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Raccoon Fiddler

Audience Participation Songs

HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES AND TOES

Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.
And Eye and ears, and a mouth and a nose.
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.

[Touch the appropriate body part each time it's mentioned. Second time: don'tsay the word 'head' aloud, but still touch it. Each verse thereafter, addanother body part that you touch but don't mention aloud.]

MY BONNIE LIES OVER THE OCEAN

My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
My Bonnie lies over the sea,
My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
Oh bring back my Bonnie to me.
ďBring back, bring back,
Oh bring back my Bonnie to me, to me; [x2]

[Action: As you sing each word beginning with the letter B, change from astanding to a sitting position and vice versa. All should be standing at theend of the song. When you have mastered these movements, sing it again,faster.]

SINGING IN THE RAIN

We're singing in the rain, just singing in the rain.
What a glorious feeling, we're happy again.
Thumbs up! [Group echoes.]
Toot-ta-ta-da, toot-ta-ta-da, toot-DA-DA. [Group echoes.]

[Add each of the following, in turn:]
Elbows in, Knees bent, Toes together, Buns back
Chest out, Chin down, Tongue out

IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT

If you're happy and you know it
Clap your hands (x2)
If you're happy and you know it
And you really want to show it
If you're happy and you know it
Clap your hands

If you're happy and you know it
...nod your head...
...stamp your feet...
...shout hello...
...do all four...

MORE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

BOOM A CHIK A BOOM

I said a boom-a-chik-a-boom! (echo)
I said a boom-a-chik-a-rock!
I said a boom-a-chik-a-boom-
a-chik-a-rock-a-chick-a-boom!
Oh yeah? All right. (repeat)
(Just a little bit louder...)

SIPPING CIDER THROUGH A STRAW

The prettiest girl [Echo.], I ever saw, [Echo.]
Was sipping cider through a straw.
[Repeat previous two lines.]

I asked her if, [Echo.] she'd show me how, [Echo.]
To sip that cider through a straw.

Then cheek to cheek, and jaw to jaw,
We sipped that cider through a straw.

Every now and then, the straw would slip,
I'd sip some cider from her lip.

The parson came to her backyard,
A sipping cider from a straw.

And now I have a mother-in-law,
And fourteen kids to call me Pa.

The moral of this little tale,
Is sip your cider from a pail!

HOLE IN MY BUCKET

There's a hole in my bucket,
dear Liza, dear Liza,
There's a hole in my bucket,
dear Liza, a hole.

Well fix it, dear Henry,
dear Henry, dear Henry,
Well fix it, dear Henry, well fix it.

With what shall fix it, . . .
With straw, . . .
The straw is too long, . . .
Well cut it, . . .
With what shall I cut it, . . .
With an axe, . . .
The axe is too dull, . . .
Then sharpen it, . . .
With what shall I sharpen it, . . .
With a stone, . . . .
The stone is too dry, . . .
Then wet it, . . .
With what shall I wet it, . . .
With water, . . . .
In what shall I fetch it, . . .
With a bucket, . . .
There's a hole in my bucket, . . .

FOUND A PEANUT

[Tune: Clementine]

Found a peanut, found a peanut,
Found a peanut just now. [Repeat]

[Continue in the same manner with questions:
- Where d'ya find it...
- In the ...
- What was it doing there...
etc until one team gets stuck or repeats.
Then sing "Got you beaten", "repetition" etc.]

THE ANIMAL FAIR

We went to the animal fair,
the birds and the beasts were there,
By the light of the moon the big baboon
was combing his auburn hair.
The monkey, he got drunk,
and fell on the elephant's trunk,
The elephant sneezed and fell on his knees,
And that was the end of the monk-ey, monk-ey, monk...

TIE ME KANGAROO DOWN, SPORT

[Intro, softly spoken] An old Australian Stockman was lying, dying, but he gets himself up on one elbow, and he calls to his station hands and says . . .

"I'm going, Blue; so this you gotta do,
I'm not gonna pull through, Blue, so this you gotta do..."

CHORUS
Tie me kangaroo down, sport, tie me kangaroo down. [Repeat.]

Let me wombats go loose, Bruce,
let me wombats go loose.
They're of no further use, Bruce,
so let me wombats go lose.

Take me koalas back, Jack, take me koalas back.
They live somewhere out on the track, Mac, so take me koalas back.

Watch me wallabies feed, Speed,
watch me wallabies feed,
They're a dangerous breed, Speed,
so watch me wallabies feed.

Keep me cockatoos cool, Curl, keep me cockatoos cool,
Don't go acting the fool, Curl, just keep me cockatoos cool.

Mind me platypus duck, Bill, mind me platypus duck.
Don't let him go running amuck, Bill, mind me platypus duck.

Play your didgeridoo, Lew, play your didgeridoo,
Keep playing 'til I shoot through, Lew, play your didgeridoo.

[haltingly with pathos]
Tan me hide when I'm dead, Fred, ta-n m-e h-i-d-e wh-e-n I'm d-e-a-d
[lively] So we tanned his hide, when he died, Clyde,
and that's it hanging on the shed!

AUDIENCE ADDS VERSES

SHE'LL BE COMIN' 'ROUND THE MOUNTAIN

She'll be comin' 'round the mountain when she comes. (Whoo, whoo!)[Repeat.]
She'll be comin' 'round the mountain,
blowing steam off like a fountain,
She'll be comin' 'round the mountain when she comes.

She'll be driving six white horses, when she comes,
(Whoa, there!) [etc.]

Oh, we'll all go out to meet her when she comes. (Hi babe!)

She'll be wearing silk pajamas when she comes, [Wolf whistle.]

And, we'll wear our bright red woolies when she comes, (Scratch, scratch!)
Oh, we'll kill the old red rooster, (Hack, hack!)
cause he don't crow like he use ter.

Oh, we'll all have chicken and dumplings when she comes, (Yum, yum! / Yuck, yuck!)
Oh, we'll all have indigestion when she comes, (Burp, burp!)

THIS OLD MAN

This old man, he plays one,
He plays knick-knack on my thumb.
With a knick-knack, paddy-wack, give a dog a bone.
This old man goes rolling home.

Two-on my shoe. [Tap shoe.]
Three-on my knee. [Tap on knee.]
Four-on the floor. [Touch the floor.]
Five-on my hive. [Move hands as if brushing bees away from ears.]
Six-on my sticks. [Tap knuckles of other hand.]
Seven-up to Devon. [Shake fist.]
Eight-on my pate. [Tap top of head.]
Nine-on my spine. [Touch backbone.]
Ten-now and then. [Raise hands shoulder high, open and close fists in rhythm.]