March 7, 2011

The muffin man

Oh, do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man
Oh, do you know the muffin man who lives in Drury Lane?

Oh yes, I know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man
Oh, yes, I know the muffin man who lives in Drury Lane!

Now [two of us...all of us] know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man
Now [two of us...all of us] know the muffin man who lives in Drury Lane!

Know-how:
Basically, in this song, we form 2 concentric circles - one moving clockwise, and the other, counter clockwise. It's useful to use circular ropes for this so that children can easily hold onto the rope, rather than fiddling with hands. So you'd use 2 circular ropes to do this. You start inside the circle, asking the question of the song. When you stop singing, you invite the parent/child you stopped in front of to answer - they can then pick up the rope you're holding and start moving along with you in the inside circle, singing the song. And so it continues until nobody's left holding the rope on the outside! (A bit tricky, that, perhaps? Hmm...)

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