It's storytime! Read along with Kimberly as she reads the story "The Musicians of Bremen".
Terry is on the violin! Listen for the 4 themes that go with each of the travelers in the story! There is a theme for the Donkey, the Dog, the Cat, and the Rooster too! And as they walk along their way to Brementown their own melodies turn into one great song!
This is a picture of the very bridge we sing about in Sur le Pont d'Avignon!
This bridge is in Southern France and was built back in 1171. It used to go all the way across the Rhone River from Avignon to Villeneuve with 22 arches but now there are only 4 left. You can still go to Avignon France and walk on the bridge and even dance on the bridge if you want to!
The bridge crossed over the river island, Ile de Barthelasse. That is where people would relax, enjoy the gardens and folk dance -- right there under the bridge. They never did dance on the bridge because the bridge was too narrow for folk dances. So the trick is -- “Sur le Pont d’Avignon” which was originally composed in the 16th century with the name of “Sous le Pont d’Avignon” was renamed inaccurately in the 19th century, “Sur le Pont d’Avignon”!