Oh, How We Love to Stand
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    Oh, How We Love to Stand

    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