The day before I left for Thailand, I met with Devana and asked her to sing some the songs that I haven’t had a chance to record yet. She doesn’t mind singing for the camera, but prefers not to be videotaped, so I aimed the camera at her cute son and his antics. And when he wasn’t there I pointed the camera at anything…(The main point of the little videos are for the moms in my group to learn the melodies to the songs we are going to use.)

Our group will start up shortly after I return, and there will be Waldorf meet-ups while I’m gone, so I’m posting the final list of songs and their lyrics for the fall playgroup. I’ll try and add vids to as many of the songs as I can.

Follow, follow me
To the ring of the fairies
Follow, follow  me,
Where the fairies dance and sing.
Gather with now
All the magic you can carry,
As we circle ‘round the dancing fairy ring.

Now look around
We’ve made a ring
By holding hands you see.
Yes, here I am,
And there you are,
Together we are we.

A wise old owl sat in an oak.
The more he heard, the less he spoke.
The less he spoke, the more he heard.
Why aren’t we more like that wise old bird.

Here is an apple tree with leaves so green
Here are the apples that hang between
When the wind blows, the apples will fall.
Here is a basket to gather them all.

Dwarf Song (three verses)
Little dwarves so short and strong
Heavy-footed march along
Every head is straight and proud
Every step is firm and loud.

Pick and hammer each must hold
Deep in earth to mine the gold
Ready over each one’s back
Hangs a little empty sack

When their hard day’s work is done
Home again they march as one.
Full sacks make a heavy load,
As they tramp along the road.

Rinka ranka rosy ray.
Welcome, welcome, golden day.
I can skip and I can hop.
I can turn and I can stop.
I can dance and I can sing,
With my friends we form a ring.

On my head my hands I place,
On my shoulders, on my face.
On my lips and by my side,
Quickly behind me they will hide.
I can hold them way up high
And let my fingers gently fly
I can hold my hands in front of me
And clap 1-2-3.

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, “Oh my, it’s getting late.”
The second one said, “Oh, I don’t care.”
The third one said, “There’s something in the air.”
The fourth one said, “Let’s run, run, run.”
The fifth one said, “It’s only Halloween fun.”
Then the wind went WHOOSH
And the lights went out.
And the five little pumpkins went rolling out of sight.

Dot, dot, dot
And a big question mark.
Little spiders crawl up your back
Little spiders crawl down your back
Little spiders crawl up your arms
Little spiders crawl down your arms
Cool breeze, tight squeeze.
Egg on the head and the yolk drips down.
Creepy crawlies, creepy crawlies…
Gotcha.

OR

Crisscross applesauce
Spiders crawling up your back
Spiders crawling down your back
Oops, one bit ya
Tight squeeze,
Cool breeze.
Now you’ve got the ticklies.

The Story Song
Anything can happen
In a fairy tale or rhyme
When you say the magic words
Once a upon a time

OR I like this one from raw mom’s blog:

BE QUIET YOUR FACES, BE STILL EVERYONE

FIX DEEPLY ON ME YOUR EYES

AND OUT OF MY MIND A STORY WILL COME

THAT IS OLD, AND LOVELY AND WISE

Handwashing Song (sung in the mood of the 5th)
Time to wash our hands,
Time to wash our hands

Welcome, welcome
Welcome to our table
Welcome, welcome
We all join hands together. (We sing this until every one is sitting)


Snack Time Blessing
Earth who gives to us this food.
Sun who makes it ripe and good.
Sun above and earth below,
Our loving thanks to you we show.
Blessings on our meal.

Hands together hands apart

Hands together, we’re ready to start

Clean-up Song
I met a little dusty gnome
Who says it’s time to clean our home
Clean our home
Clean our home

Goodbye Circle
Who will come to my wee ring?
My wee ring
My wee ring
Who will come to my wee ring?
And make it a little bit bigger?

The earth stands firm beneath my feet. The sun shines high above. Here I stand, so straight and strong – all things to know and love

I can turn myself and turn myself and stop me when I will. I can reach high on my tippy toes and hold myself quite still.

Goodbye now, goodbye now.
We leave you now
And off we go
Goodbye now
Goodbye to all of you.
Thank you for coming.

Rainbow Bridge Song
Goodbye, goodbye
Blessing on your way.
May the sun shine bright
In your hearts today.

**See clips of Devana singing some of these songs and others, here**

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