Tag Archives: USA

Oh my darling Clementine

A song about the miner’s daughter and her rather large feet! From Rhymetime at Home 1 (the yellow CD). In a canyon, in a cavern, Excavating for a mine Lived a miner, forty-niner, And his daughter Clementine Oh my darling, … Continue reading

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Shoo fly

A song from the USA, written in the late 1800s by T Brigham Bishop, sung by soldiers in the Spanish American war and now by children. It’s not so well known over here in the UK. Learn it, flick those … Continue reading

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Down by the riverside

This morning I have a spiritual for you to sing in those moments when you’re looking for everyone to calm down a little, and find a moment or two of peace in the day. From At home with Rhymetime 1 … Continue reading

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Swing low

A wonderfully adaptable spiritual from the USA- you’ll know this one! Sing it softly and it’s a lullaby, sing it with gusto and march along. Use it! Swing low, sweet chariot Coming for to carry me home Swing low, sweet … 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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Go tell Aunt Nancy

This is a traditional song from the United States. I’ve only recorded one verse, because although it’s a tune that everyone should know, the words are so sad. One verse tells how the goose drowned, and another how the little … Continue reading

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Down in the valley

I first heard this sung by Bessie Jones- it’s an American children’s song which you can really groove to. Once it’s in your head, it’s there all day. In the verse ‘let me see you make a motion’ it’s time … Continue reading

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