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Songs - Aiken Drum

We encourage you to give your child a wide range of musical experiences: singing songs, listening to all kinds of music, dancing at home, attending local musical performances when possible. One of the best (and easiest!) activities is singing with your child. If you don't feel confident about your own singing voice, remember that the more you sing with your child, the more comfortable you'll feel, and the more you'll both enjoy music together. Here is one song for Year 4 children that we suggest for singing together.

aiken drum

There was a man lived in the moon,
Lived in the moon, lived in the moon.
There was a man lived in the moon
And his name was Aiken Drum.
[chorus]

And he played upon a ladle,
A ladle, a ladle.
Played upon a ladle
And his name was Aiken Drum.

[repeat chorus]

And his hat was made of good cream cheese,
Of good cream cheese, of good cream cheese.
His hat was made of good cream cheese,
And his name was Aiken Drum.

[repeat chorus]

And his coat was made of good roast beef,
Of good roast beef, of good roast beef.
His coat was made of good roast beef
And his name was Aiken Drum.

[repeat chorus]

And his buttons made of penny loaves,
Of penny loaves, of penny loaves,
His buttons made of penny loaves
And his name was Aiken Drum.

[repeat chorus]

And his breeches made of haggis bags,
Of haggis bags, of haggis bags,
His breeches made of haggis bags
And his name was Aiken Drum.

[repeat chorus]


This activity is adapted from page 221 of What Your Year 4 Child Needs to Know, which can be purchased here.

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