Chinese New Year Songs


Dragon Dance Song (sung to: Mary Had A Little Lamb) We make masks to use with this song.

See the dragons dance and prance, dance and prance, dance and prance. See the dragons dance and prance on Chinese New Year’s Day.

See the dragons hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop.

See the dragons hop, hop, hop on Chinese New Year’s Day.

See the dragons shake their tails, shake their tails, shake their tails. See the dragons shake their tails on Chinese New Year’s Day.

See the dragons turn around, turn around, turn around. See the dragons turn around on Chinese New Year’s Day.

See the dragons go to sleep, go to sleep, go to sleep. See the dragons go to sleep on Chinese New Year’s Day.


CHINESE NEW YEAR DRAGON

There’s a great big dragon coming our way ,
A great big dragon on this holiday, (march with others in a weaving line)
Let’s grab our lanterns and follow along,
Dancing & waving and singing a song. (dancing and waving while moving in a line)
There’s a great big dragon coming our way ,
Hip, hip, hurray!


Almond Cookies (tune : Freres Jacques)

Almond cookies, almond cookies
For the new year, for the new year
Mix and stir and bake, mix and stir and bake
Yum, yum, yum. Yum, yum, yum.


FIVE GREEN DRAGONS

Five green dragons Making such a roar
One danced away And then there were four
Four green dragons Dancing ’round a tree
One danced away And then there were three
Three green dragons Dancing ’round you
One danced away And then there were two
Two green dragons Dancing in the sun
One danced away And then there was one
One green dragon Having lots of fun She danced away
And then there were none


Lion Dance Song (tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)

See the lion dance and prance
Dance and prance, dance and prance
See the lion dance and prance
On Chinese New Year’s Day

Hear the firecrackers pop Pop pop
pop pop pop pop
Hear the firecrackers pop
On Chinese New Year’s Day

See the children laugh and clap
Laugh and clap laugh and clap
See the children laugh and clap
On Chinese New Year’s Day


 

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