School Songs

Every morning at Urban Montessori, at the start of our school day, we gather in a circle.

Our morning circle is an opportunity for our students to settle in to the rhythm of the day, as well as a time for our Head of School to address the whole student body, noting what we've accomplished as a community and what we might need to work on, as well as a time for to make announcements of upcoming events.

And every morning, we sing. 

Here are the lyrics to our songs:

This Little Light of Mine

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine (x3) 
/ Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Everywhere I go, I'm gonna let it shine (x3) / Let it shine (x3)

All around the world, I'm gonna let it shine (x3) 
/ Let it shine (x3)

(repeat first verse)

Eight Planets of the Sun

There are eight planets of the sun
Round and round they go
And way out far beyond
Their little sister Pluto
 
First is Mercury it's really hot
Second is Venus where it storms a lot
Third is Earth, it's our home
The red planet Mars where we like to roam
 
There are eight planets of the sun
Round and round they go
And way out far beyond
Their little sister Pluto
 
The gas giant Jupiter is really large
Saturn with its rings you can see from afar
Seventh us Uranus
The eighth is Neptune
We'd like to learn more about them really soon
 
There are eight planets of the sun
Round and round they go
And way out far beyond
Their little sister Pluto

 

Aye Ye Mo Chinumba  

South African call and response song meaning: "Welcome to my village, you are part of my village, we are all part of the same village” (lyrics are phonetically spelled)

call:  Aye ye mo chinumba
response:  Aye ye mo chinumba 
 
call:  Ay ye mo chinumba
response:  Ay ye mo chinumba  
 
call:  go bette sumba mo chinumba
response:   go bette sumba mo chinumba
 
call:   go bette chickede mo chinumba
response:   go bette chickede mo chinumba
 
call:  Aye ye
response:  Aye ye
 
call:  Aiii  Ye
response:  Aiii  Ye
 
call:  Aye ye
response:  Aye ye
 
call:  Aiii  Ye
response:  Aiii  Ye
 
call:  go bette sumba mo chinumba
response:   go bette sumba mo chinumba
 
call:   go bette chickede mo chinumba
response:   go bette chickede mo chinumba
 
We Are Circling

We are circling, circling together
We are singing, singing our heart songs
This is unity
This is family
This is celebration
This is Urban.
 
Walking Down the Street (theme song from the animated TV series, Arthur)

Everyday when you're walking down the street
And everybody that you meet
Has an original point of view

And I say HEY! (HEY!)
What a wonderful kind of day.
If you can learn to work and play
And get along with each other

You got to listen to your heart
Listen to the beat
Listen to the rhythm
The rhythm of the street
Open up your eyes
Open up your ears
Get together and make things better
By working together!

It's a simple message and it comes from the heart
Believe in yourself (in yourself)
cause that's the place to start (to start)

And I say HEY! (HEY!)
What a wonderful kind of day
If we can learn to work and play
And get along with each other.
Hey what a wonderful kind of day hey!

 

 De colores, de colores

Se visten los campos en la primavera.

     De colores, de colores

Son los pajaritos que vienen de afuera.

     De colores, de colores

Es el arco iris que vemos lucir.

 

     Y por eso los grandes amores

De muchos colores me gustan a mí.

     Y por eso los grandes amores

De muchos colores me gustan a mí.

 

   Canta el gallo, canta el gallo

Con el quiri, quiri, quiri, quiri, quiri.

     La gallina, la gallina

Con el cara, cara, cara, cara, cara.

     Los pollitos/polluelos, los pollitos/polluelos

Con el pío, pío, pío, pío, pí.

 

  Y por eso los grandes amores

De muchos colores me gustan a mí.

     Y por eso los grandes amores

De muchos colores me gustan a mí.

 

 De colores, de colores

Sí, de blanco y negro y rojo y azul y castaño.

     Son colores, son colores

De gente que ríe, y estrecha la mano.

     Son colores, son colores

De gente que sabe de la libertad.

 

     Y por eso los grandes amores

De muchos colores me gustan a mí.

     Y por eso los grandes amores

De muchos colores me gustan a mí.

 

 In colors, in colors

The fields are dressed in the spring.

     In colors, in colors

Are the little birds that come from outside.

     In colors, in colors

Is the rainbow that we see shining.

 

     And that is why I love

The great loves of many colors.

     And that is why I love

The great loves of many colors.

 

The rooster sings, the rooster sings

With a cock-a-doodle, cock-a-doodle-doo.

     The hen, the hen

With a cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck.

     The chicks, the chicks

With a cheep, cheep, cheep, cheep, cheep.

 

     And that is why I love

The great loves of many colors.

     And that is why I love

The great loves of many colors.

 

     In colors, in colors

Yes, black and white and red and blue and brown.

     All the colors, colors

From people laughing, and shaking hands.

     All the colors, colors

From people who know freedom.

 

If I Had A Hammer

If I had a hammer,
I'd hammer in the morning.
I'd hammer in the evening
All over this land.
I'd hammer out danger.
I'd hammer out a warning.
I'd hammer out love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land.

If I had a bell,
I'd ring it in the morning.
I'd ring it in the evening
All over this land.
I'd ring out danger.
I'd ring out a warning.
I'd ring out love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land.

If I had a song,
I'd sing it in the morning.
I'd sing it in the evening
All over this land.
I'd sing out danger.
I'd sing out warning.
I'd sing out love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land.

Well, I've got a hammer,
And I've got a bell,
And I've got a song to sing
All over this land.

It's the hammer of justice.
It's the bell of freedom.
It's a song about love between my
Brothers and my sisters
All over this land. (2x)

Lean On Me

By Bill Withers

 

Sometimes in our lives

We all have pain, we all have sorrow.

But if we are wise,

We know that there's always tomorrow.

 

Lean on me when you're not strong,

And I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on.

For, it won't be long,

'Til I'm gonna need somebody to lean on.

 

Please, swallow your pride

If I have things you need to borrow.

For, no one can fill those of your needs

That you won't let show.

 

You just call on me, brother, when you need a hand.

We all need somebody to lean on.

I just might have a problem that you'll understand.

We all need somebody to lean on.

 

Lean on me, when you're not strong,

And I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on.

For, it won't be long,

'Til I'm gonna need somebody to lean on.

 

You just call on me, brother, when you need a hand.

We all need somebody to lean on.

I just might have a problem that you'll understand.

We all need somebody to lean on.

 

If there is a load,

You have to bear that you can't carry.

I'm right up the road, I'll share your load,

If you just call me.

 

Call me (If you need a friend)

Call me (Call me uh-huh)

Call me (When you need a friend)

Call me (If you ever need a friend)

Call me (Call me) x4

Call me (If you need a friend)

Call me (Call me) x5

 

Count On Me

By Bruno Mars

 

If you ever find yourself stuck in the middle of the sea

I'll sail the world to find you

If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can't see

I'll be the light to guide you

 

Find out what we're made of

When we are called to help our friends in need

 

Chorus:

You can count on me like 1, 2, 3

I'll be there

And I know when I need it

I can count on you like 4, 3, 2

You'll be there

'Cause that's what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah

Ooooooh, oooohhh yeah, yeah

 

If you're tossin' and you're turnin'

And you just can't fall asleep

I'll sing a song beside you

And if you ever forget how much you really mean to me

Every day I will remind you

 

Oooh

Find out what we're made of

When we are called to help our friends in need

 

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