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Remember remember the fifth of November

Today’s Bonfire night, and we’ll be getting out the sparklers this evening. No song today- but the traditional rhyme to remind children of Guy Fawkes and the historical event that we commemorate with hotdogs and fireworks so many years later. … Continue reading

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Chick a lai lee oh

This is one of those songs that gets into your brain, and is perfect as a lullaby. Sung by Almeda (Granny) Riddle in Arkansas, it’s another from the Alan Lomax archive. La la la chick a lai lee oh, La … Continue reading

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Mary had a little lamb

An old one! From Rhymetime at Home 2 (the green CD). Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb Mary had a little lamb Its fleece was white as snow And everywhere that Mary went, Mary went, Mary went, … Continue reading

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Solomon Grundy

One of the characters in The Best of Men mentioned Solomon Grundy and reminded me  of this sad tale of a man who lived just one week, fitting a whole life into seven days.  Solomon Grundy Solomon Grundy Born on Monday Christened on … Continue reading

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A B C D E F G

Learning the alphabet is so much easier if you can sing it. From Rhymetime at Home 2 A B C D E F G A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P … Continue reading

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Upon Paul’s Steeple

Church bells seem old fashioned and a remnant of a bucolic past, but when the wind is in the right direction I can hear the faint bells of churches far across the city. I grew up a few hundred metres … Continue reading

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Girls and Boys come out to play

I remember once staying, on my own, at my Grandpa’s house. I woke in a strange bedroom to find that it was already light, so got myself dressed and went through to find my Grandpa. He was deep in sleep, … Continue reading

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