The Bear Missed the Train

Penny Schultz: Music Diva

Penny Schultz at the Worthington Library (c) Hilltown FamiliesIf you’ve never had the pleasure of attending one of Penny Schultz’s community sings, tomorrow (08/21/07) is your chance. She will be leading a community sing at Earthdance in Plainfield, MA, at 6:30pm.

Penny is a dynamic and energetic teacher whose love of music is infectious. I first took my daughter to one of Penny’s community sings when she was a baby back in ’04. On a couple of occassions we’ve seen her lead songs at the Hilltown Charter Cooperative School during their winter fair and recently stopped in to see her at the Worthington Library. Penny views herself as a teacher, not a performer, and this came through clearly as she led the kids through rounds and choruses of traditional songs, including “The Bear Missed The Train,” a song inspired by the Yiddish song, “Bei Mir Bist Du Shain.”

The Bear Missed The Train

The bear missed the train,
The bear missed the train,
The bear missed the train, and now he’s walking. (repeat)

He’s walking here and there,
He’s walking everywhere.
He;s walking up and down,
He’s walking through the town!

The bear missed the train,
The bear missed the train,
The bear missed the train, and now he’s walking.

For different verses, choose a different animal and a different mode of transportation, then complete the phrase: for example, the mouse missed the boat, and now she’s swimming. Check out the video for middle stanza movements.

1 Comment

  1. August 30, 2007 at 11:37 am

    Monthly Community Sings

    Penny Schultz will be leading a Community Sing at Earthdance in Plainfield at 5pm on the 3rd Sunday of every month, beginning September 16th. These are open events for the whole community including children of all ages. A small donation is requested. For directions visit: http://www.earthdance.net


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