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
Suitable for Key Stages 2 and 3.

Audio | lyrics | translation

Give it right

Em Whitfield Soulful upbeat song with 3 parts and piano/guitar chords KEY STAGE 2, 3 & 4

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Gathered Together

By Alison Scott and Emily Hallewell A haunting melody to sing round the campfire, with drums and percussion and descriptive movements
KEY STAGE 2 & 3.

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Fire!

Ems Featherstone, Alison Scott, Penrith Singing Squad A great song to sing with energy with three interlocking parts KEY STAGE 2 & 3.

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Castles in the Sky

Jennifer Ellin Lovely lyrical verse for head voice, with a catchy, rhythmic chorus which dips below C and can be sung with energy. Composed for BlueJam’s performance at Songlines concert, Keswick. KEY STAGE 2,3

Audio | score | score (with easy keyboard accompaniment)

The Big Ship Sails –

Alan Penman and Alan Dunn This is a great backing track for assembly singing or performance and because it is about the opening of the Manchester Ship Canal and a Victorian Singing Game, it fits well into the curriculum.

Backing track

Tomatensalat

Tomato Salad – funny tongue twister
Suitable for Key Stages 2 and 3.

score – version from Sue Gibbs
score – new version from Corinna | mp3

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

Audio | lyrics | translation

Mein Hut, der hat drei Ecken

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

Audio | score with lyrics, translation and actions

Kuckuck, kuckuck ruft aus dem Wald!

Cuckoo, cuckoo, calling from the woods – an Austrian folksong tells how the cuckoo heralds the arrival of Spring.
Suitable for Key stage 2 and 3.

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Oh Freedom

Traditional gospel and liberation song from America. Many different versions sung by choirs, acapella groups, folk and protest singers. 
Suitable for KEY STAGE 2 to adult.

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Juba

Beth Allen says: “This is an old African American folk song that evolved from a plantation dance. It is closely linked to Hambone and is often found together in collections. Juba became a common name for African Americans who were talented at singing or dancing in the 19th century. The most famous was William Henry Lane or Master Juba, who combined African derived and European dances in his performances, including Irish jigs. He is now seen by many as the originator of tap dance.” Suitable for Key Stage 1, 2, and 3

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Gumama

Traditional Nigerian Church song with 3-part harmony.
Suitable for KS 2, 3 and adults.

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Go Down, Moses

Traditional spiritual. Speaks of release from oppression and can be related to both a cry for freedom and a religous expression. This is a simple folk version. 
Suitable for KS 1, 2, 3 and adults.

Score | Audio

Garai Pano

Traditional song from Zimbabwe. Learnt by Sian Crooze from Yvonne Burgess. Sung as people come into Church. In English it means: ‘Sit here the Spirit is Coming.’ Short song with very few words. Lovely harmonies.
Suitable for KS 1, 2, 3 and adult.

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Feeling Good

This classic song, was written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse for the 1965 musical The Roar of the Greasepaint. The famous version by Nina Simone moves it away from the musical genre and into blues. It is a great song for young voices because of the inspiring words, and it can be taken apart and improvised over. See some impro ideas here from Jilly Jarman.
Suitable for Key Stage 2, 3 and adult. 

Score: KS3/adult | Score: canon KS2/adult