Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Activity: Aunt Rhody

    Supplies

  • None
  • Prep Time

  • N/A
  • Difficulty

  • • •
  • Cost

  • N/A
  • For Ages

  • 11+
  • Activity Types

    Linked Activities

    Files

    • None

    Linked Recipes

    • None

    Linked Prayers

    • None

    Feasts

    Seasons

    • None

This is a classic American folk song, "A song that is completely American in origin" (Burl Ives).

DIRECTIONS

1. Go tell Aunt Rhody,
go tell Aunt Rhody,
go tell Aunt Rhody that her old gray goose is dead.

2. The one that she's been a-savin',
the one that she's been a-savin',
the one that she's been a-savin' to make a feather bed.

3. She died in the mill-pond,
she died in the mill-pond,
she died in the mill-pond, standin' on her head.

4. The goslings are cryin',
the goslings are cryin',
the goslings are cryin', 'cause their mammy's dead.

5. Go tell Aunt Rhody,
go tell Aunt Rhody,
go tell Aunt Rhody that her old gray goose is dead.

Activity Source: Around the Year with the Trapp Family by Maria Augusta Trapp, Pantheon Books Inc., New York, New York, 1955

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Making Moral Progress? 20 hours ago
Vatican statement clarifies duties of Catholic faithful after Obergefell decision July 2
Political battles vs. sacrificial service: The Brooks paradox revisited July 2
A Baptist leader with a message the Synod of Bishops should hear June 30
'Helpful' advice for social conservatives: ignore causes, deal with effects June 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15
Cardinal Kasper: Pope never approved my proposal CWN - June 4