Beriozka (The Birch Tree) | Lyrics, Piano Sheet Music & Video

Beriozka or The Birch Tree, is a classic traditional Russian Folksong, which is believed to have been written two centuries ago. Commonly known as “In The Field Stood A Birch Tree” in English, this song has many variations on its name, including “Berezka”, “Beroza” or “Beriozka.” It is quite popular among composers and personalities, who have incorporated it in their works. Tchaikovsky included Beriozka in the last movement of his Fourth Symphony, while Dario Mariannelli used the song in his musical score for the film, “Anna Karenina.”

Lyrics for ‘Beriozka’

See the lovely birch in the meadow,
Curly leaves all dancing when the wind blows.
Loo-lee-loo, when the wind blows,
Loo-lee-loo, when the wind blows.

Oh, my little tree, I need branches,
For the silver flutes I need branches.
Loo-lee-loo, three branches,
Loo-lee-loo, three branches.

From another birch I will make now,
I will make a tingling balalaika.
Loo-lee-loo, balalaika,
Loo-lee-loo, balalaika.

When I play my new balalaika,
I will think of you, my lovely birch tree.
Loo-lee-loo, lovely birch tree,
Loo-lee-loo, lovely birch tree.

Print Easy Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Beriozka (The Birch Tree)’ 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.

Beriozka (The Birch Tree) for Easy Piano Solo

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Sing-a-long Video for ‘Beriozka’

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The Campbells Are Coming | Free Celtic Piano Sheet Music

“The Campbells Are Coming,” is a Scottish bagpipe hymn associated with the Campbell clan, a Highland clan.

“The Campbells Are Coming” was composed around 1715. There are several theories about its origin, but the most popular theory suggests that the tune was inspired by the war of the Jacobite rising of 1715. It was played by the vanguard of the loyalist Scottish troops as they marched in opposition to the Jacobite rebels.

Lyrics for ‘The Campbells Are Coming’

The Campbells are comin, Oho! Oho!
The Campbells are comin, Oho! Oho!
The Campbells are comin to bonnie Lochleven,
The Campbells are comin, Oho! Oho!
Upon the Lomonds I lay, I lay,
Upon the Lomonds I lay, I lay,
I looked down to bonnie Lochleven,
And saw three bonnie perches play.The Campbells are comin, Oho! Oho!
The Campbells are comin, Oho! Oho!
The Campbells are comin to bonnie Lochleven,
The Campbells are comin, Oho! Oho!Great Argyle he goes before,
He makes his cannons and guns to roar,
Wi’ sound o’ trumpet, pipe and drum,
The Campbells are comin Oho, Oho!The Campbells are comin, Oho! Oho!
The Campbells are comin, Oho! Oho!
The Campbells are comin to bonnie Lochleven,
The Campbells are comin, Oho! Oho!The Campbells they are a’ in arms,
Their loyal faith and truth to show,
Wi’ banners rattling in the wind,
The Campbells are comin Oho, Oho!The Campbells are comin, Oho! Oho!
The Campbells are comin, Oho! Oho!
The Campbells are comin to bonnie Lochleven,
The Campbells are comin, Oho! Oho!

Print Easy Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘The Campbells Are Coming’ 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 Campbells Are Coming for Easy Piano Solo

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Sing-a-long Video for ‘The Campbells Are Coming’

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Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow | Lyrics & Piano Sheet Music

Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow is a doxology, which is a short hymn of praise to God.  Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow has seen widespread use in English speaking countries. The words were written by Thomas Ken (1637-1711), an English cleric and one of the fathers of modern English hymnody.

Lyrics for Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

Print Free Easy Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow’ 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.

Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music

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Print Free Beginner Guitar Sheet Music (TABs)

Here’s a free arrangement of ‘Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow’ 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.

Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow for Beginner Guitar (TAB)

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Guitar Chords for Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

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Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow Guitar Chords

 

Sing Along Video for ‘Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow’

Check out this wonderful video for ‘Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow‘ with Kristene Di Marco at Bethel Church on YouTube. Sing along with your kids!

Coventry Carol | Free Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics, Guitar Chords, Video

The Coventry Carol is also often called the Lullay Song. It originated in the 16th century from a popular town in England called Coventry (hence the name). Around that time, it was commonly part of the tradition to perform the song in a mystery play called The Pageant of the Shearman and Tailors.

Although it has been widely known for several centuries as a Christmas song which is usually played during the holidays, the song itself depicts an entirely different story. In The Pageant of the Shearman and Tailors, a scene describes an event in the Bible regarding the experience of families during a difficult time and the song is sung by mothers as a lullaby to comfort their children.

