Category Archives: Rounds

London’s Burning

A round to sing and shout! London’s burning, London’s burning Fetch the engine, fetch the engine Fire fire! Fire fire! Pour a watwer, pour a water.

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Old Abram Brown

Slightly spooky, melancholic rounds seem to suit this cold weather. So here’s Old Abram Brown; and if you like it, have a listen to the Britten version sung by a children’s choir with piano accompaniment. Old Abram Brown is dead … Continue reading

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Fly, fly, fly

Another autumnal round (remember Autumn time?) as the days get colder and winter approaches. This is really a warm up singing exercise and is beautifully melancholic. Fly, fly, fly The leaves are leaving the branch Cold is the wind Winter … Continue reading

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Autumn time

This is a beautiful round from Libana that children would find hard to sing. It’s not a nursery rhyme, but works as a lullaby or song for quiet moments. Autumn time, red leaves fall While the weeping sky looks over … Continue reading

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Ah, poor bird

Two traditional canons from At home with Rhymetime 2. Sing them as your baby falls asleep. Rose, rose, rose rose Will I ever see thee wed Aye, marry that thou wilt If thou but stay Ah, poor bird Wing thy … Continue reading

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January, February, March

Songs are so good for learning things. I put new words to a traditional tune to teach my son’s reception class the months of the year. He still sings them to himself now, two years later. On At Home with … Continue reading

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I like the flowers

The nights are drawing in. Let’s gather round the fire for a sing. I like the flowers I like the daffodils I like the mountains I like the rolling hills I like the fireside When it’s cold outside A boom … Continue reading

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