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Purple Light

Gorgeous melody, easy repeat-after-me format. Great for ages 3-7. This song has some success as a scout song.


Every line of this song is repeated, except for the refrain, which is sung together.

Purple lights (echo)
In the canyon (echo)
That's where I (echo)
Long to be (echo)
With my three (echo)
Good companions (echo)
Refrain:
My backpack, my pony and me.

Whippoorwill (echo)
In the meadow (echo)
Sings a sweet (etc...)
Melody
For my three
Good companions
Refrain:
My backpack, my pony and me.

Gonna hang
My sombrero
On a branch
On that there tree
With my three
Good companions
Refrain:
My backpack, my pony and me.

No more cows
To be ropin'
No more strays
Do I see
Just my three
Good companions
Refrain:
My backpack, my pony and me.

Spoken: One more time;
My backpack, my pony, and me
Spoken: Into the sunset;
My backpack, my pony, and meeeeeeeee!




Paint the sky with your hands
Paint the canyon floor with your hands
Hands on chest
Hands out in front, palms up
Three fingers
Swing arm on "good"

Hands over shoulders, in front, and on chest

Move finger and thumb like a little bird
Extend hand out in front
Hands on mouth, then move them away
Roll hands around





Hand up high then slowly lower it
Mime holding the edge of your sombrero
Arm out like a branch
Hand down, then slowly raise it





Mime pushing something away to one side
Mime swinging a lasso 
Mime pushing something away to the other side
Hand next to face, shielding eyes