Incy wincy spider is a popular modern nursery rhyme, according to various internet sources it started off as a song for adults that was called Camp and Camino’ with the main words being ‘blooming, bloody instead of ‘Itsy Bitsy’. The song itself was first published in 1920 and variations of the lyrics are still being used today in various regions.
The idea of the song is very positive and it aims to inspire children to never give up. For example, when the rain brings you down, keep going because the sun will come out and you can try again. As a kalimba tab, the song works really well because of the instruments lullaby type sound and is sure to help your little one sleep like a baby. On top of that it is one of the easiest songs to play on the thumb piano and is suitable for any beginner.
Teaching your child this song at home will help to reinforce what they’re learning in school and also provide them with a great musical foundation to build upon. Due to the ease of learning the song, your little one can begin learning very early, which may encourage them to pick up additional instruments as they proceed throughout the school curriculum!
For reference, here is a video of me playing the song on a coconut thumb piano so that you can hear what the track sounds like. When your confident, play along with me!
NOTES & LYRICS:
G C C C D E E. E D C D E C
The Incy wincy spider climbed up the water spout.
E E F G G F E F G E
Down came the rain, and washed the spider out
C C D E E D C D E C
Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain.
G G C C C D E E E D C D E C
And the incy wincy spider climbed up the spout again.