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Hokey Cokey

Hokey Cokey

“Hokey Cokey” also known as “Hokey Pokey” is a famous campfire song and dance with a distinctive accompanying tune and lyric structure. It is a joyful kids’ nursery rhyme and participation song. Most often it is performed as an action songs or dancing songs where children must perform certain actions during the lyrics. At the social gatherings, this song encourages to dance in a group.
It is well known in English-speaking countries. 
“Hokey Cokey” originates in a British folk dance, with variants attested as early as 1826. The song and accompanying dance peaked in popularity as a music hall song and novelty dance in the mid-1940s in the UK. Despite several claims of a recent invention, numerous variants of the song exist with similar dances and lyrics dating back to the 19th century.

 

“Hokey Cokey” Lyrics

 

You put your right foot in
You take your right foot out
You put your right foot in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about

 

You put your left foot in
You take your left foot out
You put your left foot in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about

 

You put your right hand in
You take your right hand out
You put your right hand in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about

 

You put your left hand in
You take your left hand out
You put your left hand in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about

 

You put your head in
You take your head out
You put your head in
And you shake it all about
You do the Hokey Pokey

And you turn yourself around
That`s what it`s all about

 

You put your whole self in
You take your whole self out
You put your whole self in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about