Ring, Sing, Strum & Drum! {Songbook Collection}

by Listen & Learn Music

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released May 5, 2015

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Listen & Learn Music Springfield

Listen & Learn Music was created by board-certified music therapist and singer/songwriter Rachel Rambach. The songs in this collection are meant to help children of all ages and abilities learn and grow through music.

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Track Name: Sh-Sh-Sh-Shake
Sh-sh-sh-shake (oh yeah!)
Sh-sh-sh-shake (oh yeah!)
Listen to the sound you make (oh my!)
M-m-m-move (uh-huh!)
G-g-g-groove (uh-huh!)
Come on along and sing this shaker song

Hold the shaker in your right hand
And shake to the right
Shake to the right, oh shake to the right
Shake to the right with all your might
Come on along and sing this shaker song

CHORUS

Hold the shaker in your left hand
And shake to the left
Shake to the left, oh shake to the left
Shake to the left, strong and deft
Come on along and sing this shaker song

CHORUS
Track Name: Sh-Sh-Sh-Shake (Instrumental)
Sh-sh-sh-shake (oh yeah!)
Sh-sh-sh-shake (oh yeah!)
Listen to the sound you make (oh my!)
M-m-m-move (uh-huh!)
G-g-g-groove (uh-huh!)
Come on along and sing this shaker song

Hold the shaker in your right hand
And shake to the right
Shake to the right, oh shake to the right
Shake to the right with all your might
Come on along and sing this shaker song

CHORUS

Hold the shaker in your left hand
And shake to the left
Shake to the left, oh shake to the left
Shake to the left, strong and deft
Come on along and sing this shaker song

CHORUS
Track Name: Rhythm Sticks Mix
There are so many ways to play our sticks
Play along, play along, to this mix
Listen and then repeat the sound
Play your sticks up high or on the ground

Listen to this beat and then repeat:

Leader plays a 1 or 2 measure pattern and then
indicates for child(ren) to repeat.

Repeat as many times as desired.

In a group setting, you may also give children the opportunity
to play a pattern and then have everyone else repeat.
Track Name: Rhythm Sticks Mix (Instrumental)
There are so many ways to play our sticks
Play along, play along, to this mix
Listen and then repeat the sound
Play your sticks up high or on the ground

Listen to this beat and then repeat:

Leader plays a 1 or 2 measure pattern and then
indicates for child(ren) to repeat.

Repeat as many times as desired.

In a group setting, you may also give children the opportunity
to play a pattern and then have everyone else repeat.
Track Name: Ring Around the Rainbow
Ring around the rainbow
Each color gets a turn to go
Watch and listen very well
For when it’s time to play your bell!

If your bell is RED, please ring it loud and strong
Your bell is RED, listen while you sing along
La la la la la la, la la la la la
La la la la la la, la la la la la

CHORUS

Repeat the verse using each color.
Accompany in the key of each bell, or simply
sing along in the correct key unaccompanied.
Track Name: Ring Around the Rainbow (Instrumental)
Ring around the rainbow
Each color gets a turn to go
Watch and listen very well
For when it’s time to play your bell!

If your bell is RED, please ring it loud and strong
Your bell is RED, listen while you sing along
La la la la la la, la la la la la
La la la la la la, la la la la la

CHORUS

Repeat the verse using each color.
Accompany in the key of each bell, or simply
sing along in the correct key unaccompanied.
Track Name: Hum a Tune
Hum a tune, hum a tune, hum a tune with me
Hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm, easy as can be
Hum a tune, hum a tune, hum a tune and you
Are ready to play your kazoo!

