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International Music & Culture
Kid Songs and Rhymes of
Australia
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Aussi, Aussi, Aussi (Sports Chant)  
Australians Let Us BBQ (Christmas Song)
Babes in the Woods (Traditional Song)
Botany Bay (Traditional Song)  MP3 Midi
Click Go the Shears (Traditional Song)  
Deck the Sheds (Christmas Song)  Midi
G'day MP3
Hickup, Hickup, Go Away! (Nursery Rhyme)
I Still Call Australia Home (Traditional Song)
One Potato, Two Potato (Counting-out Rhyme)  
Racing Car Number 9 (Counting Out Rhyme)
Six White Boomers (Christmas Song)
The Sea (Hand Rhyme)
Waltzing Matilda (Traditional Song)
 
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Here are some of Mama Lisa's recent posts about the music, culture and traditions of Australia:
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    Rock-a-bye Baby is one of the best known lullabies of the English language.  Usually people only sing one verse (the 1st verse in the lyrics below).  Here’s a longer version that’s really sweet.  You can read the lyrics while listening to Frances Turnbull’s rendition below... MP3 of Long Version of Rock-a-bye Baby... Read more »
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    Here’s a poem called "A Boy’s Song" by Scottish poet, James Hogg, with a fun musical recording by Ezwa. Recording of A Boy’s Song A Boy’s Song By James Hogg   Where the pools are bright and deep,            Where the grey trout lies asleep,       Up the river and over the lea, That’s the way... Read more »
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    Here’s a lovely poem about The Wind by Robert Louis Stevenson with a couple of mp3 renditions. MP3 of The Wind 2nd MP3 of The Wind The Wind   I saw you toss the kites on high And blow the birds about the sky; And all around I heard you pass, Like ladies’ skirts across the grass– O wind, a-blowing all day long, O wind,... Read more »
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    Reduplications are words or phrases that contain a duplicated element.  An example is the phrase "riffraff".  The two parts of the word are almost the same (i.e. "riff" and "raff"), but they have a small change (the vowels).  When you have a rhyming reduplication, the duplicated element rhymes with the original element in the phrase. ... Read more »
  • Peter wrote asking for help with a song his grandmother sang him.  Here’s his email: Hello, I was hoping you’d be able to help with a song my grandmother sang to us when we were kids. It seems nobody can remember the whole thing but it starts like this: "There was a young man who lived on... Read more »
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    MP3 of Hope is the thing with feathers "Hope" is the thing with feathers By Emily Dickinson "Hope" is the thing with feathers- That perches in the soul- And sings the tune without the words- And never stops-at all- And sweetest-in the Gale-is heard-... Read more »
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    Here’s a great list of 100 Ways to Be Kind to Your Child.  Because kindness starts at home! Love, Mama Lisa Read more »
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    "Easy peasy" is an expression people say when something is very easy to do.  My daughter just recited a longer version of it which I had never heard: "Easy, peasy, lemon, squeezy." (listen here) She couldn’t believe that I, Mama Lisa, had never heard the full expression before! It seems to come from a British commercial from the... Read more »
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    MP3 of Love Is Enough Love Is Enough By William Morris Love is enough: though the World be a-waning, And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining, Though the sky be too dark for dim eyes to discover The gold-cups and daisies fair... Read more »
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    Here’s the poem, Poet To His Love by Maxwell Bodenheim (1892-1954) with an mp3 recording... MP3 of Poet to His Love 2nd Recording of Poet to His Love Poet to His Love An old silver church in a forest Is my love for you. The trees around it... Read more »

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