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Need a Song - Morningtown Ride

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BFP 15 Aug 98 - 08:22 PM
Barbara 15 Aug 98 - 08:55 PM
Joe Offer 15 Aug 98 - 09:06 PM
rosebrook 15 Aug 98 - 11:58 PM
mhflanagan 07 Apr 02 - 02:25 PM
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Subject: Need a Song
From: BFP
Date: 15 Aug 98 - 08:22 PM

This summer, my wife and I helped with a reading program in a small West Virginia library. The kids' ages ranged from 4 to 8. The largest group we worked with was 12. I play the mountain dulcimer and would like to learn a song or songs that would be appropriate for these kid and one in which I could hopefully incorporate their names. Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it.


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Subject: RE: Need a Song
From: Barbara
Date: 15 Aug 98 - 08:55 PM

You need to get all 12 names in one place, or will a few at a time do?
In Malvina Reynolds' Morningtown Ride, the second verse begins "***'s at the throttle, **** rings the bell, **** holds the lantern out/ to show that all is well," and I don't remember the names Mal used because I've substituted so many others over the years.
It's also 3 or 4 chords, and should be playable on a dulcumer. What makes it a good dulcimer tune? Only one octave? No accidentals? Think this will qualify.
However, I see it's not in the database. It IS in Rise Up Singing, and I bet Joe Offer can post it here faster than me...
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: ADD: Morningtown Ride (Sesame Street Version)^^
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Aug 98 - 09:06 PM

Who? Me????

Morningtown Ride(Sesame Street Version)
(adapted from the song by Malvina Reynolds)

Train whistle blowin'
Makes a sleepy noise
Underneath their blankets
Go all the girls and boys

Rockin', rollin', ridin'
Out along the bay
All bound for Morningtown
Many miles away

Cookie's at the engine
Maria rings the bell
Big Bird swings the lantern
To show that all is well

Rockin', rollin', ridin'
Out along the bay
All bound for Morningtown
Many miles away

Maybe it is raining
Where our train will ride
But all the little travelers
Are warm and snug inside

Rockin', rollin', ridin'
Out along the bay
All bound for Morningtown
Many miles away

Somewhere there is sunshine
Somewhere there is day
Somewhere there is Morningtown
Many miles away

Rockin', rollin', ridin'
Out along the bay
All bound for Morningtown
Many miles away

All bound for Morningtown
Many miles away


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Subject: RE: Need a Song
From: rosebrook
Date: 15 Aug 98 - 11:58 PM

Hi!

A song that I have used with this age group (even older kids have requested it!) is Willoughby Wallaby Woo. I learned it from Raffi's 'Singable Songs for the Very Young'.

The lyrics are basically:

Willoughby wallaby woo
An elephant sat on you
Willoughby wallaby wee
An elephant sat on me
Willoughby wallaby woffer
An elephant sat on Joe Offer
Willoughby wallaby warbara
An elephant sat on Barbara.

And on and on...it can include every child in the room. I've started with all the kids standing, and then when their name is called show the group what they think they'd look like if an elephant actually came in the room and sat on them. I like Raffi!

Rose


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Subject: RE: Need a Song
From: mhflanagan
Date: 07 Apr 02 - 02:25 PM

Thanks for the lyrics. I will replace with: Driver's at the engine, Fireman rings the bell, Sandman swing the lantern, to show that all is well.

Mike


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