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Magdalena Tagalena

Oh, Magdalena tagalena, wocha-tocha, wocha-tocha
Wocha-tocha-mocha was her name.

She had two hairs on the top of her head
One was alive and the other one was dead
She had two eyes in the middle of her head
One was green and the other one was red

She had a nose as long as a hose
It curled at the end and was red like a rose
She had two teeth in the middle of her mouth
One pointed north and the other pointed south

She had two feet as flat a mat
No one knew how she got around like that
One day a ten-ton truck ran over poor Magdalena
And the poor guy had to get a new machina


Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)

Ma, he's making eyes at me!
Ma, he's awful nice to me!
Ma, he's almost breaking my heart
I'm beside him, mercy!
Let his conscience guide him
Ma, he wants to marry me
Be my honey bee
Every minute he gets bolder
Now he's leaning on my shoulder
Ma, he's kissing me!


Mairzy Doats

Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
Yes! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
If the words sound queer and funny to your ear
A little bit jumbled and jivey
Sing, "Mares eat oats and does eat oats
And little lambs eat ivy"
Oh! Mairzy doats and dozey doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?


Make New Friends

Make new friend but keep the old
One is silver but the other gold
A circle is round, it has no end
That's how long I want to be your friend
I have a hand, and you have another
Put them together and we have each other


Marianne

Marianne, oh, Marianne, oh, won't you marry me?
We can have a bamboo hut and brandy in the tea
Leave your fat old mama home; she never will say yes
If mama don't know now, she can guess
(spoken) MY, MY, YES

All day, all night, Marianne
Down by the seaside sifting sand
Even little children love Marianne
Down by the seaside sifting sand

When she walks along the shore, people pause to greet
White birds fly around her, little fish come to her feet
In her heart is love, but I'm the only mortal man
Who's allowed to kiss my Marianne
(spoken) DON'T RUSH ME

When we marry, we will have a time you never saw
I will be so happy, I will kiss my mother-in-law. (phooey!)
Children by the dozen in and out the bamboo hut
One for every palm tree and coconut
(spoken) HURRY UP NOW!


Mary

For it was Mary, Mary
Plain as any name can be
But with propriety, society
We'll say Marie
For it was Mary, Mary
Long before the fashions came
And there is something there
That sounds so square
It's a grand old name


McTavish is Dead

Oh, McTavish is dead and his brother don't know it
His brother is dead and McTavish don't know it
They're both of them dead and they're in the same bed_____
And neither one knows that the other is dead


Melancholy Baby

Come to me, my melancholy baby
Cuddle up and don't feel blue
All your fears are foolish fancies baby
You know dear, that I'm in love with you
Every cloud must have a silver lining
Wait until the sun shines through
Smile my honey, dear, while I kiss away each tear
Or else I shall be melancholy, too


Men of Harlech

Men of Harlech! In the Hollow,
Do ye hear like rushing billow
Wave on wave that surging follow
Battle's distant sound?
Tis the tramp of Saxon foemen,
Saxon spearmen, Saxon bowmen,
Be they knights or hinds or yeomen,
They shall bite the ground! Loose the folds asunder,
Flag we conquer under!
The placid sky now bright on high,
Shall launch its bolts in thunder!
Onward! 'tis the country needs us,
He is bravest, he who leads us
Honor's self now proudly heads us,
Freedom, God and Right!

Rocky Steeps and passes narrow,
Flash with spear and flight of arrow
Who would think of death or sorrow?
Death is glory now!
Hurl the reeling horsemen over,
Let the earth dead foemen cover
Fate of friend, of wife, of lover,
Trembles on a blow!
Strands of life are riven!
Blow for blow is given
In deadly lock, or battle shock,
And mercy shrieks to heaven!
Men of Harlech! young or hoary,
Would you win a name in story?
Stike for home, for life, for glory!
Freedom, God and Right!


