Lyrics

Old John the Rabbit (oh yes!)
Old John the Rabbit (oh yes!)
Had a mighty bad habit (oh yes!)
Of going to my garden (oh yes!)
And eating all my peas (oh yes!)
And cutting all my cabbage (oh yes!)
He ate tomatoes (oh yes!)
And sweet potatoes (oh yes!)

And if I live (oh yes!)
To see next fall (oh yes!)
I won’t have (oh yes!)
A garden at all!

Idea: teacher sing phrases with students echoing with “oh yes” as they pat their knees twice. The next time we sing it, students take turns playing xylophones on octave E’s on “oh yes.”

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