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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

'By the Rivers of Babylon' with Glenn

We were once again  lucky enough to have Glenn visit us with his guitar today. Towards the end of last term we introduced the children to a new song, ‘By the Rivers of Babylon’, famously sung  by Boney M of course! Music and singing is wonderful for enhancing speech, vocabulary and language skills as children’s repertoire of songs and tunes develops and increases.
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“Music-making is an enriching and liberating experience. It is a means of communicating with the self and others in a way that transcend words” (Wright, 2003, p.84).


Here are the lyrics for anyone wanting to join in or sing along….
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.

When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Requiring of us a song
Now how shall we sing the lord's song in a strange land.

Let the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart
be acceptable in thy sight here tonight.

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.

Christine

3 comments:

TracyP said...

it is adorable how the chorus gets loud with all the children singing!! Thanks so much for sharing these with us!!

Ben said...

This looks a really fun- I love that song!!!

Anonymous said...

its so good to see a glimpse of my baby here!! Mummy misses and loves you so much Te Takoha

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