Pick a Bale of Cotton | Free Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics, Guitar Chords

Pick a Bale of Cotton is an American traditional folk song and spiritual. It began as a work song and has been around for quite sometime before Lead Belly (whose real name was Huddie William Ledbetter) made a record of the song. Lead Belly was an American folk and blues musician known for his strong, distinct vocals and for being a virtuoso on the twelve-string guitar.

The song has been covered by some of the most popular artists in history including Harry Belafonte, Johnny Cash, Lonnie Donegan, The Quarrymen, and The Vipers Skiffle Group (also known simply as The Vipers). In 1975, the Swedish pop group ABBA also included the song in a medley of folk songs along with other traditional folk songs like Midnight Special and On Top of Old Smoky.

Lyrics for ‘Pick a Bale of Cotton’

(Note: The song begins at a decent tempo but the more that it progresses, the more the speed increases. The phrase “me and my baby” will also be replaced with “me and my wife”, “me and my pappy”, “me and my buddy”, “me and my partner”, or “me and my friend” in the verses that follow.)

Jump down turn around,
Pick a bale of cotton,
Jump down turn around,
Pick a bale a day.

Oh, Lordie pick a bale of cotton,
Oh, Lordie pick a bale a day.
Oh, Lordie pick a bale of cotton,
Oh, Lordie pick a bale a day.

Well, me and my baby gonna
Pick a bale of cotton.
Me and my baby gonna
Pick a bale a day.

Oh, Lordie pick a bale of cotton,
Oh, Lordie pick a bale a day.
Oh, Lordie pick a bale of cotton,
Oh, Lordie pick a bale a day.

Print Easy Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Pick a Bale of Cotton’ 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.

Pick a Bale of Cotton for Easy Piano Solo

Guitar Chords for ‘Pick a Bale of Cotton’

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for ‘Pick a Bale of Cotton’. 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.

Pick a Bale of Cotton Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘Pick a Bale of Cotton’

Check out this fun version of ‘Pick a Bale of Cotton’ from Derek Ryan on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!

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Oh My Darling, Clementine (Montrose) | Free Piano Sheet Music & Lyrics

Oh My Darling, Clementine is classified as an American western folk ballad which has been named as one of the Top 100 Western Songs of all time by the Western Writers of America. The hymn is said to be in the trochaic meter which means that the metrical foot consists of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed one, resulting in a kind of “rolling” rhythm.

The melody was originally attributed by Gerald Brenan to an old ballad from Spain that was popularized during the California Gold Rush by Mexican miners who came into the area. Though there are no clear records of who or when the first English version of the song recorded, it has been noted that the one performed by Bing Crosby was the first to reach Billboard charts.

Lyrics for ‘Oh My Darling, Clementine’

In a cavern, in a canyon,
Excavating for a mine,
Lived a miner forty-niner,
And his daughter, Clementine.
Oh, my darling, oh, my darling,
Oh, my darling Clementine,
You are lost and gone forever,
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

Light she was and like a fairy,
And her shoes were number nine,
Herring boxes without topses,
Sandals were for Clementine.

Oh, my darling, oh, my darling,
Oh, my darling Clementine,
You are lost and gone forever,
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

Drove her ducklings to the water,
Every morning just at nine,
Hit her foot against a splinter,
Fell into the foaming brine.

Oh, my darling, oh, my darling,
Oh, my darling Clementine,
You are lost and gone forever,
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

Ruby lips above the water,
Blowing bubbles soft and fine,
But alas, I was no swimmer,
So I lost my Clementine.

Oh, my darling, oh, my darling,
Oh, my darling Clementine,
You are lost and gone forever,
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

Then the miner, forty-niner,
Soon began to peak and pine,
Thought he oughta join his daughter,
Now hes with his Clementine.

Oh, my darling, oh, my darling,
Oh, my darling Clementine,
You are lost and gone forever,
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

There’s a churchyard on the hillside,
Where the flowers grow and twine,
There grow roses, ‘mongst the posies,
Fertilized by Clementine.

Oh, my darling, oh, my darling,
Oh, my darling Clementine,
You are lost and gone forever,
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

Print Easy Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Oh My Darling, Clementine’ 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.

