Featuring large clear print, the Song Book contains the words to 100 popular songs that are ideal for group sing-along sessions. The book is divided into six sections: traditional folk songs, choruses from old time variety, songs from World War II, post-war evergreens, hymns, and Christmas songs.
21 Example Songs included in Song Book
Traditional Folk Songs
1: John Brown’s Body
2: John Peel
3: Cockles & Mussels
4: Men of Harlech
5: There is a Tavern in the Town
6: Loch Lomond
7: My Bonnie is over the Ocean
Choruses from Old Time Variety
8: I’m Henry the Eighth, I am
9: Let’s all go down the Strand
10: The Man who broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
11: After the Ball
12: I Love a Lassie
Songs from World War II
14: The White Cliffs of Dover
15: Roll out the Barrel
16: Run, Rabbit, Run!
17: Lilli Marlene
18: Bless ’em All
19: The Washing on the Siegfried Line
20: We’ll Meet Again
21: Auld Lang Syne
Sing Along CD (Sold Separately)
An audio CD specially recorded for those who may not have access to a piano, this Sing Along CD features 20 of the songs from the Song Book.
• Each song has a few introductory melodies to reacquaint the group with the tune.
• Songs include: ‘I’m Henry the Eighth I am’, ‘Let’s all go down the strand’, ‘I love a lassie’, ‘Roll out the barrel’, ‘Lilli Marlene’, We’ll meet again’, ‘Auld Lang Syne’, ‘Cockels & Mussels’, ‘My Bonnie is over the ocean’.
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
This Song Book and Sing Along CD (sold separately) will be most enjoyed by people in the early stage of dementia, however people in the moderate to late stages of dementia will enjoy the interaction and singing of the activity. Everyone has memories connected to a favourite song or songs. Some memories might transport us back to childhood, some may take us to a different time or place and some will just brighten our day, relax and stimulate us. Even in later stages of dementia, the person can still enjoy familiar songs, and certain music can often trigger memories and emotions. People in later stages of dementia often remember the lyrics of songs that they may not have heard for years. A person with dementia who is unable to string a sentence together, and stumbles to find the right words to communicate, might sing along to a familiar old song without hesitation.
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