Men of Harlech (you are rotten)

Men of Harlech you are rotten
Flicking peas at an elephants bottom
Men of Harlech you are rotten
Rotten to the core


Menu Song

Today is Monday, today is Monday
Monday-Roast beef!
Is everybody happy? Well, I should say

Today is Tuesday, today is Tuesday
Tuesday-String beans!
Monday-Roast beef!
Is everybody happy? Well, I should say

Continue in the same way, adding a new day each time and sing back down to Monday with each verse:

Wednesday-Sou-oop!
Thursday-Meat loaf!
Friday-Fish day!
Saturday-Baked beans!
Sunday-Worship!
To add variety and interest, break up your audience into groups and assign a specific day to each group. The group assigned to a specific day stands while singing and sits while not. Everyone sings "Is everybody happy . . . ."


Michael Row the Boat

Michael, row the boat ashore, Alleluia
Michael, row the boat ashore, Alleluia

Sister, help to trim the sail
Sister, help to trim the sail

Brother, lend a helping hand
Brother, lend a helping hand

Jordan's river is deep and wide
Milk and honey on the other side


Micheal Finnegan

There was an old man named Michael Finnegan
He grew whiskers on his chinnigin
The wind came around and blew them in again
Poor old Michael Finnegan
begin again

There was an old man named Michael Finnegan
He got drunk through drinking ginnigin
Thus he wasted all his tinnigin
Poor old Michael Finnegan
begin again

. . . He kicked up and awful din again
Because they said he must not sin again . . .

. . . He went fishing with a pin again
Caught a fish and dropped it in again . . .

. . . Climbed a tree and barked his shin again
Took off several yards of skin again . . .

. . . He grew fat and then grew thin again
Then he died and had to begin again . . .


Mission Bell

(Say that you love me, say those pretty words
And I will give my love to you)
My love is higher than a mission bell
(How deep) Deeper than a wishing well
(How strong) Stronger than a magic spell
My love (la la) for you is wider than the widest sea
(How long) Longer than memory
(How sweet) Sweeter than a honey tree, my love (la la), o-oh-(lala)
My love (la la) mm-mmm (la la) for you
Give me your heart of gold, you heavenly magic touch
To cherish and to hold, I need your "yes" so much!
(Say that you love me, say those pretty words
And I will give my love to you)
My love is warmer than the greatest rang
(How bright) Brighter than a diamond ring
(How great) Greater than a mighty king
My love (la la) for you is taller than the tallest tree
(How soft) Softer than the summer breeze
Ooooh I ask you please give (la la) your love (la la) your love
(la la) Sweet love (la la) to me
(Say that you love me, say those pretty words
And I will give my love to yo.)


MM, MM, I'd Like to Linger

Mm, mm, I'd like to linger
Mm, mm, a little longer
Mm, mm, a little longer here with you
Mm, mm, its such a perfect night
Mm, mm, it doesn't seem quite right
Mm, mm, that it should be my last with you
Mm, mm, and come December
Mm, mm, I will remember
Mm, mm, our campfire bright and friendships true
Mm, mm, and as the years go by
Mm, mm, I'll think you you and sigh
Mm, mm, this is goodnight and not goodbye


Momma Don't Allow

Well Momma don't 'low no more singin' round here
Momma don't 'low no singin' round here
Well we don't care what Momma don't 'low
Gonna sing our heads off anyhow
Momma don't 'low no singin' round here

Well Momma don't 'low no duet singin' round here
Momma don't 'low no duet singing round here
Well we don't care what Momma don't 'low
Gonna sing our duets anyhow
Momma don't 'low no duet singing here

Well Momma don't 'low no D.H. Laurence here
Momma don't 'low no D.H. Laurence here
Well we don't care what Momma don't 'low
Gonna mail Lady Chatelaine anyhow
Momma don't 'low no D.H. Laurence round here

Well Momma don't 'low no (Something) round here
Momma don't 'low no (Something) round here
Well we don't care what Momma don't 'low
Gonna (Something) anyhow
Momma don't 'low no (Something) round here


Mom, Wash My Underware

(God Bless America)

