Auld Lang Syne

The last day of the year- a time to remember what has passed and to look forward to the year ahead. This also brings my blog to an end – a year’s worth of songs for children. I hope you’ve enjoyed listening as much as I’ve enjoyed doing it. Thanks for dropping by!

From Winter at Home, sung with Audrey of Les Petits Zouzous

For old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind
For old acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne

For auld lang syne my dear, for auld lang sune
Let’s drink a cup of kindness dear, for auld lang syne

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There’s a hole in the ground

This would be a useful one for car journeys with older children- the number of verses is limited only by your memory.

There was a hole (there was a hole)
In the middle of the ground (in the middle of the ground)
The prettiest hole (the prettiest hole)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
And the green grass grows all around all around
And the green grass grows all around

And in this hole (and in this hole)
There was a tree (there was a tree)
The prettiest tree (the prettiest tree)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
And the tree in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around all around
And the green grass grows all around

And on this tree (and on this tree)
There was a branch (there was a branch)
The prettiest branch (the prettiest branch)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
And the branch on the tree
And the tree in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around all around
And the green grass grows all around

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As Tommy went walking

A find from Cecil Sharp House! It’s a summer tune….

As Tommy went walking one fine summer’s day
Some rosy cheeked apples he saw on his way
Saw on his way, saw on his way
Some rosy cheeked apples he saw on his way

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Walk along John

This is from Ruth Crawford Seeger’s American Folksongs for Children.

Come on boys, hush your talking
All join hands and let’s go walking
Walk along John, with your paper collar on
Walk along John, with your paper collar on

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Happy Christmas!

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, with much laughter, fun and peace.

Listen to this rendition of We Wish you a Merry Christmas from Winter at Home (sing with Audrey from Les Petits Zouzous)- then get off the computer and go and enjoy the day!

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The north wind doth blow

Winter at Home CDHave a wonderful time tonight and all through Christmas…

 

The north wind doth blow
And we shall have snow
And what will the robin do then, poor thing
He’ll sit in the barn
And keep himself warm
And hide his head under his wing
Poor thing.

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Ding dong bell

I learnt this at school and have been singing it every year since.

Have a good weekend, all!

Ding dong, ding dong, ding dong bell
Ding dong bell, ding dong bell, ding dong, ding dong bell
Hark the merry, merry bells, they ring a ding a dong bell

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