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Thread #1233   Message #3877
Posted By: rich r
05-Apr-97 - 03:55 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Little White Duck (Burl Ives)
Subject: RE: Burl Ives: A Little White Duck
Now if you really want to impress your friends, the following instructions are from the book, "Eye Winker, Tom Tinker, Chin Chopper: Fifty Musical Fingerplays" by Tom Glazer (yes, the same Tom Glazer that was a folk singing contemnporary of Burl Ives) 1973. Doubleday.

v. 1: Fold hands and place in front. On "he took a bite" remove one hand and quickly close fingers against thumb. Cross thumbs and wiggle hands (flapping wings).

v. 2: Make swim-motion with one hand up and down. Throw same hand out suddenly, then back to swimming motion.

v. 3: Wave pinky, then tickle motion with forefinger, then wave pinky again.

v. 4: Extend and undulate one arm. Make "eating" motion with fingers and thumb of same hand, then back to first motion.

v. 5: Shrug, while both arms are out, palms up, and look sad.

rich r