THE JOLLY MUSICIANS
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Formation: A single circle, or standing beside desks
Meas. (2 counts per meas.; i.e., 1-4 = 8 counts)
1- 4 I am a jolly musician, from Flanders I have come,
5- 8 I can play sweet music upon my little drum;
9-10 D-rr-r-um – dum-dum, d-rr-r-um – dum-dum,
11-12 D-rr-r-um – dum-dum, d-rr-r-um – dum-dum,
13-16 Skipping and playing, everywhere straying,
17-18 D-rr-r-um – dum-dum, dum-dee.
1- 8 All face LOD and walk, singing,
9-12 Face the center and pantomime the playing of the instrument;
13-16 Skip in LOD, singing
17-20 Face the center and repeat the pantomime.
Note: Teach the song before the action. The theme of the music is played several times. The instruments can be suggested by the entire group, or a number of children, in the center of the circle, can each take a turn in selecting an instrument and acting as leader.