Sweetly Sings the Donkey | Free Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics, and Video

Sweetly Sings the Donkey is a single-verse song that is usually sung as a round, which is sometimes referred to as a perpetual/infinite canon. This means that at the unison, at least 3 voices sing the exact same melody and may continue singing it in an infinite loop. However, each voice begins at a different time so that the different voices coincide in different parts of the melody with the harmony still fitting together perfectly.

The origin of the song is largely unknown, but it is believed to come from England. Some variations on the lyrics of the silly song have included other animals such as magpies, dodos, and dolphins. The song is also discussed in one chapter of Harper Lee’s best-selling classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird. In the story, singing the song is frowned upon by state-appointed teachers because of how it is closely associated with the upbringing of rural children.

Lyrics for ‘Sweetly Sings the Donkey’

Sweetly sings the donkey
At the break of day.
If you do not feed him
This is what he’ll say,
“Hee Haw, Hee Haw.
Hee Haw, Hee Haw.”

Print Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Sweetly Sings the Donkey’ for beginner piano solo. There’s an mp3 on the site that piano students can listen to as they practice this piece. The arrangement is available to print in PDF format.

Sweetly Sings the Donkey for Beginner Piano Solo

Sing-a-long Video for ‘Sweetly Sings the Donkey’

Check out this fun video for ‘Sweetly Sings the Donkey’ from
JCRiseDemo on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!

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Three Blind Mice | Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics, Guitar Chords, and Video

The popular English nursery rhyme Three Blind Mice is also classified as a musical round or a perpetual/infinite canon. This is a type of musical composition which involves at least 3 voices starting at different times so that the voices coincide at different parts of the melody yet still fit harmoniously and then singing the unison with the exact same melody.
The lyrics and accompanying music for Three Blind Mice were first published in 1609 as part of Deuteromelia or The Seconde part of Musicks melodie. The English musician, editor, and composer Thomas Ravenscroft is credited as the editor of the book and possibly the one to also write the rhyme. More recent pop culture references of this classic nursery rhyme can be found in The Three Stooges, The Silly Symphony, the OST for the James Bond movie Dr. No, as well as Agatha Christie’s collection of short stories also entitled Three Blind Mice.

Lyrics for ‘Three Blind Mice’

Three blind mice,
Three blind mice
See how they run,
See how they run!

They all ran after
The farmer’s wife.
She cut off their tails
With a carving knife.
Did you ever see
Such a sight in your life
As three blind mice?

Print Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Three Blind Mice’ for beginner piano solo. There’s an mp3 on the site that piano students can listen to as they practice this piece. The arrangement is available to print in PDF format.

Three Blind Mice for Beginner Piano Solo

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Guitar Chords for ‘Three Blind Mice’

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for ‘Three Blind Mice’ This site features many tools to make learning and playing the guitar fun, including an auto-scroll tool for hands-free guitar chords/lyrics advancing, and a transpose tool in case the music isn’t in the right key for your voice.

Three Blind Mice Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘Three Blind Mice’

Check out this fun video for ‘Three Blind Mice’ from Little Treehouse Nursery Rhymes and Kids Songs on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!

Little Green Frog (Galumph)| Free Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics, Video

Little Green Frog (Galumph) is a children’s action song that is believed to originate from England. The word “galumph” was first used by famous author Lewis Carroll in his poem Jabberwocky. It means “to gallop proudly.”

There are many variations to the lyrics of the song. Some include using “Um, Um”, “Mmm Mmm”, “Mmm Aah” or “Mmm Bop” aside from “Galumph.” There are also versions that incorporate other animals like dogs, or things like trucks.

Lyrics for ‘Little Green Frog (Galumph)’

Galumph, went the little green frog one day
Galumph, went the little green frog
Galumph, went the little green frog one day
Galumph, galumph, galumph, galumph, galumph

Now we all know frogs go
Ladedadeda ladedadeda ladedadeda
We all know frogs go ladedadeda
But this little frog went galumph

Galumph, went the little green frog one day
Galumph, went the little green frog
Galumph, went the little green frog one day
Galumph, galumph, galumph, galumph, galumph

Now we all know frogs go
Ladedadeda ladedadeda ladedadeda
We all know frogs go ladedadeda
But this little frog went galumph

Print Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Little Green Frog (Galumph)’ for beginner piano solo. There’s an mp3 on the site that piano students can listen to as they practice this piece. The arrangement is available to print in PDF format.

Little Green Frog (Galumph) for Beginner Piano Solo 

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Guitar Chords for ‘Little Green Frog (Galumph)’

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for ‘Little Green Frog (Galumph)’ This site features many tools to make learning and playing the guitar fun, including an auto-scroll tool for hands-free guitar chords/lyrics advancing, and a transpose tool in case the music isn’t in the right key for your voice.

Little Green Frog (Galumph) Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘Little Green Frog (Galumph)’

Check out this fun video for ‘Little Green Frog (Galumph)’ from Howdytoons on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!

