Monday, March 19, 2012

Alphabet Song - Song #38

This is a very simple song: the alphabet sung to the tune of  "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall."

ABCDEFG
HIJKLM
NOPR, RSTU
VWXYZ - Oh!

After every chorus, you sing a random nursery rhyme to the same melody: "Mary had a Little Lamb," "Jack and Jill," "Little Miss Muffet," etc.

It's a hard one to find online, as any search for "ABC Song" or "Alphabet Song" turns up the more familiar versions like the one set to the melody of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."  You can't search for the lyrics, obviously.  But the song does appear to have been sung by folks (Girl Scouts and others) since at least the 1950s.

It can be used after meals to facilitate an orderly emptying of the dining hall.  Everyone sings the choruses; the song leader points to a different table for each verse and, after that table sings a nursery rhyme, it is dismissed.

3 comments:

Jimmy Jarred said...

The abc song is really nice. I am a kindergarten teacher and this song is a great help to me to teach my kids learn abc. Thanks for sharing.
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María said...

The ABC is a classic for learning the alphabet in English, there are lots of versions out there. The one I like the most is this one: http://littlebabybum.com/abc-song-alphabet-song-a-to-z-for-children-3d-animation-from-littlebabybum/

María said...

The ABC song is a classic for learning the alphabet in English, there are lots of versions out there. The one I like the most is this one: http://littlebabybum.com/abc-song-alphabet-song-a-to-z-for-children-3d-animation-from-littlebabybum/