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Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs

GUEST,Felicity Greenland 16 Feb 08 - 12:21 AM
GUEST,Monique 16 Feb 08 - 03:31 AM
Richard Bridge 16 Feb 08 - 03:51 AM
Leadfingers 16 Feb 08 - 05:27 AM
GUEST,Felicity Greenland 16 Feb 08 - 07:29 AM
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GUEST,Felicity Greenland 16 Feb 08 - 11:44 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: GUEST,Felicity Greenland
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 12:21 AM

I am looking for repetitive or cumulative songs (eg. Ten Green Bottles) with simple English for adult learners of English-as-a-Foreign-Language.
Any suggestions would be gratefully received.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: GUEST,Monique
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 03:31 AM

Five green and speackled frogs
Five little monkeys
Five little ducks
There were ten in a bed
Teasing Mr Crocodile


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 03:51 AM

I like "I went to Market".

There is, of course "The Barley Mow".

Or "A poor old man was crossing the road"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 05:27 AM

The Mallard :-

I have ate , Oh what have I ate
I have eaten the foot of my mallard
Foot footy web webby toe toey two nippers and all
and I am in the debility house
and goodly meat was my mallard

Oh I have eaten the leg , thigh , rump , back , wing , neck , head , beak of my mallard


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: GUEST,Felicity Greenland
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 07:29 AM

Thank you for these suggestions. I can only imagine the havoc these songs could wreak with the students' future....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: goatfell
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 07:41 AM

ten wee wimmin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Chris Green
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 09:48 AM

Green Grow the Rushes O


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 09:55 AM

Felicity, on the assumption that you are still in the Orient, Red Fly The Banners O might go down even better.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 09:58 AM

Alouette
12 Days of Christmas


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: freightdawg
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 11:34 AM

Completely a different thought, I was thinking of "Where have all the Flowers Gone". Goes through the whole cycle, but probably not what you were thinking of.

Freightdawg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 11:37 AM

Sorry, you did say "English".
Hi, My Name is Joe
Father Abraham
I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly
Old MacDonald
Rattlin' Bog
Bingo
The Ants Go Marching
An Austrian Went Yodeling
Green Grass Grew All Around
Hole in the Bottom of the Sea


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: GUEST,Felicity Greenland
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 11:44 AM

Hi Diane, I am indeed in Japan.
And it's amazing how difficult it is to think of trad songs that would be simple, interesting and useful for lower level students (age 20).
I want songs with vocab/expressions they can USE in future. Baby songs, religious songs, archaic language, doggerel and shanties with lots of shipping terms are not suitable. Repetitive/cumulative songs are great because they get plenty of chance to get comfortable with it. They liked Rattlin' Bog (though they'll never use, or hear, 'rattling' that way) and the 12 days of Christmas. Prickle-eye bush has too much 'stay thy hand' and 'yonder stile' for the moment. Supposing they end up saying 'I've ate goodly meat kind sir' on their holidays! I may have to switch to pop music! (And have you lately noticed how much of that is *rather saucy*!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: GUEST,Felicity Greenland
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 11:51 AM

Thanks to everyone so far. Things like Sheila's suggestion 'The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly' will be great fun for them. Keep 'em comin'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 01:13 PM

"She'll be Comin' 'Round the Mountain"

lots of 'friendly' verses, and repetition, too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Midchuck
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 01:15 PM

The ladies of the harem of the court of King Karaticus (sp?)....

Peter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 06:21 PM

Bought Me a Cat
I Had a Rooster
When I First Came to this Land


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: GUEST,Lynn Koch
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 09:54 PM

If you don't mind the Christian overtones, there's "Children Go Where I Send Thee", which my elementary students have greatly enjoyed (I don't delve into the imagery).

Lynn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 12:20 AM

The more I thing of Most Beautiful Leg Of The Mallard (mentioned above), the more I think it would be the perfect song for EFL learners, especially if they are also medical students. And it's a real English trad song, recorded on Voice Of The People and can go on for ever.

You might also try The Twelve Days Of Christmas, especially if you also get them to read the John Julius Norwich take which ends up with solicitors' letters being exchanged in an attempt to prohibit the transportation of vast quantities of livestock.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 09:27 AM

For something a bit more modern (well, only a bit - see the "How do you know you are getting old" thread) there is "25 miles" with which Edwin Starr had a hit in - ooh, the early 70s


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Ritchie
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 10:33 AM

one, two, three, four ...can I have a little more? ...five, six, seven, eight. nine, ten I love you.... 'all together now'... by the Beatles


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: topical tom
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 11:46 AM

Many more animals and sounds can be added to this song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Irene M
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 11:45 AM

At Hightown Fair, for two farthings, my father bought me a little white mouse. Along came a grey cat that ate up the white mouse, my father bought in the market square.
....Along came a black dog that chased off the grey cat....
....Along came a big stick that beat off the black dog...
....Along came fire and burned up the big stick
....Along came water and put out the fire...
....Along came an oxen that drank....
....Along came a butcher who slaughtered the oxen
....The angel off death came by and took off the butcher.

