Monday, November 3, 2008

I Go Outside With My Lantern: A Lantern Walk Song

My daughter's kindergarten teacher sang "I go outside with my lantern," the main Lantern Walk song, so that people could learn the words and tune before Martinmas. The sheet music you see is one version of the song, but the lyrics listed below are the ones that my daughter's kindergarten class sings.

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Here are the words:

I go outside with my lantern, my lantern goes with me
Above the stars are shining bright, down here on Earth shine we.
The cock does crow, the cat meows, la bimmel, la bammel, la boom.
‘Neath heaven’s dome till we go home, la bimmel, la bammel, la boom.

I go outside with my lantern, my lantern goes with me
Above the stars are shining bright, down here on Earth shine we.
So shine your light through the still dark night, la bimmel, la bammel, la boom
‘Neath heaven’s dome till we go home, la bimmel, la bammel, la boom.

15 comments:

Vivian said...

I love the new header! Best of luck with your new blog.

Beth Kephart said...

Having just read your comment on Vivian's blog, I want to hear you sing!

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Vivian: I'm so glad you like it. You definitely planted the seed for starting an off-shoot blog.

Beth: You can find a sample here, though keep in mind that my voice is still a work in progress.:)

Kim Baise said...

OMG! My mother sang this song to us in German when we were little..."Laterne, laterne, sonne, mond und sterne....." we used to parade around the backyard with paper lanterns and then eat the sweet rolls she baked. I love that it is translated into English! I will forward this post to her :)
Thanks so much for the memories!

Saints and Spinners said...

Kim: I'm so pleased! Thanks for telling me about your memories. As you can tell, I don't update this blog all that often, but I intend for it to be a resource when I do update just for this purpose.

Angelina said...

YEAH!!! I am so glad to have found this blog. I don't know the tune to many of these songs and NOW I DO! My family thanks you. I hope you continue to post these wonderful treasures for us to enjoy!
Many Blessings

Saints and Spinners said...

Angelina: Thank you! It's been awhile (obviously), but now that I have updated software, I hope to post more songs on this blog. I'm so glad these songs have been a help to people.

onegoldensun said...

Beautiful recording! Thank you so much for sharing, I love this song. We sang it at our lantern walk this evening and now I can revisit the beauty of this night. I hope you do not mind that I included a link on my blog post for others to find your sweet music. Many blessings!

Saints and Spinners said...

Onegoldensun: You are most welcome to post the link. The more people know the songs, the more sonorous our lantern walks will be!

Adrie said...

Thank you so much for this! Hooray.

Saints and Spinners said...

Adrie: You're welcome! I hope the post is helpful Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Miriam said...

Thank you so much for posting this! We celebrated St. Martin's with a lantern walk and coat drive at Scriber Lake Park on Sunday, and thanks to you we had a magical moment all singing this song as we gathered together on the floating bridges over the bog...So lovely! Thank you. Here's a recap of our night if you are interested in how it went: http://stitchcraftymama.blogspot.com/2010/11/lantern-walk-photos-and-recap.html

willowpoppy said...

fabulous!! Thank you. This will be our first time celebrating martinmas. So helpful to hear you sing. Delightful too!!

Saints and Spinners said...

It gratifies me that this resource continues to be helpful. It will be two years since I've been on a lantern walk (though one reader kindly invited me to her school's lantern walk). I won't miss the chill, but I will miss the procession of lights. I remember the kindergarten teacher merrily calling out, "The wind fairies are being naughty tonight!" as we grownups stoically attempted to relight the lanterns.

rajee said...

Hi, We are some parents from the Singapore waldorf kinder who are organizing a lantern walk and the parent rep posted a link to us to learn the song! Thank you! Your voice goes around the world... many blessings, Rajee