As I was walking down the street, down the street, down the street,
A pretty girl (nice young man) I chanced to meet.
Hi-ho, hi-ho, hi-ho!

A-rig-a-jig-jig and away we go,
Away we go, away we go,
A-rig-a-jig-jig and a-way we go.
Hi-ho, hi-ho, hi-ho!


  • Section A – One student (“It #1”) walks around outside a seated circle of students and taps a student (“It #2) on “friend” in measure 5. (I like singing “friend of mine” instead of “pretty girl.”)
  • Section B – “It #1” gallops quickly, followed by “It #2” around behind the circle until “It #1” reaches empty space “It #2” just vacated.
  • Play starts over with “It #2” walking around the circle and choosing a new student.
  • Variation: “It #1” stays in the game with “It #2.” When the game starts over, both students pick new students, and play continues until all students have been chosen.


  • Song with chords, Lesson ideas for Rhythm (steady beat) & Tempo (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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2 thoughts on “Rig-a-Jig-Jig”

    1. Hi Teresa! If you are a Beth’s Notes Plus member, you can download the midi file of the melody, but it’s not an accompaniment track, if that’s what you are looking for. 🙂

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