Cuckoo Waltz

Lyrics

(Folk song)

Three times round the cuckoo waltz,
Three times round the cuckoo waltz,
Three times round the cuckoo waltz,
Lovely Susie Brown.

Refrain
Fare thee well, my charming girl,
Fare thee well, I’m gone,
Fare thee well, my charming girl
With golden slippers on.

Choose your pard as we go round,
Choose your pard as we go round,
Choose your pard as we go round,
We’ll all take Susie Brown. Refrain

Dance / Play-Party

Formation: Students stand in a circle. Two Center Students (C.S.) stand in the middle of the circle.

  • Verse 1
    • First 3 phrases = Students in the circle walk around C.S.
    • Phrase 4 = Students stop walking and C.S. each choose a partner from the outside circle.
  • Refrain
    • First 3 phrases = C.S. stand in a circle (standing across from their partners) and do a right hand star, walking to the left. Students in the outside circle clap on the beat.
    • Phrase 4 = Students stop moving.
  • Verse 2
    • First 3 phrases = C.S. do a left hand star, walking to the right. Students in the outside circle clap on the beat.
    • Phrase 4 = Students stop moving.
  • Refrain
    • First 3 phrases = C.S. swing their partners.
    • Phrase 4 = Two original C.S. join the outside circle. Dance begins again.

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

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