Rounds for voices or instruments

If you would like to contribute a round that isn't here and that works in the classroom, then send me the words and the music in any graphic format. Alternatively, the MIDI file will do.
If you want an excellent selection of rounds, then please visit Marilyn Miller's site which has many more.

Tallis Canon (pdf file)           MIDI file
Download this famous Canon with words by Thomas Tallis.  Very nice and easy.

Seal Woman's Lament - Traditional Icelandic



Click HERE for a recording
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Merry merry king of the bush is he,
Laugh Kookaburra laugh kookaburra, gay (or use great) your life must be

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Eating all the gum drops he can see,
Stop kookaburra stop kookaburra,
Leave some there for me.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Counting all the monkeys he can see
Stop kookaburra stop kookaburra,
That's not him that's me.

Alternative words !
"Kookaburra sits on the electric wire,
Jumping up and down with his pants on fire,
Ouch, Kookaburra, ouch, kookaburra,
Hot your tail must be"           (Thanks to Michael Faragher, Queensland, Australia)

Sing together

Sing sing together
Merrily merrily sing
Sing sing together
Merrily merrily sing
Sing, sing, sing, sing

Hey, ho nobody home

Hey ho, nobody home,
Meat nor drink nor money have I none,
Still I will be merry!

Canoe round
3 part round, begin at bar 1,2 and 3. A D drone accompaniment works well with this.

My paddle's clean and bright,
Flashing like silver
Follow the wild goose flight,
dip, dip and swing

Dip dip and swing it back,
Flashing like silver,
Follow the wild goose track,
Dip dip and swing.

Shalom Chaverim

Parts start where * shown

Shalom chaverim, Shalom chaverim
Shalom, shalom
Le hitraot, le hitraot
Shalom, shalom.
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