Children’s song, U.S.A.
“I’m a little teapot” was written in order to teach children a dance routine. Clarence Kelley -who composed the song with George Harold Sanders- and his wife ran a dance school for children. As the movements for the “Waltz Clog” that they wanted to teach were difficult for children to learn, they wrote “I’m a little teapot” with a helpful choreography. The song was published in 1939.
Actually, the dance moves for the song are a pantomime of a teapot’s figure.
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“I’m a little teapot” lyrics
1. I’m a little teapot
short and stout.
Here is my handle;
Here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout,
Tip me over
and pour me out!
2. I’m a special teapot,
Yes, it’s true,
Here’s an example
of what I can do:
I can turn my handle
into a spout.
Tip me over
and pour me out!
“I’m a little teapot” Music Score with chords
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“I’m a little teapot” Karaoke Video
“I’m a little teapot” Teaching idea and activities
Imitate a teapot with your body: an arm for the handle, the other arm for the spout.
Now tilt to pour out the tea, and return back.
Follow the lyrics and make your own choreography!
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