Alouette | Lyrics, Beginner Piano Sheet Music & Video

Alouette is a popular French Canadian children’s song commonly thought to be about  plucking the feathers of a lark. The song was first published in A Pocket Song Book for the Use of Students and Graduates of McGill College in 1879. Canadian folklorist Marius Barbeau suggested that the French colonists used songs like Alouette to dip their canoe paddles in unison.

Although a French song, Alouette is well-known throughout the world. This is due in part because Marines and other Allied soldiers learned the song while serving in France during World War I, and then passed it on to their children and grandchildren.

Lyrics for ‘Alouette’

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai la tête
Je te plumerai la tête
Et la tête, et la tête
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, Alouette
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai.

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai le nez
Je te plumerai le nez
Et le nez, et le nez
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai.

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai les yeux
Je te plumerai les yeux
Et les yeux, et les yeux
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai.

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai le cou
Je te plumerai le cou
Et le cou, et le cou
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai.

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai les ailes
Je te plumerai les ailes
Et les ailes, et les ailes
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai.

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai le dos
Je te plumerai le dos
Et le dos, et le dos
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai.

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai les pattes
Je te plumerai les pattes
Et les pattes, et les pattes
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai.

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai la queue
Je te plumerai la queue
Et la queue, et la queue
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai.

Translation

Chorus
Lark, nice lark
Lark, I’ll pluck you.

I’ll pluck your bill
I’ll pluck your bill
And your bill, and your bill
Lark, lark. Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!

(Chorus)

I’ll pluck your eyes
I’ll pluck your eyes
And your eyes, and your eyes
And your bill, and your bill
Lark, lark. Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!

(Chorus)

I’ll pluck your head
I’ll pluck your head
And your head, and your head,
And your eyes, and your eyes
And your bill, and your bill
Lark, lark. Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!

(Chorus)

I’ll pluck your neck…

I’ll pluck your back…

I’ll pluck your wings… your belly…

… your legs… your tail…

Print Easy Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Alouette’ 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.

Alouette for Beginner Piano Solo

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Sing-a-long Video for ‘Alouette’

Check out this wonderful video for ‘Alouette’ from HeyKids – Chansons Pour Enfants on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!

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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!

Polly Wolly Doodle | Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics, Guitar Chords, Video

The first ever performance of Polly Wolly Doodle was by Daniel Emmett’s Virginia Minstrels in the early 1840s at New York’s Bowery Amphitheatre. It has since become a popular children’s song and nursery rhyme. Its first publication was in 1880 as part of a Harvard student songbook.

Several versions and covers have been made of the song. Some of the more notables ones are those by Shirley Temple in the film The Littlest Rebel (1935), Julie Andrews in the opening sequence for S.O.B (1981), Alvin and the Chipmunks as part of their album The Chipmunk Songbook (1962), and Bing Crosby in a medley in his album 101 Gang Songs (1961).

Lyrics for ‘Polly Wolly Doodle’

Oh, I went down South for to see my Sal,
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.
My Sal, she is a spunky gal,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Fare thee well, fare thee well,
Fare thee well my fairy Fay.
For I’m off to Lou’siana for to see my Susyanna,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Oh, my Sal, she is a maiden fair,
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day.
With curly eyes and laughing hair,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Fare thee well, fare thee well,
fare thee well my fairy Fay.
for I’m off to Lou’siana for to see my Susyanna,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Oh I like watermelon and I have for years,
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day.
I eat watermelon because it gets upon my ears,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Fare thee well, fare thee well,
Fare thee well my fairy Fay.
For I’m off to Lou’siana for to see my Susyanna,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Oh, a grasshopper sittin’ on a railroad track,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.
A pickin’ his teeth with a carpet tack,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Fare thee well, fare thee well,
Fare thee well my fairy Fay.
I’m going to Lou’siana for to see my Susyanna,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Behind the barn, down on my knees,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.
I thought I heard a chicken sneeze,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Oh he sneezed so hard with the whooping cough,
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day.
He sneezed his head and his tail right off,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Fare thee well, fare thee well,
Fare thee well my fairy Fay.
For I’m off to Lou’siana for to see my Susyanna,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Print Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Polly Wolly Doodle’ 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.

Polly Wolly Doodle for Beginner Piano Solo

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Guitar Chords for ‘Polly Wolly Doodle’

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for ‘Polly Wolly Doodle’ 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.

Polly Wolly Doodle Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘Polly Wolly Doodle’

Check out this awesome video for ‘Polly Wolly Doodle’ from Muffin Songs on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!

Sing a Song of Sixpence | Free Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics, and Video

The origin of Sing a Song of Sixpence is hard to pinpoint, but some slight references have been found in the famous plays Twelfth Night by Shakespeare (c. 1602) as well as Bonduca by Beaumont and Fletcher (1614). The rhyme used to be largely attributed to George Steevens, when he used the verse during 1790 as a pun in response to the ode that Poet Laureate Henry James Pye produced for the king’s birthday.

