Poor Jennie

Written By: Unknown
Adapted By: Terry Kluytmans
Adapted By: Terry Kluytmans
Copyright © 1998 KIDiddles.com

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Poor Jennie sits a-weeping,
A-weeping, a-weeping,
Poor Jennie sits a-weeping
On a bright, sunny day.
(Children form a ring and dance around,
with 'Jennie' sitting or kneeling in the center.)


Stand up and choose your partner,
Your partner, your partner,
Stand up and choose your partner,
On a bright, sunny day.
('Jennie' rises and chooses a partner,
both dance, and the game then resumes.
At the end of the song, 'Jennie' joins
the circle, and the partner she chose
becomes the new 'Jennie' in the center
of the ring.)



ALTERNATE VERSES:

Poor Jennie lays a-sleeping...
Wake up and choose your partner...
('Jennie' lays down in the center
of the ring and pretends to be asleep.
On second verse, 'Jennie' wakes up and
stretches, then selects her partner,
and both dance in the center.)



Poor Jennie is a-sweeping...
Now stop and choose your partner...
('Jennie' stands in the center of
the ring and pretends to sweep the
floor. On second verse, she stops
sweeping, then selects her partner,
and both dance in the center.)



Oh, Jennie is a-leaping...
Now stop and choose your partner...
('Jennie' stands in the center of
the ring, leaping. On second verse,
she stops, selects a partner, and
both leap in the center.)

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