Songs for Remembrance Assembly

Songs for our Remembrance Assembly The students at Kent Elementary are learning songs to sing at the Remembrance Assembly on Friday Nov. 10th at 10:45. The Primary students are  learning Song of Peace, by Washington State music educators Mary Donnelly and George L. O. Strid.  We will not be singing the “Dona Nobis Pacem” partner.  Instead, musician Sarka Kvicinska will be playing that melody on her french horn.

The intermediate students are singing In Flanders Fields, by Canadian WWI soldier & physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, with music by Winnipeg school music teacher Craig Cassills.  There are many composers who have put this poignant poem to music, but in my opinion, this arrangement is the best.  Music is a great way to learn language, and to aid in memorization – so many students can now recite this poem effortlessly.

All students will be singing One Wish, by Dave & Jean Perry.  It is a lovely song and Sarka will add to the performance by playing the harmony on the french horn.

The other ceremonial songs for the service will be played by Sarka on her hunting horn, which is valveless like the bugle that these songs are usually played on.

Check out some recordings of the songs on Youtube.  Here are some clips that can be sung along to.

One Wishby Dave and Jean Perry

If I had one wish I could wish for you, if I had one gift I could give.  If there could only be one perfect song to sing, it would be peace Z peace Z  to all.

If I had one wish I could leave with you.  If I had one blessing to give.  If there could only be one message on the wind, it would be peace Z  peace Z   to all

Sometimes the people of the world cannot see, the hope that a new tomorrow brings.  And sometimes that hope is there for all to see, like a song or a dove on the wing

REPEAT VERSE ONE

 

If I could have one wish come true, it would be peace for me and you.

Peace in our hearts, and peace of mind, peace now and ever for all mankind.

So may our voices never cease.  So may we sing our songs of peace.

 

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Primary Choir Lyrics for Spring 2018: The Four Seasons

The Primary Choir (Kindergarten, Grade One and Grade Two) will present their spring concert on TUESDAY MAY 8th, in the morning (10:30-ish), and then again on WEDNESDAY MAY 9th, in the afternoon OR early evening (6:00 to 7:00).  I will send out a survey regarding time choice for the 9th.

Here are the lyrics for the children to practice.  As we sing the songs by memory, please encourage your children to practice the songs.  Thanks!

Here is the link to practice the songs that I have recorded for the children.

AUTUMN

Swinging Along  – French Folksong, arranged by Gladys Jackson

Part one: Swinging along thee open road, swinging along under sky that’s clear.  Swinging along thee open road, (part two: all in the fall ) in the fall of the year.  Swinging along, swinging along, swinging along thee open road.  All in the fall of the year.

The Hiking Song – by Mary Donnelly and George Strid

I like to go out hiking when autumn chills thee air, when leaves are red and yellow, and beauty’s everywhere.  I like to lift my voice in a cheerful hiking song, and all the while I’m singing, my echo sings along.    (TRA-LA-LA  Chorus)

Part one:  I like the golden valleys and wander far and wide, and as I walk, my echo is always by my side.

Part two:  I’m never sad or lonely, I always have a friend. We sing our song together, until the journey’s end  (TRA-LA-LA Chorus)

Part one:  I like——to go hiking, when au——-tumn chills thee air.  And when——-the day is over…

Part two:  I like to go out hiking when autumn chills thee air.  And when the day is over and stars are in the sky, I leave my little echo, and simply say “good-bye”.

(TRA-LA-LA Chorus ….but with different ending)  It’s time to go and now we say goodbye.

(Part two echoes part one🙂  Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.

WINTER

The Frost King – by Joyce Eilers and I. Dean Bula

His kingdom is thee ice and snow, the snowstorm is his joy.  He makes a winter wonderland for ev’ry girl and boy.

The frozen pond, the snow-packed hill, where sledding children play.  It’s all the Frost King’s winter work, this icy winter day.

When summer comes with balmy breeze, with flowers ev’rywhere we’ll think of Frost King mighty shout//    and wish that we were there.

We surely know it won’t be long ‘til winter comes our way.  We’ll hear once more the Frost King’s SHOUT//  some other winter day.

Music in Thee Air – (partner songs)  Jingle Bells – by James Pierpont, additional words by Mary Donnelly and George Strid

Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh.  O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way.  Bells on bobtail ring, making spirits bright.  What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight.

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.  Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh, HEY, (repeat)

Can you hear the music in thee air?  Children’s laughter echoes ev’rywhere.

Sleigh bells ringing ev’rywhere you go.  Come on, let’s go riding in the snow.

Riding in a wonderland of white.  Laughing, singing, making spirits bright.                                              Waving to our friends along the way.   All upon this frosty winter day.

2nd arrangement by Lynn Bailey:

Part one:  same words for chorus

Part two:  dashing, dashing, dashing, dashing, dashing all the way.  Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh, hey!  (repeat)

ALL:  Dashing through the snow, we’re in a one-horse open sleigh.  O’er the fields we love to go, we’re laughing all the way.  The bells on bob-tail ring-a-ling to make our spirits bright.  What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight——-//

Dashing Z the snow is falling.  Dashing Z  the trees are calling,  Dashing Z  there’s quite a                                 flurry.  Dashing Z  but don’t you worry.  Dashing  Z  the bells are ringing.  Dashing Z  and                                we are singing.  Dashing  Z  and jingle-ing-ing.  Dashing through the snow.

Oh what fun it is to ride in a one——–   horse——  o——- pen——- sleigh—–(dashing, dashing, dashing, dashing)——   Dashing through the snow!

Winter in the Country – by Teresa Jennings

Part one:  Generations  Z  from the country  Z  watch the seasons, watch the sky.  Z   Time for working, time for playing, time to rest as the winter goes by—in the country, when the snow flies—- ,  all is peaceful——–  Z  in the country—-, by the fire—– all is warm.  (then Part two sings, then sing again)       Winter in the country, when the snow flies, all is peaceful—–. Z  in the country—- by the fire—- Z  Z  safe and warm———–    by the fire———   safe and warm—-

Part two:  (Part one sings, then this group sings)  winter in the country fills my heart with glee!  When the snow falls gently, it falls for me.  Snow on the mountains, snow on the trees, and the meadows are filled with a cool, winter breeze.  Winter fills my heart in the country——-  where I can feel—- safe and warm— by the fire——- .   (then repeat)    Winter fills my heart in the country—–   where I can feel safe and warm——  Z Z  safe and warm———, by the fire——–   safe and warm——.

Here is a BIT of our song:

Sleigh Song – based on a Hungarian melody – arranged by Winnagene Hatch

Sleigh bells ring across the snow.  Children sing as home they go. Warm their hearts and all aglow.  Winter dreams and wishes grow.

Hear the sleigh bells softly ringing, all the world’s a-glitter now.  Join the laughter and the chatter, ev’ryone is learning how.

Winter brings a glowing cheer, it’s a special time of year.