Hmm-hmm, hmm-hmm (echo)
Hmm-hmm, hmm-hmm (echo)
Hmm-hmm, hmm-hmm (echo)
Hmm-hmm, hmm (echo)

Hmm-hmm, hmm-hmm (echo)
Hmm-hmm, hmm-hmm (echo)
Hmm-hmm, hmm-hmm (echo)
Hmm-hmm, hmm (echo)

CHORUS
Track Name: Hum a Tune (Instrumental)
Hum a tune, hum a tune, hum a tune with me
Hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm, easy as can be
Hum a tune, hum a tune, hum a tune and you
Are ready to play your kazoo!

Hmm-hmm, hmm-hmm (echo)
Hmm-hmm, hmm-hmm (echo)
Hmm-hmm, hmm-hmm (echo)
Hmm-hmm, hmm (echo)

Hmm-hmm, hmm-hmm (echo)
Hmm-hmm, hmm-hmm (echo)
Hmm-hmm, hmm-hmm (echo)
Hmm-hmm, hmm (echo)

CHORUS
Track Name: Gather 'Round the Drum
Gather ‘round the drum
Gather ‘round the drum
All hands on now, here we come
Gather ‘round the drum
Gather ‘round the drum
Strong and steady rhythm

Can you play so quietly?
Use your fingertips and follow me
Now we are playing so quietly
Everyone together, in harmony

CHORUS

Can you play so loudly?
Use your whole hand and follow me
Now we are playing so loudly
Everyone together, in harmony

CHORUS
Track Name: Gather 'Round the Drum (Instrumental)
Gather ‘round the drum
Gather ‘round the drum
All hands on now, here we come
Gather ‘round the drum
Gather ‘round the drum
Strong and steady rhythm

Can you play so quietly?
Use your fingertips and follow me
Now we are playing so quietly
Everyone together, in harmony

CHORUS

Can you play so loudly?
Use your whole hand and follow me
Now we are playing so loudly
Everyone together, in harmony

CHORUS
Track Name: Strum With Your Fingers & Thumb
Mmm-mm-mm-mmm, I’m humming
Mmm-mm-mm-mmm, and I’m strumming
I can strum with my fingers and thumb
Moving up and down so steadily
Using my hand to play a melody
I can strum with my fingers and thumb

Give it a try, give it a try
Strum with your fingers and thumb
You can use just one or two or three
Even four or all five, it’s easy

Mmm-mm-mm-mmm, you’re humming
Mmm-mm-mm-mmm, and you’re strumming
You can strum with your fingers and thumb
Moving up and down so steadily
Using your hand to play a melody
You can strum with your fingers and thumb
Track Name: Strum With Your Fingers & Thumb (Instrumental)
Mmm-mm-mm-mmm, I’m humming
Mmm-mm-mm-mmm, and I’m strumming
I can strum with my fingers and thumb
Moving up and down so steadily
Using my hand to play a melody
I can strum with my fingers and thumb

Give it a try, give it a try
Strum with your fingers and thumb
You can use just one or two or three
Even four or all five, it’s easy

Mmm-mm-mm-mmm, you’re humming
Mmm-mm-mm-mmm, and you’re strumming
You can strum with your fingers and thumb
Moving up and down so steadily
Using your hand to play a melody
You can strum with your fingers and thumb
Track Name: Click Like This, Clack Like That
Click like this, clack like that
In each hand, a castanet
Make a steady click-clack sound
Up and down and all around

Play your castanets up high
Clicking, clacking in the sky
Play your castanets up high
Join right in and give it a try!

CHORUS

Play your castanets down low
Clicking, clacking just like so
Play your castanets down low
Join right in and here we go!

CHORUS
Track Name: Click Like This, Clack Like That (Instrumental)
Click like this, clack like that
In each hand, a castanet
Make a steady click-clack sound
Up and down and all around

Play your castanets up high
Clicking, clacking in the sky
Play your castanets up high
Join right in and give it a try!

CHORUS

Play your castanets down low
Clicking, clacking just like so
Play your castanets down low
Join right in and here we go!

