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RING A’RING O’ROSIES (traditional English) I'll sing you three-o, green grow the rushes-o!

“Billy Shakespeare &
Ring a ring o'rosies, a pocketful of posies What is your three-o? I: We two great poets
Ah-tishoo, ah-tishoo, we all fall down. Three, three upon my knee! were born together,
The King has sent his daughter to fetch a pail of water Two I will dance with you cloth-ed all in green-o! And we shall go out of
Ah-tishoo, ah-tishoo, we all get up again. One is one and all alone and ever more shall be-o! the world together.
The bird upon the steeple sits high above the people I'll sing you four-o, green grow the rushes-o! No, no, my melodies
Ah-tishoo, ah-tishoo we all fall down. What is your four-o? will never die, while
The cows are in the meadow, lying fast asleep Four come a'knockin' at my door! nurses sing or babies
Ah-tishoo, ah-tishoo, sh, sh sh. Three, three upon my knee! cry!” Mother Goose
Fishes in the water, Fishes in the sea, Two I will dance with you cloth-ed all in green-o!
We all jump up, one, two three! One is one and all alone and ever more shall be-o! MaryLee has been
I'll sing you five-o, green grow the rushes-o! honored with 4 Par-
DANCE, DANCE (traditional English “Hey, Ho, Nobody Home,” What is your five-o? ents’ Choice Awards
new lyrics & arrangement © 2003 MaryLee Sunseri) Five for my toes and fingers! and 2 American
Dance, Dance, everybody dance! Four come a'knockin' at my door! Library Association Notable Children’s Recordings.
Stand right up and take a chance! Three, three upon my knee! She is the producer/writer/performer of 13 CD’s of tra-
And we will be merry, very merry! Two I will dance with you cloth-ed all in green-o! ditional and original children’s music. Her credits
Dance, dance, everybody dance One is one and all alone and ever more shall be-o! include recording the title song to Walt Disney’s Apple
Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, Dumpling Gang, touring America as a member of
The cow jumped over the moon! SINGING SCHOOL (traditional Scottish "Blue Bells of Scotland") “Randy Sparks & The Back Porch Majority” and many
The little dog laughed to see such sport Oh, tell me young friends concert appearances with the legendary Burl Ives. She
And the dish ran away with the spoon! While the morning's fair and cool-- received her certificate of study in Musical Theatre from
Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet, Oh where, tell me where can I find your singing school? London Drama School with distinction in singing. She
Eating her curds and whey, You'll find it under the tall oak performs as a musical “Mother Goose” at Ren Faires.
Along came a spider who sat down beside her Where the leaves do shake and blow!
And frightened Miss Muffet away! You'll find half a hundred singing "Mi, mi, fa, re, do!" Award winning shows for little children
Georgie Porgie, puddin' and pie! Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do! www.maryleemusic.com
Kissed the girls and made them cry! Do, Ti, La, Sol, Fa, Mi, Re, Do! Phone: 831-649-1790
When the girls came out to play-- Sol do, ti la sol, la ti do, mi mi fa re do Email: marylee@maryleemusic.com
Georgie Porgie ran away! Sol do, ti la sol, la ti do, mi mi fa re do
Sol mi do mi sol do, la ti do, ti sol la fi sol la ti Ewes are bleating after lambs and loweth calf and cow
CHILDREN 7 & Up Do ti la sol, la ti do, mi mi fa re do Bullock starteth, buck to verteth, marry, sing, Cuckoo
Cuckoo, Cuckoo, well now singst thou, Cuckoo
HOBBY HORSE MAY SONG LULLA-BYES - all ages Oh cease thee never now!
Unite and unite and let us all unite
For summer is a comin’ today, and wither we are going THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN TOSSED UP IN A BASKET WHITE CORAL BELLS upon a slender stalk,
We will all unite in the merry morning of May! Seventeen times as high as the moon! Lillies of the valley 'deck my garden walk!
And where she was going I couldn't but ask it, Oh, don't you wish that you could hear them ring?
GREEN GROW THE RUSHES-O! (traditional English, new For in her hand she carried a broom! That will happen only when the fairies sing!
lyrics © 2003 MaryLee Sunseri)
"Old woman, old woman, old woman," said I,
I'll sing you one-o, green grow the rushes-o! "Whither, o, whither, o, whither so high?" GOLDEN SLUMBERS (traditional English)
What is your one-o? "To sweep the cobwebs off the sky" Golden slumbers kiss your eyes;
One is one and all alone and ever more shall be-o! "May I go with you?" "Aye, bye and bye!" Smiles await you when you rise!
I'll sing you two-o, green grow the rushes-o! Sleep, pretty baby, do not cry, and I will sing a lulla-bye!
