July 28th, 2016
"A Rose" by Emily Dickinson is a pretty little poem that evokes summertime. You can listen to it below and read along with the text… MP3 of A Rose A Rose A sepal, petal, and a thorn Upon a common summer’s morn, A flash of dew, a bee or two, A breeze A caper […]
March 4th, 2016
Afternoon Tea By Kate Greenaway Who wouldn’t like to drink afternoon tea Out in the garden just like these three? With the song of a bird, and the hum of a bee, And the sun-flowers looking all eyes to see. The little girl’s stirring her tea so sweet; Tea in the garden is such a […]
April 17th, 2012
Where the Bee Sucks is from Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. In the play, it’s sung by the fairy spirit Ariel. You can read this lovely song below and listen along to two different renditions of it – one recited, the other sung. Where The Bee Sucks (Shakespeare) Where the bee sucks, there suck I: In […]
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A Mama Lisa Book
Over 50 songs and rhymes, in French with translations into English. You'll find well-known songs like Frère Jacques, Alouette, and Au claire de la lune, alongside many you may never have heard of. At the end of each item in this book, there's a web address to an online version of the song or rhyme. There we are often able to include sheet music, recordings and videos of performances. We hope this book will help foster a love of French songs and culture all over the world! Order Here!