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GUEST,Leslie 24 Sep 09 - 12:12 PM
VirginiaTam 24 Sep 09 - 02:26 PM
Sorcha 24 Sep 09 - 02:40 PM
Herga Kitty 24 Sep 09 - 02:53 PM
Herga Kitty 24 Sep 09 - 02:54 PM
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SINSULL 24 Sep 09 - 03:12 PM
Gurney 24 Sep 09 - 03:17 PM
Uly 24 Sep 09 - 04:15 PM
Steve Gardham 24 Sep 09 - 05:01 PM
Noreen 24 Sep 09 - 06:13 PM
nutty 24 Sep 09 - 06:16 PM
Tug the Cox 24 Sep 09 - 08:13 PM
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open mike 25 Sep 09 - 02:19 AM
Bettynh 25 Sep 09 - 10:18 AM
GUEST,Leslie 25 Sep 09 - 11:19 AM
Tug the Cox 25 Sep 09 - 11:24 AM
Bettynh 25 Sep 09 - 01:02 PM
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GUEST,Barry Louis Polisar 25 Sep 09 - 04:36 PM
Bettynh 26 Sep 09 - 11:11 AM
MorwenEdhelwen1 27 Aug 11 - 05:56 AM
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Subject: songs about food that kids can sing
From: GUEST,Leslie
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 12:12 PM

I'm looking for songs for a food-themed elementary school choral concert, and after "Food Glorious Food" and "On Top of Spaghetti" I'm getting stuck. I'm not looking for children's songs per se, just songs that nine and ten-year-olds can sing. Any ideas?


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 02:26 PM

Animal Crackers in my Soup

Found a Peanut

Banana Boat Song

Good Ship Lollipop

Big Rock Candy Mountain

Shortnin Bread



http://bussongs.com/food_songs.php

http://www.songsforteaching.com/foodnutrition.htm


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 02:40 PM

Oats Peas Beans and Barley Grow


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 02:53 PM

The song recorded by The Scaffold (Paul McCartney's brother, Mike McGear, Roger McGough and John Gorman):

Monday is washing day
Tuesday is soup
Wednesday is roast beef
Thursday is shepherds pie
Friday is fish
Saturday is pay day
Sunday is church

Kitty


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 02:54 PM

And of course, When the boat comes in! (You shall have a fishy)

Kitty


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 03:03 PM

Goober Peas


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 03:12 PM

Yes We Have No Bananas
Shoe Fly Pie and an Apple Pandowdy
I Fell Into A Vat Of Chocolate
Can She Bake A Cherry Pie, Billy Boy?
Beans Taste Fine
Lemon Tree

http://www.mixedup.com/foodsongs.htm


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: Gurney
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 03:17 PM

'The Quartermaster's Store' is a must, especially for boys.


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: Uly
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 04:15 PM

Great Green Gobs of Greasy, Grimy Gopher Guts?


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 05:01 PM

Drinks included? 'Proper copper coffee pot'
Lots of music-hall songs about food.
'My Meatless Day'


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: Noreen
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 06:13 PM

Cauliflowers fluffy and cabbages green
Strawberries sweeter than any I've seen
Brown potatoes in lit-tle heaps
Down in the darkness where the celery sleeps-
The apples are ripe, the plums are red,
Broad beans are sleeping in their blanketty bed.

:0)

Cauliflowers fluffy...


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: nutty
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 06:16 PM

I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 08:13 PM

Yellow matter custard
Snot and Bogey Pie
All mixed up in a dead dogs eye.
Mixed all together
Nice and thick,
All washed down with a cup of cold Sick


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: sing4peace
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 09:26 PM

My mother said not to put beans in my ears

One meatball

Garbage - starts: Mr. Thompson calls the waiter, orders steak and baked potato.... kids love to join on the chorus yelling: garbage!

The Garden Song - inch by inch, row by row...

