Vindum vindum vefjum band

Lyrics - Icelandic

(Folk song from Iceland)

Vindum, vindum, vefjum band,
vefjum fallegt húfuband,
fyrir Önnu höfuð hneigja,
fyrir Önnu hné sín beygja.
Svo skal Anna snúa sér.

English Translation - Wind, wind, weave a string

Wind, wind, weave a string,
weave a beautiful hat,
for Anna* bow your head,
for Anna* bend your knees.
Then Anna will turn around.

*These are two versions of the same name.

Circle Singing Game

Formation: Students stand in a circle around one student. (Sing that student’s name instead of “Anna.”)

Students walk around the circle while singing. Then they stop circling and bow their heads, then bend their knees. At the end, the student in the middle turns around.

See also


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  • Song with chords, English version, “Here’s a String,” Lesson ideas for Harmony (round),  Melody (pentascale, melodic contour, do, so, high do’), Rhythm (dotted quarter & eighth notes), Orff arrangement (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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