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Old Roger is Dead

Traditional Old English
Written By: Unknown
Copyright Unknown

Old Roger is dead
And gone to his grave
(Incline head to right, rest head
on hands pressed together on right cheek)


Hm, ha,
(Hands down, head erect,
nod head forward on 'hm', backward on 'ha')


Gone to his grave
(Incline head to right, rest head
on hands pressed together on right cheek)



They planted an apple tree
Over his head
(Clasp hands over head)

Hm, ha,
(Hands down, head erect,
nod head forward on 'hm', backward on 'ha')


Over his head.
(Clasp hands over head)


The apples were ripe
And ready to drop
(Unclasp hands and droop over head)

Hm, ha
(Hands down, head erect,
nod head forward on 'hm', backward on 'ha')


Ready to drop
(Unclasp hands and droop over head)


There came an east wind
A-blowing them off
(Flutter fingers and gently lower arms)

Hm, ha
(Hands down, head erect,
nod head forward on 'hm', backward on 'ha')


A-blowing them off
(Flutter fingers and gently lower arms)


There came an old woman
A-picking them up
(Imitate picking up apples)

Hm, ha
(Hands down, head erect,
nod head forward on 'hm', backward on 'ha')


A-picking them up
(Imitate picking up apples)


Old Roger got up
(Stand erect)

And gave her a knock
(Clap hands on 'knock')

Hm, ha
(Hands down, head erect,
nod head forward on 'hm', backward on 'ha')


Gave her a knock
(Clap hands on 'knock')


Which made the old woman
Go hippity-hop
(Jerk body and lean
first to right, then to left)


Hm, ha
(Hands down, head erect,
nod head forward on 'hm', backward on 'ha')


Hippity-hop
(Jerk body and lean
first to right, then to left)

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