Friday, 26 October 2012

Waldorf Song: Autumn Winds Blow Open The Gate

In almost every parenting book and early years book in the Waldorf world, there is a component on the importance of song. Songs for waking up, songs for blessings, songs for doing tasks.  I grew up singing a lot of songs with my family. Mostly Raffi and Sharon, Louis, and Bram.  There are some really beautiful songs that are part of the waldorf world.  I loved the lyrics but had a hard time finding the tune. Many people just said make them up.  Well, I have been singing for a while now so I could do that but at the beginning everything seemed to have the tune yanky doodle or row row row your boat.  I decided to record Narina singing some of our favorites and feature them over the next few weeks. 

This is a beautiful Autumn song. It fits right into Michaelmas but can be sung at any point during the fall. 

`The Autumn winds blow open the gate
St. Michael for you we wait.
We follow you, show us the way,
With joy we greet this autumn day.
Good morning, good morning, good morning.

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Don't forget to keep your eyes on Soulemama for our huge giveaway from Natural Kids Team.  The dates of the contest are this Saturday and Sunday. 

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