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!Rowena