Category Archives: Summer

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 … Continue reading

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Here’s the beehive

A finger rhyme- clench your fist for the beehive, and put each finger out in turn for the bees. It’s a good one to play under the towel at bath time or under the duvet too! Here’s the beehive, but … Continue reading

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All around the buttercup

Although it’s apparently a traditional song, I first came across  this one in Candy Verney’s The Singing Year, which is a wonderful book full of songs and activities which reflect the changing seasons. In this game, one child is the … Continue reading

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Poor Jenny is a-weeping

We played this singing game at Sunday School parties, back in the 70s and 80s, relishing the attention of ‘weeping’ in the middle and then the power of choosing someone to take our place. It reminds me of this song too. … Continue reading

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Oats and beans and barley grow

A seasonal tune….. from Rhymetime at Home (the yellow one). Sorry- tracks are only up for a while. There are plenty of new ones on the way. Oats and beans and barley grow Oats and beans and barley grow Do … Continue reading

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