Oh My Darling, Clementine for Easy Piano Solo

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Guitar Chords for ‘Oh My Darling, Clementine’

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for ‘Oh My Darling, Clementine’ 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.

Oh My Darling, Clementine Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘Oh My Darling, Clementine’

Check out this choose one: wonderful, awesome, fun, amazing)video for ‘Oh My Darling, Clementine’ from Muffin Songs on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!

Auld Lang Syne | Free Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics, Guitar Chords, Video

Many people are familiar with the tune of Auld Lang Syne because this is often sung on New Year’s Eve as a way of bidding farewell to the previous year and welcoming a new one. Other than that, it is also used in graduations, funerals, farewell parties, or to close certain occasions and functions because of its theme of looking back at the past.

Auld Lang Syne originated in Scotland and was composed (or collected from oral tradition) in 1788 by Robert  Burns. The title can be translated as “old long since”. Other acceptable translations are “old times”, “long, long ago” or “days gone by”.

Lyrics for ‘Auld Lang Syne’

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll buy your pint cup!
and surely I’ll buy mine!
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And there’s a hand my trusty friend!
And give me a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

Print Easy Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ 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.

Auld Lang Syne for Easy Piano Solo

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Guitar Chords for ‘Auld Lang Syne’

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for ‘Auld Lang Syne’. 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.

Auld Lang Syne Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘Auld Lang Syne’

Check out this wonderful video for ‘Auld Lang Syne’ from Children Love to Sing on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!

Go Tell Aunt Rhodie | Free Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics, Guitar Chords

In 18th century France, the original tune to Go Tell Aunt Rhody was composed by Genevan philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau as part of his one-act opera Le devin du Village (“The Village Soothsayer”). It has since made its way from Europe, to the United States, and even to Japan as a popular folk song and children’s song mainly used in kindergarten.

Several versions of the lyrics exist with some replacing the name of Aunt Rhody with names that may be more common in the locale such as Dinah, Nancy, or Patsy.

Lyrics for ‘Go Tell Aunt Rhodie’

Go tell Aunt Rhodie,
Go tell Aunt Rhodie,
Go tell Aunt Rhodie,
The old gray goose is dead.
The one she’s been saving,
The one she’s been saving,
The one she’s been saving,
To make a feather bed.

The goslings are mourning,
The goslings are mourning,
The goslings are mourning,,
Because their mother’s dead.

The old gander’s weeping,
The old gander’s weeping,
The old gander’s weeping,
Because his wife is dead.

She died in the mill pond,
She died in the mill pond,
She died in the mill pond,
From standing on her head.

Go tell Aunt Rhodie,
Go tell Aunt Rhodie,
Go tell Aunt Rhodie,
The old gray goose is dead.

Print Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Go Tell Aunt Rhodie’ 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.

Go Tell Aunt Rhodie for Beginner Piano Solo 

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Guitar Chords for ‘Go Tell Aunt Rhodie’

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for ‘Go Tell Aunt Rhodie’ 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.

Go Tell Aunt Rhodie Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘Go Tell Aunt Rhodie’

Check out this awesome video for ‘Go Tell Aunt Rhodie’ from Wally Whyton on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!

Little Bo Peep | Beginner Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics, Guitar Chords

Little Bo Peep is a popular  English nursery rhyme that is included in the Roud Folk Song Index, which is a compilation of songs from oral tradition from all over the world. There have been many variations to the lyrics of the song, being a product of oral tradition.

The melody that usually accompanies the rhyme was first recorded by the composer James William Elliott in 1870 and was part of his work National Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs.

Lyrics for ‘Little Bo Peep’

Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
And doesn’t know where to find them;
Leave them alone,
And they’ll all come home,
Wagging their tails behind them.

Little Bo Peep she searched for her sheep
But didn’t quite know how to find them;
She looked everywhere
From here and to there
But still couldn’t think where to find them.

Little Bo Peep began to weep And lay down to rest for a while;
She fell fast asleep
While counting her sheep
Then dreamt they came home with a smile.

Little Bo Peep had fallen asleep
And dreamt that she was all alone;
But when she awoke
And pulled back her cloak
She saw that her sheep had come home.

Little Bo Peep had lost her sheep
And didn’t know where to find them;
She left them alone
And they came home
Wagging their tails behind them.