--------
Joyce


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: open mike
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 02:19 AM

there is a music group in calif. that specialize in environmental songs for kids: Banana Slug String Band. (the banana slug is the mascot of university in Santa Cruz) they do a bunch of great songs
one is Dirt Made my Lunch. This is a good song to learn about
growing food, ttp://www.bananaslugstringband.com . They have a song book.

also cheryl wheeler has a song the only word is potatoe
and she repeats it to the tune of the mexican hat dance
or is it the irish washer woman! yes it is! irish washer ...


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: Bettynh
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 10:18 AM

Si Kahn: Gotta Have a Peanut Butter Song
John McCutcheon: Peanut Butter
John McCutcheon: Cut the Cake
Bill Harley: Macaroni and Cheese
Mississippi John Hurt: Chicken
Vance Gilbert: Root Beer for Breakfast
Pete Seeger: Maple Syrup Time
Peter Alsop: I am a Pizza
Peter Alsop: Sandwiches

And my kids' favorites from Peter Alsop: Yecch! and My Brother Threw Up on My Stuffed Toy Bunny.


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: GUEST,Leslie
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 11:19 AM

Thanks to all for your ideas. I'm not a regular here but I knew this would be a great place to ask. (Though given that at last year's concert a kid threw up all over me, I'm not about to sing about "a cup of cold sick" ...)


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 11:24 AM

To the tune of On top of Old Smokey


On top of Spaghetti
all covered in cheese,
I once had a meatball
till somebody sneezed.
It rolled off the table
and onto the floor
and then my poor meatball
rolled out of the door.


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: Bettynh
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 01:02 PM

I've been rummaging around kids' music, thanks to you. And I do thank you. Lots of good memories there.
Barry Lewis Polisar was a favorite (my kids were not sweet)

He wrote Garbage.
Also:
They said "Eat the Broccoli"
Never Cook Your Sister in a Frying Pan
The I Eat Kids Klezmer Polka
Sally Eats Shoelaces, Straw and String


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: sing4peace
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 02:46 PM

Dear Betty -

According to: Rise up Singing and Where Have All The Flowers Gone (Seeger) the song "Garbage" that begins with "Mr. Thompson calls the waiter, orders steak and baked potater..." etc. was written by Bill Steele and copywritten in 1969 by William Steele. Copyright was assigned to Rainbow Collection LOT in 1992.

If this isn't true, I'd appreciate more background.

Thanks,
JK


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: GUEST,Barry Louis Polisar
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 04:36 PM

I just got an alert about your forum. I did NOT write the song GARBAGE, but know Bill Steele's song very well. Pete Seeger also recorded a version of it and added verses of his own.

The song is in "Rise Up Singing" along with some songs I did write.

I have written many songs about food and eating (I write and sing for kids so food is a big subject).

You can hear all my songs for free right on my web site at this link:
http://www.barrylou.com/sampleTitles.html

You can also get the lyrics to everything here:
http://www.barrylou.com/lyricLink.html


I have tried to make my web site a resource and hope this helps.

Barry Louis Polisar
barrylou@barrylou.com


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: Bettynh
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 11:11 AM

Whoa! I'm sorry about that, Barry, and very glad you're here to correct me. I took my kids across the country in a minivan in 1988 when they were 6. They're twin boys. Your music helped save our sanity. If anyone ever doubts the value of "free" music, ours is a story to point. Dick Pleasants used to have occasional Saturday morning folk programs for children. I taped a few then went looking for the sources. Now that their friends are having children, they're asking for that music to pass on.

Back to food, there's Christin Lavin's Cold Pizza for Breakfast.


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 27 Aug 11 - 05:56 AM

"Coconut Woman"? (Lord Burgess/Irving Burgie)


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: GUEST,Big Ballad Singer
Date: 27 Aug 11 - 08:56 AM

"Aiken Drum" is all about a guy made out of various kinds of food.


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Subject: RE: songs about food that kids can sing
From: open mike
Date: 27 Aug 11 - 11:22 AM

I like to eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas...

which ocntinues with the lyrics starting with all the other vowels

i like to ate, ate, ate,

I like to ite ite ite,

I like to oat oat oat

i like to ute ute ute ooples and ba noo noos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmW3aBqZtKQ


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