Songs for May Day

April 27, 2015

May Day is a sweet festival to welcome in the summertime.  Traditions include making cone-shaped paper baskets to fill with flowers and leave secretly on neighbors’ doors, making flower crowns, and gathering to dance the maypole.  Many Waldorf schools hold May Day festivals that are open to the public.

spring tree flowers

I’ve recorded a few May Day songs to share with you….

A Branch of Snowy May

Now Here We Go Round the Maypole High

Hal An Tow

I hope you enjoy them!

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Song: Hal An Tow

April 26, 2015

Here’s a rousing Celtic song for your May Day celebration, to be sung with gusto in bare feet on fresh grass with bells around your ankles! Hal An Tow (Sung by Kelly Ehrman) Hal-an-tow – clap Jolly-rum-ba-low -clap We were up -clap Long before the day-o To welcome in the summer To welcome in the […]

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Song: Here We Go Round the Maypole High

April 26, 2015

Here’s a traditional May Day celebration song, often sung to the tune of “Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush.”  This is lovely for a maypole dance or just skipping around your living room with a ribbon ring!   Here We Go Round the Maypole High (Sung by Kelly Ehrman) Here we go round the […]

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Song: A Branch of Snowy May

April 26, 2015

This is a traditional song to sing when the apples are in blossom (sung by Kelly Ehrman) – enjoy! Here’s a branch of snowy May, A branch the fairies gave me, Would you like to dance today, With a branch the fairies gave me, Dance away, dance away, Holding high the branch of May! A […]

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April Rhythm Challenge: Online Time

April 10, 2015

There’s plenty of talk in Waldorf circles about limiting media or screen time for children. But what’s going on with mamas these days and their own screen time? Welcome to the April Rhythm Challenge! For more background and links to all the Rhythm Challenges please see this post. Most of us are online a lot. […]

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