Sleigh bells ring across the snow.  Children sing as home they go.  Fireside bright and candles’ gleam.  Show the way with shining beam.

(Part one starts off and sings the following, with part two singing the SAME words a bit later – a round- BUT Part one repeats “special time of year” at the end.)

Hear the sleigh bells softly ringing, all the world’s a-glitter here.  Join the laughter and the chatter, ‘tis a special time of year.

Sing with voices loud and strong.  Winter’s joy a sleighing song.  Winter’s joy a sleighing song———, sleigh——ing——- song—————-

Frosty the Snowman – by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins, arranged by John Leavitt

Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul.  With a corncob pipe and a button nose, and 2 eyes made out of coal.       Frosty the snowman is a fairytale they say.  He was made of snow but the children know how he came to life one day.

There  must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found, for when they placed it on his head, he began to dance around.

Oh Frosty the snowman was alive as he could be, and the children say he could laugh and play, just the same as you and me.    Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump, look at Frosty go.  Thumpety thump thump, Thumpety thump thump, over the hills of snow.

Frosty the snowman knew the sun was hot that day.  So he said “let’s run and we’ll have some fun now before I melt away”.  Down to the village, with a broomstick in his hand, running here and there all around the square, saying “catch me if you can”.

He led them down the streets of town right to the traffic cop.  Z Z   And he only paused a moment when Z Z he heard him holler “STOP”  Z  “Stop” (gasp!)

Frosty the snowman had to hurry on his way, but he waved goodbye, saying “don’t you cry, I’ll be back again some day.   .    Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump, look at Frosty go.  Thumpety thump thump, Thumpety thump thump, o——-ver—— the——- hills————- of——- snow.—————

SPRING

Who has seen the wind – words by Christina Rosetti

Who has seen the wind?  Neither you nor I.  But when trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by.

Yes, It’s raining – anonymous

Yes! ‘tis raining ev’ry other morning.  Ev’ry day and ev’ry other evening.  Rain rain go to Spain.  Rain, go to Spain.

Sing a Rainbow – by Arthur Hamilton, arranged by Mary Val Marsh

Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue.     You can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, too.  Listen with your eyes, listen with your eyes, and sing ev’rything you see.    You can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing along with me.  Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue.  You can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too.

Rhythm of the Rain – by Jerry Estes

Part one:  Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain Z  listen to the rain Z   rhythm of the rain Z                   Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain Z   Listen to the rhythm of the rain.

Part two:  Z  Pitter patter, pitter patter  Z   goes the rhythm  Z  of the falling rain  (repeat)

Part three:  Falling, falling Z  Listen to the rhythm of the rain.  (repeat)

SUMMER

Thunder and Lightning – by Clifford Crawley

Thunder and lightning are very exciting, but animals don’t agree.  They hide away as best they can, under the stairs, or under a tree.

Stand by the window and watch with delight as the hail and the rain all splash.  And watch the sky get overcast, counting the seconds, from flash to crash.

Thunder the lightning are very exciting, but animals don’t agree.  So spare a thought for the dogs and the cats, and the mice and the rats, and the wasps and the bees, and the birds in the trees, and the rabbits and the hares, and the wolves and the bears.

They’re not like you or me!

Sing in the Sunshine –  by Linda Steen Spevacek.  A partner with “Zip a Dee Doo Dah” – words by Ray Gilbert, music by Allie Wrubel.

Part two:  Sunshine, I love to sing in the sunshine.  Oh my, oh my, what a wonderful day.  Sunshine, I love to sing in the sunshine.  I love the feeling on a sunshiny day.  When I hear birds singin’ .  I know that something good is comin’.  Sunshine, I love to sing in the sunshine.  I love the feeling on a sunshiny day .     (repeat, then….)  I love the feeling on a sun——shin—–y—- day————   sunshiny day————-  Z     Oh what a day!

Part one:  Zip a dee doo dah, zip  a  dee  ay.  My oh my, what a wonderful day!  Plenty of sunshine, heading my way—–.   Zip a dee doo dah, zip  a dee ay!  Mister Bluebird on my shoulder, it’s the truth, it’s “act-ch’ll”  Z Z Z  ev’rything is “satisfactch’ll”    Zip a  dee doo dah,  zip  a  dee  ay, wonderful feeling, wonderful day.  (repeat, then….)  wonderful feeling, won—-der—ful— day————————————-  Z  wonderful day—————————–

Here is the ZIP a DEE DOO DAH part:

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Lyrics for Intermediate Choir – Spring 2018: Work and Play

As the Intermediate Choir prepares for their spring concert, there may be a few after-school rehearsals.  They will have an all-day field trip to Agassiz and Chilliwack senior homes to entertain residents and practice performing on FRIDAY, APRIL 20th.

There will be two performances:  On MONDAY, MAY  7th, time to be decided – either 10:30-ish OR 1:00-ish.   Then on TUESDAY MAY 8th, at 7:00 p.m. we will have our final performance.

Students were given a copy of the lyrics to take home, as well as CDRWs, for those who don’t have access to a computer to practice the songs.  The CDRWs (and case) must be returned in good working order, or a replacement fee of $4. will be expected.  Thanks for encouraging your child to practice the songs, as we sing them for memory at our concerts.

Here is the Track List, and the LINK for the songs which are recorded.

***NOTE WHICH PART gr. 3s & 4s sing, and WHICH PART gr. 5s & 6s sing***

  1. Chairs to Mend
  2. Ferryman
  3. Shake the Papaya – each tune
  4. Shake the Papaya – all (ending a little “off”)
  5. Pick a Bale – part 1
  6. Pick a Bale – part 2 (missed last words)
  7. ending of part 2
  8. ending of part 1
  9. Pick a Bale – both (without last words)
  10. Operatunities (without voice or narrations. Too fast)
  11. Operatunities – from Youtube: Denton 4th grade class
  12. Kazoo Koncerto – part 1
  13. Kazoo Koncerto – part 2
  14. Kazoo Koncerto – both
  15. Locomotion – part 1
  16. Locomotion – part 2
  17. Locomotion – both
  18. Sea Cruise – part 1
  19. Sea Cruise – part 2
  20. Sea Cruise – both
  21. Don’t Worry, Be Happy – part 1
  22. Don’t Worry, Be Happy – part 2 – (verse 3 – wrong words: should say “listen to a word I say”)
  23. Don’t Worry… both (without extra speaking parts or snaps)
  24. One of those Songs – Performance track
  25. On the Railroad – both (croaky and breathy – sorry!)
  26. The Swing – both
  27. Count on me – part 1 – on your own!
  28. Count on me – part 2 – on your own!

Here are the lyrics:

The Ferryman – lyrics by Christina Rossetti, music by David Lord

Ferry me across the water, do, boatman do.

If you’ve a penny in your purse, I’ll ferry you

I have a penny in my purse, and my eyes are blue, so ferry me across the water, do boatman, do

Step into my ferry boat, be they black or blue, and for the penny in your purse, I’ll ferry you

Ferry me across the water, do, boatman do.

