The Genial HearthI’ve just put the kettle on, join me for a cuppa and a chat.
We’re singing nursery rhymes (for the most part) in Latin. I print out these sheets (on a black and white printer, then colour them in), and then stick them to the front of our TV cabinet where they are easily seen. We sing them when it occurs to us, often when I’m nursing Bilby, or between books that we’re reading. (They are mostly songs we already know in English, so it’s just the new words we’re learning.) We use Reformed Classical pronunciation, and I have managed to fit the words in:-) (although, I suspect we’ll change to Ecclesiastical when we come to ‘Adeste Fideles’ and the like:-) )
Click on the links to download.
Stultus Simon (Simple Simon)
Quanti Constat (How Much is That Doggy in the Window?)
Tu es meus sol (You Are My Sunshine)
Parvus Gaius Gelet (Little Jack Horner)
Parve puer caerule (Little Boy Blue)
Agitat Cunas (Rock-a-bye-baby)
Anulus rosarum (Ring A Ring A Rosy)
Si Hodie Sis Felix (If You’re Happy and You Know It) from here.
Iac et iill (Jack and Jill) from here.
Unus, duo, tres, romani (One Little, Two Little, Three Little Romans) from here.
Duc, duc, remos duc (Row, Row, Row Your Boat) from here.
Pluvia Pluvia (Rain Rain, Go Away) from here.
Laetus Natalis (Happy Birthday) from here.
Minimus araneus (Incy Wincy Spider) from here.
hic haec hoc (Hickory Dickory Dock) from here.
mures tres (Three Blind Mice)
decem urnae (Ten [green] Bottles) I didn’t include a list of numbers, so… decem, novem, octo, septem, sex, quinque, quattuor, tres, duæ, una.
o mea Maria (Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary)
Tinniat (Jingle Bells) from here.
Agricola Habet Fundum (Old MacDonald Had a Farm) the summary or the long version, found here.
Ba-la Ovis (Baa Baa, Black Sheep) found here.
Ardet Roma (Rome Is Burning) found here.
Parva Casa (In A Cottage, In A Wood) found here.
Caput, Umerus, Genu et Digitus (Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes) (to the tune of ‘The Wheels on the Bus—don’t ask!)
Nonne Dormis (Are You Sleeping?) found here.
Mica Mica (Twinkle Twinkle) found here.
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