Mom, wash my underware, my only pair
We can find them, and move them
From the heap by the side of the chair
To the washer, to the clothesline
To my backpack, to my rear
Mom, wash my underware, my only pair
Mom, wash my underware, my only pair


Moonlight Bay

We were sailing along, on Moonlight Bay
We could hear the voices ringing, they seemed to say
"You have stolen my heart, now don't go way"
As we sang love's old sweet song on Moonlight Bay


Moon River

Moon River, wider than a mile
I'm crossing you in style some day
Old dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you're going, I'm going your way
Two drifters, off to see the world
There's such a lot of world to see
We're after the same rainbow's end
My Huckleberry friend, Moon River and me


Morning Has Broken

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the word

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dew fall on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's re-creation of the new day

Cool the gray clouds roll, peaking the mountains
Gull in her free flight, swooping the skies
Praise for the mystery, misting the morning
Behind the shadow, waiting to shine

I am the sunrise, warming the heavens
Spilling my warm glow over the earth
Praise for the brightness of this new morning
Filling my spirit with Your great love

Mine is a turning, mine is a new life
Mine is a journey closer to You
Praise for the sweet glimpse, caught in a moment
Joy breathing deeply, dancing in flight


Morning is Here

Morning is here, the board is spread
Thanks be to God, who gives us bread


Movin' On

That big engineer rollin' down the track
Means a true love in that he ain't commin' back
I'm movin' on, I'll soon be gone
You were flyin' too high for my little old sky so I'm movin' on
That big loud whistle as she blew and blew
Said hello to the southlands, we're a commin' to you
We're movin' on, oh hear my song
You had the laugh on me so I'm settin' you free, I'm movin' on
Mister engineer take that throttle in hand
This ratteler's the fastest in the southern land
Keep rollin' on, keep movin' on
You're gonna ease my mind, put me there on time, keep movin on
Well I've warned you baby, from time to time
But you just wouldn't listen so baby o' mine
I'm a movin' on. Ye' I'm rollin' on
You've broken your vow and it's all over now so I'm movin' on
But someday baby when you've had your play
You're gonna want your daddy but your daddy will say:
Keep movin' on, you've stayed away too long
I'm through with you, too bad you're blue, keep movin' on
But I'm rollin' on, keep movin' on


Mules

(Auld Lang Syne)

On mules we find two legs behind, and two we find before
We stand behind before we find, what the two behind be for
When we're behind the two behind, we find what these be for
So stand before the two behind, and behind the two before


Music Man

I am the music man and I come from down your way
And I can play
What can you play?

I play piano
Pia-pia-piano, piano, piano
Pia-pia-piano, pia-piano

Big bass drum
Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom
Pia-pia-piano, piano, piano

Triangle
Ting-a-ting-a-ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling
Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom
Pia-pia-piano, piano, piano

Trombone
um-pa, um-pa, um-pa-pa
Ting-a-ting-a-ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling
Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom
Pia-pia-piano, piano, piano

Viola
vio-vio-viola, viola, viola
um-pa, um-pa, um-pa-pa
Ting-a-ting-a-ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling
Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom
Pia-pia-piano, piano, piano

Bagpipes
Nasal sound to "Scotland the Brave" vio-vio-viola, viola, viola
um-pa, um-pa, um-pa-pa
Ting-a-ting-a-ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling
Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom
Pia-pia-piano, piano, piano

Dam Busters
Act like a plane, singing "Dambusters" theme
Nasal sound to "Scotland the Brave"

vio-vio-viola, viola, viola
um-pa, um-pa, um-pa-pa
Ting-a-ting-a-ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling
Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom
Pia-pia-piano, piano, piano


My Aunt Came Back

My Aunt came back from old Algiers;
She brought to me a pair of shears
. . . from old Japan . . . a hand-made fan
. . . from Holland too . . . a wooden shoe (stomp foot)
. . . from Kalamazoo . . . some gum to chew
. . . from the Belgian fair . . . a rocking chair
. . . when she was able . . . a ping pong table. (turn head)
from side to side]
. . . from the Hebrides . . . some itchy fleas. (squirm)
. . . from the Argentine . . . a sewing machine
. . . from Timbuctu . . . some nuts like you!

