Here are some songs that we are and will be singing in class this year.

GrandfathersClock-NoiseRemoved This link will take you to a 1905 recording of My Grandfather’s Clock as performed by the Haydn Quartet. This recording is compliments of the Internet Archive.

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Songs to Sing Songbook–This link will take you to a PDF with most of the songs we do in Room 24. There are folk songs, singalong songs, silly songs, serious songs, lullabies, Russian songs, and even an original song about how to stay away from the flu bug.

Roll On, Columbia is one of my all-time favorite songs to sing with kids. There’s history, geography, and a tune that is easy to sing. Folksinger Woody Guthrie lived in Portland during the time he wrote this song.

This Pretty Planet is written by Tom Chapin, a great songwriter and brother of Harry Chapin of “Cat’s in the Cradle” fame.

Hush, Little Baby

Hush, little baby don’t say a word,

Papa’s going to buy you a mockingbird.

If that mocking bird don’t sing,

Papa’s going to buy you a diamond ring.

If that diamond ring turns brass,

Papa’s going to buy you a looking glass.

If that looking glass gets broke,

Papa’s going to buy you billy goat.

If that billy goat won’t pull,

Papa’s going to buy a cart and bull.

If that cart and bull turn over,

Papa’s going to buy you a dog named Rover.

If that dog named Rover won’t bark,

Papa’s going to buy you a horse and cart.

If that horse and cart fall down,

You’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town.

The H1N1 Swine Flu Blues

By Mr. Colvin with the help ofToni Wyffels, Diana Colvin, and the Students of Woodmere

 When I woke up this morning,

I was feeling mighty warm,

My throat hurt like crazy,

And I was coughing up a storm.

My nose was running like a faucet,

My body ached all over,

I knew I wasn’t feeling too well.

And you know just what I’ve got:


I’ve got the H-1-N-1 Swine Flu Blues,

It’s making me sick right down to my shoes.

I’ve got the H-1-N-1 Swine Flu Blues,

You better believe me,

I’m paying my dues.         

I have got some advice for you,

On just how to avoid the Flu.

So please listen carefully,

And I’ll tell you exactly what to do:

You’ve got to wash your hands a lot,

Keep your hands away from your mouth and nose,

Cover your cough with your sleeve,

If you want those germs to leave.

Repeat Chorus

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