Friday, January 20, 2012

Flannel Friday: I Had A Little Rooster

I took a Roots Music course in college. It was the best class to possibly take as a second semester senior, easy and mind opening at the same time. Someday I'll figure out how to incorporate Odetta, Clifton Chenier and Woody Guthrie into story time. Maybe some Doc Watson. But today I'm starting with Pete Seeger.

Here's a flannel for I Had A Little Rooster. I wasn't sure what a "Greenberry tree" is so I guessed but I really like how it turned out.

I had a little rooster and the rooster please me.
I fed my rooster from the Greenberry tree. The little rooster
went cock-a-doodle-doodely-doodely-doodely-do

The lion and baby seem super out of place to me in this
song. I would not feed either of them from a Greenberry tree.

I also use these animals when we
sing Old MacDonald had a Farm.
Except the lion and the baby of course.


  1. John Lithgow has a version of this song that is genius. His barnyard antics are something to behold. This is wonderful!

    1. Oh that's awesome! My only problem with the Pete Seeger version I'm using is that there's no intro music, he just jumps right into singing. So I have to perform herculean feats to turn on the music and make it back to my flannel board in time to put the pieces up.

      I'd also love to know where to find the John Lithgow version!

  2. Love your colorful pieces!

    Sharon H, is John Lithgow's version on one of his CDs or did he do a book version? I would love to find his version!