Lyrics

Ah woo-neh koo-neh chah oh woo-nee, (repeat)
I yi yi yeh kee ay ki ay nah, (repeat)
Ah woo, ah woo nee kee chee.

Motions

Group sits in a circle in such a position that each person can touch her own knees and the knees of her neighbor on right and left. Each set of actions is repeated over and over throughout the verse. The tempo and accompany action start slowly each time and increase in speed as the song progresses.

First time through:

  • Hands on own knees
  • Hands on knees of person to left
  • Hands on own knees
  • Hands on knees of person to right
  • Hands rest on own knees at end of verse.

Second time through:

  • Hands on own knees
  • Hands crossed on own knees
  • Hands uncrossed on own knees
  • Left hand on left neighbor’s knee; Right hand on right neighbor’s knee (Left hand under, right hand over neighbor’s arms)
  • Hands rest on own knees at end of verse

Third time through:

  • Extend left arm forward
  • Touch left wrist, then left shoulder with right hand; keep right hand on left shoulder
  • Cross left hand to right shoulder
  • Extend right arm forward and repeat actions with left
  • Hands are crossed, touching opposite shoulders at end of song.

Fourth time through:

  • Hands on floor
  • Hands on shoulders Hands in air
  • Hands should end in the air, and at the end of the song, all should bow to center with arms extended while holding last note and bringing the pitch down like a siren.

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