All Around the Buttercup


(Folk song)

All around the buttercup, one two three.
If you want to find a friend, just choose me.


Students stand in a circle. One student who is “It” walks around the inside of the circle in one direction while the circle of students walks in the other direction. On the words “find a friend,” “It” picks a student in the circle and takes their place (facing outward), and that student becomes the new “it.” You can simplify the game by having the outside circle stand in place instead of moving.

See also


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

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