Valentine’s can be a great time to pull out some traditional folk songs. A few are:
- Down In the Valley (maybe just the selected verses)
- Lavenders Blue (dillie, dillie)
- Lil Liza Jane
Another one I like is Woody Guthrie’s “Mail Myself to You”. It is one that also works for mixed ages.
One of my favorite “love” songs to sing with chidden is “Love Somebody” – a traditional American folk song. The version I learned when like this:Love somebody. Yes, I Do! Love somebody. Yes, I Do! Love somebody. Yes, I Do! And I hope somebody loves me, too!
I’ve made a recording of the song with a drum option I have used.