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Did You Feed My Cow

  Lyrics 1. Well, did you feed my cow? (Yes, ma’am!) Well, did you feed my cow? (Yes, ma’am!) Well, tell me what did you feed her? (Corn and hay) Well, tell me, what did you feed her? (Corn and …

Circle Round the Zero

Lyrics Circle round the zero, Find your lovin’ zero, Back back zero, side side zero, Front front zero, Swing your lovin’ zero. Game One student walks around a circle of other students sitting in a circle. On the words “Find …

Babylon’s Falling

Lyrics Babylon’s falling, falling, falling, Babylon’s falling to rise no more. See also African American Spirituals recorder GAB songs do, re, mi songs high/low songs steps, skips, repeats songs with half notes Orff arrangements paper xylophones composing melodies story of …

Hill and Gully Rider

Lyrics Refrain Hill and gully rider, Hill and gully. (repeat) 1. Took my horse and come down, Hill and gully, But my horse done tumble down, Hill and gully. And the nighttime come a-tumblin’ down, Hill and gully. 2. Oh the …

Goin’ Down to Cairo

Info Cairo (pronounced CARE-o) is the southernmost city in Illinois (USA). It lies on the junction of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Lyrics Goin’ down to Cairo, Goodbye and a goodbye Goin’ down to Cairo, Goodbye Liza Jane. Mop that deck and …

A Tisket A Tasket

Lyrics A tisket, a tasket, A green and yellow basket. I wrote a letter to my love (friend) And on the way I dropped it. Game Formation: Students sit in a circle on the floor. One student (“It”) carries a …

Chicken on the Fence Post

Lyrics Chicken on the fence post, can’t dance Josie, Chicken on the fence post, can’t dance Josie, Chicken on the fence post, can’t dance Josie, Hello, Susan Brown. See also call & response songs songs about chickens pentatonic songs 3rd …

Way Down South

Lyrics Way down South where bananas grow, Grasshopper stepped on an elephant’s toe. Elephant cried with tears in his eyes, “Pick on somebody your own size!” See also chants EGA recorder songs songs with sixteenth notes Extras for Plus Members (or …

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