Parade Poems

These are the poems that we use as cadences in the Art Buddies Parades.
Below the text is a link to download them in a pdf or word document.

You could try practicing these at 90bpm using the online metronome.

Practice Video

Practice Video with metronome

Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town.
Upstairs and downstairs in his nightgown.
Rapping at the windows, crying at the locks.
Are the children in their beds, for is eight o’clock.

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Mer-ri-ly, mer-ri-ly, mer-ri-ly, mer-ri-ly
Life is but a dream

Peas porridge hot. Peas Porridge cold
Peas porridge in the pot, nine days old
Some like it hot, some like it cold.
Some like it in the pot, nine days old.

Going to the busses - I shop at target
Going to the busses - I shop at target
Going to the busses - I shop at target
Going to the busses - I shop at target

Eenie Meenie Miney Moe
Catch a tiger by the toe
If she hollers let her go
Eenie Meenie Miney Moe

Five little monkeys, hangin’ in a tree
Teasing mr. crocodile, you can’t catch me
You can’t catch me.
Along comes the crocodile, slow as can be…
SNAP!      (this section at 55 bpm - largo)

Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh
Or the fields we go, laughing all the way – HA! HA! HA!
Bells on bob tails ring, making spirits bright

What fun it is to ride and sing the sleighing song tonight
Jingle Bells Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh – HEY!