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Oh, How We Love to Stand

Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Happily

1. Oh, how we love* to stand

And turn ourselves* around,

Shake† the left and shake the right,

But, best of all, sit down.

2. Oh, how we love* to stand

To smile and not to frown,

Lift† the left and lift the right,

But, best of all, sit down.

*You may substitute a child’s name (Jenny Lou loves, for example) and herself or himself.

†Actions:
shake (arm)
lift (knee)

Alternate words and actions:
wave (hand)
point (toe)
bend (waist)
bow (head)

Words and music: Olga Carlson Brown, 1894–1987. © 1962 IRI