Merrily we roll along (O’er the deep blue sea)


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Children’s song, U.S.A.

The lyrics and the melody of “Merrily we roll along” are based on the chorus of a folk song called “Goodnight Ladies”.

The composer, Edwin Pearce Christy, lived in the 19th century and the song had been written for a minstrel show. The verse of the original song was “Goodnight, ladies! Goodnight, ladies! Goodnight, ladies! We’re going to leave you now”.

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“Merrily we roll along” free mp3 download (instrumental, 1:41 – 4/4 – 100 bpm)

“Merrily we roll along” lyrics

Merrily we roll along
Roll along, roll along
Merrily we roll along
O’er the deep blue sea

“Merrily we roll along”  Music Score / sheet music in G with chords

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“Merrily we roll along”  Teaching idea & activities

You can use melodies like “Merrily we roll along” to encourage children to improvise their own lyrics, in other words to tell you what they want by singing.

Furthermore, this is one of the easiest pieces for the recorder or the glockenspiel, using only three notes: B, A and G.


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