“She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain” is an easy song to sing, featuring plenty of repetition and fun lyrics. Older people will remember singing this one when they were younger, and children who haven’t heard it will learn it quickly.
The song has many variations, but I found several verses are especially fun to sing. “She’ll be wearing red pajamas” is simply a phrase to put a smile on your face. Plus, anyone singing along who happens to be wearing red will certainly get a kick out of it. When I have sung this verse for groups at memory care facilities, I have had ladies point to their own red shirts and say “that’s me!”
My mother-in-law, Trish, always enjoyed singing “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain.” When our family gathered to celebrate her 80th birthday, we had a little impromptu singalong as we sat around the living room visiting. We sang a few verses, and Trish interjected a few “woohoos” between lines. That is a cherished memory for our family and an example of how we have faced Alzheimer’s with songs, smiles, and joy.
This song is in the public domain as it has been around in one form or another for more than 100 years. I created a singalong video that you can view and even download if you want. Enjoy!
Karaoke Version of “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain”
Our friends at Karaoke Version offer a lively arrangement of “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain.” Please note: Songs & Smiles is part of the Karaoke Version Affiliate Community, so we will receive a small commission if you purchase through the link below.
Various file formats are available. For karaoke videos, we suggest switching from the colorful animated background to the black background. The colorful version is fun, and the designs synch to the beat of the music, but we find the neutral black backgrounds to be less distracting and easier to follow, especially for your audience members who have Alzheimer’s.