First we go to hoe our garden, Ya ya ya ya,
Next we carry jugs of water, Ya ya ya ya,
Then we pound the yellow corn, Ya ya ya ya,
Then we stir our pots of mush, Ya ya ya ya,
Now we eat, come gather round the campfire, Ya ya ya ya,

The teacher can sing instructions with the students responding with the “ya” part, such as:

  • “Everybody, go sit down.”
  • “Now it’s time to clean up.”

The “ya” response part could also be replaced by “so so mi so.”

See also

Extras for Plus Members

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
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