Let's Get Lyrical!

In today's lesson, we looked at body percussion using 'The Cup Song’. We are going to revise the words of that song and then you can add the percussion routine that Múinteoir Clíona showed you today and perform it for friends and family.  Here we go!

I got the ticket for the long-way round
I got my memories for the way
And I sure would like some sweet company
And I'm leaving tomorrow what do you say?

When I'm gone
When I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my hair
You're gonna miss me everywhere, oh
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone

When I'm gone
When I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my walk
You're gonna miss me talk, oh
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone

I got my ticket for the long way round
The one with the prettiest of views
It's got mountains
It's got rivers
It's got sights to give you shivers
But it sure would be prettier with you

When I'm gone
When I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my walk
You're gonna miss me by my talk, oh
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone

When I'm gone
When I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my hair
You're gonna miss me everywhere, oh
Oh you're sure gonna miss me when I'm gone

When I'm gone
When I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my walk
You're gonna miss me by my talk, oh
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone!

Lyrics Credit: https://genius.com/Kidz-bop-kids-cups-lyrics
Songwriters:  A. P. Carter & Luisa Gerstein/Lulu and the Lampshades
Label:  Moshi Moshi

Now that you've learnt the words, if you don’t remember the cup rhythm, follow Múinteoir Clíona in the Homeschool Hub video, so you can see how she did it.

Also, check out this very cool version as Gaeilge by Coláiste Lurgan:
 

Send us pictures or videos of what you have done. Ask your parents to help you send them to rte.ie/learn

Symbols Square

Create your own Symbols Square, to help you to compose a percussion piece.  Draw squares on a sheet of paper then write different types of body percussion noises in the squares, along with a symbol for each one.  Here's one we’ve done to give you an idea!

Activity: Create a Percussion Piece

Use your Symbols Square to create your own percussion piece and send us a video of you performing.  We'd love to see it!

Game: Pass The Beat

This is a fun game for all the family and it can also be played with friends, once you make sure you are social distancing properly!

  • Everybody sits in a circle.
  • The words are: PASS-THE-BEAT-A-ROUND-THE-ROOM and each person says one word (if you have 7 people playing) or else some people might end up saying two words if you go around the circle once and haven't finished the sentence.
  • Practice going around the circle with each person saying the word, then speed it up.  Keep a rhythm to it.  If any player stumbles when they’re supposed to say their word and the beat gets dropped, they are out.
  • Next, replace one of the words with a body percussion action, for example, instead of a person saying "BEAT", they do a stamp instead.  So, it becomes "PASS-THE-[STAMP]-A-ROUND-THE-ROOM.  Speed it up again and see if everyone can keep the beat.
  • Replace another word and so on, until there are no more players left.

Send us pictures or videos of what you have done. Ask your parents to help you send them to rte.ie/learn