“Hootin’ Rootin’ Tutankhamun” is from a set of ten songs I’ve written on Ancient Egypt. It’s a simple song which is intended to convey a few basic facts about the young pharaoh in a lively and memorable way.
This song is written in the style of a Hoe Down and the introductory notes can be played on the open strings of a violin. Alternatively, they could be played on a glockenspiel or xylophone.
The zip file contains:
1. PDF of the music
2. The lyrics in a separate Word document
3. An mp3 vocal backing track
4. An mp3 piano backing track
5. PowerPoint with both the vocal and piano tracks embedded (great if you have speakers attached to your whiteboard!). See the illustration to see the icons – the one on the top left is for the vocal, the one on the right is piano only.
6. PowerPoint of the staff notation
I hope you and your pupils enjoy singing the song! If you do you may want to check out my complete “Ancient Egypt” pack. It contains songs about pyramids, the Nile, mummies, hieroglyphics, the Sphinx, toys and games and Egyptian gods and goddesses. Finally there is another song about Tutankhamun – “The Curse of Tutankhamun”!
I’d really appreciate your feedback!