All Around the Maypole

Lyrics

(African American folk song)

All around the maypole, maypole, maypole,
All around the maypole,
Now Miss Sally won’t you shout for joy?
Shout for joy, shout for joy, shout for joy,
And now Miss Sally won’t you shout for joy?
And now Miss Sally won’t you bow?

Game

Formation: Students stand in a circle with hands joined around one person in the middle (“It”).

“It” skips while students around walk in the circle. “It” chooses one student to jump or dance with.

YouTube

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