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Just From the Kitchen

Lyrics Just from the kitchen, shoo-li-loo, With a handful of biscuits, shoo-li-loo, I know you don’t like ’em, shoo-li-loo, But you can’t do without ’em, shoo-li-loo, Please Mr. Johnson, shoo-li-loo, Fly away over yonder, shoo-li-loo Circle game Formation: Students stand …

Ame Ame (Amefuri)

Lyrics – Transliteration Ame ame fure fure kaasan ga Janome de o-mukai ureshii na Pitchi pitchi chappu chappu ran ran ran Translation – Rain Rain Rain, rain, fall fall, Mom will meet me with an umbrella, it will be fun …

As I Came Over Yonders Hill

Lyrics As I came over yonders hill I spied a mighty turkey He flapped his wings and he spread his tail And his feet looked awful dirty Fol-link-a-tidy Fol-de-link-a-tidy-o Fol-link-a-tidy And his feet looked awful dirty See also more songs …

Chickamy Chickamy Craney Crow

Lyrics Chickamy chickamy craney crow, I went to the well to wash my toe, (spoken) When I got back, my chickens were gone What time is it, old witch? Recorder Notes G,A,C See also Halloween songs songs with different voices …

Tall Tale

Lyrics Out in the garden pickin’ peas, I thought I heard a chicken sneeze. He sneezed so hard with a whoopin’ cough, He sneezed his head and tail right off! I like to use this chant with improvisation and composition …

Fishpole Song

Lyrics 1. Who’s got a fishpole? We do! (repeat twice) Fishpole needs a line. 2. Who’s got a fish line? We do! (repeat twice) Fish line needs a hook. 3. Who’s got a fish hook?… Fish hook needs some bait. …

Hop Up and Jump Up

Lyrics Hop up and jump up and whirl round, whirl round, Gather love, here it is all round, all round. (repeat) Here is love flowing round, catch it as you whirl round. Reach up and reach down, here it is …

Rub-a-Dub-Dub

Lyrics Rub a dub three men in a tub And who do you think they be? The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, And all of them gone to sea. See also nursery rhymes songs about baking songs with Orff …

Song of the Dragon

Lyrics See the dragon come on a hundred legs He brings us all good cheer; him we do not fear! Long life and peace and joy in the bright new year! See also songs about the New Year holidays Chinese …

Oh oh the Sunshine

Lyrics Oh oh the sunshine! (repeat twice) Sally’s got a red dress buttoned behind (repeat) See also songs about weather so-mi songs EG recorder songs songs with triplets recorder DEF#GABD’ songs summer songs source: American Folk Songs for Children,Ruth Crawford Seeger, …

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