A generation of music
Passing songs down through the generations.
Reading your article today brought back a waive of nostalgia for me, 

My daughter has been raised on the same songs as I was,  my Mother before me, and quite possibly her Mother too.

They are very old fashioned and interactive.

Here goes - sing with actions (VERY IMPORTANT) (sit urchin on your lap - their back to you)

Clap handies clap handies for Daddy to come (clap their hands)
To bring little “name” a cake and a bun (action a cake and a bun - however you like)
And a nice little horsie to ride upon  (hold hands like reigns and bounce your knees so they ‘ride’)
Soooo higggh, soooo higgggh, so high! (lift both hands in the air)

One day I was riding down the street (on lap bouncing like urchin is on a horse)
I seed a rhino horsie horsie,
Elizing for the goosie goosie goose (point finger - up and down)
So I’m up with my long range bow and arrow (bow and arrow action)
Shot him up the straight and narrow (clap hands together but in a shooting action - as the arrow would fly?)
Elizing for the goosie goosie goosie goose (bounce bounce bounce)

All the monkeys in the zoo
Got their faces painted blue (bounce bounce bounce)
So horsie, lift your tail up (arms up - still bouncing)
Let the sun shine from thine eye- ies

I wonder if any of your other readers were brought up on these old songs…would be interesting to hear!

Keep on singing parents - scary voice or not - our kids LOVE it!


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