Print Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Little Bo Peep’ 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 Bo Peep for Beginner Piano Solo

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Guitar Chords for Little Bo Peep

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for ‘Little Bo Peep‘. 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 Bo Peep Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘Little Bo Peep’

Check out this fun video for ‘Little Bo Peep’ from Little Baby Bum on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!

(Do You Know) The Muffin Man | Lyrics, Piano Sheet Music, and Video

(Do You Know) The Muffin Man is a well-known traditional children’s song, nursery rhyme, and game that originated in England. Its first record can be found in a British manuscript that came out at around 1820 and the lyrics have remained quite consistent throughout the years. In some cases, though, the food and the name of the street have been changed to fit the locality.  One example is the Dutch version that replaces muffins with mussels while Drury Lane is substituted with Scheveningen.

Door-to-door delivery of fresh foods and baked goods was very much the trend during the Victorian era. The term “muffin man” comes from the fact that English muffins (a type of bread product) were the most common things being requested by households.

Lyrics for ‘(Do You Know) The Muffin Man’

Oh, do you know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Oh, do you know the muffin man,
Who lives in Drury Lane?

Yes, I know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Oh, yes, I know the muffin man,
Who lives in Drury Lane.

Print Piano Sheet Music for ‘(Do You Know) The Muffin Man’

Here’s an Easy/Level 1 Piano Solo that’s a great piece for beginners.

(Do You Know) The Muffin Man| Piano Sheet Music

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Guitar Chords for ‘(Do You Know) The Muffin Man’

You can get the guitar chords for ‘(Do You Know) The Muffin Man’ on StorytimeSongs.com. The chords are in C Major.

Do You Know the Muffin Man | Free Guitar Chords

 

Video for ‘(Do You Know) The Muffin Man’

Watch this version of the song from Super Simple Songs and have fun singing along.

 

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Do Your Ears Hang Low? | Lyrics, Piano & Guitar Sheet Music, Video

Do Your Ears Hang Low?” is a kids song that is popular in elementary schools, kids camps, and birthday parties. The melody is based on American folk song, Turkey in the Straw, but can also be sung to Sailor’s Hornpipe. Several ideas exist concerning the origin of the lyrics, but no theory can be confirmed. It is possible that is it a wartime song that found it’s way into popular culture as a children’s song.

Lyrics for ‘Do Your Ears Hang Low?’

Here is one of several variations on the lyrics for this song.

Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie ’em in a knot?
Can you tie ’em in a bow?
Can you throw ’em o’er your shoulder
Like a continental soldier?
Do your ears hang low?

Do your ears stand high?
Do they reach up to the sky?
Do they droop when they are wet?
Do they stiffen when they’re dry?
Can you wave them at your neighbor
With an element of flavor?
Do your ears stand high?

Do your ears flip-flop?
Can you use them as a mop?
Are they stringy at the bottom?
Are they curly at the top?
Can you use them for a swatter?
Can you use them for a blotter?
Do your ears flip-flop?

Do your ears stick out?
Can you waggle them about?
Can you flap them up and down
As you fly around the town?
Can you shut them up for sure
When you hear an awful bore?
Do your ears stick out?

Do your ears give snacks?
Are they all filled up with wax?
Do you eat it in the morning
Do you eat it in the bath?
Do you eat it with a scone
Or do you eat it on its own?
Do your ears give snacks?

Print Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Here’s a free arrangement of ‘Do Your Ears Hang Low?’ for beginner piano solo. There’s an mp3 on the site so students can listen to the song as they practice.

Do Your Ears Hang Low? | Free Beginner Piano

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Print Free Beginner Guitar Sheet Music (TABS)

Here’s a free arrangement of ‘Do Your Ears Hang Low?’ 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.

Do Your Ears Hang Low? | Free Beginner Guitar

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Guitar Chords for ‘Do Your Ears Hang Low?’

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for Do Your Ears Hang Low? This site features many tools to make learning and playing the guitar fun, including an auto-scroll tool and a transpose tool in case the music isn’t in the right key.

Do Your Ears Hang Low? Guitar Chords

Video for ‘Do Your Ears Hang Low?’

Check out this video from Muffin Songs. Enjoy the video or sing along.

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