I’m a Little Teapot

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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Sing-Along Video


 

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!

 


 

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Free karaoke MP3 download

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“I’m a little teapot” (instrumental, 1:18 – 2/4 – 120 bpm)

 


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MP4 Video File | Free Download

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Sheet Music with chords

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Free Printable PDF with Lyrics and Sheet Music

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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 go back to the previous position.

Follow the lyrics and improvise your own dance routine!

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