If you’ve a penny in your purse, I’ll ferry you.

Pick A Bale of Cotton – African-American Folk Song, arranged by Betty Bertaux

Part one:  Jump down, turn around, pick a bale of cotton.  Jump down, turn around, pick a bale a day. (Part two sings)  O Lordy (part two)  O Lordy (part two), O Lordy (part two), O Lordy (part two).  Z  Jump down—–   Z  Jump down——-Z      Jump down, turn around, pick a bale of cotton, Jump down turn around, pick a bale a day.  Z   Z     O Lordy, pick a bale of cotton, O  Lordy, pick a bale a day.      O Lordy, pick a bale of cotton, O  Lordy, pick a bale a day.  Z    Jump down, turn around, pick a bale of cotton.  Jump down, turn around, pick a bale a day.  Jump down turn around, pick a bale of cotton.  Jump down, turn around, pick a bale a day, O Lordy—- Lordy, O Lordy, Lordy—–   Z   O Lordy, //  Pick a bale of cotton, pick a bale a day———–//  Pick a bale a day——-//  pick a, pick a , pick a  pick a  pick a  bale a day.

 

Part two: (part one starts).  Jump down, turn around, pick a bale of cotton,   Jump down, turn around, pick a bale a day.  (part one)  Pick a bale of cotton (Part one)  Pick a bale a day  (part one)  Pick a bale of cotton  (part one)  pick a bale a day.    Jump down, turn around, pick a bale of cotton.  Jump down, turn around, pick a bale a day.   Z    Jump—-down, turn around, pick a bale of cotton, pick a bale a— day.   Jump down—- jump down—–.  Jump down— my Lordy—–Z   Jump down—my Lordy—–Z      Jump down—my Lordy——  Z   Jump down—- my Lordy——-  O Jump down, turn around, pick a bale of cotton, Jump down, turn around, pick a bale a day.  Jump down turn around, pick a bale of cotton.  Jump down, turn around, pick a bale a day.   O Lordy, pick a bale of cotton.  O  Lordy, pick a bale a day, O  Lordy, pick a bale of cotton.  O  Lordy, pick a bale a day—————.   Pick a bale of cotton———   Pick a , pick a, pick a, pick a bale of cotton a day——-.

Shake the Papaya Down –  Calypso song –  arranged by Ruth Dwyer & Judith Waller

Part One:   Mama says no play, this is a work day.  Up with the bright sun, get all the work done.  If you will help me, Climb up the tall tree, shake the papaya down.

Sweet, sweet papaya, fruit of thee island, when all the work’s done, dance on the white sands, if you will help me, climb up the tall tree, shake the papaya down.

Part Two:  Shake them down, shake them down, climb the tall tree, shake them down.  Shake them down, shake the papaya down.  Shake them down, shake them down,  climb the tall tree, shake them down, shake them down, shake them down, shake the papaya down.

Part Three:   I love the papaya, yes, I do.  Juicy papaya yes I do.  If you will help me, I’ll help you, Shake the papaya down.

ENDING:   Shake the papaya down, shake the papaya—–   down————-

 

On the Railroad   –   traditional American Work Songs – arranged by Dave & Jean Perry

Part one:  In eighteen hundred and forty one, I put me cord’roy breeches on, I put me cord’roy breeches on, to work upon the railway.

Fill-le-me-oo-re- eye-re-ay.  (3X), to work upon the railway. (rest)

In eighteen hundred and forty two (part two)    I cursed the luck that brought me through, to work upon the railway.

Fill-le-me-oo-re- eye-re-ay.  (3X), to work upon the railway. (rest)

I’ve—–  been workin’ on the rail—-road——-, all—– the live long day——–.  I’ve—- been workin’ on the rail———- road,   just to pass the time away———-.  Can’t —— you hear the whistle blow—-in’——, Rise up so early in the morn———-.  Z   Can’t —— you hear the captain shout——in’——, “Di——nah blow your horn———-“     (part two sings)

Fill-le-me-oo-re- eye-re-ay.  (3X), to work upon the railway. (rest)

Dinah won’t ya blow—-, Dinah won’t ya blow——-, Dinah won’t ya blow your horn———-

Dinah won’t ya blow—-, Dinah won’t ya blow——-, Dinah won’t ya blow your horn———-

Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah——Someone’s in the kitchen I know————, someone’s in the kitchen with Di—nah——, strummin’ on thee old banjo—–.

Fil-le-me-oo-re-eye-re-ay——, fil-le-me-oo-re-eye-re-ay——–, I’ve been workin’ ZZZZZ

I’ve ben workin’ on———-Z   the railway—————–

 

Part two:  In eighteen hundred and forty one, I put me cord’roy breeches on, I put me cord’roy breeches on, to work upon the railway. 

            Fill-le-me-oo-re- eye-re-ay.  (3X), to work upon the railway. (rest)

(Part one)    I left thee old world for the new, I cursed the luck that brought me through, to work upon the railway.   Z   Fil-le-me-oo-re-eye-re-ay,    Fil-le-me-oo-re-eye-re-ay,   Fil-le-me-oo-re-AY, TO WORK UPON THE RAILWAY.

I’ve  been   work-   in’      I’ve   been       work-    in’  all   the   live-    long    day,  I’ve    been   work-   in’,            I’ve    been     work-    in’        I’ve     been      work-    in’     to   pass    the    time    a-   way,   a-    way——–.  Can’t——- you  hear the whistle blow——in’  ———,  Rise up so early in the morn’————-Z      Can’t——- you hear the captain shout——-in’——-,  (part one)                Fill-le-me-oo-re- eye-re-ay.  (3X), to work upon the railway.         Fil-le-me-oo-re-eye-re-ay,      Fil-le-me-oo-re-eye-re-ay—–    Fil-le-me-oo-re-EYE, TO WORK UPON THE RAILWAY—-

(part one) Dinah won’t ya blow—–, Dinah won’t ya, Dinah won’t ya blow your horn——.  Dinah won’t ya blow, Z    Dinah won’t ya blow, Dinah won’t ya,  Dinah won’t ya blow your horn—-Z    Fee——-fy———–fid-dle-eye-oh——    Fee ——-fy——-  fid-dle-eye- oh—–.  Fee——-fy——  fid-dle-eye-oh—–    Z  Z  Z  Z.   Fil-le-me-oo-re-eye-re-ay———-  Z Z  Z Z Z Z    Fil-le-me-oo-re-eye-re-ay,   I’ve been workin’  Z  Z     Z Z Z   I’ve been workin’ on———Z   the railway———–

The following is NOT our arrangement, but is good version of the opening song:

Opera-Tunities   –   arranged, with extra music & words, by Mary Donnelly & George Strid

My cousin Morris sang in the chorus, at the local op’ra house.  But each day he went to work as a (poor) salesclerk.  He was meek and quiet as a mouse.  One day the manager came down with laryngitis, and not a word could he say (could he say)——.  He whispered to Morris and asked if he would announce the specials of the day——-.  With microphone in hand, Morris was a diff’rent man, and he sang the Daily Specials in this operatic way.

