Cypress Choral

I Have a Bonnet

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Georgina Craig
CP 1156
I first came across this folk song at the age of 7 in a school recorder group. I loved the little polka even then, was immediately drawn to it and quickly committed it to memory. The melody continued to haunt me throughout my school years as it seemed to be a popular performance choice with music teachers - to both sing and play. To me, the lyrics call for a fun and fresh approach. With the opportunity for playful ostinatos and imitation, I Have a Bonnet" seems to be an obvious choice to arrange for women's voices." -- Georgina