The other day I asked on Facebook about favorite silly songs. Rachelle Norman shared a post on “Mairzy Doats”. This is a great song for many reasons: it appeals many ages, it is great for speech practice, and it is easy to sing. I have used this with intergenerational groups, to preschoolers, as well as long-term care/assisted living settings.
My friend Kat Fulton pulled out an oldie I had forgotten – “Sweet Violets”. This 1951 hit by Dinah Shore is one many older adults and boomers may remember. Because of the lyrics, I would be selective of which groups I shared this song. (I can see it would lead to some interesting discussions on appropriate language with teens and adults.) That said, I am most certainly re-learning this one. I’m sharing a YouTube link that has the lyrics and chords printed in the comment sections in case you’d like to learn it, too
So have a great April Fool’s Day and enjoy a few “oldies” tunes!
- April Fools Party! (bluecheese1clubpenguincheats.wordpress.com)