I heard this once (and learned it at the time) from Angelo Branduardi (if that's how you spell it) I think it may have Jewish origins maybe.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Snuffy
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 01:00 PM

This seems to be one of the most widespread of all folktales, which may give it some claim to also being the oldest (which can't possibly be proved). In this thread at Folkinfo.org you will find an English version, as well as a Jewish version "Chad Gadyo", and a listing of places the story is known - throughout Europe, Africa, the Americas, and southern Asia.

There is a good chance many of your EFL students will be able to sing you the version from their part of the world.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 01:19 PM

I think they all stem from Chad Gadya, a Jewish song in Aramaic, which is sung at Passover.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Snuffy
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 01:35 PM

Apparently there is no record of Chad Gadya before 1570. It could be much, much older. But there is no reason (other than wanting it to be so) to believe it is any older than other versions found throughout the world, or that is the "original" from which all other versions have been copied. As the human race apparently originated in Africa, perhaps the Hottentot version is the original.

But nobody can prove you wrong. Or right. You pays your money and you takes your choice.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 02:02 PM

Alright, maybe I was rash to say that, but are any similar songs older?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Snuffy
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 02:25 PM

Can any similar songs be proved to be older? Now there's a subject for a doctoral thesis. :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: LeTenebreux
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 06:03 PM

My personal favorites:

To Kokoraki (Greek, sung to great comic effect by Flanders and Swann!)
Chad Gadya (Hebrew, often sung at passover Seders)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 06:08 PM

This "At Hightown Fair" is a translation of the ancient Jewish Aramaic song "Had Gadya" that is well loved and sung around the world at the Passover seder.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: JohnB
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 08:05 PM

I hate most of this genre of songs except the Nefoundland version of "Green Grow the Rushes Oh" entitled " Come and I will sing thee"
There's always the Barley Mow which I don't hate too badly and also includes weights and measures information.
What about "Seven Night's Drunk" which includes the days of the week, Brian Peter's modernized version is actually tolerable.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 11:33 PM

One Man Went To Mow A Meadow.

The Music Man.
There Were Ten in The Bed (Roll Over)

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Greenacres
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 08:58 PM

Do you remember I eschewed The Mallard for my first years for fear of them talking old-fashioned? Well I'm glad I did - in December we learned The 12 days of Christmas and I have just marked a Winter Vacation essay which begins "On the first day of Christmas I went to trip to Biwako with true-love."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Greenacres
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 10:04 AM

Thanks Seamus - I just noticed your (not so) recent contribution, which is genuinely useful - just the sort of thing I am looking for. Thanks very much.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 10:19 AM

THE HERRING

CHORUS
Oh the herring is the king of the sea
The herring is the fish for me
The herring is the king of the sea
Sing fol de rol diddle ol day


Oh what'll we do with the herring's heads
We'll make them all into loaves of bread
We'll make them all into loaves of bread
And all sorts of things!

Herring's head loaves of bread
And all sorts of things!

Chorus

Oh what'll we do with the herring's eyes
We'll make them all into puddings and pies
We'll make them all into puddings and pies
And all sorts of things!

Herring's eyes, puddings and pies
Herring's head loaves of bread
And all sorts of things!

Chorus

Oh what'll we do with the herring's fins
We'll make them all into needles and pins
We'll make them all into needles and pins
And all sorts of things!

Herring's fins needles and pins
Herring's eyes, puddings and pies
Herring's heads, loaves of bread
And all sorts of things!

Chorus

Oh what'll we do with the herring's backs
We'll make them all into a laddie called Jack
We'll make them all into a laddie called Jack
And all sorts of things!

Herring's back a laddie called jack
Herring's fins, needles and pins
Herring's eyes, puddings and pies
Herring's heads, loaves of bread
And all sorts of things!

Chorus

Oh what'll we do with the herring's gills
We'll make them into window sills
We'll make them into window sills
And all sorts of things!

Herring's gills window sills
Herring's back a laddie called Jack
Herring's fins, needles and pins
Herring's eyes, puddings and pies
Herring's heads, loaves of bread
And all sorts of things!

Chorus

Oh what'll we do with the herring's tail
We'll make it into a bottle of ale
We'll make it into a bottle of ale
And all sorts of things!

