Knock the Cymbals

Version 1

Lyrics

(American folk song)

1. Knock the cymbals, do oh do (repeat twice)
O law, Susie gal.

2. Balance to the first…

3. Left hand crossed…

4. Right hand back…

5. All promenade…

Dance

Formation – Students stand in groups of 4 (2 partners “A” next to each other facing 2 partners “B”).

A1 A2
B1 B2

  • Verse 1 – Circle right
  • Verse 2 – Partners A bow to Partners B.
  • Verse 3 – B1 joins left hand with A2 and B2 joins left hand with A1, crossing their hands over the others. Students walk to the right.
  • Verse 4 – B1 joins right hand with A2 and B2 joins right hand with A1, crossing their hands over the others. Students walk to the left.
  • Verse 5 – Partners promenade around the circle.

Version 2

See also

YouTube

  • Song with chords with Solfege (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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