Songs with grandma’s little helpers

Here comes Thomas

My roots go down

Pirate is my guinea pig

One and one, it’s a mountain (at Nursery number favourites to ten)

 

Last updated: 1/1/2019 3:07 PM

The songs below are compiled and adapted by Dany Rosevear with ideas and help from her grandchildren

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Here comes Thomas 🔊

 

 


My grandchildren, big Thomas the Tank Engine enthusiasts, requested a song that had to have the following characters: Thomas, James, a frog and a crocodile, this is the outcome with some modification from them! You can easily add other animals to the scenario. This can be played as a hand play or as below in groups of three. Children take turns to be the animal.

 

1. In pairs chuff round the room with arms moving back and forth. 2. A third child pretends to be frog or crocodile and stops train. 3. Shake forefinger and put hands on hips, Pull on hooter and make loud tooting noise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Here comes Thomas, Mike and James,

Rolling down the track again.

Right in front in the deep, dark gloom,

A frog is singing to the moon;

“Little frog you might be cute,

But it’s time you scarpered, Toot! Toot! Toot!”

 

Here comes Thomas, Mike and James,

Rolling down the track again.

Right in front out on the track,

A crocodile goes snippety snap;

“Crocodile you might be cute,

But it’s time you scarpered, Toot! Toot! Toot!”

 

Here comes Thomas, Mike and James,

Rolling down the track again.

Right in front out on the track,

Ducklings three go Quack! Quack! Quack!

“Ducklings three you might be cute,

But it’s time you scarpered, Toot! Toot! Toot!”

 

Here comes Thomas, Mike and James,

Rolling down the track again.

Right in front out in the dark,

A little dog goes Bark! Bark! Bark!

“Little dog you might be cute,

But it’s time you scarpered, Toot! Toot! Toot!”

 

Here comes Thomas, Mike and James,

Rolling down the track again.

Right in front out in the sun,

A polar bear is having fun,

Polar bear you might be cute,

But it’s time you scarpered, Toot! Toot! Toot!”


 

 

My roots go down  🔊

 

 


Words and music by Sarah Pirtle, © 1979 and 1989. You will find many other delightful versions of this song on the internet as Sarah has encouraged others to make up verses meaningful to their own lives. You will also notice differing interpretations of the music.

Sarah has recently created a site where people can hear and download sixty of her two hundred songs for free: http://sarahpirtle.com/hope-sings/heart-of-the-world.htm

Move with imagination; the video will give you some ideas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


My roots go down, down to the earth,

My roots go down, down to the earth,

My roots go down, down to the earth,

My roots go down!

 

I am a pine tree on the mountainside,

I am a pine tree on the mountainside,

I am a pine tree on the mountainside,

My roots go down!

 

I am a tiny stream trickling down,

I am a tiny stream trickling down,

I am a tiny stream trickling down,

My roots go down!

 

I am a willow in a raging storm,

I am a willow in a raging storm,

I am a willow in a raging storm,

My roots go down!

 

I am a waterfall skipping home…

I am the river rushing to the sea….

I am an ocean wild and free…

We are the voice of every living thing…

 


 

 

Pirate is my guinea pig 🔊

 

 


My grandchildren are very fond of their pet guinea pigs and asked for a song that include their names. They were already familiar with the song Tiny Tim so it seemed a good idea to use this as the basis of the tune and some ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pirate is my guinea pig, I’m very fond of him;

He jumped into the deep blue sea to see if he could swim,

He drank up all the water, he ate up every boat,

He tried to eat a great white whale but it got stuck in his throat.

Hiccup, hiccup, hiccup,

Hiccup, hiccup, squeak!

I pulled him out and stroked his fur then dried his little feet.

Chorus

We love our little guinea pigs, you can be sure it’s true,

They’re soft and warm such fun to watch in everything they do.

 

My brother has a guinea pig and Waffles is its name,

We took it to the doctors because it had a pain.

“You must change all the bedding because its very ill.

And here’s a prescription for seven little pills,”

Squeaky, squeaky, squeak squeak,

Squeaky, squeaky, squeak!

With dandelions and lettuce it got better in a week.

We love our little guinea pigs, you can be sure it’s true,

They’re soft and warm such fun to watch in everything they do.

 

My sister has a guinea pig, its name is Bubble and Squeak,

She sang it songs most every day and almost for a week.

She sang it ‘Baa baa black sheep’ and ‘Tra la la la la’,

And then at bedtime softly sang, ‘Twinkle twinkle little star’.

Squeaky, squeaky, squeak squeak,

Squeaky, squeaky, snore!

It woke up in the morning asking her for more.

We love our little guinea pigs, you can be sure it’s true,

They’re soft and warm, such fun to watch in everything they do.


 

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