However, the fact that a copy of the first verse was already in print in 1744 as part of Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book disproves the earlier theory. This version only had one verse and used the line “Four and twenty Naughty Boys.” The next printed version in existence is dated around 1780 and had two verses. In this one, the word “boys” has been replaced by “birds.”

Lyrics for ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’

Sing a song of sixpence
A pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened
The birds began to sing,
Oh wasn’t that a dainty dish
To set before the king?

The king was in his counting house
Counting out his money,
The queen was in the parlour
Eating bread and honey.

The maid was in the garden
Hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird
And pecked off her nose!

Print Easy Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’ for easy 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.

Sing a Song of Sixpence for Easy Piano Solo

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Guitar Chords for ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’. 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.

Sing a Song of Sixpence Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’

Check out this choose one awesome video for ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’ from Little Baby Bum on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!

This Old Man | Free Piano & Guitar Sheet Music, Lyrics, Guitar Chords

This Old Man is a popular English nursery rhyme and counting song for children. The origin of the song has not been traced accurately, but the earliest known record can be found in the 1937 Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society by British folk song collector Anne Gilchrist. She learned the song in the 1870s when her Welsh nurse back then taught her Jack Jintle which has very similar lyrics and tune to the current song.

Several version and renditions of the song’s lyrics are in existence including that of Cecil James Sharp and Bing Crosby. The theme song for the kid’s TV show, Barney & Friends is set to the tune of This Old Man with a different set of lyrics.

Lyrics for ‘This Old Man’

This old man, he played one,
He played knick-knack on my thumb.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.
This old man, he played two,
He played knick-knack on my shoe.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played three,
He played knick-knack on my knee.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played four,
He played knick-knack on my door.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played five,
He played knick-knack on my hive.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played six,
He played knick-knack on my sticks.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played seven,
He played knick-knack up in Heaven.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played eight,
He played knick-knack on my gate.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played nine,
He played knick-knack on my spine.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played ten,
He played knick-knack once again.
Knick-knack paddywhack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

Print Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘This Old Man’ 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.

This Old Man for Beginner Piano Solo

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Print Free Beginner Guitar Sheet Music (TABs)

Here’s a free arrangement of ‘This Old Man’ for beginner guitar solo. Students can learn to read traditional music notation or TABS. There’s also an mp3 on the site so students can listen to the song as they practice.

This Old Man for Beginner Guitar (TAB)

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Guitar Chords for ‘This Old Man’

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for ‘This Old Man’ 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.

This Old Man Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘This Old Man’

Check out this fun video for ‘This Old Man’ from The Learning Station on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!

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A Tisket, A Tasket | Free Piano & Guitar Sheet Music, Lyrics, Video

An American children’s nursery rhyme that was first recorded during the 19th century, A Tisket, A Tasket is included as part of the Roud Folk Song Index and is assigned the number 13188 in the collection. It was used as a rhyming game where children would dance in a circle and one of the players would run outside of the circle and then dropped a handkerchief. The child nearest to it would pick it up and chase the dropper. A consequence would be given to the dropper if they got caught.

A jazz version of the song was recorded and released by Ella Fitzgerald in 1938 to rave reviews. Bing Crosby also sang the song in his 1962 album, On the Happy Side. It has also been referenced by The Three Stooges in their short film, We Want Our Mummy and the popular show Gilmore Girls had one of their earlier episodes with the same title.

Lyrics for ‘A Tisket A Tasket’

A tisket, a tasket,
A green and yellow basket.
I wrote a letter to my love,
And on the way I dropped it.

I dropped it, I dropped it,
And on the way I dropped it.
A little girl, she picked it up,
And put it in her pocket.

Her pocket, her pocket,
She put it in her pocket.
A little girl, she picked it up,
And put it in her pocket.

Print Easy Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘A Tisket A Tasket’ for easy 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.

A Tisket A Tasket for Easy Piano Solo

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Print Free Beginner Guitar Sheet Music (TABs)

Here’s a free arrangement of ‘A Tisket A Tasket’ for beginner guitar solo. Students can learn to read traditional music notation or TABS. There’s also an mp3 on the site so students can listen to the song as they practice.

A Tisket A Tasket for Beginner Guitar (TAB) 

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Guitar Chords for ‘A Tisket A Tasket’

Get easy to play guitar chords for ‘A-Tisket A-Tasket’ on MakingMusicFun.net. This site is one of the best for making sure that the chords are perfectly aligned with the song lyrics.

A Tisket A Tasket Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘A Tisket A Tasket’

Check out this awesome video for ‘A Tisket A Tasket’ from Hooplakidz 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)’

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