Lyrics

(Folk song)

Em pom pee para me para moscas,
Em pom pee, para me.
Acca dairy, so fairy,
Acca dairy, poof poof!

These lyrics are nonsense syllables.

Hand-Clapping

Formation: Partners facing each other

  • First 2 phrases: Students alternate clapping (each other’s hands) between clenched and open palms.
  • Phrases 3 & 4: Students cross arms against their shoulders one at a time.
  • Ending: “Pat-a-cake” motions
    (source of motions: Opie, The Singing Game, 1985)

Recorder Notes G, A, B, D'

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  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song
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