“The Princess” Act-out song for music therapy with kids preschoolers through elementary

Age: 4-5 +
Goal Area: socialization (also great for expressive/receptive language)
Name of Activity: The princess
Objective: Kids act out the story
Materials: lyrics and hats for the princess, witch(es) and princ(es), bells for the bushes (bushes will stand around P. and pretend to grow.)
Method: Act out these lyrics and see what ensues! Adjust the story as need be. 
Adaptations: Draw or create pictures and sing the words as a language activity.  Have kids put the pictures in order (sequencing.)
Let the kids make up a few verses.   Does anyone know where this song comes from?
Submitted by: (optional name and email) Margielessonplans@gmail.com
Lyrics,chords, solfege, melody used:   Possible seated motions.
1.             There was a lovely princess, a princess, a princess. There was a lovely princess- a long time ago.
(Point to hair and show it’s beauty.)
2.             She lived up in a castle, a castle, a castle. She lived up in a castle – a long time ago.
(Hold hands overhead, touching fingertips.)
3.             An old witch came to see her, to see her, to see her. An old witch came to see her – a long time ago.
(Make a face, slump over, wiggle fingers.)
4.             She make her prick her finger, her finger, her finger. She make her prick her finger- a long time ago.
(Act this out.)
5.             The princess fell asleep, asleep asleep. The princess fell asleep- a long time ago.
(Act this out. You may snore.)
6.             The bushes grew around her, around her, around her. The bushes grew around her- a long time ago.
( Act like a growing bush: with arms/ hands.)
7.             A handsome prince came riding………………………………………………………………………- a long time ago.  
(Tap knees.)He cut down all the bushes……………………………………………………………………………..- a long time ago.  
( Kids tend to make pretend buzz saws
9.             He woke the sleeping princess……………………………………………………………………- a long time ago.
(Shake your arms, or blow kiss/say ew.)
10.          They had a happy party…………………………………………………………………………………- a long time ago.
(Do a raise the roof motion with arms.)
 
Chords:                       G                      C                     G7              C                            
Melody:  1. There was a   lovely   princess, a princess, a princess.
                     Sol        la  so  fa -re       do mi     mi  re fa       fa mi sol 
 
              G7                          C                       G7             C
There was a    lovely princess       – a     long   time   ago.
   Sol         la     so  fa -re  do mi        me    sol     sol     sol do
 
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