Songs, Rhymes and Games in English

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Aquí encontraréis las letras en inglés de muchas de las canciones, rimas y juegos que hacemos en clase; la mayor parte son letras de canciones folclóricas de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda.

Empezamos a trabajar con ellas en Infantil, y durante los cuatro primeros años de Primaria, retomamos ese material ya conocido para introducir la lectura y escritura musicales, así como para tomar conciencia de muchos elementos del lenguaje musical tales como el pulso, el ritmo y la altura.

El gran pedagogo húngaro Zoltan Kodály, insistía en enseñar la música folclórica  (patrimonio musical de cada pueblo) como base para llevar a cabo una buena iniciación musical: son canciones sencillas, repetitivas, y constituyen un material musical muy adecuado para los niños. Es importante trabajar con canciones muy sencillas que les permita afinar perfectamente, aunque luego veamos otro tipo de materiales.

See – Saw

See – Saw, up and down,

In the air and on the ground.

 Bell Horses:

Bell horses, bell horses, what time of day?

One o’clock, two o’clock, three and away!

Bell horses, bell horses, what time of day?

Four o’clock, five o’clock, home for today!

Bobby Bingo:

There was a farmer had a dog,
His name was Bobby Bingo,
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O

His name was Bobby Bingo.

 

Bobby Shafto:

Bobby Shafto’s gone to sea,

Silver buckles on his knee,

He’ll come back and marry me,

Bonny Bobby Shafto!!

 

Bounce High:

Bounce high, bounce low,

Bounce the ball to Tokio. (to Mexico, to San Francisco).

Burney Bee:

Burney Bee, Burney Bee,

Say when will your wedding be,

If it be tomorrow day, 

Raise your wings and fly away.

 

Buster, Buster:

Buster, buster, climb a tree,

Buster, buster, slap your knee,

Buster, buster, throw a kiss,

Buster, buster, do not miss.

 

Bye Baby Bunting;

Bye Bunting,

Daddy’s gone a hunting,

To fetch a little rabbit skin,

To wrap the Baby Bunting in,

Bye Baby Bunting

 

Cherry Pie:

I, I, me oh my,

How I love that cherry pie.

Chop, Chop:

Chop, chop, choppity chop,

Chop off the bottom and chop off the top.

What there is left we will put in the pot,

Chop, chop, choppity chop.

 

Stir it round, stir it round,

Taste and see what you have found.

Cobbler, Cobbler: 

Cobbler, cobbler, mend my shoe,

Get it done by half past two,

Half past two is much too late,

Get it done by half past eight.

Copy Cat:

 

Cuckoo:

Cuckoo, where are you?

Here I am, I see you.

 

Engine, Engine:

Engine, engine, number nine,

Going down the London line,

If she’s polished how she’ll shine,

Engine, engine, number nine.

 

Engine, engine, number nine,

Going down Chicago line,

If the train should leave the track,

Will I get my money back?

Yes, no, maybe so.

 

Ferry me:

Ferry me across the water,

Do, boatman, do,

If you’ve a penny in your purse,

I’ll ferry you.

Hey, Hey:

Hey, hey, look at me,

I am waving,  can you see?

Hot Cross Buns:

Jelly On A Plate:

Jelly on a plate,

Jelly on a plate,

Wibble wobble, wibble wobble,

Jelly on a plate.

 

Sausage in a pan,

Sausage in a pan,

Sizzle sizzle, sizzle sizzle,

Sausage in a pan.

 

Ghostie in the house,

Ghostie in the house,

Go away, go away,

Ghostie in the house.

 

Popcorn in the pan,

Popcorn in the pan,

Crunchy munchy, crunchy munchy,

Popcorn in the pan.

Little Sally Water:

Little Sally Water,

Sitting in a saucer,

Rise, Sally, rise, Sally,

Wipe away your tears, Sally,

Point to the East, Sally,

Point to the West, Sally,

Point to the one that

You love the best, Sally.

Lucy Locket:

Lucy Locket lost her pocket,

Kitty Fisher found it,

Not a penny was there in it,

But a ribbon round it.

 

Old Mister Woodpecker:

Old Mister Woodpecker sitting in a tree,

Old Mister Woodpecker tapping merrily.

 

Oliver Twist:

Oliver Twist, you can’t do this,

So what’s the use in trying,

Tap your knees and touch your toes,

Clap your hands and around you go.

 

 

Pease Pudding:

Pease pudding hot (phew!),

Pease pudding cold (brrr!),

Pease pudding in the pot, nine days old (yuck!).

Some like it hot (phew!),

Some like it cold (brrr!),

Some like it in the pot nine days old (yuck!).

 

Sailor, Sailor:

Sailor, sailor, on the sea,

Sailor, sailor, on the sea,

Sailor, sailor, on the sea,

What treasure have you brought for me.

Farmer, farmer, on the land,

Farmer, farmer, on the land.

Farmer, farmer on the land,

I’ve gold and jewels on my hand.

You have guessed the number true, (3x)

Now you may sail the ocean blue.

You have missed the number plain. (3x)

So I must sail the sea again.

 

Slowly, Slowly:

Slowly, slowly, very slowly, creeps the garden snail.

Slowly, slowly, very slowly, up the garden rail.

Faster, faster, so much faster, runs the little mouse,

Faster, faster, so much faster, round my little house.

 

Snail, Snail:

Snail, snail, snail, snail,

Go around and round and round.

 

Soft Kitten: 

Soft kitten, warm kitten, little ball of fur,

Lacy kitten, pretty kitten, pur, pur, pur.

 

Star Light, Star Bright:

Star light, star bright,

First star I see tonight.

Wish I may, wish I might,

Have the wish I wish tonight.

What do you wish for?

I wish I had a (cat).

 

Teddy Bear:

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground,

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around,

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, climb upstairs,

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, switch of the light.

 

The Wolf Song:

We are playing in the forest,

While the wolf is far away,

Who knows what might happen to us,

If he finds us at our play…

Wolf, are you there?

 

Tick, Tock:

Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock,

Time to go, time to go.

 

Up And Down:

Up and down and up and down,

This is the way to London Town.

 

 Witch, Witch:

Witch, witch, fell in a ditch,

Picked up a penny and thought she was rich.

Are you my children? Yes, we’re your children (bis),

Are you my children? No, you old witch!!!