Turkey in the Straw
The mermaid went a-swimmin’
A-swimmin’ with a whale
She combed her pretty mer-hair
She swished her swishy tail
The fishies who were swimmin’
Started in to prance
So she jumped into the water
And they did the fishie dance

They wiggled to the left
They wiggled to the right
They wiggled ‘round in circles
It was such a funny sight!
They saw some crabs a-crawlin’
Along the ocean floor
They invited them to join them
And they danced around some more

They crab-crawled to the left
They crab-crawled to the right
They crawled around in circles
It was such a pretty sight
They saw some dolphins diving
Along the wave tops white
They invited them to join them
They partied through the night

They dove to the left
They dove to the right
They dove around in circles
It was such a funny sight
They saw some seahorses racing
Along the seabeds green
They said, “hey that really looks like fun,
Come join our happenin’ scene!”

So they galloped to the left
And they galloped to the right
They raced around in circles
It was such a funny sight
They saw some sharks a-waiting
With their big jaws open wide
So they said, “Hey, guys, thanks for the dance!”
And they ran away to hide!

Actions:
She combed her pretty mer-hair: Mime brushing hair.
She swished her swishy tail: Turn around and wiggle bum.
And they danced around some more: Get down on hands and knees.
They partied through the night: Diving motions with hands.
Come join our happenin’ scene!”: Galloping.

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