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

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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.
4.
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.
5.
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.
6.
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.
7.
Hum a Tune 02:01
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
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
12.
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
13.
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
14.
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
15.
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)
16.
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)
17.
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.
18.
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.
19.
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.
20.
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.
21.
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)
22.
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)
23.
Tam Tam Boo 02:30
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
24.
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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released May 5, 2015

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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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