Hello and Goodbye Storytime Song

I love the music CD’s by The Learning Groove (Mr. Eric is Eric Litwin. Yes, THE Eric Litwin of Pete the Cat fame).  I use them frequently in my storytimes and Music and Movement programs.

Learning Groove

Each of their six CD’s include a great welcome/hello song to the tune of Skip to My Lou (and a goodbye version to the same tune).  I wanted to incorporate the song into my storytimes using my ukuele but had to change the words a little to make it more library-themed.

Here’s what I came up with (to the tune of Skip to My Lou)-
Welcome Song:
Hey hey how do you do?
Hey hey how do you do?
Hey hey how do you do?
It’s time to read a book or two!

Hello children, how are you?
Hello grown-ups, how are you?
I’m fine, hope you are too!
Now let’s read a book or two!

Goodbye Song:
Bye bye we’ll miss you
Bye bye we’ll miss you
Bye bye we’ll miss you
Hope you take a book or two!

Good bye children, we’ll miss you
Good bye grown-ups, we’ll miss you
We’re all friends now, we’ll miss you
Hope you take a book or two!

For the ukulele, you can find various chord combos for Skip to My Lou on the web but I like this one. (because C’s and G7’s are easy!)

My next session of storytime starts in a week and a half and I plan on trying out my new hello/goodbye songs….guess I better start practicing!

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