Posts filed under: Solfege

The origins of this song are unclear, although it pre-dates the 1861–1865 American Civil War. (source) Lyrics If it hadn’t been for Cotton Eyed Joe, I’d been married a long time ago. Where did you come from; where did you...
The original Bobby Shafto has been identified with a resident of Hollybrook, County Wicklow, Ireland, who died in 1737. (source) Lyrics Bobby Shafto’s gone to sea, Silver buckles on his knee. He’ll come back and marry me. Bonnie Bobby Shafto!...
Lyrics Bickle bockle blue bottle Fishes in the sea If you want a partner Just choose me. Game Put an odd number of students in an specified space (I put them inside a circle on the floor). Students walk around...
Songs Aunt Dinah Bickle Bockle Cat’s Got the Measles Christopher Columbus Cobbler Cobbler Cuckoo Cuckoo, The Doctor Foster – so mi countermelody Echoes El cucú Frog in the Meadow Gobble Gobble (+ Do) Goin’ Up on the Mountain – (countermelody)...
So-La-Mi! (I pronounce it like “salami.”) (1) I sing a pattern of solfege with Curwen hand signs. In 2nd grade, I only sing mi, so and la in different orders, such as:       In 3rd grade, I sing syllables do,...