goodbye my friends

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Having a "goodbye" song or two handy can be useful for those stressful moments when your young one has to deal with parting--seeing Mom go to work, or leaving Grandma's, or ending a play date. Singing a song is a good way to finesse the moment and make it more palatable. Especially as the idea grows in your child's noggin that for every "goodbye" song, there can be another "hello" song later on! You can also substitute "good night" for "goodbye" and make this a handy lullaby.

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Goodbye my friends, goodbye,
Goodbye, so long.
We sure had fun but now we're done
So here's the "goodbye" song.

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from songs i like to sing with you, released March 23, 2014
The melody of this song is based on "Goodnight Irene", a timeless folksong. The folksong group "The Weavers" recorded a version of "Goodnight Irene" that became a Billboard #1 hit song in 1958!

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mark adamczyk Lake Bluff, Illinois

I've been singing songs and enjoying music with families, professionally, for more than a decade. I'm not so much a performer (I save that for my "grownup" music in the evenings) as I am a facilitator, encouraging and enabling people to sing and make music on their own. Listening to somebody else sing a song is fine, but singing on your own and with your family can be much more fulfilling and fun! ... more

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