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Great Big Cat

Lyrics (Traditional chant) A great big cat and a wee little mouseWent round and round in a high, high houseBut that wee little mouse got caught at last‘Cause the great big cat ran around so fast! Motions “great big cat” …

Snowflakes

Lyrics (English folk tune, Lyrics by Clara Belle Baker, 1921) Little snowflakes falling lightDrift across the fields at night.When the sun shines in the morningAll the world is dressed in white. See also winter songs songs about snow songs with …

Down to the Baker’s Shop

Lyrics (American folk song) Down to the baker’s shop, hop hop hop!For my mother said, “Buy a loaf of bread,”Down to the baker’s shop, hop hop hop! See also songs about baking songs with movement songs with the tonic triad …

Witch Witch

Lyrics (Folk song) Witch, witch* fell in a ditch,Picked up a penny and thought she was rich.“Are you my children?”“Yes we’re your children.”“Are you my children?”“Yes we’re your children.”“Are you my children?”Shouting: “No, you old witch!” *Or “which witch” Game …

That’s a Mighty Pretty Motion

Lyrics That’s a mighty pretty motion, Dee di dee,That’s a mighty pretty motion, Dee di dee,That’s a mighty pretty motion, Dee di dee,Rise sugar rise. That’s a mighty poor motion, Dee di dee,That’s a mighty poor motion, Dee di dee,That’s a mighty poor motion, Dee di …

Solfege Resources

Grade Level Suggestions Here’s an idea of what grade levels could focus on which syllables: 1st – so, mi 2nd – mi, so, la 3rd – pentatonic – Add do, re first – and then all five: do, re, mi, …

Down in the Meadow

Lyrics Down in the meadow, hop a doodle, hop a doodle,Down in the meadow, hop a doodle doo.Down in the meadow the colt began to prance,The cow began to whistle and the pig began to dance. Down in the barnyard, …

My Dame Hath a Lame Tame Crane

Lyrics My dame hath a lame tame crane,My dame hath a crane that is lame,Pray gentle Jane, let my dame’s lame tame craneFeed and come home again. Motions “Dame” = Curtsy (or, if sitting, put both hands under the chin)“Lame” …

Le forgeron

Lyrics – French (Canadian folk song) Le forgeron rebat le fer,Il bat lefer, il bat le fer. English Translation – The blacksmith The blacksmith rebuilds the iron,He beats iron, he beats iron. See also Canadian folk songs songs in French …

I Took a Walk to Town One Day

Lyrics (Traditional chant) I took a walk to town one day And met a cat along the way. What do you think that cat did say? Meow, meow, meow. I took a walk to town one day And met a …

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