Round and Round


(Folk song from the West Indies, Caribbean)

Round and round we must go,
Bom, makaleli, chee chiem bom.
Down ______ (sing name of student) you must go,
Bom, makaleli, chee chiem bom.


Formation: Students stand in a circle (optional: students can hold hands). One student is “It,” who stands in the middle of the circle.

As students sing, they circle to the left. On the words, “Down ______,” “It” sings the name of a student and taps the person on the head at the same time. That person crouches down and continues to circle left while crouching. Continue to sing the song until almost all students are crouching down. The last person who is left standing can be the next “It.”

See also

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

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