(MORRIS……)

If for sweet you’re in the mood, try our tasty angel food.  Cookies by the dozen, you will really love them.  Come and taste a sample.  Our supply is ample.    (part two:  try a choc’late muffin) (part one:  fresh hot from thee oven).   Take home 6 or 7, you’ll find yourself in heaven——

(MORRIS…..)

(Part two:)  POP    POP    POP  (part one🙂  pop   pop   pop     (part two:)   Cold soda pop (part one:)   Cold soda pop.  (part two:)   It’s time to have a soda pop  (part one🙂  It’s time to have a soda pop   (part two:)   icy soda pop      (part one🙂  icy soda pop  (part two:)   it’s time to have a soda pop now (part one🙂  It’s time to have a soda pop.   (ALL:)   it’s time for pop

(MORRIS…….)

This is the best deal in the groc’ry store.  (part one🙂  pot roast and ribs.  (part two:)   ground beef galore.  (ALL:)   Our hamburger was ground this very morn.  So take the bull by the horns—It’s sure to satisfy, in ev’ry way.  So buy a bunch today, OLE

(MORRIS…….)

(part one🙂   Automobile stuff, all that your heart desires.  (part two:)   fan bels and motor oil, cleaners for dirty tires.    (ALL:)    We have lower prices, lower by far.  Come and buy the stuff to fix up your car.  (part one🙂  We have stuff (part two:)  lots of stuff.   (ALL:)  to fix up your car.      We have stuff (part two:)  lots of stuff.   (ALL:)  to fix up your car.

Now cousin Morris is not in the chorus, for he’s an op’ra star, you see.  The moral of this story is:  there’s fame and glory when you take the “op’ra”-tunity———

The Swing –   words by Robert Louis Stevenson, music by Mary Lynn Lightfoot

How do you like to go up in a swing, up in thee air so blue?    Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing, ever a child can do, that ever a child can do.  (part one🙂  Up in thee air, and over the wall, till I can see so wide.  (part two:)  rivers and tress and cattle and all.  (ALL:)  Over the countryside.  (part one starts, part two comes in  * with same words:)   How do you like to go * up in a swing, up in thee air so blue?  Oh I do think it the pleasantest thing, (ever ) a child can do, that ever a child can do.   (part one🙂   Till I look down on the garden green, (part two🙂 down on the roof so brown.  (ALL:)  Up in thee air I go flying again (part two:)  up in thee air  (part one🙂  up in thee air.   (ALL:)   Up in thee air—-      Z   Up in thee air and down—-.

(part one starts, part two comes in  * with same words:)   How do you like to go * up in a swing, up in thee air so blue?  Oh I do think it the pleasantest thing, (ever ) a child can do, that ever a child can do.   The pleasantest thing…….going up (in a swing)   I’m going up (up in a swing)  I’m going  UP IN A SWING———   Up in thee air and down.

The Kazoo Koncerto – by Mary Donnelly & George Strid

One day when I was feelin’ bored, lookin’ for something to do.  So I walked on down to the music store, and bought a brand new kazoo.  It was shiny and bright, a wonderful toy, just the size of my thumb.  And when I put it to my lips, I began to hum—

(Ode to Joy theme on kazoos)

(part two:) when I was walking down the street, humming a little song   (part one🙂  I ran into a group of friends who wanted to play along.    (ALL:)   So we walked right back to the music store, and bought some musical toys.  And when we all began to play, we made a wonderful noise.

(Can-Can theme on kazoos)

Now that people love to hear us play, they come from miles around.  ‘Cause they just can’t seem to get enough of our unusual/delightful sound.  But we just play for the fun of it, we’d play until we drop.  ‘Cause once we start to play kozoos, we never want to stop!

(Eine Kleine Nacht Musik on kazoos)  We never want to  (Hallelujah Chorus on kazoos)              no, never want to (Kazoo ———)      don’t want to stop   Z   Z    Z  (Kazoo)

Sea Cruise – by Huey Smith, arranged by Roger Emerson

Old man rhythm is in my shoes, it’s no  use a-sittin’ and a-singin’ the blues.  So be my guest, you got nothin’ to lose, won’t you let me take you on a  Z   sea cruise?

OO-wee,  OO-wee, baby.  OO-wee,  OO-wee baby, OO-wee, OO-wee baby,     won’t you let me take you on a   Z   sea cruise?

Feel like jumpin’, baby won’t you join me please—–    ZZZZ I don’t like beggin’ but now I’m on bended knees———

***I got to get a rockin’ get my hat off the (shelf/hook)  I got to boogie woogie like a _________ so be my guest, you got nothin’ to lose, won’t you let me take you on a Z  sea cruise.

OO-wee,  OO-wee, baby.  OO-wee,  OO-wee baby, OO-wee, OO-wee baby,     won’t you let me take you on a   Z   sea cruise?

I got to get to movin’ baby I ain’t lyin’,  my heart is beatin’ rhythm and it’s right on time, so be my guest, you got nothin’ to lose, won’t you let me take you on a Z  sea cruise

OO-wee,  OO-wee, baby.  OO-wee,  OO-wee baby, OO-wee, OO-wee baby,     won’t you let me take you on a   Z   sea cruise?      (REPEAT)

Won’t you let me take you?  Won’t you let me take you?  Won’t you let me take you on a Z  sea cruise?

This is NOT the arrangement that we are doing, but it is pretty close:

The Locomotion – by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, arranged by Mark Brymer

Do the locomotion Z,  do the lo–comotion, Do the locomotion Z , do the lo—comotion (repeat)

Ev’rybody’s doin’ a brand new dance now.  Z come on baby, do—-the locomotion.  Know you’ll get to like it if you give it a chance now.  Z  come one baby, do—- the locomotion.  My little baby sister can do it with ease.  It’s easier than learnin’ your A B Cs, so come on, come on, do— the locomotion with me

You got to swing your hips now.  Come on, baby.  Jump up,   Jump back,  Oh well I think you got the knack.  Oh baby won’t you do the locomotion Z ,  do the lo—comotion.   Do the locomotion  Z , do the lo—comotion.

Now that you can do— it, let’s make a chain now. ……  Chug a chug a motion like a railroad train now …….. Ther’s never been a dance that’s so easy to do, it even makes you happy when you’re feelin’ blue, so come on, come on, do—- the locomotion with me.

Do the locomotion Z,  do the lo–comotion, Do the locomotion Z , do the lo—comotion

Move around the floor in a locomotion…..  Do it holdin’ hands if you get the notion…..  Do it nice and easy now don’t lose control.   A little bit of rhythm and a lot of soul.  So come on, come on, do—– the locomotion with (me)

Do the locomotion Z , do the lo—comotion.  Come on baby, do—- the locomotion (REPEAT) Come on baby, do—- the locomotion.  Z  come one baby , do—- the locomotion  Z Z Z Z  locomotion!

