Monthly Archives: March 2012

I love sixpence

Another from my old nursery rhyme book, published in the 30s by News Chronicle. This song dates from the early 1800s and works well as a round, though I’ve just hummed some harmonies. Sorry- tracks are only up for a … Continue reading

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Jumping jumping

From Rhymetime at Home 2. I wrote this, so it’s not traditional. Should it be on here, I wonder. Well, it’s my blog, so I make up the rules, right? Sorry- tracks are only up for a week. There are … Continue reading

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Rain on the rooftops

I have no idea where this is from, but it’s a good little rhyme…. Rain on the rooftops Rain on the trees Rain on the green grass But not on me!

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There were five in the bed

Now this one will resonate with many families…. Sorry- tracks are only up for a week. There are plenty of new ones on the way though! There were five in the bed, and the little one said ‘Roll over! Roll … Continue reading

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I hear thunder

This is, of course, Frere Jacques, but several generations have grown up singing this version. Sing it with the actions, in a round- and keep out the noise of the rain. Sorry- tracks are only up for a week. There … Continue reading

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Giro giro tondo

An Italian ‘Ring a ring roses’….. Giro giro tondo (Spin spin around) Casca il mondo (The world is falling down) Casca la terra (The earth is falling) Tutti giu’ per terra.  (All fall on the ground) Thanks to Luca’s mum … Continue reading

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Ding dong bell, Pussy’s in the well

Sorry- tracks are only up for a week. There are plenty of new ones on the way though! Ding dong bell, Pussy’s in the well Who put her in? Little Tommy Green Who pulled her out? Little Tommy Trout What … Continue reading

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