"Lyrics to 'Turkey in the Straw' that I learned at summer camps..." -Aili

Have You Ever Been A-fishin - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Game Instructions

There are actions to this one:

Fishin = pretend to cast a line
Swimmin = put two hands together and make your hands swim like a fish
Hands = show hands
Pockets = pat front pockets each time
Pants = pat pockets in the back of your pants
Hootchi-kootchie dance = wiggle a little dance
Never = wag finger "no"



Many thanks to Aili Katherman for contributing this song, for singing it for us and for explaining the actions that go with it!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Lila for the illustration!