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Backe backe Kuchen

Lyrics – German (German folk song) Backe, backe Kuchen,Der Bäcker hat gerufen!Wer will gute Kuchen backen,Der muss haben sieben Sachen:Eier und Schmalz,Butter und Salz,Milch und Mehl,Safran macht den Kuchen gehl (gelb),Schieb in den Ofen ‘rein. English Translation – Bake, bake ...

Thank You for this Chris’mus

Lyrics (Jamaican folk song) Thank you for this Chris’mus,Thank you for the New Year,And thank you for the chance to liveTo see another Chris’mus.La la la la, doin’ the bamboo walk,La la la la, doin’ the bamboo walk. See also ...

African Noel

Lyrics (Liberian folk song) Sing noel, sing noel, noel noelSing noel, sing noel, noel noelSing we all noel, sing we all noel See also Country: Liberia Subject: Christmas Harmony: homophony / Orff arrangements / chords I, IV, V Meter: 4 ...

All Around the Green Apple Tree

Lyrics (American folk song) All around the green apple treeWhere the grass grows so sweetMiss Margie, Miss Margie,Please turn back your backHe wrote you a letterTo turn back your back. Game Formation: Students stand in a circle holding hands.Take turns ...

Dollar Dollar

Lyrics (Folk song) Dollar, dollar you must wanderFrom the one hand to the otherIs it fair, is it fairTo keep poor [student] sitting there? Coin Passing Game Formation: Students sit in a circle and one student (“It”) sits in the ...

Then Oh Then

Lyrics (American folk song, adapted by Beth Thompson) When I was a young child, young child,I remember then oh then.It was this way, that-a-way,It was this way, that-a-way,This-a-way, that-a-way then. See also Harmony: Orff arrangements Harmony: chords I & V Melody: ...

Barnacle Bill

Lyrics (Canadian folk song) 1. When Barnacle Bill was one,He learned to play the drum,Bonnie over in the clover,Half past one. 2. When Barnacle Bill was twoHe learned to buckle his shoe,Bonnie over in the clover,Half past one. 3. When ...

Miss Maggie

Lyrics (Folk song) Around and round Miss Maggie on a long summer day. (repeat) Break the ring and take a swing on a long summer day. (repeat) Miss Maggie knows how to swing ’em on a long summer day. (repeat) ...

Jing-Ga-Ring

Lyrics (Folk song) Here we go by jing-ga-ring,by jing-ga-ring, by jing-ga-ringHere we go by Jing-ga-ring,Around the merry-ma-tanzy. ___ is her/his name,Is her/his name, is her/his name___ is her/his name,Around the merry-ma-tanzy. Circle Game Formation – Students stand in a circle ...

Dancer in the Moonlight

Lyrics (Folk song from Trinidad and Tobago, adapted by Beth Thompson) Dancer* in the moonlightDancer in the dew,Dancer never come backUntil the clock strikes two. Walk in dancer walk in,Walk right in I sayWalk into my parlorTo hear my banjo ...
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