A Tune for Tuesday: Two Little Blackbirds

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Two Little Blackbirds – Music Together

available on Amazon 

Of course, there are many versions of this traditional
fingerplay song. This one is my favorite, for many
reasons. It flows at a leisurely pace, so even very young
children can follow alongeasily. An adult voice
alternates with a young girl’s voice, which adds texture
and interest. There’s a nice folk-song flavor to the
guitar accompaniment, and an instrumental section
during which I encourage the children to make their
“birds” fly around.

Best of all, this song is relaxed and quiet. It’s a perfect
way to 
calm down the group after a boisterous activity.
And they always love it.

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