A traditional Dutch children's song. The tempo changes, the song gets faster. Too many pop songs NEVER change tempo, but that's missing a big part of how music can work its magic on us. Look for music to listen to with your child that speeds up and slows down. The Old Dutch words are vocables--that is, sounds to be sung that don't have any language meaning. Still great exercise for you child's vocalization play.


Sarasponda, sarasponda, sarasponda, ret set set.
Sarasponda, sarasponda, sarasponda, ret set set.
Ah doh ray oh! Ah doh ray boom day oh!
Ah doh ray boom day ret set set,
Ah say pah say oh!


from songs i like to sing with you, released March 23, 2014



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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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