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Beep! Beep! – Bridget Cousins

A fun song delighting in driving a C3 – different strands weave together in a great way. Especially suitable for adults in warm-up and break-the-ice sessions

A Two Grand Wager – Carol Douglas and Brian Ralston

A fantastic song telling the true story of a wager between a workman and the Director of the Bank of England. Lots of scope for a dramatic performance as part of a play or movement piece.

All around the world – Jilly Jarman, Kate Stilitz

Lively pop song with piano accompaniment. No harmonies. Two versions of lyrics, one about rivers around the world, the other, suitable for KEY STAGE 1 as well, is about animals and birds around the world. Good with actions.


Tomato Salad – funny tongue twister
KS 2,3.

Meine Oma

Funny song, about a practical Grandmother who does things like drive a motorbike in the chicken coop and has glasses with curtains etc. From the original by Robert Steidl (1865-1927). Shared by Korinna Hedinger-Farrell

Mein Hut, der hat drei Ecken

Traditional childrens song, fun and easy to sing, with actions taking the place of missing words.
KS 2,3.


Traditional song with a lovely tune – a great way to learn the days of the week. ‘Laurentia, my dear Laurentia, when will we be together again?’ ‘On Sunday (etc.)’ ‘When will it be Sunday (etc) again?’

Laterne, Laterne

Song associated with the traditions of St Martin’s day (11th November):
Translation: Lantern, lantern, Sun, moon and stars, Burn brightly, my light, Burn brightly, my light, But don’t burn my lovely lantern.
KS 2

Happy Birthday!

Sung to the traditional English tune
Zum Geburtstag viel Glück!
Zum Geburtstag viel Glück!
Zum Geburtstag liebe* … (add the name) *for a boy use lieber
Zum Geburtstag viel Glück!

He-jo, spann den Wagen an

German version of the English traditional Hey ho, nobody home. A round in three parts
KS 2,3.