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My Aunt Came Back

This is a popular old American folk song. It is easy to learn and sing, as it is merely an echo song.




Each motion in this song is done on the beat, and new motions are added to what you are already doing so that everything accumulates into chaos, as in this video.

My aunt came back (echo)
From old Japan, (echo)
And she brought with her (echo)
A paper fan. (echo)

My aunt came back (continue echo)
From old Algiers,
And she brought with her
A pair of shears.

My aunt came back
From Holland, too,
And she brought with her
A wooden shoe.

My aunt came back
From the New York Fair,
And she brought with her
A rocking chair.

My aunt came back
From Kalamazoo,
And she brought with her
Some gum to chew.

My aunt came back
From Timbuktu,
And she brought with her
Some clowns like you!



Have fun making up your own verses and motions! For example:
New Orleans... trampoline
Hong Kong... the game ping pong


Wave hand like a fan, on the beat


Keep waving...

Other hand, snip fingers like scissors, on the beat.


Keep waving and snipping...

Tap foot on the beat


Keep waving, snipping, tapping...




Rock body back and forth, on the beat




Mime chewing, on the beat




Cease all motion and point at someone!





(Jumping)
(Turn head side to side as if tracking a ping pong ball)