January 2018 Song of the Month
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Wintertime Is Here
(Iím Staying Just as Still As I Can)

 

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Here in the Seattle area itís a big deal when we get snow. And when we do, everything stops for a while. We all just look in wonder and adults comment on how quiet it is. No cars on the street, no birds singing; even the snow falling makes no sound. In this song I hope to capture that magical time between the first snow falling and the children bursting outside, bundled up and full of whooping and hollering! I have sung this song with dozens of children the last couple of weeks, and I simply instruct them to hold as still as they can for the WHOLE song! Itís a study in self control and awareness of their environment- and it worked really well (the teachers asked me if I can stay all day!) But of course, we follow up with joyful singing and dancing. Try it yourselfÖ and for yourself!

 

Wintertime Is Here
(Iím Staying Just as Still As I Can)



Wintertime is here and the snow is falling down
Like a curtain of white floating gently to the ground
Itís so quiet, all is quiet
And I'm staying just as still as I can

Wintertime is here, all the leaves are off the trees
and their branches bare their beautiful bones to me
Itís so quiet, all is quiet
And I'm staying just as still as I can

Wintertime is here and in the clear and darkened sky
I can see the stars above as they twinkle and shine
Itís so quiet, all is quiet
And I'm staying just as still as I can

Wintertime is here, thereís a chilling in the air
In my warm winter clothing I am cozy as a bear
Itís so quiet, I am quiet
And I'm staying just as still as I can
Itís so quiet, I am quiet
And I'm staying just as still as I can