Learning About Musical Instruments: Duke of York





The Grand Old Duke of York is an uplifting song that makes you want to march around the room! This is the Rainbows and Sunshine version of a fun children’s nursery rhyme…. but we take it new heights. This song teaches children to count down by thousands – 10,000 to 9,000 to 8,000 etc. until the Duke of York is left to march all by himself. And along the way we teach children about the instruments they hear during the song with an explanation of each one during that instrument’s solo. Learning about musical instruments in the context of a children’s song is a great way to develop auditory skills too. It’s a fun and educational experience at the same time….. just the way we love it to be!

This song is available here for just $1.99 as an mp3 download and is also available on iTunes.

Check out some of our other songs too.  There’s both our original song-stories and children’s favourite nursery rhymes and lullabies for children. Other traditional children’s songs and nursery rhymes include: The Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Incy Wincy Spider, Ten in the Bed, Old MacDonald Had a Farm, and Row Row Row Your Boat. Rainbows and Sunshine also has many original songs, and these are action songs which tell stories about the characters – there’s a black and white cow (song/videos/book available), children who put on their clothes in funny ways (“Your Clothes”, videos/song available), monkey friends who play (“Five Green Monkeys” videos/song available), a wide mouth frog to wants to know what animals eat, a jeep who changes his look to become a unique “Beep Jeep”, animals who say “hello” in different languages  in “Toodle Toodely Doo” (song/videos/book available), and some great action songs – “Are You Ready” and “The Alphabet Dance” which teaches the alphabet forwards and backwards at the same time as giving great dance moves – fun for children of all ages!

These songs are available individually here or on iTunes and they are all on our album “Rainbows and Sunshine” which has 15 songs and 51 minutes of fun music to sing, dance and move to!