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The More We Are Together

Info Irving King wrote this song based on the German tune of Ach Du Lieber Augustin. The refrain has evolved into The More We Get Together in the original meter of the German tune. (source) Lyrics (Irving King, 1926) Here’s ...

Alphabet Poem

Lyrics (Traditional chant / nursery rhyme) A was an angler went out in a fog,Who fished all the day and caught only a frog. B was cook Betty a-baking a pie,With ten or twelve apples all piled up on high. ...

Weather Song

Lyrics (Folk song) 1. This is the way sunshine comes down,Sweetly, sweetly falling,So it chases the clouds away,So it wakes the beautiful day,This is the way sunshine comes down,Sweetly, sweetly falling. 2. This is the way the clouds come down,Darkly, ...

I Saw a Slippery Slithery Snake

Lyrics (Traditional chant) I saw a slippery slithery snakeSlide through the grasses,Making them shake.He looked at me with his beady eye.“Go away from my pretty garden,” said I.“Sssss,” said the slippery slithery snakeAs he slid through the grasses,Making them shake. ...

Jack-o’-lantern

Lyrics (Folk tune, Lyrics by Lois Holt, 1921) Jack-o’-lantern, Jack-o’-lanternYou are such a funny sight.As you sit there, at the windowGlowing on at the night. You were once a yellow pumpkinGrowing on a sturdy vine.Now you are a jack-o’-lanternGlowing on ...

The Cat’s Got the Measles

Lyrics (Traditional chant) The cat’s got the measles, the measles, the measles,The cat’s got the measles, whatever shall we do? We’ll send for the doctor, the doctor, the doctor,We’ll send for the doctor, and he’ll know what to do! See ...

May Song (Spring is Coming)

Lyrics (Melody by Charles L. Minturn, 1914, Lyrics Traditional) Spring is coming, spring is coming,Birdies build your nest.Weave together straw and feather,Doing each your best. Spring is coming, spring is coming,Flowers are waking, too.Daisies, lilies, daffo-dilliesNow are coming through. Spring ...

Meter / Time Signature

Visuals Handouts / Worksheets / Assessments More handouts, worksheets & assessments are listed on the time signature pages (i.e. for 6/8 note printables, click 6/8 above). See also

Cornish Wassail Song

Lyrics (Folk song) The mistress and master our wassail beginPray open your door and let us come in. RefrainWith our wassail, wassail, wassail,And joy come with our jolly wassail! Now Christmas is comen and New Year begin,Pray open your door ...

Instrument Song

Lyrics (German folk song) Part 1The violin’s ringing like lovely singing,The violin’s ringing like lovely song. Part 2The clarinet, the clarinet makes doo-dle, doo-dle, dood-le, doo-dle det,The clarinet, the clarinet makes doo-dle, doo-dle, dood-le, det. Part 3The horn, the horn, ...
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