The Old Gray Mare is a classic folk song that has more recently been adopted into the standard collection of American children’s songs.  The text refers to a horse, though the lyrics may also be referring to a woman that is well past her prime.

Lyrics
Oh, the old gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be,
Ain’t what she used to be, ain’t what she used to be.
The old gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be,
Many long years ago.

Many long years ago, many long years ago.

The old gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be,
Many long years ago.

The old gray mare, she kicked on the whiffletree,
Kicked on the whiffletree, kicked on the whiffletree
The old gray mare, she kicked on the whiffletree
Many long years ago.

Many long years ago, many long years ago,

The old gray mare, she kicked on the whiffletree
Many long years ago.

Free Piano Sheet Music

The Old Gray Mare for Piano Solo

 

Video

Songs of America – The Old Gray Mare

 

 

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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot a traditional American spiritual. It was written by Wallis Willis around 1862. It has become such a favorite, that it has been included in the list of Songs of the Century.

Lyrics
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home,
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home.

I look’d over Jordan
An’ what did I see,
Coming for to carry me home,
A band of angels comin’ after me,
Coming for to carry me home.

Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home,
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home.

If you get there before I do,
Coming for to carry me home,
Tell all my friends I’m comin’ there too
Coming for to carry me home.

Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home,
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home.

Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home,
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home.

Free Sheet Music for Piano
This arrangement of  Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is for intermediate piano duet. It’s easy to play, and has an awesome Latin Jazz sound.

Download Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Piano Duet

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Video
Enjoy this 1909 recording of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot by the Fisk Jubilee Singers.

Swing Low Sweet Chariot – Fisk Jubilee Singers (1909) on YouTube.com

Angels We Have Heard On High commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ spoken of in the Gospel of Luke, in which shepherds near Bethlehem encounter angels singing and praising the newborn child.

The free sheet music for this classic Christmas carol is available for easy piano and guitar solo on MakingMusicFun.net.

Angels We Have Heard On High for Easy Piano Solo

Angels We Have Heard On High for Easy Jazz Guitar Solo

Lyrics
Angels we have heard on high
Singing sweetly o’er the plains,
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be,
Which inspire your heavenly song?

Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

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Lyrics
I’ve got peace like a river,
I’ve got peace like a river,
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul,
I’ve got peace like a river,
I’ve got peace like a river,
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.

I’ve got love like an ocean,
I’ve got love like an ocean,
I’ve got love like an ocean in my soul,
I’ve got love like an ocean,
I’ve got love like an ocean,
I’ve got love like an ocean in my soul.

I’ve got joy like a fountain,
I’ve got joy like a fountain,
I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul,
I’ve got joy like a fountain,
I’ve got joy like a fountain,
I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul.

Free Printable Sheet Music
You can get this free printable sheet music and many other Bible Song/Hymn sheet music arrangements at MakingMusicFun.net. It’s well written and perfect for the first of second year piano student.

I’ve Got Peace Like a River for Easy Piano Solo at MakingMusicFun.net

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Lyrics
O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny
From depths of Hell Thy people save
And give them victory o’er the grave
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, O come, Thou Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai’s height,
In ancient times did’st give the Law,
In cloud, and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

Free Printable Sheet Music
Get this 12th century Christmas favorite at MakingMusicFun.net. This free printable sheet music is arranged for Level 3/Intermediate piano solo, and is available in high quality PDF format.

O Come, O Come Emmanuel for Piano Solo | Traditional

YouTube Video
Enjoy this video of O Come, O Come Emmanuel from Enya. It’s spectacular!

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel – Enya

 

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Arkansas Traveler Lyrics
Oh once upon a time in Arkansas
An old man sat in his little cabin door,
And fiddled at a tune that he liked to hear,
A jolly old tune that he play’d by ear.
It was raining hard but the fiddler didn’t care
He saw’d away at the popular air,
Tho’ his roof tree leaked like a water fall
That didn’t seem to bother the man at all.

A traveler was riding by that day,
And stopped to hear him a-practicing away
The cabin was afloat and his feet were wet,
But still the old man didn’t seem to fret.
So the stranger said: “Now the way it seems to me,
You’d better mend your roof,” said he.
But the old man said, as he played away:
“I couldn’t mend it now, it’s a rainy day.”

The traveler replied: “That’s all quite true,
But this, I think, is the thing for you to do;
Get busy on a day that is fair and bright,
Then pitch the old roof till it’s good and tight.”
But the old man kept on a-playing at his reel,
And tapped the ground with his leathery heel:
“Get along,” said he, “for you give me a pain;
My cabin never leaks when it doesn’t rain.”

Free Printable Sheet Music

Arkansas Traveler for Easy Piano Solo from MakingMusicFun.net

Video
This video features a fiddle and guitar duet performing an excellent rendition of  Arkansas Traveler.

Arkansas Traveler Video on YouTube.com

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Scotland the Brave Lyrics
Hark when the night is falling
Hear! Hear the pipes are calling,
Loudly and proudly calling,
Down thro’ the glen.
There where the hills are sleeping,
Now feel the blood a-leaping,
High as the spirits of the old Highland men.

More lyrics on Hymns.me.uk

Video
Video performer Neil Hubbard has taught the Scottish Highland bagpipes to individuals and groups since the early 1990’s.

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Free Printable Sheet Music

Scotland the Brave for Easy (Level 2) Piano from MakingMusicFun.net

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