The original author of the carol is unknown. As in the old days, this was only passed on orally and not written down. It wasn’t until Robert Croo had done so in a manuscript many years later that a written copy came into existence. Ever since then, it continued to be played in pageants or plays and the lyrics were gradually modernized. It was eventually brought to a wider audience after the song was featured in the BBC’s Empire Broadcast during Christmas in 1940.

Lyrics for ‘Coventry Carol’

[Original Version]

Lully, lulla, thow littell tine child,
By by, lully, lullay
Thow littell tyne child,
By by, lully, lullay!
O sisters too, how may we do
For to preserve this day
This pore yongling for whom we do singe
By by, lully, lullay?
Herod, the king, in his raging,
Chargid he hath this day
His men of might in his owne sight
All yonge children to slay,—
That wo is me, pore child, for thee,
And ever morne and may
For thi parting nether say nor singe,
By by, lully, lullay.

[Modernized Version]

Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child,
Bye bye, lully, lullay.
Thou little tiny child,
Bye bye, lully, lullay.
O sisters too, how may we do
For to preserve this day
This poor youngling for whom we sing,
“Bye bye, lully, lullay”?
Herod the king, in his raging,
Chargèd he hath this day
His men of might in his own sight
All young children to slay.
That woe is me, poor child, for thee
And ever mourn and may
For thy parting neither say nor sing,
“Bye bye, lully, lullay.”

Print Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Coventry Carol’ 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.

Coventry Carol for Beginner Piano Solo

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Guitar Chords for ‘Coventry Carol’

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for ‘Coventry Carol’ 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.

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Fum, Fum, Fum (Christmas Song) | Piano Sheet Music & Guitar Chords

Fum, Fum, Fum was originally a Catalan/Catalonian Christmas Carol written sometime between 1501-1700. The rhythm is based on a courtly dance called the Sardana which came from the Provence and Catalonia area.

The literal translation of the word “fum” means “smoke” which could refer to the rising smoke from chimneys. However, the word has a range of other meanings and uses. It is also sometimes used to mean “to play the fiddle”. Some say the title could just be an onomatopoeic imitation of the strum of a guitar, the sound of a drum, or the noise of a rocking cradle.

The song was converted (though not translated word for word) into the English language in 1953 by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker. This became the popular version of the song in most English-speaking countries, especially in the US.

Lyrics for ‘Fum, Fum, Fum’

On December five and twenty,
Fum, fum, fum.
On December five and twenty,
Fum, fum, fum.
For a Blessed Babe was born
Upon this day at break of morn.
In a manger poor and lowly
Lay the Son of God most holy,
Fum, fum, fum.
Holidays the good Lord gave us,
Fum, fum, fum!
Holidays the good Lord gave us,
Fum, fum, fum!
Summer feasting suits us best,
Yet, withal His name be blest.
He who doth our needs remember,
Sent us Christmas in December,
Fum, fum, fum!

Little birds out in the wood,
Sing fum, fum, fum!
Little birds out in the wood,
Sing fum, fum, fum!
All your fledglings on the bough,
O leave them now, O leave them now.
Make a soft and downy nest
So the newborn babe may rest
Sing fum, fum, fum!

Little stars up in the sky,
Sing fum, fum, fum!
Little stars up in the sky,
Sing fum, fum, fum!
See the little Jesus crying,
Don’t you cry, O don’t you cry,
Fill the night with twinkling light.
Oh wondrous stars that shine so bright,
Sing fum, fum, fum!

[Catalan Version]

A vint-i-cinc de desembre
fum, fum, fum (bis)
Ha nascut un minyonet
ros i blanquet, ros i blanquet;
Fill de la Verge Maria,
n’és nat en una establia.
Fum, fum, fum.
Allí dalt de la muntanya
fum, fum, fum (bis)
Si n’hi ha dos pastorets
abrigadets, abrigadets;
amb la pell i la samarra,
menjant ous i botifarra.
Fum, fum, fum.
Qui dirà més gran mentida?
Fum, fum, fum (bis)
Ja en respon el majoral
el gran tabal, el gran tabal;
jo en faré deu mil camades
amb un salt totes plegades.
Fum, fum, fum.
A vint-i-cinc de desembre
fum, fum, fum (bis)
n’és el dia de Nadal,
molt principal, molt principal,
quan n’eixirem de matines,
farem bones escudines.
Fum, fum, fum.
Déu vos do unes santes festes
fum, fum, fum (bis)
amb temps de fred i calor,
i molt millor, i molt millor
fent-ne de Jesús memòria
perquè ens vulgui dalt la glòria.
Fum, fum, fum.

Print Easy Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Fum, Fum, Fum’ 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.

Fum, Fum, Fum for Easy Piano Solo

Guitar Chords for ‘Fum, Fum, Fum’

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Fum, Fum, Fum Guitar Chords

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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

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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’

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’

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