When I Was One

WHEN I WAS ONE
All participate equally.Procedure: All sing the song, with the prescribed verses, and in the refrain, which appears after each number is rhymed, perform the actions.

Song Text:

Verse 1: When I was one I ate a bun, going over the sea.

Refrain: I jumped aboard a sailorman’s ship and the sailorman said to me:

 

“Going over,

Going under,
Stand at attention Like a soldier With a one, two, three
Action (refrain): All join hands, and jump toward the center of the circle on the words, “I jumped.”

 

All hold left arm straight out and move right hand over left arm.

All hold left arm straight out and move right arm under and up as far as possible.

All stand at attention.

All salute.

All stamp backward on each number, swinging arms on each stamp (like toy soldiers).

Verse 2: When I was two, I buckled my shoe, going over the sea.Verse 3: When I was three, I scratched a flea, going over the sea.

Verse 4: When I was four, I opened the door, going over the sea.

Verse 5: When I was five, I saw a bee hive, going over the sea.

Verse 6: When I was six, I picked up sticks, going over the sea.

Verse 7: When I was seven, I went to heaven, going over the sea.

Verse 8: When I was eight, I shut the gate, going over the sea.

Verse 9: When I was nine, I felt just fine, going over the sea.

Verse 10: When I was ten, I did it again, going over the sea.

The game repeats with the participants filling in their own rhyme for each new number of each verse.

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