AUGUST 2010 Song of the Month
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The Old Grey Cats

Traditional Song, and featured in my Mother Goose Guitar Course book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE to print the words. PDF)
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This favorite dramatic play song is perfect for a wiggly day! Tell half of the children they are cats, and the other half are mice. Define an area for the “house,” using a carpet, four chairs, or other physical objects. Instruct the cats to stay in the house. They follow the directions in the song, letting the mice creep in around them while they are asleep. When they wake up, they can chase the mice, but only as far as the “house” walls. Children will want to do this over and over, changing parts.

It’s an especially simple song for guitar or autoharp (only two chords!), so be sure to print out the sheet music if you want to play along!
 

The Old Grey Cats

1. The old gray cats are sleeping, sleeping, sleeping

    The old gray cats are sleeping, in the house.

 

2. The old gray cats are eating, eating, eating

    The old gray cats are eating, in the house.

 

3. The old gray cats are playing, playing, playing

    The old gray cats are playing, in the house.

 

4. The old gray cats are sleeping, sleeping, sleeping

    The old gray cats are sleeping, in the house.

 

5. The little mice are creeping, creeping, creeping

    The little mice are creeping, in the house.

 

6. .The little mice are nibbling, nibbling, nibbling

     The little mice are nibbling, in the house

 

7. The little mice are playing, playing, playing

    The little mice are playing, in the house.

 

8. The old gray cats are waking, waking, waking

    The old gray cats are waking, in the house