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Children love this very simple song because it is in a minor key. Simply
start rolling your hands, and keep rolling them, following the directions in
the lyrics. Be prepared to sing it several times in a row. Although I keep
the tempo the same in the recorded version , you can slow down and speed up
the song if you’re singing it without the recording. If you sing with the
recording, just double up or half the rolls you do to match the lyrics. I
also sway in time to the music when I’m singing it with the children.
Children’s songs in minor keys are hard to find, and always loved. They give
songs a sad, haunting, or even scary sound that children are universally
drawn to. The Ants Go Marching (traditional), and
Fly Little Bird two other songs in
minor keys. Try singing them with your children!
Circle round, circle
Circle fast and slow
Circle up, circle down
Circle high and low