Monday, November 3, 2008

I Go Outside With My Lantern: A Lantern Walk Song

My daughter's kindergarten teacher sang "I go outside with my lantern," the main Lantern Walk song, so that people could learn the words and tune before Martinmas. The sheet music you see is one version of the song, but the lyrics listed below are the ones that my daughter's kindergarten class sings.

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Here are the words:

I go outside with my lantern, my lantern goes with me
Above the stars are shining bright, down here on Earth shine we.
The cock does crow, the cat meows, la bimmel, la bammel, la boom.
‘Neath heaven’s dome till we go home, la bimmel, la bammel, la boom.

I go outside with my lantern, my lantern goes with me
Above the stars are shining bright, down here on Earth shine we.
So shine your light through the still dark night, la bimmel, la bammel, la boom
‘Neath heaven’s dome till we go home, la bimmel, la bammel, la boom.

My Lantern! My Lantern! A Lantern Walk Song

I had recorded my daughter's kindergarten teacher singing this song with my daughter and one of her first grade friends. However, when I listened to the recording at home, I discovered an excess of background noise that would have made listening to the song quite painful. Fortunately, my daughter not only remembers most of the songs but has good pitch. If you ever need to find out the words to a particular Waldorf kindergarten, preschool or toddler song, feel free to ask her to sing it to you on the playground. Chances are, she knows how it goes. Here is the song "My Lantern! My Lantern!"

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Here are the words:

My lantern! My lantern!
Sun and moon and stars
Put out all your lights
Put out all your lights
That my lantern can truly shine bright.

I wrote a post about Martinmas last year, which you will find here.

Glimmer, Lantern, Glimmer: A Lantern Walk Song

My daughter's kindergarten teacher sang the "Glimmer, lantern, glimmer" Lantern Walk song so that people could learn the words and tune before Martinmas:

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Here are the words:

Glimmer, lantern, glimmer
Little stars a-shimmer
Over meadow, moor and dale
Flitter, flutter, elfin veil
Pee-wit, pee-wit, tikka-tikka-tik
Rucoo, rucoo.

Glimmer, lantern, glimmer
Little stars a-shimmer
Over rock and stock and stone
Wandering, skipping, little gnome
Pee-wit, pee-wit, tikka-tikka-tik
Rucoo, rucoo.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Welcome to A Storytelling of Crows

I've created A Storytelling of Crows as a resource for songs, stories and home videos outside of the scope of my Saints and Spinners blog. The title comes from the less common collective noun for a group of crows. The more common collective noun is "a murder of crows," which evokes a different mood than the one I want for my supplemental blog.