Action Songs
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Zulu Warrior

I kama zimba, zimba, zimba,
I kama zimba zimba zee!
I kama zimba, zimba, zimba,
I kama zimba zimba zee!

Hold him down you Zulu warrior
Hold him down you Zulu chief, chief, chief
Hold him down you Zulu warrior
Hold him down you Zulu chief, chief, chief, chief, chief, chief

Shhhh!  Mologay!

Actions:
"Zimba" is the Zulu word for lion; during the 1st verse the singers "slink" though the jungle using their arms and hands to imitate a lion on the prowl.

In the 2nd verse, they break out eagerly in encouragement of the hunter who has attacked his prey.  Half the group starts with "Hold him down", clapping on the beat (hold him down you Zulu warrior...). The other half sings "O hold him down", clapping with the off-beat (O hold him down you Zulu...) thus giving a syncopated effect.

At the end of the 2nd verse, repeat "chief" more and more softly, ending in a whispered "shhhh!" with fingers to lips, followed by a victory shout of "Mologay!" when the hands are clapped with a sliding motion like symbols.

Source unkown.  Probably public domain.  May be reproduced.

An Austrian

An old Austrian went a-yodeling on a mountain so high,
When along came a cuckoo bird, interrupting his cry!

Chorus:
Yo-delayyy...
Yo-delayy ki ki ah, you-delayy "cuckoo"
Yo-delayy ki ki ah, you-delayy "cuckoo"
Yo-delayy ki ki ah, you-delayy "cuckoo"
Yo-delayy ki ki ah, yo!

Other Verses (and their Actions):
Avalanche: swish swish! (swishing motion with hands)
Grizzly Bear: grrr! (hands curled up into claws)
Saint Bernard: pant, pant! (hands up like paws, tongue hanging out)
Girl Guide: cookies! (make the Guide sign)
Road Runner: beep, beep, neeeeowwww! (use two fingers of one hand and "run" them across and in front of you)
Jersey cow: squirt, squirt! (milking cow action)
Pretty girl: kiss, kiss! (pucker up!)
Her father: bang! (make a finger-gun and shoot)

Actions:
Yo-delayyy, keeee.... : drum hands on thighs
Yo-delayy ki ki, you-delayy "cuckoo": sequence of slap hands on thighs, clap hands together, snap fingers, repeat
At the end of each Chorus line, you add on the different verse's sound and action.
E.g. for the avalanche, the action is to make a swishing movement with your hands.
Source unknown.  Probably public domain.  May be reproduced.

Waddle-ee-ocha

Waddle-ee-ocha, waddle-ee-ocha,
Doodle-ee-doo, doodle-ee-doo,
Waddle-ee-ocha, waddle-ee-ocha,
Doodle-ee-doo, doodle-ee-doo!

It's the simplest song, there ain't much to it,
All you've got to do is doodle-ee-doo it,
I like the rest but the part I like best
Goes: doodle-ee-doodle-ee-doo! Woo!

Actions for each pair of lines in the song:
Slap hands on thighs twice, Clap hands twice ,
With arms in held in front of chest, shake left hand over right hand twice,

then right hand over left twice,
Left hand holding your nose, right hand holding your left ear,

then right hand holding your nose and left hand holding your right ear,
repeat
Public domain.  May be reproduced.

Auntie Monica

Chorus
Oh! I have an Auntie, an Auntie Monica and
When she goes shopping, they all say, "Ooh la la!"

Verse 1
Because the feather's swinging, the feather's swinging so --
And so the feather's swinging, the feather's swinging so!

Chorus

Verse 2
Because the hat is swinging, the hat is swinging so --
And so the hat is swinging, the hat is swinging so!
And so the feather's swinging, the feather's swinging so --
And so the feather's swinging, the feather's swinging so!

Chorus

Verse 3: And so the muff ... through verses 2 and 1 to chorus
Verse 4: And so the skirt ...
Verse 5: And so the Aunt ...

Actions:
Chorus: Raise and flutter hands at "Ooh la la!"
Feather: swing right arm back and forth above head.
Hat: hands clasped, lightly swing arms from side to side above head.
Muff: hands clasped below waist, swing arms from side to side.
Skirt: flish alternately right and left sides of dress.
Aunt: really swing it... the whole of Auntie Monica!
Source unknown.  Probably public domain.  May be reproduced.

My Hat

My hat it has three corners,
Three corners has my hat,
And had it not three corners,
It would not be my hat.

Actions:
1st time: no motions
2nd: instead of "hat", point to head.
3rd: do 2nd, and instead of "three", show three fingers.
4th: do 3rd, and instead of "corners", show left elbow, pointing to it.
Public domain.  May be reproduced.