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Songs in 4/4 Time for Kids

by Susan Kramer

Here are words to songs in 4/4 time - all in the public domain.

You'll find time signatures and 21 songs in my ebook or paperback - Adaptive Dance and Rhythms.

Red River Valley
My Grandfather's Clock
Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel

Red River Valley

Traditional Cowboy Song
4/4 Time

From this valley they say you are going,
I shall miss your sweet face and your smile,
Just because you are weary and tired,
You are changing your range for a while.
Then come sit by my side if you love me,
Do not hasten to bid me adieu,
Just remember the Red River Valley,
And the cowboy who loved you so true.

2. My Grandfather's Clock
by Henry C. Work (1832-1884)
written in 1876
4/4 Time

My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf,
So it stood ninety years on the floor.
It was taller by half than the old man himself,
Though it weighed not a pennyweight more.
It was bought on the morn of the day he was born,
And was always his treasure and pride,
But it stopped short, never to go again,
When the old man died.
Ninety years without slumbering,
Tick, tock, tick, tock,
His life seconds numbering,
Tick, tock, tick, tock,
It stopped short, never to go again,
When the old man died.

3. Alouette
French Canadian Folk-Song
4/4 Time

Alouette, gentile Alouette,
Alouette, Je te plumerai,
Je te plumerai la tete,
Je te plumerai la tete,
Et la tete, et la tete,
Et la tete, et la tete.
Alouette, gentile Alouette,
Alouette, Je te plumerai.

4. Evening Prayer from "Hansel and Gretel"
by E. Humperdinck (1864-1921)
4/4 Time

When at night I go to sleep,
Fourteen angels watch do keep:
Two my head are guarding,
Two my feet are guiding,
Two are on my right hand,
Two are on my left hand,
Two who warmly cover,
Two who o'er me hover,
Two to whom 'tis given,
To guide my steps to heaven.


Table of Contents

1. Songs in 2/2 Time for Kids

2. Songs in 2/4 Time for Kids

3. Songs in 3/4 Time for Kids

4. Songs in 4/4 Time for Kids

5. Songs in 6/8 Time for Kids

6. Circle Dance Using Rhythmic Motor Skills and Songs for Kids

7. Clapping Meter in Music - Kinesthetic Lesson


Appendix of words to 21 songs in this ebook / book:


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Adaptive Dance and Rhythms
for all Ages

Adaptive Dance and Rhythms by Susan Kramer


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