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Algy
Lady, Come Down and See
White Swans
Cuckoos Gone Away
Why shouldnt my Goose?

Can be sung as a unison song or as a round in up to four parts

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Donkeys and Carrots

Can be sung as a unison song, a four-part round or as a partner song with


Why shouldnt my Goose?

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Softly Sings the Donkey


Morning Mr Blackbird
Thirty Purple Birds
Song of the Frogs
Frogs Festival
Kookaburra
Brown and Yellow Keskidee
Three Blind Mice
Poor Fly
Baby Sardine
Mr Rabbit

Can be sung as a unison song or as a round in up to four parts

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Can be sung as a unison song or as a round in up to four parts


Can be sung as a unison song or as a round in up to four parts
Can be sung as a unison song, a song in three groups or a three-part round
Can be sung as a unison song, a four-part round or as a partner song with
Donkeys and Carrots

Can be sung as a unison song or as a round in up to four parts


Can be sung as a unison song or as a round in up to four parts
Can be sung as a unison song or as a round in up to four parts
Can be sung as a unison song or as a round in up to four parts
Can be sung as a unison song or as a round in up to four parts
Can be sung as a unison song or as a round in up to four parts
Can be sung as a unison song or as a round in up to four parts
Can be sung as a unison song or as a two-part round
Can be sung as a unison song or as a round in up to three parts
Can be sung as a unison song or as a round in up to nine parts

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This OSTINATO part for piano, keyboards or


xylophones/glockenspiels can be used to accompany
the song, either in UNISON or as a ROUND

Algy met a bear,


The bear met Algy.
The bear grew bulgy
The bulge was Algy,

These Ostinatos can be used to


accompany the song

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These Chords can also be used to


accompany the song

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The Chord of C can also be used to


accompany this song play and hold
all the notes together.

This ostinato can be used to accompany


the song

This ostinato can be used to accompany


the song
Instruments can play in the three rests to keep the time
going. Here are some examples.

Descant recorder
on the fourth beat of
the first line

This song can be sung as a song by


three groups, each taking one bird
call only. The first group starts, then
the second group joins in, and then
the third group and all go on singing
their call to make a bird chorus.
The song can also be sung as a
round, each voice repeating all the
calls in turn

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Glockenspiel on the third


and fourth beats of the
third line

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These chords can be used to


accompany both of the songs. Play
and hold all three notes together

This bass ostinato can be used with


both rounds. Remember to play at
LOW pitch imitating the donkeys cry
to Heehaw, Heehaw

As well as being sung as rounds,


these two songs can be sung
together as partner songs, one
group singing Why shouldnt my
Goose? while a second group is
singing Donkeys and Carrots

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These chords can be used to accompany this song. Play and hold all
three notes together

The composer of this round had discovered a blackbirds


nest with eggs in it. When she went along later, the eggs
had disappeared and magpies had been seen around!
This ostinato can be used to accompany the song together
with the Chord of C using the notes C, E and G.

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You might like to try singing the words of this song in the
original New York dialect:
Toity poiple boids,
Sittn on der coib
A-chopin and a-boipin
An eatn doity woims.

This song can be accompanied


using the chord of G throughout
using the notes G, B and D.
Untuned percussion
instruments can be used to give
sound effects

This song can be accompanied


using the chord of F throughout
using the notes F, A and C
This ostinato pattern can be
performed on instruments such
as the Guiro and a Drum

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This song can be accompanied by this


ostinato for instruments or voices

The chords of D7 and G can be used to


accompany this song. Play them in the
rhythm as shown

The Kookaburra is a bird native to


Australia. It has a gurgling call
which makes it sounds as if its
laughing. It is a bird of the
kingfisher family with brown
plumage. The following ostinatos
can be used to accompany the
song played by three recorders or
sung by three voices (singing the
treble part an octave lower than
written)

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The keskidee is a bird native to Trinidad. It has a strange call which sounds as if its saying Questce quil dit? which is the French for What does he say?, hence its name.
This song can be accompanied using the chords of D and A7 played as below.

This ostinato, imitating chirping, can be played on a glockenspiel, or other high-pitched instruments

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This round can be sung in up to nine parts. Each new part comes in on the fourth beat of the bar as
shown by the numbers above.
The following ostinato can be used to accompany the song, either by voices or on an instrument
such as a xylophone.

This ostinato can also be used to accompany the song, again either by voices or by an instrument
such as a xylophone or glockenspiel

The chord of F can be used to accompany the song using


the notes F, A and c played together and repeated
throughout

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