Sunday, October 15, 2006

Favorite Car Songs

We're reverting to a lot more singing in the car (since our radio/CD player broke sometime this summer) though it has a tendency to devolve into everyone singing a different song all at once. One of our wonderful co-op teachers has helped the kids get comfortable with singing rounds and two-part harmonies - which is a lot of fun! I'm found the lyrics and/or music to some of these online (though the lyrics often vary slightly):

Here are a few of our favorites:

Jubilate Deo I think we do this one a little "wrong". I learned it on a campout many years ago and my memory didn't serve me quite precisely. It seems to works o.k., though. :)

Non Nobis Domine (from the movie Henry V with Kenneth Branaugh)

Swinging Along

The Coffee Song

Powdered Milk Biscuits (from Prairie Home Companion)

Dona Nobis Pacem

All Gods Creatures Got a Place in the Choir

The Wild Rover

To Portsmouth, To Portsmouth


Enbrethiliel said...


It's funny that you should mention Non Nobis Domine as a car song. I tried it once and didn't like it. I mean, I really, really love the music; but it just seemed too grand to fit into the frame of my family's car. :S

Unlike your family, of course, we had it on the CD player and didn't bother to sing it. I remember my pre-teen sister hated it . . . and I got snippy about how it was far too good for her. :P

If my family ever decides to get musical in the near future (though that may never happen), I hope we can try singing it. Is its impact very different then?

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

What about Frere Jacques? That's as good a round as Dona Nobis.

Love2Learn Mom said...

We do Frere Jacques sometimes too, but for some reason it hasn't come up much in awhile.

I don't know, Enbrethiliel. We've never had a recording around of it. It's just fun to sing.