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Home Exercises: Week 68

Hello Cheyne Gang! This week Kathy has filmed two songs for you - a song/round for extending the outbreath by using shorter and longer phrases, and a traditional song that will use your core singing skills. There are several videos to work through so feel free to take it slowly and enjoy the beautiful surroundings that Kathy recorded her videos in. Kathy has also chosen a lovely song in memory of our very dear Davy Watson.

High In a Pine Tree – Intro

High in a pine tree a little turtle dove

Built a little nursery to please her little love

Coo said the turtle dove, coo said she

And they all lived together in the old pine tree

High In a Pine Tree – Part 2

Time to sing the song in four phrases!

High In a Pine Tree – Part 3

Can you try singing the song in three phrases this time? The last line may be a challenge.

High In a Pine Tree – Round

Singing 'High In a Pine Tree' as a round in two parts with my friend of many years, Ruth Flavin, whilst holding my Great Godchild, Evelyn Rose.

Ruth is a composer of lovely tunes for the harp, and has published three music books of her own material during lockdown! As you can see, this little round acts as a lullaby as Evelyn Rose is clearly enjoying the music.

The River Is Flowing

'The River Is Flowing' is a traditional song, and you are invited to allow your voice and breath to flow as naturally as a river flows, using your core singing skills of course!

The River is Flowing - Sing Along

This video was taken on a recent visit to The Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve.

The river is flowing, flowing and growing

The river is flowing, back to the sea ( repeat )

Mother Earth carry me, your child I will always be

Mother Earth carry me, back to the sea. ( repeat )

And finally:

In memory of our very dear Davy Watson, the “Daddy” of the Stockbridge group who will be so sadly missed for his kindness, his generosity and caring nature, sense of humour, his love of travel, and most of all : his heart of gold.

Moon River

Moon River, wider than a mile/ I’m crossing you in style someday

Dream - maker, you heart- breaker/ Wherever you’re going, I’m going your way

Two drifters, off to see the world/ There’s such a lot of world to see

We’re after the same rainbow’s end

Waitin’ ‘round the bend

My Huckleberry friend

Moon River and me.

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