Piano Sheet Music for Kids
and Vocal Round
Kookaburra

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.  Now, I have two beginner arrangements, set at Middle C!

Kookaburra piano music for beginners
Easy arrangement for piano of Kookaburra

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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. 

Use the chord symbols to turn this song into a duet.

An alphanotes "helper" version

Easy piano music Kookaburra

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A piano solo version

Piano sheet music for kids Kookaburra, an Australian song

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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, especially in line three. The harmony is so pretty, though, that it is worth a bit of extra work.

Try Kookaburra in the key of D

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) glowering at a science professor,  in one of those required classes for music majors called "Physics of Sound". 

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.

Science versus Art

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 adherents 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. 

Kookaburra song for kids, for piano.

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

Here's what a kookaburra looks like -- a lovely little bird:

Kookaburra is a round for singing!

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! 

Vocal round for kids Kookaburra

The links for the piano music:



Download Kookaburra in Middle C position, for beginners



Download the easy arrangement, but with a few helper notes



Download Kookaburra in the key of C 



Download piano sheet music for kids Kookaburra in D 



Download left hand split chords version of Kookaburra



The links for the vocal round, in 2 keys:



Download free Kookaburra vocal round in D, shown



Download Kookaburra round for kids in the key of C








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Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

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