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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Karaoke Video with Lyrics


 

Lyrics

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

 


 

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Free karaoke MP3 download

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

 


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Sheet music with chords in G

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Sheet music with chords in C

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Free Printable PDF with Lyrics and Sheet Music

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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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