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Knees Up Mother Brown

Lots of fun, and great for introducing tempo changes.



There came a girl from France
Who didn't know how to dance
The only thing that she could do
Was knees up Mother Brown

Chorus:
Oh, knees up Mother Brown
Knees up Mother Brown
Knees up, knees up, never let the breeze up,
Knees up Mother Brown

Oh, hopping on one foot
Hopping on one foot
Hopping, hopping, never stopping
Hopping on one foot

(Chorus)

Oh, prancing up and down
Prancing up and down
Prancing, prancing, never dancing
Prancing up and down

(Chorus)

And whirling round and round
Whirling round and round
Whirling, whirling, never twirling
Whirling round and round

(Chorus)




Alternate verses:
There was a boy from Belgium
His feet, now you could smell 'em
The only thing that he could do
Was knees up Mother Brown

A papa from Japan
He danced without a plan
The only thing that he could do
Was knees up Mother Brown

There was a girl from Chad
Who danced a-rather bad
The only thing that she could do
Was knees up Mother Brown

A girl from Ecuador
Who hobbled 'cross the floor
The only thing that she could do
Was knees up Mother Brown


Song starts slowly...

Gradually speed up