50 States – Transcript

50 States – Transcript

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Hello hello hello

Hello friends! Today, we’re going to take a trip around the United States of America! 

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!

Our songs today will take us around the United States of America. Listen and see if we sing about your home city or state!

What did Delaware boys?

Oh, what did Delaware, boys? Oh, what did Delaware?

Oh, what did Delaware, boys? Oh, what did Delaware?

Oh, what did Delaware, boys? Oh, what did Delaware?

I ask you now as a personal friend, what did Delaware?

She wore her New Jersey, boys. She wore her New Jersey.

She wore her New Jersey, boys. She wore her New Jersey.

She wore her New Jersey, boys. She wore her New Jersey.

I tell you now as a personal friend, she wore her New Jersey.

Oh, what does Tennessee? 

He sees what Arkansas.

Oh, what does Idaho? 

She hoes her Maryland.

Oh, how did Flori-die? 

She died in Missouri.

Sidewalks of New York

East Side, West Side, all around the town

The tots sang “ring-a-rosie,” “London Bridge is falling down”

Boys and girls together, me and Mamie O’Rourke

Tripped the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York

Buffalo Gals

Buffalo gals, won’t you come out tonight?

Come out tonight,

Come out tonight?

Buffalo gals, won’t you come out tonight,

And dance by the light of the moon?

Did you know that you can change the words to this song for whatever town you are in? If you’re in Nashville like we are this week, you can say Nashville gals or if you’re in Huntsville like my friends Charley and Miller you can say Huntsville lads. You could say Phoenix friends like our friends Andrew, Logan, Levi, and Savannah, or Houston pals like Serena and Saimon! Let’s try a few!

Nashville gals won’t you come out tonight…

Huntsville lads won’t you come out tonight…

Phoenix friends won’t you come out tonight…

Houston pals won’t you come out tonight

Oh Shenandoah

a river in the valley of Virginia – while the missouri starts in Montana and flows to join the mississippi river in St. Louis. 

Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you,

Away, you rolling river

Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you

Away, I’m bound away, cross the wide Missouri.

MISSISSIPPI

MI – SS – I – SS – I – PP – I

My husband, joe learned it like this: 

M-I crooked letter

Crooked letter I

Crooked Letter

Crooked letter I

Humpback humpback I

Mississippi!

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Yellow Rose of Texas

There’s a yellow rose of Texas

That I am going to see

No other fellow knows her

No other, only me

She cried so when I left her

It like to broke my heart

And if I ever find her

We never more will part

She’s the sweetest rose of color

This soldier ever knew

Her eyes are bright as diamonds

They sparkle like the dew

You may talk about your dearest May

And sing of Rosa Lee

But the Yellow Rose of Texas

Is the only girl for me

Oh Susannah

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I came from Alabama,

With my banjo on my knee,

I’m goin’ to Louisiana,

My true love for to see;

It rain’d all night the day I left,

The weather it was dry,

The sun so hot I froze to death,

Susanna, don’t you cry.

CHORUS

Oh! Susanna, 

Oh don’t you cry for me,

I’ve come from Alabama

With my banjo on my knee.

I had a dream the other night

When everything was still,

I thought I saw Susanna

A coming down de hill;

The buckwheat cake was in her  mouth,

The tear was in her eye;

Says I, “I’m coming from the south,

Susanna, don’t you cry.”

CHORUS

Oh! Susanna, 

Oh don’t you cry for me,

I’ve come from Alabama

With my banjo on my knee.

WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

the spiritual was made famous with New Orleans jazz. Let’s go down to N’awlins!

Hey! We are following the footsteps of those who’ve gone before and we’ll all be reunited on that new and sunlit shore.

Oh, when the saints go marching in, [Repeat] oh, Lord, I want to be in that number when the saints go marching in.

And when the sun refuse to shine, [Repeat] oh, Lord, I want to be in that number when the sun refuse to shine.

Oh, when the trumpet sound its call, [Repeat] oh, Lord, I want to be in that number when the trumpet sounds that call.

Oh, when the new world is revealed, [Repeat] oh, Lord, I want to be in that number when the new world is revealed.

Oh, when the saints go marching in, [Repeat] oh, Lord, I want to be in that number when the saints go marching in.

Did we sing about your hometown or state or a river near you? Do you know another song about states in America? I’d love to hear it. Send me a video or tag me on Instagram! We love to know that you are listening. 

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! 

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