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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, …

Grandma’s Glasses

Lyrics with Motions Here are Grandma’s glasses (fingers around eyes) Here is Grandma’s hat (hands on head) This is the way she folds her hands (fold hands) And lays them in her lap (folded hands in lap) Here are Grandpa’s glasses …

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 …

Sorida

Lyrics Sorida, sorida, rida, rida (repeat) Da da da, da da da, rida, rida (repeat) Translation Hello, hello… Motions Partners face each other, either sitting or standing Measure 1 – “So-ri” = With palms facing partner, hands circle up and …

Sleigh Ride

Lyrics Ting-a-ling-a-ling go the sleigh bells sweet Ting-a-ling-a-ling in the snowy street Here comes a sleigh to take us riding, Merrily along on its runners gliding Stops for a moment in the snow Tumble-umble in and then away we go! …

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