Clapping Game for Babies
(Every Time I Pass)
(Tim Bam (Mr. Jean Boulay))
(Sleep, Little Baby)
(Go to Sleep Little Babe)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
A Mama Lisa Book
Over 50 Favorites (150+ Pages)Many with Sheet Music and Links to Recordings!
You'll find over 50 English language kids songs, including:
-Hot Cross Buns
-I've Been Working On The Railroad
-Down By The Bay
-Make New Friends
-Mama's Gonna Buy You A Mockingbird
-Ring-A-Round The Rosie
-Five Little Monkeys
And many more!
THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE EBOOK AVAILABLE INSTANTLY.
Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Trinidad and Tobago and more.
Maja wrote asking for help with a song… Please could you help me find the lyrics for a song passed down from my great-grandmother? She lived on a large plantation in Trinidad and went to school in England so it could have been a very old British ditty. All I recall are the verses: A [...]
Sit back, relax and enjoy the sound of an instrument known as the "steel pan" that’s played in Sint Maartin. The steel pan originated in Trinidad. It was introduced to Sint Maartin in the mid 1900’s. Now that’s the sound of vacation! Mama Lisa Image: [...]
Angelica wrote: We use to sing a song in school (1940s) with lyrics that went like this….”Leroy Leroy my boy be careful what you do, the tall papaya tree is much too high for you….so bring your basket down before you get a fall…” Have you heard of it? I sure would [...]
Susan wrote: Hi Mama Lisa, I remember a song from my childhood in Trinidad that translated in English to “Just give me a kiss, just a kiss do do”. Do you have the complete lyrics in English and French Creole to this song? The term “do do” in Trinidad means darling. I only [...]
Carol wrote to me: I am from Trinidad, but live in Canada. There is a lullaby that is sung to babies that goes “dodo petit popo”. Those are the only words I remember and now that I have a grandchild, I sing only those words, but I don’t remember the rest. Would you know it, [...]
Helen Hyde (1868 – 1919) was an American painter, etcher and printmaker. Her work often depicted women and children in various countries around the world. She was a very modern woman who traveled extensively and even lived in Japan for 15 years – something that was very challenging for [...]
The Parade of Nations is part of the opening ceremony at the Olympics. Teams from each nation march out together starting with Greece as the originator of the Olympic games. The parade ends with the host country, in this case it’s South Korea, though they’re marching with North Korea [...]
Xhosa is a Bantu language of the Xhosa people of South Africa. It’s spoken as a first language by over 8 million people. In the map of South Africa above the green areas show where the largest portion of people speak Xhosa as their first language. We have some Xhosa Kids Songs on Mama [...]
French Macarons are different from Coconut Macaroons. French Macarons are made with almonds, while macaroons are made with coconut. The 1st modern-like version of French Macarons comes from the 1650’s. At the time, they were eaten individually (only one side). Around 1900, the 1st Macarons [...]
Josiah wrote asking for help with a rhyme you do while touching the parts of the face: I have been on a quest for my mother to help identify a thing that my great grandma did with babies when she was holding them. After tons of Internet searching trying to find individual words i did a […] [...]
(In English, French Creole and English Creole)
100 Songs With Sheet Music And Links To Recordings
Whoever the children are in your life - your kids, your grandkids, your students, even yourself (in your heart) - Kid Songs Around The World is a wonderful way to help them experience other languages and cultures.
In Kid Songs Around The World we've gathered 100 of our favorite songs and rhymes from all the continents of the globe. (Over 350 pages!)
Each song includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation, and most include sheet music.
All include links to web pages where you can listen to recordings, hear the tune or watch a video performance.
Each includes a beautiful illustration.
Many have commentary sent to us by our correspondents who write about the history of the songs and what they've meant in their lives.
We hope this book will help foster a love of international children's songs!
This is a downloadable e-book, which you will gain access to immediately. (It is not a physical book.)