World Of Music Choir: Tuesday 20th October – All Hallows’ Special! Old Ponto is Dead led by Bella Hardy

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World Of Music Choir: Tuesday 20th October – All Hallows’ Special! Old Ponto is Dead led by Bella Hardy

Band on the Wall’s doors may be shut for a while but you can still take part in our fun music learning programmes from the comfort of your own home.

Tune in every Tuesday at 6pm (UK time) to join the World Of Music Choir online! Sing traditional and modern songs, harmonies and rounds. We learn by ear so you don’t have to read music, but if you would like the score it can be downloaded from this dropbox, where we’ll also upload an mp3 of the song to sing-along to after the session!

This live event is interactive; you can comment and ask questions, and the video will be available after the workshop.

To view and add live comments, open this video in YouTube.

Email learning@bandonthewall.org to become an official choir member!


This Week’s Song:

Old Ponto is Dead
(Traditional, collected in America by Dorothy Scarbourgh, 1925)

Old Ponto is dead and he’s laid in his grave,
Laid in his grave, laid in his grave.
Old Ponto is dead and he’s laid in his grave.
Whoo! Whoo! Whoo!

There grew a large apple tree over his grave,
Over his grave, over his grave.
There grew a large apple tree over his grave,
Whoo! Whoo! Whoo!

The apples got ripened, and soon they did fall,
Soon the did fall, soon they did fall
The apples got ripened, and soon they did fall,
Whoo! Whoo! Whoo!

There came an old woman a-picking them up,
A-picking them up, a-picking them up.
There came an old woman a-picking them up.
Whoo! Whoo! Whoo!

Old Ponto jumped up and gave her a thump,
And gave her a thump, and gave her a thump.
Old Ponto jumped up and gave her a thump.
Whoo! Whoo! Whoo!

It made the old woman go hippity-hop,
Hippity-hop, hippity-hop.
It made the old woman go hippity-hop.
Whoo! Whoo! Whoo!

 



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