26.2.11

More ukulele Nursery Rhymes - sing to your children!

My last few chords and lyrics for playing nursery rhymes to small children on ukulele went down REALLY well, so I have decided to post a few more for you!


Singing to children is a wonderful way to pass the time, and as well as putting a smile on their faces also serves to start teaching them about music, melody, and performing.  As I said in the earlier nursery rhyme post, they are also simple to play on the uke, so great for beginners to work on their chords and strums! (there is a link to the earlier collection of nursery rhymes at the end of this post)



LITTLE BOY BLUE

CFCG
Little boy blue, come blow your horn.
CFGC
The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn.
CFCG
Where's the boy who looks after the sheep?
CFGC
Under the haystack, fast asleep.
CFCG
Will you wake him? No, not I
CFGC
For if I do he's sure to cry.






MARY MARY QUITE CONTRARY

CGCF
Mary, Mary, Quite Con-trary,
CAmG
How does your garden grow?
CFCF
With silver bells and cockle-shells
AmGC
And pretty maids all in a row.








POP GOES THE WEASEL

CG7C
All a-round the mulberry bush
G7CG7C
The monkey chased the weasel.
G7CG7CF
The monkey thought 'twas all in fun.  
GC
Pop!  Goes the weasel!

AmG
penny for a spool of thread,
AmG
penny for a needle.
F
That's the way the money goes!  
GC
Pop!  Goes the weasel!
CG7C
Up and down the City Road,
G7CG7C
And in and out of the Eagle,
G7CG7CF
So that's the way the money goes.
GC
Pop!  Goes the weasel.
(chorus)
CG7
Half a pound of tuppenney rice,
G7CG7C
And half a pound of treacle,
G7CG7CF
You mix it up and make it nice,
GC
Pop!  Goes the weasel.







THE HOKEY COKEY

CC
You put your right foot in, You put your right foot out;
CG
You put your right foot in, And you shake it all about.
GG
You do the Hokey Cokey, And you turn yourself around.
G7C
That's what it's all a-bout!

You put your left foot in . . .
You put your right hand in . . .
You put your left hand in. . .
You put your right side in . . .
You put your left side in . . .
You put your nose in . . .
You put your tail in . . .
You put your head in . . .
You put your whole self in . . .







ROW ROW ROW YOUR BOAT

C
Row, row, row your boat
C
Gently down the stream.
F
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
GC
Life is but a dream.





SING A SONG OF SIXPENCE

CF
Sing a song of sixpence,
CG7
pocket full of rye;
CF
Four and twenty blackbirds
GC
Baked in a pie.
. . .
CF
When the pie was opened,
CG7
They all began to sing.
CF
Now, wasn't that a dainty dish
GC
To set before the King?
. . .
CF
The King was in his countinghouse,
CG7
Counting out his money;
CF
The Queen was in the parlor
GC
Eating bread and honey.
. . .
CF
The maid  was in the garden,
CG7
Hanging out the clothes.
CF
A-long there came a big black bird
GFC
And snipped off her nose!





HUMPTY DUMPTY

CG7C
Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall,
CG7C
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
FCG7C
All the king's horses and all the king's men,
FCG7C
Couldn't put Humpty  to-gether again.


More Nursery Rhymes on links below!

Ukulele Nursery Rhymes Part 1
Ukulele Nursery Rhymes Part 3
Ukulele Nursery Rhymes Part 4



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1 comments:

ksiegel / Ukulele Underground user said...

How interesting.. Many of these nursery rhymes don't seem to have tunes associated with them in the US. One has a different name: The Hokey-Pokey, rather than Hokey Cokey.

Which of course led to someone's observation, years ago, "What if the Hokey-Pokey really is what it's all about?" A great bumper sticker, t-shirt, and signature line.


-Kurt

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