Kindergarten Music: Over The River and Through The Woods


Over The River and Through The Woods l Kindergarten Music

Did you know that the original words to this song, written by Lydia Maria Child, originally said... "Over the river and through the woods to Grandfather's house we go"... If you're interested,  read more about the history to the song.

Below I'm sharing a few chord charts with you and a great picture book from Barefoot Books.


To Our School



Sung to: Over the River And Through the Woods

C
Over the bridges and through the streets
      F         G7            C
It's to our school we go.
        F                         C
The drivers know the way to go
               G7                      C
As they drive us safe and slow.
C
Over the bridges and through the streets
     F            G7          C
In rain and sleet and snow.
          F                                C
They drive with care, they get us there
       G7                         C
As over the streets we go.




Online Chord Chart



Over The River And Through The Woods chords
Danny Kaye (Lydia Maria Child 1844) 

G
Over the river and through the woods
   C             D7       G
To Grandmother's house we go.
    D7                     G
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
        A7                D    D7   
Through white and drifted snow.
G      
Over the river and through the woods,
    C       D7        G
Oh, how the wind does blow.
   C          D7       G
It stings the toes and bites the nose
   D        D7        G
As over the ground we go.

G
Over the river and through the woods
   C      D7          G
To have a full day of play.
    D7                     G
Oh, hear the bells ringing ting-a-ling-ling,
    A7              D   D7
For it is Christmas Day.
G
Over the river and through the woods,
     C       D7     G
Trot fast my dapple gray;
       C        D7          G
Spring o'er the ground just like a hound,
    D       D7        G
For this is Christmas Day.
G
Over the river and through the woods
    C                    D7       G
And straight through the barnyard gate.
   D7                  G
It seems that we go so dreadfully slow;
A7              D    D7
It's so hard to wait.
G
Over the river and through the woods,
    C         D7    G
Now Grandma's cap I spy.
   C       D7       G
Hurrah for fun; the pudding's done;
   D           D7      G
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie.



The Faery's Gift: Barefoot Books-LadyD


The Faery's Gift


About The Book


In this heartwarming Irish fairy tale, a woodcutter is given a wish as a reward for saving the life of a small faery. The woodcutter faces a dilemma: how can he use the wish in a way that will help all members of his family and change all of their lives for the better? Includes storytime CD read by actress Niamh Cusack.

Illustration from The Faery's Gift

Ages 3 to 7 years
Retold By: Tanya Robyn Batt
Illustrated By: Nicoletta Ceccoli
Narrated By: Niamh Cusack

Illustration from The Faery's Gift

Paperback w Story CD ($10.99)

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Happy Reading!






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