The Working Man

Everyone sings “Let me learn a busy trade and be a working man” together. One child sings “I’ll show you…” alone and adds an action that suits the trade he/she has chosen. The other children then join in singing andworking. Repeat the game with a different child and substitute other trades for “coat and “tailor.”

The Working Man musical notation

Verse 2
Let me learn a busy trade and be a working man.
I’ll show you how a cake is made;
Be bakers if you can.
Now I’m a baker man,
Now I’m a baker man.
 
Verse 3
Let me learn a busy trade and be a working man.
I’ll show you how a ship is made;
Be builders if you can.
Now I’m a builder man,
Now I’m a builder man.
  
Verse 4
Let me learn a busy trade and be a working man.
I’ll show you how a shoe is made;
Be cobblers if you can.
Now I’m a cobbler man,
Now I’m a cobbler man.