Lyrics

(Folk song)

Bow bow bow Belinda,
Bow bow bow Belinda,
Bow bow bow Belinda,
You’re the one my darling.

Dance

Formation: Two lines (Line A & Line B) of partners facing each other. Head couple is at one end and Foot couple is at the other end.

  • 8 beats = Head A and Foot B meet in the middle between the lines (slight nod of head on beat 4), return to original places.
  • 8 beats = Head B and Foot A do the same.

(Repeat song)

  • 8 beats = Head A and Foot B meet in the middle between the lines, right arm swing, return to original places.
  • 8 beats = Head B and Foot A do the same.

(Repeat song)

  • 8 beats = Head A and Foot B meet in the middle between the lines, left arm swing, return to original places.
  • 8 beats = Head B and Foot A do the same.

(Repeat song)

  • 8 beats = Head A and Foot B meet in the middle between the lines, circle with both arms, return to original places.
  • 8 beats = Head B and Foot A do the same.

(Repeat song)

  • 8 beats = Head A and Foot B pass each other in the middle between the lines and go to the spot the other one was occupying.
  • 8 beats = Head B and Foot A do the same.

(Repeat song)

Each person take hands with partner, promenade. At the Head of the lines, turn left, go toward the Foot, turn left again and return to original places.

(Repeat song)

Each person take hands with partner, hold arms up like arches. Head couple goes under all arches to reach the Foot. Play continues with new Head & Foot couples.
(source)

Recorder Notes D, F#, G, A, B, C, D’

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  • Song with chords in 2 keys (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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