Classical Lyrics

These original lyrics by Granny Vee fit familiar, classical melodies. Sing them with children and make the classics fun and memorable!

 

THE BLUE DANUBE

melody by Johann Strauss the Younger

(On the Beautiful Blue Danube)

Original Lyrics by Granny Vee

A

The wee downy ducks all in a row

Down, down the Blue Danube they do go

Sometimes they go fast, sometimes they’re slow

But how do they know which way to go?

B

Do they follow a boat?

Or do they just float?

Do they follow a fish?

Or a wish?

How-do-they know– which way- to go?

C

// Do they swim with a goal?

Do they with the waves roll?

Do they care— where they’re going?

Do they follow the tide

And just go for a ride?

Or do they- obey- a small voice inside? //

D1

Perhaps they read a sign

Or perhaps just keep in line

Or perhaps they hear a call

Whatever it is, they’re having a ball!

D2

Perhaps they follow a light

Or perhaps just keep to the right

Or perhaps they read some maps

Whatever it is, they like to swim laps!

E

Oh, see—all the wee downy ducks, floating in the Blue

See— all the wee downy ducks a-float on the Danube

Repeat D1

©2002/ 2008 CAVenable

LEND A HAND CAN CAN

melody by Offenbach

Can, can you lend a hand, hand?

Can you lend a hand, hand?

To someone who needs a helping hand,

oh can you?

Can, can you lend a hand, hand?

Can you lend a hand, hand?

To someone who needs a helping hand?

 

With many helping hands you see,

A hard job’s done more easily

With many helping hands, you’ll find,

a boring job is not a grind

A big job can be lots of fun

When there’s some help from everyone

A big, big task is much more fast,

With helping hands, we’ll have a blast!

 

Find someone who needs a helping hand or two

Find a kind thing that your helping hands can do!

Can-can!

© 2002 CAVenable

♥♥♥

Furry Lisa

//Furry Lisa Lamb wand’ring alone,

where will you go? How will you know?

Which is the pathway back to pastures green,

your shepherd calls, “Come back to me!//

 

My Furry Lisa, little lamb, lost in the land,

Come back to me. Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!

My Furry Lisa Lamb, My Furry Lisa Lamb….

 

…. wand’ring alone, where will you go?

How will you know?

Which is the pathway back to pastures green,

Your shepherd calls, “Come back to me!

© 2006 CAVenable (on CD “Positive Praise!”)

♥♥♥

A HIPPO WITH THE HIC-CUPS

(SYMPHONY #40 melody by Mozart)

Have you heard of a bird with the hic-cups?

What a giggle! What a giggle it can give!

Have you heard of a bird with the hic-cups?

What a giggle! What a giggle it can give!

A bluebird with the hic-cups is quite a sight to see

But it doesn’t knock the socks off me!

Hee-hee, hee-hee, hee-hee, hee-hee, hee-hee!

 

Have you heard of an owl with the hic-cups?

What a hoot! What a hoot! What a hoot!

Have you heard of an owl with the hic-cups?

What a hoot! What a hoot! What a hoot!

An owl* with the hiccups, is quite a sight to see

But it doesn’t knock the socks off me!

Hee-hee, hee-hee, hee-hee, hee-hee, hee-hee!

 

Have you heard of a bunny with the hic-cups?

Oh, how funny! Oh, how funny! Oh, how funny!

Have you heard of a bunny with the hic-cups?

Oh, how funny! Oh, how funny! Oh, how funny!

A bunny with the hiccups, is quite a sight to see

But it doesn’t knock the socks off me!

Hee-hee, hee-hee, hee-hee, hee-hee, hee-hee!

 

Have you heard of a hippo with the hic-cups?

What a laugh! What a laugh! What a laugh!

Have you heard of a hippo with the hic-cups?

What a laugh! What a laugh! What a laugh!

A hippo with the hic-cups is quite a sight to see,

He makes a mon-key out- of me!

Hee-hee, hee-hee, hee-hee, hee-hee, hee-hee!

 

Have you heard of a hippo with the hic-cups?

Yes, but wait! There’s a much bigger laugh!

Listen now, can you hear all those hic-cups

Not the hippo, but that long-necked giraffe!?!

1. He ////knocks the socks////

2. A giraffe with the hic-cups is quite a sight to see

He knocks the socks off me!

He really knocks the socks off me!

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! He-He! Ha! Ha!

© 2002/2008 CAVenable

* owl: sung as two syllables: ow-wal

♥♥♥

This poem is sung to the traditional tune “Comin’ Thro’ the Rye”

RYE OR PIE?

“Mr. Bunny, please have some honey
On a piece of rye.”

Said Mr. Bunny, “Tho’ it sounds funny,
I’ll give it a try.”

So Mr. Bunny took the honey
And spread it on the rye.

Cried Mr. Bunny, “This tastes funny!
Next time, I’ll eat the pie!”

© 2000 CAV

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