At the end of each stanza, add a suitable motion for the audience to do (standing).
As the motions accumulate the audience has an increasingly difficult time doing
them all the same time hence the appropriateness of the last stanza


My Aunt Greet

My Aunt Greet, vee-da vee-da veet
Has a puss, vee-da vee-da vuss
And that puss, vee-da vee-da vuss
Has a tail, ____
And that tail, vee-da vee-da vail
Has a curl, vee-da vee-da vurl
And that curl, vee-da vee-da vurl
Has a tip, comma

And that tip, vee-da vee-da vip
Has a curl, vee-da vee-da vurl
And that curl, vee-da vee-da vurl
Has a tail, ____
And that tail, vee-da vee-da vail
Has a puss, vee-da vee-da vuss
And that puss, vee-da vee-da vuss
Has MY AUNT!


My Blue Heaven

When whippoorwills call and evening is nigh
I hurry to my blue heaven
A turn to the right, a little white light
Will lead you to my blue heaven
You'll see a smiling face, a fireplace, a cozy room
A little nest that's nestled where the roses bloom
Just Mollie and me, and baby makes three
We're happy in my blue heaven


My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

My bonnie lies over the ocean
My bonnie lies over the sea
My bonnie lies over the ocean
Oh bring back my bonnie to me
Bring back, bring back
Oh bring back my bonnie to me, to me
Bring back, bring back
Oh bring back my bonnie to me

Actions
bonnie - embrace your self
lies - make a pillow with both hands
over - draw a bridge in the air
ocean - draw waves in the air
sea - draw waves in the air
bring back - gesture come back
Oh - make a letter O
to - show two fingers


My Bonnie (Variation)

My Bonnie's complexion was makeup
her face, it was beauteous to see
Until she got caught in a rainstorm
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me

Bring back, bring back
Oh bring back my bonnie to me, to me
Bring back, bring back
Oh bring back my bonnie to me

My Bonnie leaned over the gas tank
the height of its contents to see
I lighted a match to assist her
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me

My Bonnie has tuberculosis
my Bonnie has only one lung
My Bonnie can cough up raw oysters
and roll them around on her tongue

My mother's an apple pie maker
my father he fiddles for tin
My sister scrubs floors for a living
Oh boy, how the money rolls in

Last night as I lay on my pillow
last night as I lay on my bed
I stuck my feet out the window
next morning my neighbors were dead


My Dog Rover

(I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover)

I'm looking over my dead dog Rover
That I overran with the mower
One leg is missing, another is gone
One leg is scattered all over the lawn
No need explaining, the one remaining
Is stuck in the kitchen door
I'm looking over my dead dog Rover
That I overran with the mower

I'm looking over my dead dog Rover
Who died on the kitchen floor
One leg is broken, the other is lame
The third leg is missing, the fourth needs a cane
No need explaining, the tail remaining
Was caught in the oven door
I'm looking over my dead dog Rover
Who died on the kitchen floor


My Dream Came True

(I've Been Working on the Railroad)

I was dreaming of a campfire, burning clear and bright
Sparkling stars were all above me, upon a summer's night
I was dreaming that my best friends all were dreaming too
When I woke and looked around me, I saw my dream came true


My Father's A Lavatory Cleaner

(My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)

My father's a lavatory cleaner
He works both by day and by night
And when he comes home in the evening
He's covered all over in Shine
Up your buttons with Brasso
Its only three apence a tin
You can buy it or nick it from Woolworths
But I doubt if they'll have any in

Some say that he died of a fever
Some say that he dies of a fit
But I know what my father dies of
He died of the smell of the Shine
Up your buttons with Brasso
Its only three apence a tin
You can buy it or nick it from Woolworths
But I doubt if they'll have any in

Some say that he's buried in a graveyard
Som say that he's buried in a pit
But I know where my fathers buried
He's buried in six feet of Shine
Up your buttons with Brasso
Its only three apence a tin
You can buy it or nick it from Woolworths
But I doubt if they'll have any in


My Father's House

Oh, won't you come with me, to my Father's house
To my Father's house, to my Father's house
Oh, won't you come with me, to my Father's house
There is peace, peace, peace
There's sweet communion there, in my Father's house . . .
There'll be no parting there . . .


