There’s A Hole In My Bucket

A traditional English children’s song thought to originate in the 1770’s. It is a circular song – when you get to the end you arrive back at the beginning, with no resolution possible. 

Lyrics | Score

Take Me Home

Ndebele song taught to Sian Crooze by Black Umfolosi, Zimbabwean Vocal Harmony, Drumming and Dance Group.

Audio | Score

Summer Is A Coming In

Medieval English folk song. Can be sung as a round. There are lots of arrangements for choirs available as well. Also spelt ‘Sumer is icumen in’. 

Score | Audio

Sing To The Rhythm

Wonderful song built around call and response. Taught to Sian Croose by Black Voices, a fantastic vocal group.

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Shalom chaverim

Traditional Israeli folk song. Sung as a round. There are many different versions of this using combinations of Hebrew and English words.

Score | mp3 – Coming Soon! | Lyrics

Senzenina

This is a South African Zulu song which means: ‘What have we done?’
Beccy Owen 
Audio (Beccy Owen – parts) | Audio (Hannah Reid)

Senwa Dedende

Traditional Ghanaian song. This short and simple piece can be harmonised, sung in a round, sung over riffs, played with instruments, have new words written to it. A very popular song for teachers from KS1 upwards. 

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Sarana

Call and response song from Burkina Faso 
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Sasquatch

Vocal Union training day grouplet. Call and response – good fun – all about yetis etc. 
Any age 
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Paper of Pins

Folk song from Connecticut, USA, originating from England. Verse and chorus alternating – to be sung by two different groups.

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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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O leyo

A Ghanaian women’s song – A call to work. Taught to Sian Croose by Anna Mudeka. A call and response with easy harmonies.
Suitable for KEY STAGE 2 to adults. 

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