Senor Don Gato | Lyrics, Video and Piano Sheet Music

Here’s a wacky kids song from Spain. Senor Don Gato is about a cat who finds true love, but gets so excited that he falls off the roof on which he was sitting. Fortunately, his funeral passed by the market square, and the scent of fish was so strong that it brought Senor Don Gato back to life.

Lyrics for Senor Don Gato

Oh Senor Don Gato was a cat.
On a high red roof Don Gato sat.
He went there to read a letter,
Meow, meow, meow,
Where the reading light was better,
Meow, meow, meow,
‘Twas a love note for Don Gato.

I adore you wrote the lady cat,
Who was fluffy, white and nice and fat.
There was not a sweeter kitty,
Meow, meow, meow,
In the country or the city,
Meow, meow, meow,
And she said she’d wed Don Gato.

Oh, Don Gato jumped so happily,
He fell off the roof and broke his knee.
Broke his ribs and all his whiskers,
Meow, meow, meow,
And his little solar plexus,
Meow, meow, meow,
Ay Caramba cried Don Gato.

Then the doctors all came on the run,
Just to see if something could be done.
And they held a consultation,
Meow, meow, meow,
About how to save their patient,
Meow, meow, meow,
How to save Senor Don Gato.

But in spite of everything they tried,
Poor Senor Don Gato up and died.
And it wasn’t very merry,
Meow, meow, meow,
Going to the cemetery,
Meow, meow, meow,
For the ending of Don Gato.

When the funeral passed the market square,
Such a smell of fish was in the air.
Though his burial was slated,
Meow, meow, meow,
He became reanimated,
Meow, meow, meow,
He came back to life, Don Gato.

Piano Sheet Music for ‘Senor Don Gato’

This piano arrangement is perfect for first year beginners. Reading the book with them, and then sharing this piece will make practicing so much fun!

Senor Don Gato | Beginner Piano Sheet Music

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Video for ‘Senor Don Gato’

Check out this Senor Don Gato video from Fred Kluth Designs, LLC.

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One Elephant | Lyrics, Guitar Sheet Music and Video

One Elephant is a fun 1-10 counting song for kids. I’ve included the lyrics, free sheet music for guitar (including music, lyrics and chords), printable finger puppets, and a sing-along video.

Lyrics for ‘One Elephant’

One elephant went out to play
Upon a spider’s web one day.
He had such enormous fun,
He called for another elephant to come… “Oh, ELEPHANT!”

Two elephants…

Three elephants…

Four elephants…

Five elephants…

Five elephants went out to play
Upon a spider’s web one day.
The web went creak, the web went crack.
And all of the elephants went KERSPLAT!

 

Print Guitar Sheet Music for ‘One Elephant’

One Elephant | Free Sheet Music Guitar Leadsheet (Music, Lyrics and Chords)

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Finger Puppets

TheMeasuredMom.com has free printable elephant finger puppets if you’re interest.

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Video for ‘One Elephant’

Here’s a sing-along video from PinkFonk – Kid’s Songs and Stories:

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Animal Songs Kids Love to Sing | Lyrics

Here is a collection of the the best animal songs on the web from the best and biggest websites for children’s song lyrics, including Kididdles.com, MakingMusicFun.net, and BusSongs.com.

Click Links for Animal Song Lyrics

A
Albuquerque Turkey
Alice the Camel
All the Pretty Little Horses
The Animal Fair
Ants Go Marching

B
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
Baby Bumblebee
The Bear
The Bear Went Over the Mountain
Be Kind to Your Web Footed Friends
Bill Grogan’s Goat
Bingo
Black Snake
Bought Me a Cat
Bow, Wow, Wow

C
The Cat Came Back
Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!
Crawdad Song
The Crocodile

D
Down by the Bay
Dancing Bears

E
Eensy Weensy Spider

F
The Farmer in the Dell
Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Five Little Ducks
Five Little Monkeys
The Frog and the Crow
The Frog and the Mouse
Frog Music
A Frog Went A-Courtin’
Fuzzy Wuzzy

G
Git Along, Little Dogies
Goodbye, Old Paint
Grasshoppers Three

H
Had a Little Rooster
Hey Diddle Diddle
Hickory Dickory Dock
Higglety, Pigglety, Pop
Home on the Range

I
I’m Being Swallowed by a Boa Constrictor
I Had a Rooster
Itsy Bitsy Spider

J
Nothin’

K
Knick-Knack Paddywhack

L
Listen to the Mockingbird
Little Bo Peep
Little Bunny Foo Foo
The Little Skunk’s Hole
The Littlest Worm
Little Turtle
Little White Duck

M
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Monkey and Chimp (Abba Dabba Dabba)
Mr. Lion and His Sneeze

N
Nothin’

O
The Old Gray Mare
Old MacDonald
Ol’ Texas
Once I Caught A Fish Alive
One Bat Hanging in the Steeple
One Elephant

P
Pop Goes the Weasel
Pussycat, Pussycat

Q
Nothin’

R
Nothin’

S
Senor Don Gato
Six Little Ducks

T
There’s a Monkey Sitting in My Family Tree
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Three Little Fishies
Three Little Monkeys
This Little Piggie
Three Blind Mice
Three Little Kittens

U-Z
Nothin’

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