(Folk song)

Oh happy is the miller boy that lives by the mill.
The wheel turns round with a right good will,
One hand in the hopper and the other in the sack,
Oh the ladies step forward and the gents step back.

Dance / Play Party

Formation: Partners (Person A & Person B) form concentric circles, all of Persons A in the inner circle, holding hands with Persons B in the outer circle. An extra person, the “Miller Boy / Kid,” stand alone in the center of the circle.

Students march around singing the first 3 phrases. On the last phrase, the Persons B step forward, and Persons A step backward and take a Person B as a new partner. The Miller Boy / Kid tries to a grab a Person B for to be partners with while the change is being made. Person A who loses a partner becomes the new Miller Boy / Kid.

See also

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

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