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Just From the Kitchen

Lyrics Just from the kitchen, shoo-li-loo, With a handful of biscuits, shoo-li-loo, I know you don’t like ’em, shoo-li-loo, But you can’t do without ’em, shoo-li-loo, Please Mr. Johnson, shoo-li-loo, Fly away over yonder, shoo-li-loo Circle game Formation: Students stand …

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 …

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 …

Oh We Can Play on the Big Bass Drum

Lyrics Oh we can play on the big bass drum, And this is the music to it Boom boom boom goes the big bass drum, And that is how we do it. [Classroom instruments] Ting ting ting goes the triangle …

Down By the Riverside

Lyrics I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield, Down by the riverside, down by the riverside, Down by the riverside, I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield, Down by the riverside. I ain’t gonna study that war no …

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 …

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 …

Animal Song

Lyrics 1. Alligator, hedgehog, anteater, bear, Rattlesnake, buffalo, anaconda, hare 2. Bullfrog, woodchuck, wolverine, goose, Whippoorwill, chipmunk, jackal, moose 3. Mud turtle, whale, glow-worm, bat, Salamander, snail and Maltese cat 4. Polecat, dog, wild otter, rat, Pelican, hog, dodo and …

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