Princess Pat

Song

The Princess Pat  (pose like an Egyptian)

Lived in a tree.  (pose like a tree)

She sailed across (right arm snakes up and down from right to left)

The seven seas. (hold up 7 fingers, then hold up your hand shaped like the letter "C")

She sailed across (right arm snakes up and down from right to left)

The channel, too. (both hands cut the air parallel to each other, down, then hold up 2 fingers)

And she took with her: (throw an imaginary pack over your shoulder)

A Rig-a-bamboo! (shake your whole body going down)

A Rig-a-bamboo! (shake your whole body going down)

 

*Chorus:  Now what is that? (right hand shrugs, then left hand shrugs)

               Itís something made (one fist on the other, then change)

              By the Princess Pat! (pose like an Egyptian)

              Itís red ní gold (right hand and hip out)

             And purple, too! (left hand and hip out)

             Thatís why itís CALLED: (hands cupped like a megaphone)

             A Rig-a-bamboo! (shake your whole body going down)

             A Rig-a-bamboo! (shake your whole body going down)

 

Now Captain Jack (salute right hand, then left hand)

Had a mighty-fine crew. (salute upside-down right hand, then upside-down left hand)

He sailed across (right arm snakes up and down from right to left)

The channel, too. (both hands cut the air parallel to each other, down, then hold up 2 fingers)

But his ship sank, (hold your nose and wiggle down)

And yours will too (keep holding your nose, and shake your finger)

If you donít take (throw an imaginary pack over your shoulder)

A Rig-a-bamboo! (shake your whole body going down)

A Rig-a-bamboo! (shake your whole body going down)

 

*Chorus

 

The Princess Pat (pose like an Egyptian)

Saw Captain Jack. (salute right hand, then left hand)

She reeled him in (use your imaginary fishing rod and reel)

And brought him back (jump-turn around)

She saved his life (jump-turn back around while holding your hands in a prayer position)

And his crew, too, (salute upside-down right hand, then upside-down left hand)

And do you know how? (right hand shrugs, then left hand shrugs)

With a Rig-a-bamboo! (shake your whole body going down)

A Rig-a-bamboo! (shake your whole body going down)

 

*Chorus

 

This was quite possibly the hardest action song to describe. 

One of these days I'll get the nerve to record it on video.