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Traditional campfire ditty: (leader sings one line, others repeat)

(actions in brackets)

The Princess Pat (egyptian pose)
Lived in a tree (make like a tree)
She sailed across (wave motion in front of body with one hand)
The seven seas (number 7 with your finger, then make a "C" with one hand)
She sailed across (wave motion)
The channel two (two hands tracing a channel, then number 2 on one hand)
And she took with her (throw a sack over your shoulder)
A rick-a-bamboo! (trace a wavy figure in front of you going down, bend knees as you go)

A rick-a-bamboo (same as before)
Now what is that? (shrug shoulders, hold out hands)
It's something made (bang one fist on top of the other)
For the Princess Pat (egyptian pose)
It's red and gold (rub circles on one hip)
And purple too (smack the other hip)
That's why it's called (cup hands in front of mouth, shout)
A rick-a-bamboo! (same as before)

Now Captain Kris (salute)
And his loyal crew (place hand on heart)
They sailed across (wave action)
The channel two (same as before)
But their ship did sink (plug nose, one hand over head and waving as you bend knees)
And yours will too (point to others in the circle)
Unless you take (throw an invisible bag over your shoulder)
A rick-a-bamboo! (same as before)

A rick-a-bamboo (same as before)
Now what is that? (shrug shoulders, hold out hands)
It's something made (bang one fist on top of the other)
For the Princess Pat (egyptian pose)
It's red and gold (rub circles on one hip)
And purple too (smack the other hip)
That's why it's called (cup hands in front of mouth, shout)
A rick-a-bamboo! (same as before)

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