This is NOT our arrangement, but what a FABULOUS young choir, with amazing harmony & choreography. WOW!!!!!

Don’t worry, be happy – by Bobby McFerrin, arranged by Audrey Snyder

Here’s a little song I wrote, you might want to sing it note for note.  Don’t worry, be happy.  In ev’ry life we have some trouble, but when you worry you make it double, don’t worry, be happy.

Chorus:  doo  doo——-

Ain’t got no cash, ain’t got no style, ain’t got no (gal) to make you smile.  Don’t worry, be happy.  When you worry your face will frown, and that will bring ev’rybody down, don’t worry, be happy.

Chorus

Here’s a little song I wrote, I hope you learned it note for note, don’t worry, be happy.  Listen to a word I say:  In your life expect some trouble.  But when you worry you make it double, don’t worry, be happy

This  IS the arrangement we are singing, and we may use some of the choreography (but not the hopping/jumping part)

Count on Me – by Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine.  arranged by Janet Day

If you ever find yourself stuck in the middle of the sea,  I’ll sail the world to find you
If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can’t see,   I’ll be the light to guide you

Find out what we’re made of.     When we are called to help our friends in need

You can count on me like one two three, I’ll be there, And I know when I need it                             I can count on you like four three two,   You’ll be there
‘Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah

Whoa, whoa,   Oh, oh       Yeah, yeah

If you tossin’ and you’re turnin’ and you just can’t fall asleep,  I’ll sing a song,   beside you
And if you ever forget how much you really mean to me, Everyday I will  remind you   Ooh

Find out what we’re made of.   When we are called to help our friends in need

You can count……

 

You’ll always have my shoulder when you cry. I’ll never let go, never say goodbye

You know you can count on me like one two three, I’ll be there
And I know when I need it I can count on you like four three two, and you’ll be there
‘Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah

Oh, oh
You can count on me ’cause I can count on you

This IS our arrangement”

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Intermediate Choir songs for Christmas 2017.

Please find below the lyrics for the songs that the choir hope to sing for their annual concert, with the primary choir, on Wednesday December 20th at 1 p.m.    We will also be singing ONE WISH – see the Remembrance Day posting for a recording of this song.

One Wishby Dave and Jean Perry

If I had one wish I could wish for you, if I had one gift I could give.  If there could only be one perfect song to sing, it would be peace Z peace Z  to all.

If I had one wish I could leave with you.  If I had one blessing to give.  If there could only be one message on the wind, it would be peace Z  peace Z   to all

Sometimes the people of the world cannot see, the hope that a new tomorrow brings.  And sometimes that hope is there for all to see, like a song or a dove on the wing

REPEAT VERSE One

Here’s the LINK for the music samples.  The lyrics follow the track list.

Intermediate Practice CD track list – Christmas 2017

As usual, I seem to have a cold whenever it is “taping time” – sorry for the crackly and short-of-breath voice!  Hopefully you will have a good idea of how the songs go.  Practice your own part, then challenge yourself by singing your part to the other voice part!

  1. Born, Born in Bethlehem – recording from youtube
  2. Innkeeper –part 1 – top.
  3. Innkeeper – part 2 – bottom
  4. Innkeeper – both parts, most of it
  5. Christmas is a Feeling – harmony –INTERMEDIATE?
  6. Christmas is a Feeling – both parts – PRIMARY sing the melody
  7. Peace on Earth – a bit of the recording – we sing SILENT NIGHT in 4s, rather than 3s, with the adults at the Community Carol Festival.  They sing the partner song.
  8. Now the Bells ring – recording from youtube
  9. Carol of the Bells – part 1 – without ending
  10. Carol of the Bells – part 2 – without ending
  11. Carol of the Bells – ending
  12. Carol of the Bells – both parts …but we’ll try to sing it a bit faster
  13. Ding-a Ding-a….. part 2 – with piano playing the vocal part louder than accompaniment
  14. Ding-a Ding-a……part 1 –as above
  15. Ding-a-Ding-a ……Descant – as above
  16. Ding-a Ding-a…. – recording from jwpepper.com
  17. Sleigh Ride – we will do a shorter version
  18. Winter Sleigh Ride – recording from jwpepper.com
  19. Sleigh Bells – main melody – with piano playing the part loudly over accompaniment
  20. Sleigh Bells – harmony – as above
  21. Come to the Manger – Melody, then the same melody for the partner song
  22. Come to the Manger – Harmony (alto) , then partner song
  23. Come to the Manger – harmony (tenor)
  24. Come to the Manger – harmony (bass)
  25. Come to the Manger – melody with the 3 harmony parts – disc skips a few times – sorry!
  26. Ring Bells – (partner with above song) – recording from jwpepper.com
  27. Sleigh Bells – recording of a 4-part choir – from youtube
  28. Innkeeper – both parts – faster than track 4. Disc skips again.
  29. One Wish – recording from youtube – Primary & Intermediate
  30. Song of Peace – melody – Primary.
  31. Song of Peace – harmony – for any willing singers to learn…?!?!
  32. Song of Peace – recording from youtube – Dresden (Germany) Orchestra & Children’s Choir

 

CHRISTMAS 2017 – Intermediate Choir

Born, born in Bethlehem  – American Spiritual, arr. by Donald Moore

Mary had a baby, a-oh my Lord.  Mary had a baby, a-oh my Lord                                                                 Mary had a baby, a-oh my Lord.  Born, born in Bethlehem.

V1: The hay is his pillow, the manger his bed.      The beasts stand in wonder to gaze on his head.                         Yet there where he lies he’s so weak and so poor.  Come shepherds and wise men to kneel at his door.

V2: The glory surrounds them, with angels on high.     And “Peace upon earth” heav’nly voices reply                       Then come little children, and hear what they say.   That gladdened the world on that first Christmas day.

Now the Bells Ring –  by Rita MacNeil

Weary the travelers that carry the Babe. Long is the journey the wisemen will make.   While out through the darkness there shines a bright light.  And into the morning the world will rejoice.

Listen to the drummer boy, beating on the drum.  Shepherds gather closer to wait for the dawn.  While off in the distance the Child that is born, is sleeping softly in the peace of the morn.

Now the bells ring, now the bells ring the good news has come. The message is clear now, the world is reborn

Now hear the children singing their praise. (Praise to the Child that is born)  All of the world will remember this day. (On this Christmas Day morn)  While all through thee ages this story has been told. (This story has been told) And down through the pages the miracle unfolds the miracle unfolds.

 

Sleigh Ride    – words by Mitchell Parish, music by Leroy Anderson

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling,  Ring ting tingling too
Come on, it’s lovely weather  for a sleigh ride together with you
Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling “Yoo Hoo”
Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you

Giddy-yap giddy-yap giddy-yap let’s go.  Let’s look at the snow
We’re riding in a wonderland of snow
Giddy-yap giddy-yap giddy-yap it’s grand.  Just holding your hand
We’re gliding along with the song of a wintry fairyland

Our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy cozy are we
We’re snuggled up together like two birds of a feather would be
Let’s take the road before us and sing a chorus or two
Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you

Winter Sleigh Ride – with Jingle Bells –  new music by Glenda E. Franklin

Part 1: Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh.    O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way.  Bells on bobtail ring,  making spirits bright.  What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight.