Herring's tail bottle of ale
Herring's gills window sills
Herring's back a laddie called Jack
Herring's fins, needles and pins
Herring's eyes, puddings and pies
Herring's heads, loaves of bread
And all sorts of things!

Oh the herring is the king of the sea
The herring is the fish for me
The herring is the king of the sea
Sing fol de rol diddle ol day

Apologies if this already somewhere in the database. I searched and did not find.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: melodeonboy
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 10:27 AM

"Anything you can do, I can do better" has a repetitive structure, and is good for teaching comparatives.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 12:01 PM

This was sung by an old farmer in West Clare and was included on the double CD 'Around The Hills of Clare'.
I have left in the note.
Jim Carroll

Kerry Cock (Roud 544)
Jamesie McCarthy, Mount Scott, Mullagh. Rec. July I976

Oh, as I was walking down the road one day I met one cock under a tree.
Oh, sure, I love my cock and my cock love me.
My cock, Kerry cock crew,
Every woman loves her cock and I love my cock too.

As I was walking down the road one day I met one hen under a tree.
Ah, sure, I love my hen and my hen love me.
My hen chuck-a-chuck,
My cock Kerry cock crew,
Every woman loves her hen and love my hen too.

As I was walking down the road one day I met one duck under a tree.
Ah, sure, I love my duck and my duck love me.
My duck wicky-wak,
My hen chuck-a-chuck,
My cock Kerry cock crew.
Every woman loves her duck and I love my duck too.

As I was walking down the road one day I met one goose under a tree.
Ah, sure, I love my goose and my goose love me.
My goose guggle-gug,
My duck wicky-wack,
My hen chuck-a-chuck,
My cock Kerry cock crew,
Every woman loves her goose and I love my goose too.

Ah, as I was walking down the road one day I met one goat under a tree.
Ah, sure, I love my goal and my goat love me.
My goat meggle-meg,
My goose guggle-gug,
My duck wicky-wack,
My hen chuck-a-chuck,
My cock Kerry cock crew,
Every woman loves her goat and I love my goat too.

As I was walking down the road one day I met one sheep under a tree.
Ah, sure, I love my sheep and my sheep love me.
My sheep maa,
My goat meggle-meg,
My goose guggle-gug,
My duck wicky-wack,
My hen chuck-a-chuck,
My cock Kerry cock crew,
Every woman loves her sheep and I love my sheep too.

As I was walking down the road one day I met one cow under a tree.
Ah, sure, I love my cow and my cow love me.
My cow moo,
My sheep maa,
My goat meggle-meg,
My goose guggle-gug,
My duck wicky-wack,
My hen chuck-a-chuck,
My cock Kerry cock crew,
Every woman loves her cow and I love my cow too.

As I was walking down the road one day I met one big bull under a tree.
Ah, sure, I love my bull and my bull love me.
My bull mm-ooo,
My cow maw,
My sheep maa,
My goat meggle-meg,
My goose guggle-gug,
My duck wicky-wack,
My hen chuck-a-chuck,
My cock Kerry cock crew,
Every man loves his bull and I love my bull too.

This has been found extensively, both among children and adults, the children's versions being associated with a selection game, and the adult's as a test of vocal dexterity and breath control. William Wells Newell described it as having been widely distributed throughout Europe and dating back to a remote past. Nowadays it is probably best known in its re-written form as Old MacDonald's Farm.

Ref: Games and Songs of American Children, William Wells Newell, Pub. Harper and Brothers I883.
Other recordings: George Blackman; Wisborough Green, Sussex, Songs of Animals, Folk Songs of Britain, Topic I2TI98; John Curtis, Newfoundland, Songs from the New¬foundland Outports, Folkways FE 4075


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 07:02 PM

Try searching the database for "@cumulative".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: GUEST,Ann
Date: 11 Nov 11 - 11:06 AM

I see you have received lots of suggestions for songs...

Here's a thought...take the music for 12 Days of Christmas, or any of the other cumulative melodies, and change the words to suit your needs. You can do this with any other simple melody you know too. My Latin teacher used to use the Mexican Hat Dance melody to teach us verb congigations in High School. I still remember them. I use this technique with my pre-K (with disabilities) students as they learn English and it works really well because I use familiar melodies and then re-use them so they remain familiar and they can worry about learning the words, not the song. You may even want to use a Japanese folk melody that they already know and could teach you.
Kudos to you for using music to teach language!

Also, there is a wonderful book called Alaska's 12 Days of Summer by Pat Chamberlin-Calamar and Shannon Cartwright (Mar 2003) that goes to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas but adds a new animal each verse. Things like grizzly bears, moose, wolves, and other common Alaskan animals which is simple but not jouvenile and could be useful. I find having pictures to help represent the words students are learning moves things along 10 times faster.

