October 2001 Song of the Month


  Two Big Crows Big Black Crow  

2 Crow Songs
Copyright 2001 Nancy Stewart

There are two versions of this song for you:
Two Big Crows is a finger play for younger children.
Big Black Crow is just a singing (and cawing!) song.

CLICK HERE for the sheet music  (PDF)
DOWNLOAD Two Big Crows (fingerplay) as an MP3  (How to do it)
DOWNLOAD Big Black Crow as an MP3  (How to do it)









October is a fun time to learn about crows, whether you celebrate Halloween, or harvest time.  Crows, (and their nearly identical cousin, the raven) are found throughout the United States are very interesting birds. Have fun exploring the website links at the bottom of the page, and talking with children about this unique bird!


Two Big Crows
(finger play)

Two big crows, sittin’ in a tree
(hold index fingers in front for birds)
Talkin’ to each other and talkin’ to me
(bend fingers to each other, then to yourself)

Caw, caw, caw
One flew away, the other did too
( hide one hand behind back, then the other)
Come back crows, I’m a ‘talkin’ to you
(bring hands back out in front)
Caw, caw, caw



Big Black Crow

Big black crow, sittin’ in a tree
What are you squawkin’ ‘bout, won’t you tell me
Caw, caw, caw

Every day it’s the same old song
Are you hopin’ I can sing along with you
Caw, caw, caw

Way up high in the old oak tree
Your shiny black feathers are clear to see
You’re bigger and louder than all the rest
You must think you’re the very best

Big black crow, you’re a noisy bird
You sing the loudest song that I ever heard
Caw, caw, caw

All about Crows and Ravens
(listen to their call!)
Watch a YouTube video about how to tell them apart.