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Old 18th June 2021, 18:01
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What songs do you remember from your infant/primary school days?

I was wondering if anyone else knows this one:

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Who's the king of the jungle? (oo oo!)
Who's the king of the sea? (bubble bubble bubble!)
Who's the king of the universe?
And who's the king of me?

His name is J-E-S-U-S *clap*, YES!
He's the king of the sea!
He's the king of the universe
And he's the king of me!
It came from this younger ponytailed God-botherer type who did a special assembly every week teaching us Jesus stuff, and we sang the aforementioned song while he strummed a guitar. Maybe the worst thing about it is that it was sung to the tune of Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport by Rolf Harris 😬
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Old 18th June 2021, 19:49
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The primary school hymns are flooding back now.....


There was one about "He's got the whole world in his hands" about God. I went to a Church of England primary school so all the songs were about God and Jesus!
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Old 18th June 2021, 22:47
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There was nothing I loved more than singing in assembly.

And when you got to Year 6 and it was your turn to move the words on the overhead projector...hoh...BEST DAY EVER.

A few faves of mine were:

Autumn Days
I'm been eaten by a boa constrictor
The Mince Pies Song
Cauliflowers Fluffy
Where have all the flowers gone?

And ones that you could sing in a round (when you're split down the middle and one side starts singing and then the other starts singing the same song a few lines later)

I remember the words. Kind of want to sing them now, but I'm in bed!
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Old 19th June 2021, 00:26
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There are only two songs I can remember from my primary school days. “Morning has broken”. Which is ok. As assembly songs go. And the other is called “Think of a world”. Which I think is a classic. Well, as far as assembly songs go, kind of classic. But it's one of those songs that take me back to that time. A time when life seemed simpler. As well as never ending. But then you start to realise that life isn't that simple. As well as far from never ending. Where you realise the conveyor belt of life is hurtling you into the abyss.

Anyway, here's that song I mentioned. Which again, is a classic. As far as assembly songs go, kind of classic:

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Old 19th June 2021, 00:50
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The wheels on the bus, go round and round... something like that. I quickly moved on to ONYX
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Old 19th June 2021, 02:06
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Some long forgotten memories are coming back to me here

In Infant and Primary School Assemblies I remember sitting cross legged on the parquet wooden floor, that always looked extra shiny and smelt of polish after the school holidays, miming (because I was far too shy to sing out loud) to songs such as...

Kumbaya my Lord
Morning Has Broken
All Things Bright And Beautiful
Give Me Joy In My Heart / Sing Hosanna
His Got The Whole World In His Hands
Onward Christian Soldiers
She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain When She Comes.


As an Agnostic/Atheist I would say that the daily dose of religious indoctrination somewhat failed
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Old 19th June 2021, 08:01
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In terms of lyrical content, some of the songs were pretty dark!

At the time they sounded so upbeat.

They Belle and Sebastianed us.
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Old 20th June 2021, 02:42
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To be a pilgrim. That was a good one. Mostly hymns and some songs from musicals, (Joseph especially) and some folk songs, like the Skye Boat Song. When a knight won his spurs in the stories of old/He was gentle and brave, he was gallant and bold. They're all coming back now.
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Old 20th June 2021, 09:53
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All Things Bright And Beautiful is permanently in my brain, I don't think I'll ever forget it!


(The attempts at Christian indoctrination of primary school also failed on me Consolida )
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Old 20th June 2021, 14:28
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^ I've had long forgotten hymns going round and round in my head since this thread was started

(It was even more full on at my Secondary School where we had to sing hymns and say 'Hail Mary' every morning in Assembly under the watchful gaze of the Nuns. )
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Old 20th June 2021, 15:32
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^ Luckily my secondary school wasn't religious so there were no more hymns or sermons! And no Nuns for me.
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Old 20th June 2021, 22:08
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Quote:
Originally Posted by biscuits
I'm been eaten by a boa constrictor
The Mince Pies Song
Cauliflowers Fluffy
Eh?!



I remember the one with the line "...King of Kings".
Some lines you didn't say the "of Kings" bit.
Those who got it right were legends, anyone who did say the Of Kings bit was an immediate gaylord (primary school kids were very un-PC)
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Old 21st June 2021, 18:00
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^ these!

The Mince Pies Song was along the lines of:

It was Granny's baking day,
and she made me mince pies on, two, three.
I ate them all and I'll you why
you get a happy month for each mince pie
I'm sure to be happy for year and years
Cause I've got mince pies coming outta my ears






They were played on the acoustic guitar though. It wasn't as twee as this! It was solid rock
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Old 22nd June 2021, 16:14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by biscuits
There was nothing I loved more than singing in assembly.

And when you got to Year 6 and it was your turn to move the words on the overhead projector...hoh...BEST DAY EVER.
I LOVED singing in assembly too!

Just remembered another banger:

Quote:
A mouse can live on chocolate cake, or even chicken stew
But if you give him half a chance, he chooses cheese to chew!
Cheese will keep him cheerful, cheese will keep him bright
Cheddar cheese and Cheshire cheese, morning, noon and night!
And these classics:

What shall we do with the drunken sailor?

Davey, Davey Crockett! King of the wild frontier!

The Quartermaster's Stores. During the bit that goes 'My eyes are dim, I cannot see, I have not brought my specs with me!' we used to sing 'I flushed my specs down the lavatory', because we were cool like that
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Old 23rd June 2021, 20:00
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I remember we used to sing:

The ink is black, the page is white,
Together we learn to read and write.
To read and write.
And now a child can understand
This is the law of all the land;
All the land!
The ink is black, the page is white,
Together we learn to read and write;
To read and write.
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Old 23rd June 2021, 20:25
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Autumn Days was a roof raiser!

We also used to sing about a wise man building a house and it had actions, so was a favourite.

The rain came down and the floods came up.

Once the head teacher covered the assembly and he was winging it, so got the words wrong, and everyone used to sing them wrong on purpose after.

We also sang a conga song and that had a religious twist on it. It was one for smaller assemblies and everyone would do the conga line in assembly!
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Old 24th June 2021, 12:10
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Puff the magic dragon was one i always remember.
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Old 24th June 2021, 14:01
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^^ I was just trying to remember the song about the wise man building his house, we sang that one too with the actions!
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Old 24th June 2021, 22:57
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The wise man built his house upon a rock and the rains came tumbling down.
Another religious one.
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Old 24th June 2021, 23:08
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^ Was it the foolish man who built his house upon the sand? And was there another foolish man?
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Old 24th June 2021, 23:13
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Yes. No, I think that's the three little pigs you're thinking of.
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Old 24th June 2021, 23:38
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^ Oh yes
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Old 26th June 2021, 16:16
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Oompah oompah
Ging gang goolie goolie goolie goolie wash wash ging gang goo ging gang goo...
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Old 26th June 2021, 16:52
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I remember ging gang goolie.
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Old 27th June 2021, 02:48
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^ Ah that takes me back

I remember singing and miming to The Hokey Cokey at the Infants and Junior School Disco
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Old 7th July 2021, 08:27
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Aside from a number of the ones mentioned already, I've always remembered fondly a song called "Morningtown Ride".
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Old 7th July 2021, 18:23
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From first school:
Holly The Hedgehog
The Emperor of Rome (which involved counting to 10 in different languages)

From primary school:
Michaelmas Daisies
Break out, reach out
Would You Walk By On The Other Side?
We Are Climbing Jesus' Ladder
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