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. (While Head and Foot couple move, other students clap.)

  • 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 promenade with partner walk toward the head. At the head of the lines, turn, go toward the foot, turn 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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