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Pretwinkle


Up Like A Rocket

Up like a rocket, down like the rain

Back and forth like a choo-choo train.

Around and around like the great big sun,

Land on your head, curve your pinkie and your thumb.

 

The Flower Song

 

See the pretty flowers

Blooming in the garden

See the pretty flowers

Red and green and purple.

 

I'm a Little Monkey

 

I'm a little monkey,
Climbing up the ladder,
Climbing up the tree to
Eat a pink banana!



Book 1 - first half


Lightly Row

Lightly row, lightly row,

Floating down the river's way.

Geese and swans are swimming past us,

calling to their little ones.

 

See the waves dash on the boat,

Feel the water with your hand.

Geese and swans are swimming past us,

calling to their little ones.

 

French Folk Song

 

Laugh with me, play with me,

Sing me a song.  Sing me a song about fairies and elves.

 

Fairies have wings and they really can fly.

Elves have tools, and they make bright yellow shoes.

I want some yellow shoes made by an elf.

 

Song of the Wind

 

When the wind blows through the branches,

How they bend and sway!  How they bend and sway!

Doves and robins flap their wings and then they fly away, away.

Doves and robins flap their wings and then they fly away.

 

Go Tell Aunt Rhody (slightly altered Suzuki verson)

 

Go tell Aunt Rhody, go tell Aunt Rhody.

Go tell Aunt Rhody, old grey goose is dead.

 

One she's been saving, saving for a bed,

One she's been saving for a bed.

 

Go tell Aunt Rhody, go tell Aunt Rhody.

Go tell Aunt Rhody, old grey goose is dead.

 

O Come Little Children

O come, little children, O come, one and all.
All join hands together, both big ones and small.
For peace in our lifetime, we offer this plea,
For peoples together, For you and for me.

-or-

O come, little children, O come, one and all.

O come to the manger in Bethlehem's stall.

And see the Lord Jesus asleep in the hay,

The little Lord Jesus was born Christmas Day.

 

Long Long Ago (original by Bayly; re-written by Lisa Miles)

Tell me the tales that to me were so dear
Long long ago, long long ago;
Sing me the songs I delighted to hear,
Long long ago, long ago.

Now that you're here, I'm not feeling so sad,
Let me forget, that I missed you so bad.
Sing me the songs I delighted to hear,
Long long ago, long ago.

May Song

 

Birds are singing, winter is gone.

Fish are in the river.

 

Up above the clouds sail right by,

Like big banks of snow in the sky.

 

Birds are singing, winter is gone.

Fish are in the river.

 

Allegro

 

Head head, ears ears, shoulders shoulder, nose nose,

Waist waist, knees knees, ankles ankles, clap!

Head head, ears ears, shoulders shoulder, nose nose,

Waist waist, knees knees, ankles ankles, clap!

Lightly swaying, lightly swaying,

as the music gently flows...

Head head, ears ears, shoulders shoulder, nose nose,

Waist waist, knees knees, ankles ankles, clap!

 

-or-

 

Wake up, shake up, take off your pajamas

Eat your breakfast, time to go to school.

Wake up, shake up, take off your pajamas

Eat your breakfast, time to go to school.

 

I don't want to, I'm so tired,

I just want to sleep some more...

Wake up, shake up, take off your pajamas

Eat your breakfast, time to go to school.

 

 

Perpetual Motion

 

Practice, practice, practice, practice,

Every day we get to practice.

Practice, practice, practice, practice,

Every day we get to do it.

 

If it's sunny, if it's rainy

we don't every get complainy;

Even when the sun is shining,

you will never hear us whining.

 

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and

 

Practice, practice, practice, practice,

Every day we get to practice.

Practice, practice, practice, practice,

Every day we get to do it!

 

-or-

 

Father Mouse gets out of bed;

He grabs his clothes and puts his shirt on.

Father Mouse gets out of bed;

He grabs his clothes and puts his pants on.

 

Mother Mouse puts on her lipstick,

And she puts a big, red bow on.

Mother Mouse puts on her stockings,

And she puts her pretty shoes on.

 

Puppy jumps up in a chair

And barks to go outside and chase things.

Puppy jumps up in a chair

And barks to go outside and chase things.



Book 1 - second half


Allegretto

 

In a place far away on a hot summer day

The three bears' cottage stood on the edge of a wood.

 

In a place far away on a hot summer day

The three bears went away for a walk.

 

First the big Papa Bear,

Then the kind Mama Bear,

Far away with his chair

came the small Baby Bear.

 

In a place far away on a hot summer day

The three bears went away for a walk.

 

Andantino

 

Little pig, little pig, let me come in! (wolf)

Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin. (pig #1)

Little pig, little pig, let me come in! (wolf)

Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin. (pig #2)

Big bad wolf is blowing our house,

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! (all 3 pigs)

Little pig, little pig, let me come in! (wolf)

Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin. (pig #3)

 

Etude

 

Try to catch me, try to catch me,

As I run away, and then I'll

Try to catch you, try to catch you,

As you run away, but then you'll

Try to catch me, try to catch me,

As I run away, and then I'll

Try to catch you, try to catch you,

As you run away, but first we'll

Run right down the sloping mountain side

And then we'll sail across the canyon far and wide,

But you must try to catch me, try to catch me,

As I run away and leave you panting far behind.

 

-or-

 

Honey Bear, dear, Honey Bear, dear,

Do you have a funny 'gator,

Alligator, alligator,

In the blue pond?  Honey Bear, dear

Honey Bear, dear, Honey Bear, dear,

Do you have a funny 'gator,

Alligator, alligator,

In the blue pond?

Yes, I do, so

Let's see if she'll give rides across the water,

See what she will do that's really funny, Bear, dear,

Honey Bear, dear, Honey Bear, dear,

Do you have a funny friend down in the swampy pond?

 

Minuet 1

 

See dancers all in a row, moving so gently

Dance to the music, dance to the music,

Bow your head low.

 

See dancers all in a row, moving so gently

Dance to the music, dance to the music,

Bow your head low.

 

Partners stand in a row, moving so gently as they go.

Dance to the music, dance to the music,

Bow your head low.

Feet gliding so gently along

Dance, turn around.

Dance to the music, dance to the music,

bow down your head low.

 

Minuet 3 (words by Judy Gilligan)

 

Oh, birdie in the nest, Peep, peep.

Where did your mama go?  Peep, peep.

She'll come to see you soon,

she'll bring you a worm.

She'll come back I know.

 

Oh, birdie in the nest, Peep, peep.

Where did your mama go?  Peep, peep.

She'll come to see you soon,

she'll bring you a worm.

You'll grow big and strong.

 

Soon you'll take off and fly with your friends up high

Swooping through the sky, gracefully.

Soon you'll sing your cheerful song, You'll bring joy to our hearts.

So, little bird, grow, little bird. Eat all your bugs and worms and seeds.

Every morning you will greet us with your sweet melody.

 

The Happy Farmer (words provided by Mary Margaret Haraden)

 

The happy farmer goes out to his fields,

He hoes the weeds and sows the seeds

And stomps the bug.

 

The happy farmer goes out to his fields,

He hoes the weeds and sows the seeds

And stomps the bug.

 

No time to rest, or take a little nap.

The happy farmer goes out to his fields,

He hoes the weeds and sows the seeds

And picks the fruit.

 

No time to rest, or take a little nap.

The happy farmer goes out to his fields,

He hoes the weeds and sows the seeds

And picks the fruit.




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