Birdies – Transcript

Birdies – Transcript

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Hello hello hello

Have you noticed all the birds outside? VF and I were sitting on our porch this weekend, listening to the birds twit and tweet. Do you see birds where you live? Today’s show is all about birds! Bluebirds, blackbirds, hens, geese, and more.

Greeting

Hi Friends! Welcome back to the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast. I’m Mandy, and I’m so glad you’re here. 

I love to sing songs and play fun – and sometimes silly – games and I especially love to sing and play with you. 

Quick housekeeping reminder – this summer, Valerie and I are recording new episodes on Wednesdays 10a Central on Instagram live. You can find it in my stories for 24 hours at @singalongpodcast. We’re also putting the video on our new YouTube channel – so find us there or on YouTube Kids!

Now, if you or your adult would like to see the lyrics to the songs in this episode, I’ll leave a link in the show notes.  If you don’t know a song yet, don’t worry! Just listen and sing along when you can. Are you ready? Let’s sing!

sing a song of six pence – www.nowtakeoff.com/yummy

Sing a song of sixpence,

A pocket full of rye,

Four and twenty blackbirds

Baked in a pie.

When the pie was opened

The birds began to sing—

Wasn’t that a dainty dish

To set before the king?

The king was in the counting-house

Counting out his money,

The queen was in the parlor

Eating bread and honey,

The maid was in the garden

Hanging out the clothes.

Along came a blackbird

And snipped off her nose.

two blackbirds sitting on a hill – www.nowtake.off.com/action2

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill.

One named Jack and one named Jill.

Fly away Jack, fly away Jill.

Come back Jack, come back Jill.

Two little blackbirds flying in the sky.

One named Low and one named High…

Two little blackbirds sitting on a pole.

One named Fast and one named Slow…

Two little blackbirds sitting on a gate…

One named Early and one named Late…

Old mother goose

Old Mother Goose, when

She wanted to wander,

Would ride through the air

On a very fine gander.

Mother Goose had a house,

‘T was built in a wood,

Where an owl at the door

For sentinel stood.

She had a son Jack,

A plain-looking lad;

He was not very good,

Nor yet very bad.

She sent him to market,

A live goose he bought:

“Here! mother,” says he,

“It will not go for nought.”

Jack’s goose and her gander

Grew very fond;

They’d both eat together,

Or swim in one pond.

Jack found one morning,

As I have been told,

His goose had laid him

An egg of pure gold.

Jack rode to his mother,

The news for to tell.

She called him a good boy,

And said it was well.

Grownups – if you’re looking for ideas or high quality opportunities to engage or distract your little one, check out my site, nowtakeoff.com. There you can grab my free Ms. Mandy Poppins Friday email I send resources and simple ideas curated just for you – especially if you have littles five and under. Check out nowtakeoff.com.

Kookaburra – listen to a kookaburra call at our happy episode – www.nowtakeoff.com/happy

Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree,

Merry merry king of the bush is he.

Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra,

Gay your life must be!

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree

Eating all the gumdrops he can see

Stop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra

Leave some there for me.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,

Counting all the monkeys he can see

Stop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra,

That’s no monkey, that’s me.

Once I saw a little bird

Once I saw a little bird

Come hop, hop, hop;

So I cried, “Little bird,

Will you stop, stop, stop?”

And was going to the window

To say, “How do you do?”

But he shook his little tail,

And far away he flew.

I saw a ship a-sailing – listen for the bird in this silly rhyme

I saw a ship a-sailing,

A-sailing on the sea,

And it was full of pretty things

For baby and for me.

There were sweetmeats in the cabin,

And apples in the hold,

The sails were made of silk,

And the masts were made of gold.

The four-and-twenty sailors

That stood between the decks,

Were four-and-twenty white mice,

With chains about their necks.

The captain was a duck,

With a packet on his back,

And when the ship began to move,

The captain cried, “Alas, alack!”

Hickory pickety

Hickety, pickety, my black hen,

She lays eggs for gentlemen;

Gentlemen come every day

To see what my black hen doth lay,

Sometimes nine and sometimes ten,

Hickety, pickety, my black hen.

bluebird through my window

Bluebird, bluebird through my window,

Bluebird, bluebird through my window,

Bluebird, bluebird come through my window,

Oh, Johnny, I am tired.

Take a little girl,

and tap her on the shoulders,

Take a little girl,

and tap her on the shoulders,

Take a little girl,

and tap her on the shoulders,

Oh, Johnny, I am tired!

Bluebird, bluebird through my window,

Bluebird, bluebird through my window,

Bluebird, bluebird come through my window,

Oh, Johnny, I am tired.

Take a little boy,

and tap him on the shoulders,

Take a little boy,

and tap him on the shoulders,

Take a little boy,

and tap him on the shoulders,

Oh, Johnny, I am tired!

Closing

I hope you’ve enjoyed singing along with me today during the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast. I have loved playing and singing with you! 

If you have an idea for a theme for a future episode of the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast, ask your adult to let me know. I’ll leave links in the show notes with ways to contact me. Remember, if you want to watch Valerie and  me record this episode, find the Sing Along with Mandy channel on YouTube or YouTube Kids.

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