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

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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’

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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!

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’

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The Grand Old Duke of York | Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics, and Video

The Mother Goose children’s nursery rhyme The Grand Old Duke of York is also known as The Noble Duke of York. It is often used as an action song with different variations. The most common actions include having participants do a snappy salute with every mention of the Duke of York, standing up from being seated when the verse mentions “they were up”, sitting down when it says “they were down”, half-crouching on “they were only half-way up”, and flashing ten fingers when it says “ten thousand men”.

As is the case with most nursery rhymes that have been around for a long time, it’s hard to ascertain the origin of these songs since it is passed on only through oral tradition for decades or centuries before somebody is able to put into print. There have been many debates about exactly which Duke of York the song is referring to, but many believe the song to be about Prince Frederick (1763–1827), who was the second son of King George III and who was given the title Duke of York and Albany. During the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars, he served as the Commander-in-Chief in the British Army. He was placed in charge of the Flanders Campaign, a military expedition during 1793–1794 which ended in a crushing defeat at the Battle of Tourcoing.

Lyrics for ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’

(Popular Modern Version)

Oh, The grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men;
He marched them up to the top of the hill,
And he marched them down again.

And when they were up, they were up,
And when they were down, they were down,
And when they were only half-way up,
They were neither up nor down[1]

(Optional Verse)

Oh, a-hunting we will go,
A-hunting we will go,
We’ll catch a fox, and put him in a box,
And then we’ll let him go.

Print Easy Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’ 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.

The Grand Old Duke of York for Easy Piano Solo

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Guitar Chords for ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’

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The Grand Old Duke of York Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’

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The First Noël | Free Piano & Guitar Sheet Music, Lyrics, and Video

The “Noel” in The First Noël is synonymous with the word “Christmas” according to Early Modern English. This traditional classical English Christmas carol had its first publication in The Carols Ancient and Modern (1823) by William Sandys. It is said that this song is of Cornish origin.

Lyrics for ‘The First Noël’

The first Noel the angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel!
They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the east, beyond them far;
And to the earth it gave great light,
And so it continued both day and night.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel!

And by the light of that same star
Three wise men came from country far;
To seek for a King was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever it went.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel!

This star drew nigh to the northwest:
O’er Bethlehem it took its rest;
And there it did both stop and stay,
Right over the place where Jesus lay.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel!

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Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘The First Noël’ 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.

The First Noël for Beginner Piano Solo 

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Print Free Beginner Guitar Sheet Music (TABs)

Here’s a free arrangement of ‘The First Noël’ 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.

The First Noël for Beginner Guitar (TAB) 

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Guitar Chords for ‘The First Noël’

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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’

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

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It Is Well With My Soul | Free Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics, and Video

It Is Well With My Soul is a beautiful and moving hymn written by Horatio Spafford with music composed by Philip Bliss. Its first publication was in 1876 and frequently appears in hymnals around the world.
Spafford wrote the song after enduring a series of trials in his life including the death of his 2-year-old son, financial and property loss due to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the economic slump of 1873, and finally the death of his 4 daughters who were on board the SS Ville du Havre when it collided with another sea vessel as it was crossing the Atlantic on its way to Europe. He wrote it as the ship he took to meet with his wife passed by the spot where the Ville du Havre had sunk claiming his daughters’ lives. It is a religious hymn and a solemn prayer that talks about how one’s faith can remain unshakeable despite whatever happens in life.

Lyrics for ‘It Is Well With My Soul’

When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Refrain
It is well, (it is well),
With my soul, (with my soul)
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life,
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

But Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul.

And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
A song in the night, oh my soul!

Print Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘It Is Well With My Soul’ 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.

It Is Well With My Soul for Beginner Piano Solo 

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Guitar Chords for ‘It Is Well With My Soul’

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for ‘It Is Well With My Soul’ 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.

It Is Well With My Soul Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘It Is Well With My Soul’

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