Songs Children Sing

music by Aline Shader

Wouldn’t You Like To Play With Me?


an invitation to play

Year Composed


Year Copyrighted



unison, 2- & 3-part



Musical Form

  • Introduction
  • A – A – B – A
  • Coda

Song Details

In this carefree song, many possibilities of play at the water’s edge are contemplated. After the introduction, Part 2 takes the melody, while Part 1 divides to sing the harmony (back-up group style). This arrangement is just plain fun!

Performance options

the introduction might be assigned to a soloist or two; to jazz it up, the Part 2 melody singers could sway, while the Part 1 back-up singers could add some simple choralography on their wa-oo’s, etc.

Suggested uses

  • intermediate and upper grade elementary choruses

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Wouldn't You Like To Play With Me