Someone asked about "a dog singing the alphabet song" on the Storytime Underground Facebook page.I'd never heard of it. But when someone else posted the link I looked it up.
I don't like Miss Carole or whatever her name is--there's something about her that makes my saccharine meter go off. But I liked the song, and it's from Bill Wellington, a good storytelling and song writer. So I learned it--it's an easy song.
I will probably do this with puppets, but when it's a new song, I like to use my ukulele to teach everyone the song, so I decided to figure out the chords.
Sure enough, this is another for the pantheon of Kids Songs Anyone Who Knows Three Chords can play. Because if you know C, F and one of the G chords (G or G7), you can play "Twinkle Twinkle/ABC" and a thousand other kids songs with confidence.
(This song does have you singing the ABC song with each animal, so if you want to play it you need both G and G7 for the ABC part. So 4 chords...)
After doing this video I watched one from Anaheim Public Library. I hadn't looked at it before because it was a puppet version, but Miss Angel does it in English AND Spanish, and I think I've managed to figure out her Spanish version. I plan to do it and amuse my nannies:
There's a dog in school/Hay un perro en l'escuela,
What are we going to do/Que lo que vamos hacer?
So long as there's a dog in school/Si hay un perro en l'escuela
He's going to learn his alphabet too/Tendra que aprender!
Anyway, here's my version, English only. I'm going to love doing this song, and I think it will work with my one year olds as well as my 2 and up gangs: