Song Writing with The Young Uns

16th September 2021
Yellow and Blue Classes had a fantastic day working over Zoom with two members of the folk group, The Young Uns. The children worked together, with the support of the group, to write the tune and the lyrics of our very own folk song.
 
The session was part of a project called When Cambridge Sings organized by English Heritage celebrating local history and the tradition of recording local history in song.
 
Our Barrington Song is all about the history of our village and one of the aspects that the children are most fascinated with - dinosaurs and fossils!!
 
You can hear the finished song being performed The Young Uns if you click on the link below.

 

Barrington song

 

We're the fossils and bones of Barrington

We've waited underground so long

But now we've woken from our sleep

No more to slumber in the deep

 

Curly, swirly ammonite

Sharp and pointy belemnite

Nautilus coiled like a spring

Brachiopods like a heart

Precious ancient nature's art

Hear the fossils sing

 

We're the fossils and bones of Barrington

We've waited underground so long

But now we've woken from our sleep

No more to slumber in the deep

 

I am the hippo of Barrington

If you want to see my skeleton

To Sedgwick museum come pay a call

Come take a walk down the long dark hall

 

We're the fossils and bones of Barrington

We've waited underground so long

But now we've woken from our sleep

No more to slumber in the deep

 

Pliosaurus beady eyed

In our class can't go inside

For it's 50 feet long

Ichthyosaurus crescent fins

Razor sharp toothy grin

Dorsal fin so strong

 

We're the fossils and bones of Barrington

We've waited underground so long

But now we've woken from our sleep

No more to slumber in the deep

 

Our home is filled with history

Anglo Saxon treasures to see

Unearthed by archaeology

Solving ancient mysteries

 

We've seen things come we've seen things go

We've seen things die, we've seen things grow

And though the old chimney may have gone

We'll raise the roof with our Barrington song

 

We're the fossils and bones of Barrington

We've waited underground so long

But now we've woken from our sleep

No more to slumber in the deep x 2