Issue 58: Learning Names – The Telephone Song

This is a traditional American call and response song. I first came across it when some year 5 children were singing it with great gusto at local a primary school.

The first (un-named) child, or maybe the teacher,  sings the words in CAPITAL LETTERS

The second child (in this case “Jack”) sings the words in lower case, calling a third child (Mary)

Everyone sings the “with a rickety tickety tick” lines.

 

Now, “Jack” sings the words in CAPITALS, but sings “HEY MARY”

“Mary” sings the words in lower case, calling yet another child

Everyone sings the “with a rickety tickety tick” lines.

 

It’s a lot easier to do than explain!

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