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Song notes: “Kangaroo Hop” is a rocking action song, lending itself to dressing up as animals and exploring various movements of the body to emulate those animals.
 
  • Mark Bainbridge
  • Kangaroo Hop
Chorus E A7 E Kangaroo hop! hop! hop! – Kangaroo Hop! E A7 E Kangaroo hop! hop! hop! – Kangaroo Hop! Verse 1 E A7 E Well I went to a bash in the bush one day – Hop! Hop! Hop! E A7 E Everyone was there, and they were feeling OK – Hop! Hop! Hop! A The Magpie, wombat, Koala too – Hop! Hop! Hop! E A7 E But I danced all night with a Kangaroo – Hop! Hop! Hop! – CH Verse 2 E A7 E well the birds were beating their wings in time – Flap! Flap! Flap! E A7 E And the Emu’s were strutting fine – Step! Step! Step! A The wombats wiggled their bodies too – Wiggle! wiggle! wiggle! E A7 E But I danced all night with a kangaroo – Hop! Hop! Hop! – CH + Musical Bridge) Verse 3 E A7 E The possums were swinging by their tails – Swing! Swing! Swinging! E A7 E And the snakes were making twisting trails – Twist! Twist! Twisting! A The fish were flipping somersaults too! -Flip! Flip! Flipping! E A7 E But I danced all night with a Kangaroo – Hop! Hop! Hop! – CH


Song notes: “Colours” is also an action song for young children and reinforces special relations with its directions given through the song. Exploration of movement or gestures representing the elements sung in the verses will also provide the basis for a visual presentation of the song by the children The Colours Song


  • Mark Bainbridge
  • Colours
Chorus E There are colours behind you A Colours in front of you B7 Colours to the left of you A E And colours to the right E There are colours all about you A Every single day B7 A E Even a rainbow in the sun’s rays Verse 1 A There are colours in balloons E Colours in the moon B7 E Colours in a rainbow too! A There is blue in the sky E Green in the grass B7 E And colourful tigers in the ZOO! – CH Verse 2 A There’s colours in a sunrise E Colours in a sun set B7 E Colours in me and you! A There’s red on a fire engine E Yellow in the sun B7 E And brown on a kangaroo! – CH