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Thief

Lyrics (Folk song from Denmark) Thief, yes thief, that is your name,For you stole my little friend.But I hope to get another,I shall get another friend. La la la la laLa la la la laLa la la la laTra la ...

The Weather

Lyrics (English folk song, adapted by Beth Thompson) If the evening’s red and the morning’s gray,It’s a sign of a bonny bonny day.If the evening’s gray and the morning’s red,The ewe and the lamb will go right to bed. See ...

Sleigh Ride

Lyrics Canadian folk song, Lyrics by Homer H. Harbour, publ. 1921) Ting-a-ling-a-ling go the sleigh bells sweetTing-a-ling-a-ling in the snowy streetHere comes a sleigh to take us riding,Merrily along on its runners glidingStops for a moment in the snowTumble-umble in ...

Albuquerque Turkey

Lyrics (Melody by Percy Montrose, 1884, Traditional Lyrics) Albuquerque is a turkey,And he’s feathered and he’s fineAnd he wobbles and he gobblesAnd he’s absolutely mine. He’s the best pet that you can get,Better than a dog or cat,He’s my Albuquerque ...

As I Came Over Yonders Hill

Lyrics (Folk song) As I came over yonders hill I spied a mighty turkeyHe flapped his wings and he spread his tailAnd his feet looked awful dirty Fol-link-a-tidyFol-de-link-a-tidy-oFol-link-a-tidyAnd his feet looked awful dirty Motions Do motions to go with the ...

Patapan

Lyrics (Bernard de La Monnoye, 1720, France) Willie, bring your little drumRobin bring your flute and comeWe’ll be joyous as you playTooralooraloo, pat-a-pat-a-panWe’ll be joyous as you playOn a Merry Christmas day! When the men of olden daysGave the King ...

Mama, Bake That Johnny Cake, Christmas Comin’

Lyrics (Folk song from the Bahamas) Mama, bake that Johnny Cake, Christmas comin’ (repeat) Christmas comin’, Christmas comin’ (repeat) See also Country: Bahamas Subjects: Christmas / family Harmony: Orff arrangements / chords I & V Meter: 4 Scale: hexatonic Tones: drmfst ...

Pray God Bless

Lyrics Pray God blessAll friends hereA merry merry ChristmasAnd a Happy New Year Recorder Notes D, G, A, B, C, D’ See also Subjects: Christmas / Hanukkah Harmony: rounds / Orff arrangements / chords I & V / chords I, IV, ...

Los esqueletos

Lyrics – Spanish (Costa Rican folk song) 1. Cuando el reloj marca la unaLos esqueletos salen de su tumba,Tumba, tumba, tumba, baTumba, tumba, tumba, ba 2. Cuando el reloj marca las dosDos esqueletos comen arrozTumba… 3. Cuando el reloj marca ...

Old Zion’s Children

Lyrics (African American Spiritual) RefrainOld Zion’s children marching along, marching along, marching along,Old Zion’s children marching alongTalking about the welcome day 1. I hailed my mother in the morningMarching along, marching alongI hailed my mother in the morningTalking about the ...
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