OH Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.  Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh.  (repeat)

Part 2: We are singing winter’s sweet song.  Join the sleigh ride and come, sing along.  As we’re crossing the valley and hill, we’ll feel winter’s icy chill. 

OH!  We are going on a sleigh ride…..in a one-horse open sleigh we’re riding.  We are going on a sleigh ride….o’er the gentle fields of snow we’ll jingle home!

Both:  We are going on a sleigh ride.  O’er the snowy fields we go.  As we join together sweetly singing, Z  jingle jingle all the way!      (Now both parts together, with last line repeated)

Carol of the Bells – arranged by Ruth Artman

Part One:  Hark hear the bells, high sounding bells, joyful they ring, born is the king.  (wait while part two sings).  Singing their song, ding ding-a dong!  This is the day, come, come away.       Now ev’rywhere, all through thee air.  Hear how they pound, hear how they sound,   telling the tale, o’re hill and vale. Come one and all, answer the call.  Come, come and sing, “Born is the King”.

Join the joyous Christmas celebration.  Join the folks of ev’ry land and nation!

Endless the song, lives on and on.  Born is the king, born is the king.

REPEAT WHOLE SONG

ENDING:  (hark to the bells) high sounding bells, good news they bring, let the heavens rings.   ZZZZ   ZZZZ   Born is the king!

Part two:  (Part one starts, then):  O how they chime, sound with a rhyme, be of good cheer, Christmas is here.  Singing their song——  Ding ding ding-a-dong, ding-a-dong!

Now ev’rywhere, all through thee air, ring silver bells, sing silver bells, hear how they pound, hear how they sound.  Telling the tale, o’er hill and vale.  Come one and all, answer the call, come, come and sing, “born is the king”.

Join the joyous Christmas celebration, join the folks of ev’ry land and nation.

Endless the song, lives on and on, Born is the king, born is the king

REPEAT WHOLE SONG

ENDING:  Hark to the bells (high sounding bells) Good new they bring, let the heavens ring                       ZZZZ    ZZZZ    Born is the king!

 

Sleigh Bells  – Russian folk tune, arr. Earlene Rentz

Part 1:  Hear the sleigh bells jingle, jingle, fingers freeze and then they tingle, friends are singing and we mingle, while the snowflakes fall. (REPEAT)

With our friends we ride together, wearing coats of fur and leather,                                  toasty in the snowy weather, sleigh bells jing-a-ling.  (REPEAT)

Jing jing jing jing a-ring-a-ling.   Jing jing jing jing a-ring-a-ling.                                Jing jing jing jing a-ring jing,   jing-jing-a-ling-jing-a-ring-jing-a-ring-a-ling.

Jing jing jing jing a-ring-a-ling.   Jing jing jing jing a-ring-a-ling.                                Jing jing jing jing a-ring jing,   jing-jing a-ring-a-ling-a-ling.

Through the hills our song is ringing, ev’ryone joins in the singing,                                  laughter, smiles and faces beaming, as we go along. (REPEAT)

We go along…….we go along and the song is ringing,

Through the town and by the river, cold winds blow and then we shiver, birds are singing, singing, teaming, joining in the song. (REPEAT)

Jing  Jing  jing-jing-jing.   Jing  Jing  jing-jing-jing.   Jing  Jing  jing-jing-jing.   Jing jing-a-ring-jing-a-ring-jing-a-ring-a-ring.     Jing Jing  Jing  Jing   Jing  Jing  Jing  Jing    Jing-a-ring  Jing Jing.  Jing-a-ring    Jing Jing-a-ring Jing  Jing——–   Jing-a-ling-a-ling-a-ring-jing-jing  HEY!

Sleigh Bells

Part 2: Hear the sleigh bells jingle, jingle, fingers freeze and then they tingle, friends are singing, and we mingle, while the snowflakes fall.  (REPEAT)

With our friends we ride together, wearing coats of fur and leather, toasty in the snowy weather, sleigh bells jing-a-ling.  (REPEAT)

Jing jing jing jing jing jing jing jing.     Jing jing jing jing jing jing jing jing.                Jing jing jing jing jing jing jing a ring, jing jing jing.

Jing jing jing jing jing jing jing jing.    Jing jing jing jing jing jing jing jing.         Jing jing jing jing jing jing jing jing.  Jing jing-a-ring-a-ling-a-ling.

Jing-a-ling-a-ling-a-ling. Jing-a-ling-a-ling-a-ling.  Jing-a-ling-a-jing-a-ling-a-ling.     Jing jing-a-ring-jing,jing, jing, jing.

A long————-we go———our song———–as we go along——–we go along, and the song is ringing…

Through the town and by the river, cold winds blow and then we shiver, birds are winging, singing, teaming, joining in the song. (REPEAT)

Jing jing jing-jing-jing.  Jing  Jing  jing-jing-jing.   Jing  jing  jing-jing-jing.         Jing-jing-a-ring-jing-a-ring-jing-a-ring-a-ring.

Jing jing jing jing.  Jing jing jing jing.  Jing-a-ring  jing-jing. Jing-a-ring-a-ring.   Jing-a-ring  jing-jing  a-ring-jing jing———-  jing-a-ling-a-ling-a-ring-jing-jing HEY!

Come to the Manger

Kling-a-ling!  Kling-a-ling!  Kling-a-ling, kling-a-ling, kling-a-ling, kling-a-ling!

Come to the manger one and all.  Come children, come.  Lying meek and mild, is the heav’nly child.    Shepherds  kneel in love,  Angels sing above.  Come to the manger one and all, come children come.

Ting-a-ling!  Ting-a-ling!   Ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling!

O come, all ye children, o come one and all.   To Bethlehem haste, to the manger so small.                                                       To the lowly manger, to the heav’nly stranger.  Kneel down and adore him, with small voices praise him.  O ring, bells, o ring bells, o ring little bells.

Kling-a-ling!  Kling-a-ling!  Kling-a-ling, kling-a-ling, kling-a-ling, kling-a-ling!

Come to the manger one and all, come children come.  Kling-a-ling!  Kling-a-ling!  Kling-a-ling!

 

OH RING THOSE CHRISTMAS BELLS – TRADITIONAL GERMAN, arr. Donnelly & Strid

Part 2:  ring, bells, oh ring-a-ling-a-ling.  Ring, Christmas bells!  (repeat)   Little bells are ringing, Children’s voices singing.  Christmas is the reason, for this happy season.  Ring, bells, oh ring-a-ling-a-ling.  Ring Christmas bells!

