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Up on the Housetop

Info Up on the House Top is the second-oldest secular Christmas song, (the oldest is“Jingle Bells”, 1857). It is also the first Christmas song to focus primarily on Santa Claus, being the first time the idea that Santa arrives on …

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Info This carol can be traced back to the sixteenth-century. (source) Lyrics (English folk song) We wish you a Merry Christmas (repeat twice)And a Happy New Year. Now bring us some foggy pudding (repeat twice)And bring some out here.We won’t …

El rorro

Lyrics – Spanish (Mexican folk song) A la ru ru ru niño chiquito,Duérmase ya mi Jesusito.Cada animal y pájaroTiernamente guarda el bebé querido. Lyrics – Spanish A la ru ru ru* little child,Sleep my little Jesus,Every animal and birdTenderly guard the …

Dayenu

Info This song is over a thousand years old and is traditionally sung at Passover. There are a total of 15 verses. The word “Dayenu” means approximately “it would have been enough for us.” The song is about being grateful …

Brincan y bailan

Lyrics – Spanish (Castilian folk song, Spain) En Belén tocan a fuego,del Portal salen las llamas,porque dicen que ha nacidoel Redentor de las almas. Brincan y bailan los peces en el río,brincan y bailan por ver a Dios nacido.Brincan y …

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Lyrics (Folk song) Row, row, row your boatGently down the streamMerrily, merrily, merrily, merrilyLife is but a dream. See also songs about rowing rounds partner song with Farmer in the Dell songs with countermelodies (see below) mi, so, la songs (see countermelody …

December Lessons

What I Teach in December All students learn Winter Sing Along Songs Kindergarten – Celebrations 1st Grade – Nutcracker lessons 2nd Grade – Nutcracker lessons 3rd Grade – Rhythm: include Hanukkah Songs (O Hanukkah and Haida) – a couple of …

Dreidel Song

Lyrics (Melody by Mike Gebart & S.E. Goldfarb, Lyrics by Samuel S. Grossman) 1. I had a little dreidel, I made it out of clayAnd when it’s dry and ready, then dreidel I shall play.Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made …

Oy Chanukah oy Chanukah

Lyrics – Transliteration (Jewish folk song, Yiddish) Oy Chanukah oy Chanukah A yontif a sheyner, A lustiker a freylekher Nisht do nokh azoyner Ale nakht mit dreydlech shpiln mir, Frishe heyse latkes, esn on a shir. Geshvinder, tsindt kinder Di …

Winter Sing Along

The last day before winter break is a whole-school assembly where each grade level sings a song – and everyone else can sing along. The 4th and 5th grade Chorus stands up front, sings 2 songs and then helps to …

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