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Activity Idea: Use classroom instruments (or make your own) and get ready to play along with the music-makers in this song.

Lyrics

WHAT TO DO WHEN THE MUSIC MAKERS HAVE THE FLU
Music: Ron Hiller (RONNO)
Lyrics: Beth DeVolder

“Oh, my!” yelled the King, “What shall I do?”
“All my merry music makers have the flu!”
“I can help,” said the cook with a pan (pan or tambourines)
Ram Pam Ra-Pa-Pam Ram Pam Pam

“Oh, my!” yelled the King, “What shall I do?”
“All my merry music makers have the flu!”
“Aha!” said the jester, “(These) spoons do a trick” (spoons or claves or castanets)
Rick Tick Ricky-Tick Rick Tick Tick
“I can help,” said the cook with a pan (pan or tambourines)
Ram Pam Ra-Pa-Pam Ram Pam Pam

“Oh, my!”yelled the King, “What shall I do?”
“All my merry music makers have the flu!”
“M’ Lord,” said the maid with rice in a jar (hand-made shakers or maracas)
Chr Chr Chirry-Chit Chr Chr Chr
“Aha!” said the jester, “(These) spoons do a trick” (spoons or claves or castanets)
Rick Tick Ricky-Tick Rick Tick Tick
“I can help,” said the cook with a pan (pan or tambourines)
Ram Pam Ra-Pa-Pam Ram Pam Pam

“Oh, my!” yelled cried the King, “What shall I do?”
“All my merry music makers have the flu!”
“Sire,” said the knight, “My armor rings!” (metal cans or cow bell or triangle)
Ting Ting Tink-a-Ting Ting Ting Ting
“M’ Lord,” said the maid with rice in a jar (hand-made shakers or maracas)
Chr Chr Chirry-Chit Chr Chr Chr
“Aha!” said the jester, “(These) spoons do a trick” (spoons or claves or castanets)
Rick Tick Ricky-Tick Rick Tick Tick
“I can help,” said the cook with a pan (pan or tambourines)
Ram Pam Ra-Pa-Pam Ram Pam Pam

“Oh, my!” yelled cried the King, “What shall I do?”
“All my merry music makers have the flu!”
“Father!” said the Princess “This box plays like a drum!” (box or drum)
Rum-Pum Rum-Pum-Pum Rum Pum Pum
“Sire,” said the knight, “My armor rings!” (metal cans or cow bell or triangle)
Ting Ting Tink-a-Ting Ting Ting Ting
“M’ Lord,” said the maid with rice in a jar (hand-made shakers or maracas)
Chr Chr Chirry-Chit Chr Chr Chr
“Aha!” said the jester, “(These) spoons do a trick” (spoons or castanets)
Rick Tick Ricky-Tick Rick Tick Tick
“I can help,” said the cook with a pan (pan or tambourines)
Ram Pam Ra-Pa-Pam Ram Pam Pam

“Oh, my!” yelled the King, “What shall I do?”
“All my merry music makers have the flu!”
“I can sing!” trilled the Queen in a song
And she ended it all with the Royal gong. (tiny bell or cymbal or trash can lid)