CHORUS
Track Name: Cabasa Bossa Nova
Cabasa, cabasa, cabasa bossa nova
The sound you make, like a rattlesnake, over and over
One hand holds the handle, the other on the beads
The rhythm you create is just what this song needs

Do-do, do-doot; do-do, do-doot
Cabasa bossa nova
Do-do, do-doot; do-do, do-doot
Cabasa bossa nova

(Repeat, giving each child a turn to play)
Track Name: Cabasa Bossa Nova (Instrumental)
Cabasa, cabasa, cabasa bossa nova
The sound you make, like a rattlesnake, over and over
One hand holds the handle, the other on the beads
The rhythm you create is just what this song needs

Do-do, do-doot; do-do, do-doot
Cabasa bossa nova
Do-do, do-doot; do-do, do-doot
Cabasa bossa nova

(Repeat, giving each child a turn to play)
Track Name: Jingle Jamboree
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle jamboree
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Let’s jingle, you and me

A jamboree’s a great big party
Ours starts nice and slow
But as everyone joins in jingling
It really starts to go - faster now!

CHORUS

Repeat, increasing the tempo
each time the chorus is sung.
Track Name: Jingle Jamboree (Instrumental)
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle jamboree
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Let’s jingle, you and me

A jamboree’s a great big party
Ours starts nice and slow
But as everyone joins in jingling
It really starts to go - faster now!

CHORUS

Repeat, increasing the tempo
each time the chorus is sung.
Track Name: Rainstick Round
Rain, rain, rushing down
Pass the rainstick ‘round and ‘round
Rain, rain, hear it fall
Pass the rainstick, one and all

(Repeat all, passing the rainstick to each child)

*This song can be sung as a round.
Track Name: Rainstick Round (Instrumental)
Rain, rain, rushing down
Pass the rainstick ‘round and ‘round
Rain, rain, hear it fall
Pass the rainstick, one and all

(Repeat all, passing the rainstick to each child)

*This song can be sung as a round.
Track Name: Lollipop Start & Stop
La, la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la on the lollipop drum
La, la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la-la
Swingin’ rhythm, here we come

When I say start, we’ll play, play, play
When I say stop, we’ll freeze
So use your EARS and follow me
Listen carefully, please

START!

CHORUS

STOP!

When I give thumbs up, we’ll play, play, play
When I raise my hands, we’ll freeze
So use your EYES and follow me
Watch carefully, please

(THUMBS UP)

CHORUS

(RAISE HANDS)
Track Name: Lollipop Start & Stop (Instrumental)
La, la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la on the lollipop drum
La, la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la-la
Swingin’ rhythm, here we come

When I say start, we’ll play, play, play
When I say stop, we’ll freeze
So use your EARS and follow me
Listen carefully, please

START!

CHORUS

STOP!

When I give thumbs up, we’ll play, play, play
When I raise my hands, we’ll freeze
So use your EYES and follow me
Watch carefully, please

(THUMBS UP)

CHORUS

(RAISE HANDS)
Track Name: Tam Tam Boo
Tam tam boo, tam tam boo
Play your tambourine
Tam tam boo, tam tam boo
Play your tambourine

Up and down, up and down
Shake that tambourine
Up and down, up and down
Come on, let it ring!

CHORUS

Side to side, side to side
Shake that tambourine
Side to side, side to side
Come on, let it ring!

CHORUS

On your thigh, on your thigh
Tap that tambourine
On your thigh, on your thigh
Come on, let it ring!

CHORUS
Track Name: Tam Tam Boo (Instrumental)
Tam tam boo, tam tam boo
Play your tambourine
Tam tam boo, tam tam boo
Play your tambourine

Up and down, up and down
Shake that tambourine
Up and down, up and down
Come on, let it ring!

CHORUS

Side to side, side to side
Shake that tambourine
Side to side, side to side
Come on, let it ring!

CHORUS

On your thigh, on your thigh
Tap that tambourine
On your thigh, on your thigh
Come on, let it ring!

CHORUS

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