A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

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A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

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Each song includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation, and most include sheet music.

A clapping game may be performed or played in different versions found in different areas and times and often according to ethnicity. More or less, there is an involvement of the hands and other body parts such as knees, toes, elbows, shoulders, etc. Why not use this A Sailor Went to Sea nursery rhyme resource during related events, such as Nursery Rhyme Week?There are several different versions of this clapping rhyme, but below below you will find the most common version.

was a baby shark swimming, and an octopus swimming, and a turtle swimming, and a jellyfish swimming, and a seahorse swimming in the sea sea sea. Put it adrift on your own version of the deep blue sea sea sea by filling your bath with some water.Many include beautiful illustrations, commentary by ordinary people, and links to recordings, videos, and sheet music. An up and down hand movement is made when the word 'sea' is sung, as this represents the movements made by the waves in the ocean. I hope you see more than this sailor from the Songs with Simon nursery rhymes and kids song collection!

On every "Sea, sea, sea": Put your right hand up to your forehead, over your eyes, like you're looking - 3 times.On every "Chop, chop, chop": Put one hand out like an ax and "chop" inside the elbow of your other arm - 3 times. So, the first three lines of the stanza are in iambic tetrameter and the last line is in iambic pentameter. While saying "sea", aquatic waves are mimed with the hand; while saying "see", the hand is brought to the eye to mime a "seeing" gesture. Singing nursery rhymes with young children is a great way of supporting their language skills and increasing their developing vocabulary. Moreover, after voyaging for some time he couldn’t see anything except for the bottom of the deep blue sea.

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