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German Singing Game LS E-9 

 Formation: Double circle, partners facing, boy's back to center. 

SONG 
Meas. (2 counts per measure; i.e., 1-2 = 4 counts) 
Part I 
1- 2 Won't you come and dance with me,
3- 4 Both my hands I give to thee,
5- 6 Point your toe and away we go,
7- 8 Up and down the merry row,
9-10 Point your toe and away we go,
11-12 Up and down the merry row.
Part II 
1- 8 Tra la la la la la la (sing four times);
9-16 Tra la la la la la la (sing four times).
Part III 
1- 2 With your feet go tap, tap, tap,
3- 4 With your hands go clap, clap, clap,
5- 6 Point your toe and away we go,
7- 8 Up and down the merry row.
9-10 With your head go nip, nip, nip
11-12 With your fingers snip, snip, snip,
13-14 Point your toe and away we go,
15-16 Up and down the merry row.
DANCE 
1- 2 Partners bow to each other;
3- 4 Partners join both hands;
5- 6 Boy with left toe, girl with right toe, they point to the side, bring it back to place and touch; repeat.
7- 8 Partners slide four steps in LOD;
9-10 Boy with right toe, girl with left toe, point to the side, bring it back to place and touch; repeat;
11-12 Partners slide four steps in RLOD. 
Part II 
1- 8 Partners face LOD, join inside hands, and walk 16 steps in LOD;
9-16 Continuing in LOD, partners skip 16 steps.
Part III 
1- 2 Partners face and tap feet three times;
3- 4 Partners clap own hands three times, then join both hands with partner;
5- 6 Boy with left toe, girl with right toe, they point to the side, bring it back to place and touch; repeat;
7- 8 Partners slide four steps in LOD;
9-10 Each child nods his head three times;
11-12 Each child snaps his fingers three times;
13-14 Boy with right toe, girl with left toe, point to the side, bring it back to place and touch; repeat;
15-16 Partners slide four steps in RLOD. 
Note: Teach the song first and encourage the children to sing, as it reminds them of the movements they are to make.


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