(Jesus Christ Descends )
(For My Mom)
Mother's Day Song
(The Little Ducky)
(The Smug Duck)
(The Little Fish)
(She Was A Little Girl)
(Once Upon a Time, A King)
(The Ladle Family)
Drop the Handkerchief Game
(The Sea Was Calm and Quiet)
(The Lady and The Hat)
(The Little Chicks)
(Moody, Thoughtless Moon)
(Let It Rain, Let It Rain)
(On a Summer Evening)
(Lord Saint Joseph)
Jump Rope Rhyme
(I Have A Doll)
(Little Shortening Cookies)
Hand Clapping Song
(A Little Mouse)
(Here Comes Baby Jesus)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
A Mama Lisa eBook
People everywhere love Christmas – but we don’t all celebrate it the same way.
Mama Lisa’s Christmas Around The World is a celebration of the diversity and love with which many different cultures mark this joyful time of year.
You’ll read about:
The first part of the book covers some of the traditions that take place on days other than Christmas itself, like St. Nick’s Day and Epiphany. The history and meaning of these holidays is discussed, often with examples of traditional songs.
The second part presents beloved traditions and songs from many different nations. The songs are given in the original languages and with English translations.
What makes the book really special is the many comments from Mama Lisa’s correspondents who have shared stories and memories from their own lives. The memories of childhood touch us forever!
Many of the songs featured also include links to the Mama Lisa website, where you can find recordings, videos and sheet music.
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