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This Old Man (2)

This Old Man (2)

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Audio Single Song Pack – This Old Man

mp3 song downloads

  • Vocal mp3
  • Instrumental mp3
  • Instrumental with melody mp3

PDF downloads

  • Lyric Sheet PDF
  • Colored Poster PDF
  • Coloring Sheet PDF
  • Sheet Music PDF

Description

Time Signature: 2/4            Key: C Major

This Old Man is an English language children’s song, counting and nursery rhyme

The origins of this song are obscure. The earliest extant record is a version noted in Anne Gilchrist’s Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (1937).

Nicholas Monsarrat (1910–1979), in his autobiography, refers to the song as being ‘a Liverpool song’.  It was collected several times in England in the early 20th century with a variety of lyrics.

In 1948 it was included by Pete Seeger and Ruth Crawford in their American Folk Songs for Children and recorded by Seeger in 1953.

It received a boost in popularity when it was adapted for the film The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958) by composer Malcolm Arnold as “The Children’s Marching Song”, which led to hit singles for Cyril Stapleton and Mitch Miller, both versions making the Top 40.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Melodically, This Old Man is a hexachord, using the solfege
d r m f s. It’s limited range is perfect for young children.

Rhythmically, this song uses ta (crotchet), ti -ti (quavers), 4 semiquavers (tikatika) and semiquavers/quaver (tikati).

Teaching Points: counting to 10, numbers 1 – 10, fingerplay, repetition, memory, rhyming recall.

Product – This Old Man

Audio Single Song Pack                                     

  • Vocal mp3
  • Instrumental mp3
  • Instrumental with melody mp3
  • Lyric Sheet PDF
  • Colored Poster PDF
  • Coloring Sheet PDF
  • Sheet Music PDF

 

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