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Miss Maggie

Lyrics Around and round Miss Maggie on a long summer day. (repeat) Break the ring and take a swing on a long summer day. (repeat) Miss Maggie knows how to swing ’em on a long summer day. (repeat) Dance Formation: …

Jing-Ga-Ring

Lyrics Here we go by jing-ga-ring, by jing-ga-ring, by jing-ga-ring Here we go by Jing-ga-ring, Around the merry-ma-tanzy. ___ is her/his name, Is her/his name, is her/his name ___ is her/his name, Around the merry-ma-tanzy. Circle game Formation – Students …

Dancer in the Moonlight

Lyrics Dancer* in the moonlight Dancer in the dew, Dancer never come back Until the clock strikes two. Walk in dancer walk in, Walk right in I say Walk into my parlor To hear my banjo play I don’t hate …

Caney mi macaro

Lyrics Caney mi macaro (repeat) Caney mi macaro (repeat) Caney mi macaro (repeat) Caney mi macaro (repeat) Caney mi macaro (repeat) Caney mi macaro (repeat) Caney caney (repeat) Caney mi macaro (repeat) Caney caney (repeat) Caney mi macaro (repeat) Translation …

Leak Kanseng

Info This song and game is used in New Year celebrations. Lyrics – Transliteration Leak Kanseng! Chhma khaaim keng! Oh long oh long Cambodian / Khmer លាក់កន្សែង ឆ្មាខាំកែង អូសលោង! អូសលោង! Translation Hide the towel, Cats bite, Drag! Drag! (source) Game …

Xīnnián hǎo

Lyrics – Transliteration Xīnnián hǎo ya! Xīnnián hǎo ya! Zhùhè dàjiā xīnnián hǎo! Wǒmen chàng gē, wǒmen tiàowǔ, zhùhè dàjiā xīnnián hǎo! Chinese – 新年好 新年好呀! 新年好呀! 祝贺大家新年好! 我们唱歌, 我们跳舞, 祝贺大家新年好! Translation – Happy New Year Happy new year! Happy …

Frog Pond

Lyrics Come neighbors the moon is up, It’s pleasant out here on the bank. Come stick your heads out of the tank And let us before we sup Go kough, kough, kough And let us before we sup Go kough, …

Linstead Market

Info This song is in the Jamaican mento genre (not Calypso) (source). This is about a woman going to market trying to sell her fruit, but having no success. I omitted the verses about the woman’s children going hungry. Lyrics …

Thanksgiving Round

Lyrics Now the farmer sows his field, Its increase soon the ground will yield. Now the fields are bright and green, The yellow corn will soon be seen. Now the reapers’ sickles ring, And harvest home they gladly sing. See …

Em Pom Pee

Lyrics 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. Motions Formation: Partners facing each other First 2 phrases: Students alternate clapping (each other’s …

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