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Two Little Blackbirds

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Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill.
One named Jack and one named Jill.
Fly away Jack, flay away Jill.
Come back Jack, come back Jill.

Two little blackbirds flying in the sky.
One named Low and one named High...

Two little blackbirds sitting on a pole.
One named Fast and one named Slow...

Two little blackbirds sitting on a gate...
One named Early and one named Late...

More Opposites

Playing in the snow, 1 was fast and the other was SLOWWWW...
Sitting on the ice, 1 was mean, the other was nice...
Out on a date, 1 was wobbly and the other was straight...
Sitting on a lilly, 1 was serious, the other was silly...
Sitting on a mop, 1 named bottom, one named top...
Sitting on a car. . .Near/Far
Sitting on a cloud. . .Quiet/Loud
Sitting on a mast. . .Slow/Fast

Variation 2

Two little squirrels sitting on a gate
One named early and one named late.
Run away early. Run away late.
Come back early. Come back late.

Variation 3

Two little penguins sitting on a hill,
One named Jack and the other named Jill.
Slide away, Jack (wheeeee!)
Slide away, Jill (wheeeee!)
Come back, Jack

Variation 4

You can also do this song with birds of different colors. Just repeat the original version but change the colors of the birds (Two little blue birds, or red birds, or green birds, etc.). It's fun to do with felt birds and let the children call out the colors as you hold them up.

Charlie Hope Version

You can find a pretty tune for this song on the CD I'm Me! by Charlie Hope.

Pumpkin variation:

Two little pumpkins sitting on a hill.

One named Jack and one named Jill.

Roll away Jack. Roll away Jill.

Roll back Jack. Roll back Jill.