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Weevily Wheat

Lyrics (Folk song) Don’t want your weevily* wheat,Don’t want your barley.Take some flour in half an hourTo bake a cake for Charlie. Five times five is twenty-five,Five times six is thirty,Five times seven is thirty five,Five times eight is forty. ...

Music a la Cart

After seeing all of these posts about the music room, some of you might be depressed because there is no music room in your school. Been there, done that. I have some ideas that might help. Get a great cart. ...

Music Room: Orff xylophones

I’ve had Orff training, but even before I was officially certified in Orff, I have always liked using xylophones. I highly recommend taking Orff classes and/or attending Orff workshops. They have such hands-on ideas for getting the students actively involved ...

Long-Legged Sailor

Lyrics (Folk song) Did you ever ever ever in your long-legged lifeMeet a long-legged sailor with a long-legged wife?No, I never ever ever in my long-legged lifeMeet a long-legged sailor with a long-legged wife.Did you ever ever ever in your ...

Li’l Liza Jane

Version 1 Lyrics (Countess Ada De Lachau, 1916) I’ve got a house in BaltimoreLil’ Liza JaneStreet car runs right by my doorLil’ Liza JaneOh Eliza, Lil’ Liza JaneOh Eliza, Lil’ Liza Jane See also Country: Northeastern states (U.S.) Subject: jazz ...

Unpitched Percussion Orff Icons

Visuals (See downloads at bottom of page. Each number has a corresponding button.) Other Visuals (Available on song page. Click each image to access.) See also orchestra visuals percussion family Unpitched Percussion Cards – large size (printable & digital) Unpitched ...

Why I Love Folk Songs

Carl Orff, the great music educator, said, “Music is chosen with strong nationalistic flavor, being related to folk songs and music of the child’s own heritage.” (“The Orff Approach to Music Education” By Gloria Day) Most of the time, I ...
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