finding a new partner, “It” tries to steal a partner. The person left with no partner becomes the new “It.”

See also

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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