Part 1:  Joy to the world, the Christmas bells are ringing.  Now is the time to ring those Christmas bells.  Ring-a-ling.   Ring-a-ling. Hear the bells go ding dong ding.  Bringing joy to all the world throughout this happy season.  Joy to the world, oh ring those Christmas bells.

Part 2: ding—ding, dong—ding, dong—ding, dong!  Ding-a-ding—–ding, dong—-ding, dong ding-a-dong

Part 1: Ding dong, ding dong, ding ding dong!  Ding-a-ding, dong, ding, dong, ding, ding, dong.

 

Silent Night   * in 4s NOT the usual 3s!!

Silent Night, Holy Night, all is calm, all is bright.

Round yon virgin, mother and child.  Holy infant so tender and mild.

Sleep in heavenly peace,  sleep in heavenly peace

 

Christmas is a Feeling – Natalie Sleeth

Christmas is a feeling, filling thee air.

It’s love and joy and laughter, of people ev’rywhere.

Christmas—-Christmas—–Christmas brings—-good cheer,

It reaches out as the holiday draws near.

(REST while primary sing “It’s mistletoe and falling snow)

It’s mistletoe and candlelight, it’s a baby in a stall, on a cold winter night.

It’s caring and sharing and presents by the tree.

It’s the spirit of giving in you and in me—-

For Christmas ——, Christmas——-Christmas fills thee air

It’s love and joy of people ev’rywhere.

But if Christmas is a feeling, bringing such good cheer,

Then why, O why don’t you and I try to make it last—all year?

(REST)

Why can’t it last —     all year?

Innkeeper – by Roger Emerson

Part 1:  Oh Mary, I know you’re tired, but there’s no room at thee Inn.

Part 2:  Oh Mary, I’ll try once, maybe he’ll fit us in.

Innkeeper, innkeeper, do you have room –  for my wife with child.                                                                 Innkeeper, innkeeper, can you make room, for the meek and mild.

Part 1: Oh Mary, sorry is he, there is no room today

Part 2: Oh Mary, I’ll try once more, you wait behind and pray

Innkeeper, innkeeper, please don’t say no, we’ve traveled far you see                                                 Innkeeper, innkeeper how could you know?  A king He’s destined to be

Innkeeper, innkeeper, what’s that you say?  a stable lined with straw                                                   Innkeeper, innkeeper, where will He lay?  With friendly beasts in awe

InnkeeperS, innkeepers, innkeepers all, do you have room for the child?                                             Inkeepers, innkeepers,  won’t you make room, for the Holy child?

Innkeepers, innkeepers, innkeepers all!  Do you have room for the child?

Ding-a  Ding-a   Ding    by Greg Gilpin

Part 1:  A: Ding-a-ding-a-ding.   Ding-a-ding-a-ding.   Ding-a-ding-a-ding Z  Dong   A variation: Ding-a-ding-a-ding.   Ding-a-ding-a-ding.  Ding-a-ding-a-ding.   Z  Ding Dong REPEAT 2 X.

B: Merrily on high, hear the bells ring.  Merrily the heavens sing.  Merrily on high, hear the bells ring.  O’er thee earth they ding dong ding.

A & A variation

C:  Z  Ding ding——-.  Ding ding,  ding-a ding-a dong!   Z Ding-a ding-a Ding!   Ding-a ding-a ding!   Ding-a ding-a ding!  Ding-a ding-a ding!  Z  Ding ding  Z  Ding ding   Z DONG!

A & A variation,  then B

THEN EITHER A and A variation and  Ding-a ding-a ding Z Ding dong! Z ding dong!

OR B and O’er thee earth they ding dong ding.  Ding Dong ding.

Z  Z  Ding dong ding dong, ding dong, ding dong, ding dong, ding dong!       Ding-a ding, ding-a ding, a-ding-a ding-a ding dong.  Merrily, they ding dong ding!

Ding-a-ding, ding-a ding-a-ding-a ding dong (REPEAT 3 X)

 

Part 2: (Part one has opening phrase, then you come in)

A:  Z Z Ding-a ding! Z Ding-a ding!   Z  Ding-a ding, ding dong!                            A variation: Z Ding-a ding! Z  Ding dong! Z  Ding-a ding!  Z  Ding-a ding

A & A variation, then A

B:  Merrily on high, hear the bells ring.  Merrily the heavens sing.  Merrily on high, hear the bells ring.  O’er thee earth they ding dong ding.

A variation, then A

C: Ding………..Ding! Z Ding ding, ding-a-ding a-ding!   Ding Z Ding dong, ding dong, ding! Z Ding dong, ding dong! Z  Ding-a ding-a ding!  Ding-a ding-a ding ding!  Z    Ding ding  Z  Z  DONG!  

A variation, A, B

then  EITHER A variation & A, ding.  Ding-a ding, ding dong.  Z Ding Dong!

Ding dong, ding dong, ding dong, ding dong, ding dong, ding dong, Ding   Dong!

Ding-a ding, ding-a ding, a-ding-a ding-a ding dong.  Merrily, they ding dong ding!

Z  Z  DING——- Z  Z DING——- Z  Z  Ding——-   Z  Z  Ding———- Z Ding!

 

 

 

 

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Primary Choir Lyrics- Christmas Concert – December 20th, 2017 @ 1 p.m.

Here are the lyrics for our Annual Concert.  We will also be singing ONE WISH and SONG OF PEACE.  See the Remembrance Day post and its song clips from youtube.

I will try to paste in sound clips that you can practice with, very soon.  In the meantime, I’ve pasted some youtube clips to get you started.

PRIMARY CHOIR LYRICS –  CHRISTMAS 2017

One Wishby Dave and Jean Perry ** see the Remembrance Day post for a clip of this song.**

If I had one wish I could wish for you, if I had one gift I could give.  If there could only be one perfect song to sing, it would be peace Z peace Z  to all.

If I had one wish I could leave with you.  If I had one blessing to give.  If there could only be one message on the wind, it would be peace Z  peace Z   to all

Sometimes the people of the world cannot see, the hope that a new tomorrow brings.  And sometimes that hope is there for all to see, like a song or a dove on the wing

REPEAT VERSE ONE

 Song of Peace  – by Mary Donnelly and George L.O. Strid.

If I could have one wish come true, it would be peace for me and you.

Peace in our hearts, and peace of mind, peace now and ever for all mankind.

So may our voices never cease, so may we sing our songs of peace.

It’s a Magical Holiday

PART 1: Hear the chiming bells, the caroling and laughter in thee air,

It’s a holiday filled with magic, you can feel it everywhere

See the snowflakes fall, the twinkling lights, and friends who gather near,

It’s the happiest kind of feeling, and there’s magic in thee air

 

PART 2: Ding dong, the chiming bells are ringing in thee air

It’s a holiday filled with magic, you can feel it everywhere

Come see the snowflakes fall and friends who gather near

It’s the happiest kind of feeling, and there’s magic in thee air

Both parts together, then

BOTH:   Hang up the stockings,  light up the tree.  Now gather ‘round the fire and join the family

PART 1: See the snowflakes fall, the twinkling lights, and friends who gather near,

It’s the happiest kind of feeling, and there’s ma….gic….. (REST)   in……. thee air…………

PART 2: Come see the snowflakes fall, and friends who gather near,

It’s the happiest kind of feeling, and there’s ma….gic….. (REST)   in……. thee air…………

 

Run, Run Reindeer – a partner with Jolly Old St. Nicholas, arr. by Jay Althouse

Part 1: Christmas Eve is coming soon, joy is ev’rywhere, Santa Claus will make his trip, flying through thee air.