My Gal Sal

They called he a frivolous Sal
A peculiar sort of a gal
With a heart that was mellow
An all 'round good fellow was my old pal
Your troubles, sorrows and care
She was always willing to share
A wild sort of devil
But dead on the level, was my gal Sal


My Hat It Has Three Corners

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

The first time, sing all the words. The second time, touch the top of the head instead of saying the word, "hat"
The third time, also hold up three fingers instead of saying the word, "three"
The fourth time, keep all the previous actions and hold up an elbow instead of
saying the word, "corners"


My Leader

(My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)

My leader fell into a pothole
In a glacier while climbing an Alp
He's still there after 50 long winters
And all you can see is his scalp

Bring back, bring back
O bring back my leader to me, to me
Bring back, bring back
O bring back my leader to me, to me

My leader was proud of his whiskers
To shave them would give him the blues
They hung all the way to his ankles
And he used them for shining his shoes

My leader had faith in a sailboat
He had built from an old hollow tree
My leader set sail for Australia
Now my leader lies under the sea

My leader made friends with hyenas
He gave them a ride on his raft
When a crocodile reached up and grabbed him
The hyenas just sat there and laughed

My leader annoyed his dear parents
They tossed him right out of the bus
And if we don't mend our behavior
Why that's what will happen to us


My Old Man's a Dustman (Variation)

O, my old man's a dustman
He wears a dustman's hat
He bought two thousand tickets
To see a football match

Oh, Fatty passed to Skinny
And Skinny passed it back
Fatty took a rotten shot
And knocked the goalie flat, OOH!

Where was the goalie
When the ball went in the net?
Halfway up the goalpost
With his trousers round his neck, singing

Oompah, oompah
Stick it up you jumper
Rule Britannia, marmalde and jam
We threw sausages at our old man

They put him on a stetcher
They put him on a bed
They rubbed his belly
With a five pound jelly
But the poor old soul was dead


My Poor Old Man Was Crossing the Road

My poor old man was crossing the road, crossing the road, crossing the road
My poor old man was crossing the road
When along came a bicycle wheel (draw circle in the air)
Oh don't let the wheel of my bike
oh don't let the wheel of my bike
oh don't let the wheel of my bike
Run over my poor old man

Double decker bus (hand flat face down one above the other moving alternately)

Fish and chip van (mime eating)


My Stomach Has Had It

(My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)

My breakfast lies over the ocean
My dinner lies over the sea
My stomach is in a commotion
Don't mention my supper to me

Bring back, bring back, Oh bring
Back my bucket to me, to me
Bring back, bring back, Oh bring
Back my bucket to me, to me

I really felt rotten this morning
They tell me I really looked pale
My stomach gave adequate warning
To lean far out over the rail

The sound of a stomach in motion
A murmuring noise inside me
I looked down and there on the water
Was breakfast and dinner and tea


My Tall Silk Hat

(Funiculi, Funicula)

One day, as I was riding on the subway
My tall silk hat, my tall silk hat
I laid it on the seat beside me
My tall silk hat, my tall silk hat
A big, a-fat-a-lady sat upon it
My tall silk hat, my tall silk hat
A big, a-fat-a-lady sat upon it
My tall silk hat, my tall silk hat
Christopher Columbo, now what do think of that
A big, a-fat-a-lady sat upon it
My tall silk hat, my tall silk hat
My hat she broke and that's no joke
My hat she broke and that's no joke
Christopher Col umbo, now what do think of that
my hat, my hat, my hat she smashed


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