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Toodala

Info Toodala parties were frequent in Texas (U.S.).  (source) Lyrics (American folk song) Mighty pretty motion, toodala,Toodala, toodala, Mighty pretty motion, toodala,Toodala-la lady. See also songs with sixteenth notes hello songs steady beat resources songs with movement songs with dotted …

Did You Feed My Cow

Lyrics (Folk song) 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 hay) 2. …

Circle Round the Zero

Lyrics (Folk song) Circle round the zero, Find your lovin’ zero,Back back zero, side side zero,Front front zero,Swing your lovin’ zero. Game Version 1 One student walks around a circle of other students sitting in a circle. On the words …

Babylon’s Falling

Lyrics (African American Spiritual) 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 …

Atadwe

Lyrics (Folk song from Ghana) Atadwe, Enne yea te de une! Atadwe = tiger nuts See also folk songs from Ghana call and response songs songs about food songs with ostinati songs with quarter & eighth note lesson ideas songs in …

Hill and Gully Rider

Lyrics (Jamaican folk song) RefrainHill 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, my …

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 (Folk song) Goin’ down to Cairo, Goodbye and a goodbyeGoin’ down to Cairo, Goodbye Liza Jane. Mop that deck …

A Tisket A Tasket

Lyrics (Folk song) 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 basket …

Chicken on the Fence Post

Lyrics (Folk song) 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 recorder C,D,F,G,A,C’,D’ …

Way Down South

Lyrics (Traditional chant) 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 (or available …

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