Alfred The Alligator
Have you ever been down the water spout? Way down to the bottom of the water system?
Well, we have! The music director I work with at church introduced this song to me after he found a video of it on YouTube. So. Stinkin’. Cute.
Here are the lyrics:
Have you ever been down the water spout,
Way down to the bottom of the water system?
There you’ll find a little alligator who goes by the name of Alfred,
If you do, he’s mine.
I lost him.
I threw him down the water spout,
And now I’m feeling lonely, ‘ cause he’s gone,
I miss him.
After learning this with our church choir, I took it back to my classroom. It’s our new favorite! Once you get comfy singing it in unison, it totally works as a round.
Here is a video of my boys working on it before school a few weeks ago:
This is a great warm-up to address:
You could probably slow it down a bit, and solfege the entire thing, too.
In one of my sixth grade classes, we spread out around the room after I assigned them parts. Each group stepped off on their entrance, and walked around the room to the beat. So much fun!