My Heart Is Ready

The Bird Sings Oral Tradition Song Library

My Heart Is Ready

A fast-moving, up-beat, quick-to-share song by Cindy Kallett that I learned from Karisha and Sarah of MaMuse.

Composer & Copyright

By Cindy Kallett.

Recording

Recorded by Lisa G. Littlebird.

Lyrics

My heart* is ready and what am I gonna do?
My heart is ready and what am I gonna do?
My heart is ready and what am I gonna do?
Oh god! My heart is ready and what am I gonna do?

*this word is a zipper word and can be changed out with hands, voice, etc.

Teaching Notes

This is song is fun, fast and easy to teach to groups of all sizes. A great opener. The trickiest spot is the rhythm on “oh god…” Be very intentional and clear about how long to hold that and it will support the group speed of learning. It’s a good song to bring singers’ attention to the breath, since the times for breathing come so quickly. It can be good to demonstrate how to take a quick but grounded, deep and relaxed breath into the belly before or while teaching this song.

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Level of teaching speed/ difficulty (1 = very easy, 10 = very challenging)

 

 

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