Thursday, December 3, 2009

Jack Frost Song

"Jack Frost Was in the Garden" was the first song of the the winter cycle that I learned when my daughter attended her Waldorf parent-toddler program. The first verse is based upon the poem by John P. Smeeton and I have not yet discovered from where the second verse comes. You may read Smeeton's poem here. Here are the lyrics to the song I recorded for home and school use:

Sung:

Jack Frost was in the garden
I saw him there at dawn
A’ dancing round the bushes
And prancing on the lawn.
He wore a cloak of silver,
A hat all shimmering white,
A wand of glittering star-dust,
And shoes of moonbeam light.

--Based upon the poem by John P. Smeeton


Spoken:

He shook his silver dust
Upon the tallest trees
He painted pretty pictures
On every pane you see.
He turned the grass and bushes
From green to sparkling white
And all the garden’s puddles
From mud to fairy ice.

When we sang, we walked around in a circle. When we spoke the second part, we waved our imaginary wands.

Here is the video with the tune for the song:

video

3 comments:

Angelina said...

YEAH!!! another song to share. I am printing it out and will share it with my class! Thank you so much!

adrienne said...

Nice recording. :)

I love the idea of shoes made of moonbeam light.

Saints and Spinners said...

Angelina: You're welcome! Thanks for inspiring me to continue with this blog.

Adrienne: I love the idea too. The original poem had "shoes of sunbeam light" which was a curious choice compared to the other images.