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Day-O (Banana Boat Song)

Info This is a work song, thought to be sung by Jamaican banana workers, working the night shift loading bananas onto ships. In the morning, they want their work to be counted up so that they can go home. There ...

Donkey Donkey Old and Gray

Lyrics (Traditional chant) Donkey, Donkey, old and gray,Open your mouth and gently bray,Lift your ears and blow your hornTo wake up the world this sleepy morn. See also Subjects: donkeys / horns / colors Harmony: rounds / Orff arrangements / chords ...

Vamos a remar

Lyrics – Spanish (Folk song from Spain) Vamos a remar en un botecitoRápido, rápido, rápido, rápidoEn un botecito. Vamos a volar en un avioncitoRápido, rápido, rápido, rápidoEn un avioncito. Vamos a pasear en un cochecitoRápido, rápido, rápido, rápidoEn un cochecito. ...

The Raindrops Song

Lyrics (Laura Ormiston Chant, publ. 1905) Hark! How the little raindropsPitter patter down the panePitter patter, pitter patter, pitter patter goes the rain. (Student:)Oh you tiresome little rain drops,How I wish you’d go away!You will keep me in the school ...

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 ...

Betty Botter

Lyrics (Traditional chant) Betty Botter
 bought some butter.“But,” she said, 
”the butter’s bitter.If I put it
 in my batter,it will make 
my batter bitter.But a bit 
of better butter–that would make 
my batter better.” So she bought 
a bit of ...

Orff Books

Books (Click images to link to purchase.) These Orff books are really helpful, whether or not have had Orff training. They are often great about giving you the play-by-play lesson plans – with active, hands-on learning. There are so many ...

Songaji

Lyrics – Revised Romanization (Korean folk song) songaji songaji eolluk songajieomma sodo eollukso eomma dalmanne English Translation – Calf Baby cow, baby cow, spotted baby cowMama cow is spotted too, you look like your mom. Korean – 송아지 송아지 송아지 ...

Cindy

Lyrics (Folk song) 1. You ought to see my CindyShe lives way down SouthAnd she’s so sweet the honey beesAll swarm around her mouth RefrainGit along home Cindy, CindyGit along home Cindy, CindyGit along home Cindy, CindyI’ll marry you some ...
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