Old King Cole and the ten little Indian boys …

15 02 2010

The first album I ever owned was a compilation of children’s songs given to me by my Godparents for Christmas when I was maybe three or four, which included two of my favourites Old King Cole and Ten little Indians:

My first record

Ten little Indians

One little, two little, three little Indians
Four little, five little, six little Indians
Seven little, eight little, nine little Indians
Ten little Indian boys.

Ten little, nine little, eight little Indians
Seven little, six little, five little Indians
Four little, three little, two little Indians
One little Indian boy.

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21 02 2010
peter

Can someone help? Beside 10 Indian Boys, what else was taught to us in school? There was this ‘London Bridge Is Falling Down”, and something about “Mulberry bush…”

Got the lyrics?

21 02 2010
The wondering wanderer

I think they went like this:

London Bridge is falling down
London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady.

Here we go round the mulberry bush
Here we go round the mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush.
Here we go round the mulberry bush,
So early in the morning.

The tune also went with almost any action that you might want to demonstrate:

This is the way we wash our clothes,
Wash our clothes, wash our clothes,
This is the way we wash our clothes,
So early in the morning.

or,

This is the way we brush our teeth,
Brush our teeth, brush our teeth,
This is the way we brush our teeth,
So early in the morning.

etc

There was also Sing a song of sixepence and a few others …

22 02 2010
peter

The wandering wonder,

u got lyrics for sixpence and others to share? Luv to hear them again!

22 02 2010
The wondering wanderer

The lyrics for Sing a Song of Sixpence:

Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds,
Baked in a pie.

When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing,
Wasn’t that a dainty dish,
To set before the king?

The king was in his counting house,
Counting out his money,
The queen was in the parlour,
Eating bread and honey.

The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes,
Down came a blackbird,
And pecked off her nose!

Will add a few more along the way …

28 02 2010
The wondering wanderer

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill,
To fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down, and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.

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