You Gotta Try

by Peter O'Hare  

7 to 11 yrs  -  KS2  -  unison  -  (1m 47s)

Download contains:  Piano-vocal score, lyric sheet, mp3 demo & backing tracks


Theme  -  Perseverance, determination, patience


Content  -  A strong, positive song about not giving up.  The energetic chorus says it all: ‘You gotta try, try, keep on trying!’ The key change into the final chorus gives the song a great finish that children enjoy. Great for general singing, but especially useful for PSHE and assembly.


Lyrics sample - 

Whatever you do, wherever you go,

There’s something true

Everyone should know:

Every task you must get done,

Gotta learn to walk before you run.

Whatever you think, whatever you say,

There’s something new

We can learn each day:

Take it easy, take it slow.

You can get it wrong,

‘Cos it’s how we grow.

You gotta try, try, keep on trying.

Don’t give up and don’t start crying.

Reach right up till you’re flying high,

So high, you’ll reach the sky!


This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS2', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

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