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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, …

Christmas Bells (ring)

Lyrics (Folk song) Ring, ting! The joy-bells are ringing,Glad children are singing, for Christmas is here! See also Christmas songs rounds songs in 3 Orff arrangements songs with chords I & IV source: The Progressive Music Series for Basal Use in …

Christmas Bells

Lyrics (Folk tune, Lyrics by Clara Belle Baker, 1921) Christmas bells, Christmas bells ring out clear!Each one tells Christmas time is here. See also Christmas songs rounds (see adapted version) songs with the pentascale in the melody Orff arrangements songs …

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 …

Glad Christmas is Coming

Lyrics (Folk tune, Lyrics by Clara Belle Baker, 1921) Glad Christmas is coming,Glad Christmas is near,Old Santa makes readyHis sleigh and reindeer. And we will whisper many secrets,But you must not hear! Glad Christmas is coming,Glad Christmas is near,Old Santa …

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 …

Himmel und Erde müssen vergeh’n

Lyrics – German (German folk song) Himmel und Erde müssen vergeh’n,aber die Musici, aber die Musici,aber die Musici bleiben besteh’n. English Translation – Heaven and earth must pass Heaven and earth must pass,but the music, but the music,but the music …

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 …

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