Part 2:  Santa does not work alone, reindeer pull his sleigh, without them Santa cannot fly

Both:  And that is why we say——-

Both: Run, run, reindeer, run, run, reindeer, run right to my house.  Run, run ,   reindeer, run, run, reindeer, quiet as a mouse.  Run, run, reindeer, run, run,             reindeer, never mind the snow. But don’t forget old Santa Claus,  Ho  Ho  Ho!

Part 1: When the clock is striking 12, and I’m wide awake  (Part 2: “OH” – on 4 notes)

Both: I hear reindeer on the roof, that is no mistake

Part 1: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer,  Vixen, just to name a few  (Part 2: “OH” – on 4 notes)

Both: bring old Santa straight to me, and you, and you and you——-

Both: Run, run, reindeer, run, run, reindeer, run right to my house.  Run, run ,   reindeer, run, run, reindeer, quiet as a mouse.  Run, run, reindeer, run, run,             reindeer, never mind the snow. But don’t forget old Santa Claus,  Ho  Ho  Ho!

Both (in new key): Both: Run, run, reindeer, run, run, reindeer, run right to         my house.  Run, run , reindeer, run, run, reindeer, quiet as a mouse.               Run,       run, reindeer, run, run, reindeer, never mind the snow. But don’t  forget old          Santa Claus,  Ho  Ho  Ho!         Don’t forget old Santa Claus,  Ho (ho, ho, ho), Ho    (ho, ho, ho), Ho (run, run, reindeer), Never mind the snow , HO!

 

Tis the Season Once Again – a partner with Deck the Halls – arr. by Joyce Eilers

Tis the seasons once again, ev’ryone is full of cheer.  Peace on earth, good will to me, tis the Christmas time of year!    Trim the tree and deck the hall.  Light the candles one by one.  Merry Christmas to you all, now the happy season has begun.

Deck the hall with boughs of holly, Fa-la-la-la-la——-, la-la-la-la.  Tis the season to be jolly, fa-la-la-la-la—, la-la-la-la—–.  Don we now our bright apparel, fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la.  Troll the ancient yuletide carol, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!

(Then both parts together)

Up and Away with Good Saint Nick  -by B. R. Handby, with new music & words by M. Donnelly  and G. Strid

Part 2:  Tonight on Christmas Eve, I thought I’d play a trick.  I waited on the rooftop for jolly old St. Nick

Part 1:  He landed by the chimney, and when he looked away, I crept around without a sound and hid inside his sleigh!

Part 2:  Up on the housetop reindeer pause.  Out jumps good old Santa Claus

Part 1: Down through the chimney with lots of toys.  All for the little ones, Christmas joys.

ALL:  Ho ho ho, who wouldn’t go.  Ho ho ho, who wouldn’t go.  Up on the housetop click click click                                        Up and away with good  Z  Saint    Z  Nick.

(both parts together, with slightly different words):

Part 1: Zoo—-ming—— in—- a——-  reindeer powered sleigh—.  O’er——– the clouds—— I———hear ol’ Santa say—-.  “On Da—-sher——, Da—–ncer—– Vixen, don’t be slow!  On Co—-met, Cu—-pid—–, Blitzen, here we go—-“

Part 2: Zooming through the sky——- in a reindeer powered sleigh. O’er the clouds we fly—–, then I hear Santa say——- “On Dasher, Dancer, Prancer—- and Vixen, don’t be slow—–.  On Comet, Cupid,                                              Da—–ncer——–, and Blitzen, here we go.

(then only part 1 sings)

Christmas is a Feeling – Natalie Sleeth

Christmas is a feeling, filling thee air.     It’s love and joy and laughter, of people ev’rywhere.

Christmas—-Christmas—–Christmas brings—-good cheer,  It reaches out as the holiday draws near.

It’s mistletoe and falling snow, and candles burning bright.  It’s a baby in a manger, on a cold winter night.

It’s glad noels, and chiming bells, and presents by the tree.  It’s the spirit of giving in you and in me—-

For Christmas is a feeling, filling thee air,  It’s love and joy and laughter,  of people ev’rywhere.

But if Christmas is a feeling, bringing such good cheer,

Then why, O why don’t you and I try to make it last—all year?

(REST)   Why can’t it last —     all year?

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FAMILY DANCE – Friday Nov. 3th, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

What is a family dance?  It is a chance for people – young and old(er)- to socialize through dancing.  When I was a kid growing up in rural Saskatchewan, my parents took us to family dances – complete with a live band & potluck meal (mostly perogies and cabbage rolls in the Ukrainian communities).  The children would giggle with delight as they danced with each other, and would beam with pride as they danced with their parents or older family members.  By the end of the evening, parents would carry their tired or already sleeping children to the car for the ride home. What fun!

It was at those community dances and at weddings that I learned to dance,  and later I learned much more as my parents became involved in pattern dancing.  When they retired, they travelled to schools to teach dancing, and later in their senior years, competed in the Seniors Games in different dance categories.  In the early 1990’s, I gave workshops both locally and provincially on folk and pattern dances.  I took up clogging around that same time, and with local ladies Heather Robertson (Mr. Watchorn’s wife), Phyllis Stenson (formerly of the HHS Festival of the Arts), and Marilee Jones (local musician), we entertained as the Bear Mountain Cloggers.  I am teaching students some of the basic clogging steps now (shuffle-step)- which they have really caught on to, and can be seen practicing as they go down the hallways.

Our family dances will have folk and pattern dances as well as “do your own thing” dances.  I will demonstrate the steps & teach the dance, then everyone joins in.  Most of the dances the students have done before during music class, but some are new.  All are easy to learn.

Half-way into the dance, we will stop to enjoy our snacks and refreshments.  Please come with something to share (crackers, chips, veggies, baking without nuts, etc.) and please bring your own water bottle.

Students must come with an adult who is there to both supervise them and (hopefully) dance with them. It is such a joy to watch adults having fun with their children and the other children that are there.  Hope to see you Friday night!

Mark your calendars for three more dances that will be held during the school year:  Friday, January 12th, 2018, Friday February 16th, and  Friday, April 13th.

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Ukuleles and Guitars home for the holidays…

Students who have a signed permission slip from home (accepting responsibility for loss or damage) may take a ukulele (grades 3 & 4) or guitar (grades 5 & 6) home for the spring break.  Songs to practice will be sent along.  The instruments MUST be returned the first day back, MONDAY, March 31st.

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