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Leatherwing Bat

By English Folk Song

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Choral SATB Choir and Piano
Leatherwing Bat. Composed by English Folk Song. Arranged by Vicki Tucker Courtney. Fold. Octavo. 12 pages. Duration 1 minute, 59 seconds. BriLee Music #BL1153. Published by BriLee Music (CF.BL1153).

Item Number: CF.BL1153

6.875 x 10.5 inches. Key: Eb minor, e minor, f minor. English. English Folk Song.

A fantastic piece to teach vowels, diction, rhythms, and pitch precision, this English folk song, titled "Leatherwing Bat," is fun to sing and impressive to perform. The nonsense syllables represent birds and bats chatting to one another in a rhythmic, witty fashion that your students will love to sing. Also available for Three-Part Mixed Voices (CM9595), SSA Voices (CM9627) and Two-Part Treble Voices (BL1102).
Leatherwing Bat is the original name of this traditional folk song. Folklore has always thought of the animals with human characteristics, including the power of speech. Even Mark Twain once commented that there was no question about the ability of animals to talk to each other. The question was whether or not very many people could understand them. This folk song is about the bat and birds chatting to each other about love. Phonetic pronunciation suggestion: Hahee-dih-dahoo, dee-dih-dul-uhm-dehee Heh-lee-lee, lih-lahee-lih-loh.

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