When I was a child, I loved songs that sped up as I sang them – songs like John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt and The Song That Never Ends. I found a great song in the “Learning Through Music” songbook called I Don’t Care if the Rain Comes Down, which my students absolutely love.
However, we’ve been singing it for months now, and I decided it was time for a new slow-to-fast song. I just wrote it, so it hasn’t been tested and approved yet, but I’m not too worried. I stuck with the formula, and this is what I came up with:
I know a song that starts out slow.
I like to sing it everywhere I go.
My friends join in an then we begin
To speed it up a little bit.
Keep up with me, keep up with me
Sing it loud or sing it quietly
Whatever you do, don’t fall behind,
Or else we’ll have to rewind.
So there you have it. The only problem with songs like these is that the kids always want to sing it faster, even when I’ve reached my maximum guitar-playing speed. But as long as they’re having fun, that’s what matters :)
It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon, but I’ve been inside recording and working all day. The beginning of each month is a little busier than usual, but soon things will settle down and I’ll have a little more time for relaxing. Oh, the life of a music therapist!