Timeless Teacher Stuff School and Camp Songs with Chords and Lyrics



This page contains a number of songs, traditional and holiday, which I used in my classroom. Generally speaking
the guitar chords are in a key which I found that suited the vocal range of elementary school students.
The cords are suitable for use, of course, with several other instruments commonly found in many classrooms such as
tone bells, xylophone, autoharp and keyboard, and children can have fun playing the songs themselves. These are all common tunes. If you are unfamiliar with the melodies, a google search for the lyrics will lead to
myriad sites, some of which actually have a sample of the sound, or even a file you can download for later playing.
For example, a search for "Apples And Bananas Lyrics" can lead to over 100,000 hits and in the first couple of
listed items I found a very nice sample of its melody at the Songs For Teaching site. Click this link to check it out!
Samples of the melodies of some are provided in Quicktime format.
Each is in the format of a downloadable, printable .pdf file.
If you don't have a .pdf reader for your .pdf files, download a free Adobe Reader here.


Other English songs
(Check out this site for hundreds of English songs outside of the U.S.) as well as
A Bard's Celtic Lyric Directory, where you can listen to and download 117 tunes by this group in mp3 format.
  • Apples And Bananas Click here to hear melody sample
  • Bear Song, The
  • Bingo
  • Blowin' In The Wind
  • Chicken Lips and Lizard Hips Click here to hear melody sample
  • Christmas
  • Clementine
  • Dirt Made My Lunch
  • Down By The Bay
  • Down In The Valley
  • Edleweiss
  • Freight Train
  • Gypsy Rover
  • Home On The Range
  • Hush Little Baby
  • I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
  • It's A Small World
  • I've Been Working' On The Railroad
  • Jamaica Farewell
  • Kumbaya
  • Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream
  • Let There Be Peace On Earth
  • Magic Penny
  • Many Flags in Many Lands
  • Mariah
  • Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
  • Molly Malone
  • Oh, Susanna
  • On Top Of Old Smokey
  • On Top Of Spaghetti
  • Puff (The Magic Dragon) Click here to hear melody sample
  • The Rose
  • She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain Click here to hear melody sample
  • Sloop John B, The
  • Streets of Laredo, The
  • There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly Click here to hear melody sample
  • This Land is Your Land
  • This Old Man Click here to hear melody sample
  • Tie Me Kangaroo Down Click here to hear melody sample
  • Turkey Dinner
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Click here to hear melody sample
  • When I First Came To This Land
  • Where Have All The Flowers Gone
  • Whistling Gypsy Rover, The
  • Yankee Doodle
  • You Are My Sunshine Click here to hear melody sample
  • You're a Grand Old Flag
  • Yet to come
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