Re: needed: fun holiday song
Dave Colangelo (dcolangelo@AMERITECH.NET)
Mon, 8 Dec 1997 18:27:00 -0500
Here is a song based on the "if I weren't a Leader, a ... I would be"
and the twelve days of Christmas.
You will need 12 leaders, parents, special guests, Boy Scouts and/or
Committee Members (in any assortment or distribution)
Song "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
# 1 "On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me, a
partridge in a pear tree"
ACTION: squatting and picking up a bird and then standing and putting
it in a tree over your head. (ADD "here birdie, nice birdie, birdie,
gottcha" REPEATS ACTION TWO MORE TIMES
#2 "On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me, two turtle
doves" ACTION: says to audience "Shhhhh I'm hunting turtle doves,
TO PICK ONE UP) got one, ouch!, (PULLING SOMETHING OFF OF THEIR OTHER
FOOT) got two" REPEATS ACTION TWO MORE TIMES. AFTER THE FIRST TIME OF
ACTION, # 1 DOES THEIR ACTION FOR THREE TIMES.
#3 "On the third day of Christmas, My true love sent to me, three
french hens" ACTION: looking about and speaking in a French accent
"where are you my
chere, I will find you, my little bundle of feathers (if you remember
Pepe Lepeau, just like him) REPEATS ACTION TWO MORE TIMES, AFTER THE
FIRST TIME, #2
DOES THEIR THING, AFTER #2 DOES THEIR THING ONCE THEN #1 (from now on
I'll say"etc" as
I'm tired of typing and want to save some electrons)
#4 "... four calling birds"
ACTION: pretend to hold phone up to ear and say " Hello? Hello? HELLO?
GOOD-BYE! then slam phone down" etc.
#5 "... five golden rings"
ACTION: pretend to juggle five objects, etc
#6 "... six geese a'laying
ACTION: Pretend to sit on a nest and check "eggs" and say "nothing
#7 "... seven swans a'swimming
ACTION: Pretend to swim (or if you remember do The Swim dance motion),
#8 "... eight maids a milking
ACTION: Squat and say give bessie, give, baby's gotta live", etc
#9 "... nine ladies dancing
ACTION: Twirl or shake rattle and roll, whatever", etc
#10 "... ten lords a leaping
ACTION: Do ballet leaps with great, expressive leaps, etc
#11 "... eleven pipers piping
ACTION: Play an imaginary flute and prance about, etc
#12 "... twelve drummers, drumming
ACTION: Strut about playing an imaginary drum
For those actions that don't have a repetitive thing to do (ballet
leaps, dancing, etc) the
group needs to set a time perhaps three to four seconds.
Clinton Valley Council Michigan
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City