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Rain

Lyrics (Folk tune, Lyrics by Abbie Farwell Brown, 1871-1927) 1. Dripping, dropping, never stopping, Rain, rain, rain!Running down the windowpane, Little children want to play.Slipping, sliding, ever gliding, Won’t you please to go away? 2. Dropping, dripping, ever slipping, Rain, …

My Big Bass Drum

Lyrics (M. Edith Reynolds, 1914) Have you seen my big bass drum? Boom! boom! boom!A rub-a-dub-dub, A rub-a-dub-dub, Boom! boom! boom!As I go marching up the street, Wearing my uniform so neat,My drum and I are hard to beat! Boom! …

False Alarm

Lyrics (Melody by Marshall Bartholomew, Lyrics by Florence C. Fox) 1. Hear the fire bells, “Ding ding dong!”Up the street there’s something wrong.Firemen shout, “Look out, look out!”“Ding ding ding ding, ding ding dong!”“Number nine!” the fire-bells ring,“Ding ding ding …

Dear Old Santa Claus

Lyrics (English folk tune, Lyrics by Alice C.D. Riley) 1. Down the chimney wide and black comes old Santa Claus.Laden with his Christmas pack, dear old Santa Claus.Tops and skates and sleds for sliding,Jolly hobby horse for riding,Oh such treasures …

Pitter Patter

Lyrics (Folk song) Pitter patter pitter patterListen to the rain.Pitter patter pitter patterOn the window pane.Dropping dropping, dropping droppingDropping on the ground.Listen listen, listen listenListen to the sound. See also songs about the weather songs with the major pentascale (going …

The Little Drummer

Lyrics (Folk song) 1. If I could play in a big brass bandI would play on the big bass drum. 2. And every time that the band would play,You would hear it go “boom boom boom!” See also steady beat …

Rondo Alla Turca

This is a fun piece of music to listen to and analyze. It’s Movement 3 of Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331. “Rondo Alla Turca” means “Turkish Music.” Two things you could do: Listen to the different instrumentations and …

Allee Allee O

Lyrics Oh the big ship’s a-sailing on the Allee Allee O,The Allee Allee O, the Allee Allee O,Oh the big ship’s a-sailing on the Allee Allee OHi ding-dong day Game Formation: Students stand in a straight line holding hands. (For …

Tingalayo

Lyrics (Caribbean folk song) RefrainTingalayo, Come, little donkey, come. (repeat) 1. M’ donkey walk, m’ donkey talk, m’ donkey eat with a knife and fork. (repeat) 2. M’ donkey eat, m’ donkey sleep, m’ donkey kick with his two hind …

Lost My Gold Ring

Lyrics Biddy biddy hold on, lost my gold ring.One go to Kingston, come back again. (repeat) Recorder Notes G, A, B, C, D’ Circle Game / Call & Response Identify one student to be the “Guesser.” He or she wears …

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