Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

We sing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes a lot.  An awful lot.  We sing it fast and slow.  Loud and soft. We sing it backwards (toes, knees, shoulders, head).  We sing it in Spanish and German.  We sing it opera style, and like pirates.
Then two weeks ago I had a new request - could we sing it like Bach.  I went to my Dad and asked if he could write me an arrangement for the song like Bach would have written.  He scowled a little bit and said he would have to think about it.  Two days later he said he had written an arrangement like Mozart would have written.
He brought me to the piano and I sat down to play.  It's a little like a tongue twister, but not too bad.  Once I got the hang of it I was so excited to give it to my pianist.
This Sunday for our activity song we can sing HSKT in a whole new way!
I did ask for permission to publish this - and so here it is!  If you have Finale I can email the music file, or just print this out. Yes, I am a proud daughter!

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Arranged by Lynn R. Carson


  1. That's coming up really small, let me see if I can make that bigger.

  2. Thank you (and your Dad) for the fun HSKT Bach style. I never thought of singing it opera style and pirate style let alone Bach style. My Primary kids are going to love this!