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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Christmas Band

Before I found the cute little Christmas "play" I posted we used to perform the song "The Merry Christmas Band" found in "More Piggyback Songs." This is really fun, it allows the children to play and experience music.

We got out all the instruments we had and only sang the lyrics that pertained to us. You will see when I post the song that there are a number of instruments mentioned, but we didn't have them all. We had bells, sticks, drums, and triangle.

I gave an equal amount of children an instrument, for example: 4 children had bells, 4 children had sticks, 4 children had drums, and 4 children had triangles. When we sang the first verse all the children played their instruments. Then each specific verse allowed one instrument to be showcased. Finally, the last verse allows us to play as a band again. It's an easy song to learn and perform.

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS BAND
Sung to: "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

Play the band, it's Christmas time,
Christmas time, Christmas time.
Play the band, it's Christmas time.
Merry Christmas time.

Ring the bells, it's Christmas time,
Christmas time, Christmas time.
Ring the bells, it's Christmas time.
Merry Christmas time.

Tap the sticks, it's Christmas time,
Christmas time, Christmas time.
Tap the sticks, its' Christmas time.
Merry Christmas time.

(Other verses)
Play the tambourines
Clang the cymbals
Beat the drum
Play the triangle

(Last verse)
Play the band it's Christmas time,
Christmas time, Christmas time.
Play the band, it's Christmas time.
Merry Christmas time

Betty Ruth Baker
Waco, TX

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