In and Out the Dusty Bluebells


In and out those dusty bluebells,
In and out those dusty bluebells,
In and out those dusty bluebells,
You shall be my partner.

Tippy tippy tap tap on your shoulder…
You shall be my partner.

Circle game

Play begins with kids standing in a circle holding hands high. One student who is “it” runs in and out of the circle under the other students’ hands (see video). On the beginning of the second verse, “tippy tippy tap,” student who is “it” lightly taps the shoulders of the students closest to him/her. That person becomes the next “it” with the former “it” student joining hands and following along. The “snake” gets longer and longer as more students are added to the front. Play continues until there is one student left in the circle. That person joins the front of the line and leads the rest of the students around the room.

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Extras for Plus Members

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen

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4 thoughts on “In and Out the Dusty Bluebells”

  1. The timing of this is great- an Australian friend just showed me this a week and a half ago and I am including it in my book of singing games! Ha! Thanks for all you do to introduce new (and old) songs! 🙂

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