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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 …

Practice Writing Notes

I like to give the students opportunities to practice drawing notes on the staff. Writing on the Staff Lucy Locket Scotland’s Burning Writing Rhythms Available on this post    See also Coloring notes Melody resources

Steps, Skips and Repeats

Songs with Lesson Ideas for Melody: Steps, Skips & Repeats Betty Botter Bought Me a Cat Kangaroo See also melody resources

The Wind

Lyrics Chant by Beth Thompson The wind blew high The wind blew low The wind blew fast The wind blew slow The wind blew up The wind blew down The wind blew so hard, It blew me out of town! …

Frog Pond

Lyrics Come neighbors the moon is up, It’s pleasant out here on the bank. Come stick your heads out of the tank And let us before we sup Go kough, kough, kough And let us before we sup Go kough, …

Thanksgiving Round

Lyrics Now the farmer sows his field, Its increase soon the ground will yield. Now the fields are bright and green, The yellow corn will soon be seen. Now the reapers’ sickles ring, And harvest home they gladly sing. See …

One Two Buckle My Shoe

Lyrics One, two, buckle my shoe, Three, four, shut the door, Five, six, pick up sticks. Seven, eight, lay them straight. Eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one! Chant One, two, buckle my shoe, Three, four, shut the door, …

Go Get the Axe

Lyrics Peepin’ through the knot-hole of grandpa’s wooden leg Who’ll wind the clock when I am gone? Go get the ax, there’s a flea in Lizzie’s ear, And a boy’s best friend is his mother. Peepin’ through the knot-hole of …

Little Lap-Dog Lullaby

Lyrics Refrain Come up horsey, hey hey, Come up horsey, hey, hey. Mama’s going to buy him a little lap-dog, Mama’s going to buy him a little lap-dog, Mama’s going to buy him a little lap-dog, Going to put him …

My Old Hen’s a Good Old Hen

Lyrics My old hen’s a good old hen, She lays eggs for the section (railroad) men, Sometimes one, sometimes two, Sometimes enough for the whole blamed crew*. Cluck old hen, cluck I tell you, Click old hen, or I’m a-going …

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