Autumn songs U-Z

Under the Harvest Moon / Autumn comes

We’re raking the leaves

We’ve come a cob-coaling

What have you brought for harvest time?

What shall we do on a nice Fall day?

When Mary goes walking

Wind in the corn

Yellow the bracken

Also find:

Pick up a leaf

The leaves are green

The leaves had a wonderful frolic

The world is full of colour

 

 

Last updated: 9/22/2020 11:03 AM

The songs below are part ofAway we gocompiled, adapted and illustrated by Dany Rosevear

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Under the harvest moon / Autumn comes 🔊

 

 


A seasonal song as Summer changes to Autumn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Autumn comes, the summer is past,

Winter will come too soon;

Stars will shine clearer, skies seem nearer

Under the Harvest Moon.

Stars will shine clearer, skies seem nearer

Under the Harvest Moon.

 

Autumn comes, so let us be glad,

Singing an autumn tune;

Hearts will be lighter, skies seem brighter,

Under the Harvest Moon.

Hearts will be lighter, skies seem brighter,

Under the Harvest Moon.


 

 

We’re raking the leaves 🔊

 

 


A song to sing while sweeping the leaves or as an action song.

One of the delightful songs by Dorothy Dino Rice, you can find more at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_S64NeCTl88F8Tdt85G_Hg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We’re raking the leaves, we’re raking the leaves,

We’re raking them up so high,

We’re making a pile, a great big pile,

That reaches to the sky,

And what do you think, and what do you think,

And what do you think we’ll do then,

We’ll all go there to make a big “Swish!”

Then do it all over again!


 

 

We’ve come a cob-coaling 🔊

 

 


Do children know what coal is these days? And what fossil fuels can do to our air!

An old song for the time leading up to Bonfire night. Though many traditions remain for the Fifth of November this one has seemingly died out. In and around Lancashire and Yorkshire children went around collecting wood for the fire and money for fireworks. Each area had different a version; this one is based on ‘The Oldham Tinkers’ song and the Opies’s research ‘The lore and language of schoolchildren’.

Find out more: https://traditionalcustomsandceremonies.wordpress.com/tag/cob-coaling/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We’ve come a cob-coaling for Bonfire time,

Your coal and your money we hope to enjoy.

Fal-a-day, fal-a-day, fal-a-diddle-i-do-day.

Down in yon’ cellar there’s an owd umberella,

And up on yon’ cornish there’s an owd pepperpot.

Pepperpot! Pepperpot! Morning ’till night.

If you give us nowt, we’ll have nowt but bid you good night.

 

Up a ladder, down a wall, a cob o’coal would save us all.

If you don’t have a penny a ha’penny will do,

If you don’t have a ha’penny, then God bless you.

We’ll knock at your knocker and ring at your bell

To see what you’ll give us for singing so well, for singing so well.


 

 

What  have you brought for harvest time? 🔊

 

 


A Harvest Festival song by Dave and Toni Arthur. A time to think of those in need; collect together harvest gifts ready for distribution through church or charity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


What have you brought for harvest time,

What have you brought for harvest time,

What have you brought for harvest time,

To put on the harvest table?

 

I have brought a loaf of bread,

To put on the harvest table.

 

I have bought six brown eggs… tin of beans…

 

I have bought some apples and pears…

a bunch of flowers…

 

I have bought a cabbage green…

a corn dolly for luck…

 

We hope you like our harvest food, x3

That we’ve put on the harvest table.


 

 

What shall we do on a nice Fall day 🔊

 

 


Discuss all the different activities that are fun to do in the Autumn; blackberrying, finding shiny conkers, acorns and sycamore seeds and of course those below, then get out in the fresh and mime tasks or even better do them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


What shall we do on a nice Fall day,

A nice Fall day, a nice Fall day?

What shall we do on a nice Fall day,

When we go out to play?

 

We’ll rake the leaves on a nice Fall day…

We’ll jump in leaves on a nice Fall day…

We’ll pick apples on a nice Fall day…

 


 

 

When Mary goes walking  🔊

 

 


A delightful poem by Patrick Reginald Chalmers (1872—1942).

The second two lovely verses are by Reg Down © Copyright 2015.

Find the whole song with a further verse at: http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/708722/25856935/1427395600127/when-mary-goes-walking-poem.pdf?token=0Sa2I6Dwc595CLDLprH584K3ZWs%3D

And for more about this wonderful wordsmith visit: http://www.tiptoes-lightly.net/authors-tale/

Music by Dany Rosevear©

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


When Mary goes walking

The autumn winds blow,

The poplars, they curtsey,

The larches bend low;

The oaks and the beeches

Their gold they fling down,

To make her a carpet,

To make her a crown.

To make her a carpet,

To make her a crown.

 

When Mary goes wand’ring

The sun shines like gold,

The wheat and the barley,

Their goodness unfold;

The larks in the meadow

Praise her from the sky,

And sing her a glad song

Till evening is nigh.

 

When Mary is sleeping

The autumn stars shine,

They twinkle and shimmer

In darkest night time;

The moon with its waxing

And waning on high,

Whispers its secrets

For Mary’s delight.


 

 

Wind in the corn  🔊

 

 


A poem by Margaret Wise Brown, 1938-1960. Music by Milton Kay. Published 1956 by Silver Burdett in ‘Music now and long ago’ and accompanied by a story about the corn fairies; ‘’They sing soft songs and each song is softer than an eye-wink, softer than a Nebraska baby’s thumb.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I heard the wind in the corn one day,

I knew that it came from far away,

And it rustled the trembling corn to say

That it was going far away

And could not stay,

Could never stay.


 

 

 

Yellow the bracken O

 

 


A colourful picture of Autumn brilliantly evoked in this short poem by Florence Hoatson. The gentle melody by Dany Rosevear was written to reflect an end to lazy summer days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Yellow the bracken,

Golden the sheaves,

Rosy the apples,

Crimson the leaves;

Mist on the hillside,

Clouds grey and white.

Autumn, good morning!

Summer, good night!

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