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Alphabet Song for the Letter "W"
Greg Whitfield

This song is available on AlphaSongs.

 In this song, the character, Wee Willie Williams, wiggles at the sound of W. In my class we choose names beginning with W (I already have mine).

These range from common names like Wesley or Wanda to nonsense names like Wiply or Woogie. We make name tags and wear them all day long, calling each other by our W names. In addition, we wiggle whenever we hear the /w/ sound. Yes, my principal thinks it's strange, but something wonderful happens as a result: the kids begin to connect the /w/ sound with the SIGHT of W, they tune in to the sound (they all enjoy wiggling), they rack their brains to find words containing the sound so they can wiggle, and they come to the point where they no longer confuse the sound with the name of the letter. At the beginning of the day, half will tell you that W makes a /d/ sound. After a day of wiggling, they can see the letter W and identify the sound correctly.

It's a wonder (wiggle) to behold!

Wee Willy Williams was a wiggler
His parents didn't know what they should do
'Cause Willy'd start to wiggle
Whenever he would hear
A word with the letter W

His Mom would say, "Willy"
And he'd wiggle
She'd offer his some water
And he'd wiggle
He couldn't eat a waffle
'Cause he wiggled at the thought
And poor little Willy even wiggled when he walked

Well, it got worse when Willy started reading
His teacher didn't know what she should do
'Cause Willy'd start to wiggle
Whenever he would read
A word with the letter W

He'd read "whistle" or "wonderful"
And wiggle
He'd read "waterfall" or "Wednesday"
And he'd wiggle
Well, he couldn't sit still no matter how he tried
It seemed that every other word had a W inside

Then one day a great idea occurred to Willy
He would channel all that wiggling to his toes
And they could wiggle in his shoes
When he encountered W's
And Willy'd be the only one to know

Now his parents, they're so proud of little Willy
He's stopped wiggling at the sound of W
But they're still a bit confused
By the holes in Willy's shoes
Willy Williams and the letter W


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Many thanks to Greg Whitfield for permission to publish his lyrics and lesson suggestions from AlphaSongs, a collection of 26 original songs, one for each letter in the alphabet.

Copyright © 1996 Greg Whitfield.  All rights reserved.

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