Good Luck!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Sep 18 - 12:54 AM

I learned Good Peanut from a Sam Hinton recording.

I thought King Caractacus was made up by some camp counselor, because I learned it at camp in the 1960s. Turns out it was written by Rolf Harris (Tie Me Kangaroo Down)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 24 Sep 18 - 04:12 AM

"Three Men Fae Carntyne" - sung be Iain MacIntosh [RIP].


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Murpholly
Date: 24 Sep 18 - 04:26 AM

There was an old woman who swallowed a fly


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: John C. Bunnell
Date: 24 Sep 18 - 05:39 AM

There's Cosmos (via YouTube), written and performed by Frank Hayes, riffing on Carl Sagan's career...which was at one point played as the wake-up song for the astronauts on a space-shuttle mission. I have heard stronger performances than the one linked, but that will get the point across, and there is a transcript of lyrics in the comments.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Donuel
Date: 25 Sep 18 - 05:09 PM

What a great idea felicity


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 25 Sep 18 - 07:37 PM

Another one Iain Mackintosh used to song, but maybe a bit TOO Scottish for the Japanese students, "A poor auld man was crossing the road".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: BobL
Date: 26 Sep 18 - 03:01 AM

There is always the English version (referenced in the third post of this thread), but like many cumulative songs it is a bit of a tongue-twister and possibly not quite what EFL students want.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Mo the caller
Date: 26 Sep 18 - 07:41 AM

"From: Jim Carroll - PM
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 12:01 PM

This was sung by an old farmer in West Clare and was included on the double CD 'Around The Hills of Clare'.
I have left in the note.
Jim Carroll

Kerry Cock (Roud 544)
…..William Wells Newell described it as having been widely distributed throughout Europe and dating back to a remote past. Nowadays it is probably best known in its re-written form as Old MacDonald's Farm."

The EFDSS journal printed the lyrics (both polite and other versions) to In the Fields of Frost and Snow. I knew it as a Playfordtype dance and hadn't realised the Old MacDonald connection.

As a poultry keeper I liked the hen verse - so true.
Cackle, cackle here. cackle cackle there
Here a cack, there a cack
Here and there a cack


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Mo the caller
Date: 26 Sep 18 - 07:49 AM

I pasted a link - where did it go? You'll have to search youtube yourself. I found a version by Yossarian and a performance by the Night Watch, as well as videos of the dance.

Of course by the next time this thread is resurrected any links I tried to make might have been as dead as those from the start of the thread.
Please would people who put links give us a clue to what they are about.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Mo the caller
Date: 26 Sep 18 - 08:17 AM

And one version of the lyrics https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/87650712


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 01 Oct 18 - 06:06 PM

[Ummmm. Mo, 7:49 ... I thought you were suggesting googling "Kerry cock" YouTube.
That was NOT what you meant was it!!!!]
Now that I've recovered from that...


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
mtc's link 8:17
Glen Collection of printed music > Printed music > Wit and mirth, or, Pills to purge melancholy > Volume 2
- In the fields in frost and snows[dots & words]
https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/87650712 

The Night Watch : In the Fields in Frost and Snows
https://youtu.be/RYRunjj2UsU 

In the Fields in Frost and Snow - The Virginia Company
Yossarian819 (??)
https://youtu.be/3lVJkXsyFS0 

abcnotation & dance steps
http://abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/abc/Vintage/In_the_Fields_in_Frost_and_Snow/0002


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: Mo the caller
Date: 03 Oct 18 - 09:12 AM

Thanks Freddy. No, not that Kerry cock! (Not that I opened the link. Quite enough of that when I was a moderator on a poultry keeping forum for a while and our main job was deleting unsuitable pictures - until the forum owner managed to stop most of them by software that replaced the short name for 'male chicken' with the 8 letter version, which fooled the search engines)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Oct 18 - 09:56 PM

The Train to Glasgow; words by Wilma Horsburgh, sung by Singing Kettle

Here is the driver, Mr. MacIver,
Who drove the train to Glasgow.

Here is the guard from Donibristle
Who waved his flag and blew his whistle
To tell the driver, Mr. MacIver,
To start the train to Glasgow

Here is a boy called Donald MacBrain
Who came to the station to catch the train...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: BobL
Date: 05 Oct 18 - 03:06 AM

Which reminds me - The House That Jack Built, shouldn't be too tricky for EFL students as the words are mainly monosyllabic, two syllables at most.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Nov 18 - 02:23 AM

Rattlin’ Bog


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