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Aiken Drum | Free Music Lesson Plan (Scottish Folksong and Game)

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Objective

Aiken Drum provides an excellent wrap up for a unit on Scottish music and culture.

Materials

Aiken Drum Sheet Music (Music, Chords and Lyrics)
White board and markers

Lyrics

Verse
There was a man lived in the moon, lived in the moon, lived in the moon,
There was a man lived in the moon, and his name was Aiken Drum.

Chorus
And he played upon a ladle, a ladle, a ladle,
And he played upon a ladle, and his name was Aiken Drum.

Verse
2. And his coat was made of cream cheese, etc.
3. And his coat was made of good roast beef, etc.

Suggestions for Additional Verses
His eyes were made of pepperoni, pepperoni, pepperoni...
His hair was made of spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti...
His nose was made of a pickle, a pickle, a pickle...


Lesson

Teach the verses and chorus provided here and then have the kids make up their own verses. Make it even more fun by drawing his hat, coat, etc. on the white board with each verse you add.