Friday, March 26, 2010

Sing-a-long: Chay Chay Koo-lay!

Chay Chay Koo-lay
(East African song-Ghana)

This is a call and response song.
Please echo back to Mr. B.!

Note: Today was Pajama Day! (We don't usually wear pajamas to school!)

Leader: Chay chay koo-lay
Leader: Chay chay Kofisa
Leader: Kofisa Langa
Leader: Kaka Shilanga
Leader: Kum Aden Day
Leader: Kum Aden Day HEY! (all)
Leader: Hands on your head
Leader: Hand on your shoulders
Leader: Hands on your waist
Leader: Hands on your knees
Leader: Hands on your ankles
Leader: Hands on your ankles, hey! (all)

Do you like Chay Chay Koo-lay?

Did you sing with us?


  1. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    I really enjoy the song. It's very creative and interesting. I love that it is in African. I found a fact that it's a children song and and dance for Ghana West Africa.

  2. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    Thank you for sharing the "Chay Chay Koo-Lay" dance video. It was a pleasant surprise, I truly enjoyed it. We are so lucky to have Mr B. as the music teacher. He is MAGICAL!!!!!
    Mehra Solhjou

  3. Dear Class,
    I love watching the video of all of you singing and dancing to Chay Chay Koo - lay, especially in your pajamas!
    You are all such energetic and enthusiastic singers and dancers!
    Keep up the great work!

    @Roxana - You did a great job of researching and finding a fact about the song. Isn't it interesting that this song and the adinkra cloth from the story "The Talking Cloth" are from the same country?

    @Mrs. Solhjou - Thanks for participating in our blog. I'm so glad you enjoyed the video, and I completely agree about Mr. B!

    Mrs. Ranney

  4. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I adored Friday, because it was pajama day, and we
    recorded the song "Chay Chay Koo- lay". When I sang the song, it was fun to sing it in African and English!
    Everyone was upset that you got in a car accident.

    Two weeks go, when all my friends heard that we are doing a dance video to Chay Chay Koo-Lay, I was so excited about that. I love singing and dancing with Mrs. Yollis's class and Mr. B. !!!!!!!!!

    Best Wishes,


  5. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    We really enjoyed singing "Chay Chay Koo- Lay. It was amazing to
    record in our pajamas. The song was very African.
    Roxana and Nikki :D :)

  6. Dear Mrs.Ranney,
    I really enjoyed singing the song "Chay Chay Koo-Lay". It was very funny singing the song because we were in our pajamas!!! We would not be singing the "Chay Chay Koo-Lay" song if Mr. B. was not our music teacher. When I was watching the video, I had forgotten that we were all in our pajamas. The "Chay Chay Koo-Lay" song was very interesting.
    Andrew S. :D

  7. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    I really enjoyed listening to Chay Chay Koo-lay. I think it is cool that we were in our pajamas.




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