What is your two-o? SUMER IS I’CUMIN’ IN loudly sing, Cuckoo Care you know not, therefore, sleep
Two, I will dance with you cloth-ed all in green-o! Groweth seed and bloweth mead While I o'er you watch do keep!
One is one and all alone and ever more shall be-o! And springeth wood anew, sing Cuckoo! Sleep, pretty baby, do not cry, and I will sing a lulla-bye!
FAIRE SONGS FOR CHILDREN TODDLERS: 1 - 3+ years KINDERGARTENERS: 4 - 6+ years
“If music be the food of love, play on!” William Shakespeare
TO MARKET, TO MARKET TO BUY A FAT PIG HEY HO THE RATTLE-O!
BABIES: 0 - 12 months Home again, home again, jiggity jig (words © 2003 MaryLee Sunseri, music traditional Irish “Hey, Ho,
The Rattlin’ Bog!”)
To market, to market to buy a fat hog
HUMPTY DUMPTY (traditional English) Home again, home again, jiggitty jog Hey, ho, the rattle-o! Shake it high! Shake it low!
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, To market, to market to buy a sweet treat Hey, ho, the rattle-o! Shake it high! Shake it low!
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall! Home again, home again, apples to eat ~ Jack be nimble! Jack be quick! Jack jump over the
All the king's horses and all the king's men To market, to market to buy a plum bun candlestick! Jack be nimble! Jack be quick! Jack jump
Couldn't put Humpty together again! Home again, home again, market is done over the candlestick!
~ Pease porridge hot-o! Pease porridge cold-o!
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, DO YOU KNOW THE MUFFIN MAN Pease porridge in the pot, nine days old-o!
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; The muffin man, the muffin man ~ Mistress Mary, quite contrary, how does your gar-
Threescore men and threescore more, Do you know the muffin man den grow? With silver bells and cockle shells, and pretty
Couldn’t put Humpty as he was before. Who lives on Drury Lane? maids all in a row-o!
Yes, I know the muffin man ~ Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean-o,
OH, THE NOBLE DUKE OF YORK The muffin man, the muffin man So they lived together well and licked the platter clean-o!
He had ten thousand men Yes, I know the muffin man
He marched them up to the top of the hill Who lives on Drury Lane. LONDON BRIDGE is falling down,
And he marched them down again One hand up, the muffin man… Falling down, falling down.
Oh, and when you’re up, you’re up Both hands up… London Bridge is falling down; my fair lady-o
And when you’re down, you’re down One foot up… Take a key and lock her up,
And when you’re only half way up Both feet up… Lock her up, lock her up.
You’re neither up nor down Sit right down… Take a key and lock her up; my fair lady-o
Oh, you lean them to the left How will we build it up,
You lean them to the right ONE, TWO--BUCKLE MY SHOE; Build it up, build it up?
And when you turn them upside down Three, Four--open the door; How will we build it up; my fair lady-o
Oh, what a funny sight! Five, Six--pick up sticks; Build it up with silver and gold,
Seven, Eight--lay them straight; Silver and gold, silver and gold.
THIS IS THE WAY THE LADIES RIDE: prim, prim…. Nine, Ten--a good fat hen. Build it up with silver and gold; my fair lady-o
This is the way the gentlemen ride gallop a-trot... Eleven, Twelve--I hope you're well; EARLY ONE MORNING
This is the way the farmers ride: hobbledy-hoy... Thirteen, Fourteen--draw the curtain; (new words © 2003 MaryLee Sunseri, music: traditional English)
This is the way the hunters ride: gallop a gallop... Fifteen, Sixteen--the maid's in the kitchen;
Seventeen, Eighteen--she's in waiting. Early one morning just as the sun was rising,
THIS LITTLE PIG WENT TO MARKET Nineteen, Twenty--my stomach's empty. I heard a maid singing in the valley below:
This little pig stayed at home Come, make a ring with me!
This little pig had roast beef FIVE WILD DRAGONS (words and music © 2003 Mary Come, sing and dance with me!
This little pig had none Lee Sunseri) Turning and turning like seasons, round and round
And this little pig cried There were five wild dragons living in a cave,
“Wee, wee, wee, wee, wee!” Breathing fire and letting out a roar! Gay is the garland and fresh are the roses
All the way home One stompeth away and got stuck in the clay! I’ve culled from the garden to bind on thy brow!
Then there were only four! Come, make a ring with me!
SHOE THE LITTLE HORSE, shoe the little mare ..three...two...one...no more! Come, sing and dance with me!
But the little colt go bare, bare, bare! Turning and turning like seasons, round and round
With a tappy, tappy here and a tappy, tappy there
Let the little colt go bare, bare, bare!
© 2007 MaryLee Sunseri - www.maryleemusic.com

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