Piano sheet music for kids "Kookaburra" is one of those famous songs a lot of us remember from childhood! From Australia, this song is also a very fun round to sing (see far down the page) - now it is offered in the key of C as well as D.
Part of the fun of this kids' song is just saying the word "Kookaburra!" several times and wondering what a "king of the bush" might be. Download this free round for singers, or a piano version in two keys.
Now, there are slight variations on the tune, as seems to be the case with all folk melodies. This is my favorite version of it; I hope you like it too!
Here is a duo called "The Mudcakes":
There will be some tricky fingering needed to make the left hand of this arrangement skip along. The harmony is so pretty, though, that it is worth a bit of extra work.
I prefer the song in the key of D. It sounds fresher, somehow. I remember years ago in college, a group of music students (myself among them) glowered at a science professor in one of those required classes for music majors called "Physics of Sound" when he informed us that there was no difference in the way songs sounded if you transposed from one key to another... that musicians who said so were just imagining things.
No difference! Hah! Talk about the difference between science and art -- he spoke with the air of one who was dispelling superstitions. We musicians were the superstitious holders of myth.
Now here is a second, more vigorous arrangement of Kookaburra. It is only in the key of D. There is more movement in the left hand, however, it is all chords, so it may prove to be easier than the other for your students.
Here's what a kookaburra looks like -- a lovely little bird:
And here is the vocal round, now in 2 keys, which I adored when I was a kid. I hope your vocal students like it too!
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