The Credit Song
Tune: Billie Boy
Music Connection: Each time the song is sung, have two students pantomime the actions of the borrower and the lender. Substitute the name of one of the students for the name, Billie Boy (for example, Tommy Boy or Mary Girl). Have the selected students decide the item to be borrowed (and insert it in the blank).
Will you borrow a (book) , Billie Boy, Billie Boy?
Will you borrow a (book) , Little Billie?
I will borrow a (book) ,
But I'll have to give (pay) it back.
If I don't, no one else will give me credit.
Will you lend me a (dime) , Billie Boy, Billie Boy?
Will you lend me a (dime) , Little Billie?
I will lend you a (dime) ,
But you'll have to give (pay) it back.
If you don't, no one else will give you credit.
By Martha Hopkins & Donna Wright. Used with permission. From Financial Fitness for Life: Pocket Power, K-2