Aiken Drum

From Plank Road Publishing

arr./adapted Paul Jennings

This popular old tune started as a Scottish folk song and can be found in literature as early as 1715. As with most old folk songs, it has had many iterations, with different lyrics and melodies. In general, it was a man who played a ladle, who lived in the moon, and whose clothing was made of food.

For our arrangement, we started by updating the lyrics to foods kids are familiar with. Then we gave your performers a chance to form a kitchen band with more than just a ladle. Each new verse adds the new instrument to the interlude when it repeats to measure one, with all previous instruments joining in. Have one player per instrument, or do multiples of them so that everyone has something to play. For easier reading, we have extracted the "Kitchen Band" parts we recorded. (from Music K-8, Vol. 17, No. 4)

(Run time: 3:36)

What's in a Singles Reproducible Kit?These are single song kits that include: a Piano/Vocal Part; a Singer's Part with full rights to reproduce, perform, and use it as many times as you need for your students; and high-quality full performance and accompaniment (instrumental) recordings.

About the Downloadable OptionThe downloadable version contains all the components the print version would, but in electronic format.

About the Audio RecordingsAudio recordings contain full performance and accompaniment only (instrumental) tracks.

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