1 ♭3 4 5 · Lesson activities · Minor · Singing games · Songs · Songs by pitch set

Little Johnny Brown

Leader sings the song and demonstrates the sequence as follows:

“Little Johnny Brown, lay your comfort down”
—Strut into the circle and lay out a scarf or handkerchief (square is best) in the middle of the circle.

“Fold up the corner, Johnny Brown”
—Fold each corner precisely on the syllable “corn.”

“Show us the motion, Johnny Brown”
—Pick up the scarf and make a clear, repetitive motion. (Later, make sure that the group does not copy while singing this phrase.)

“We can do the motion, Johnny Brown”
—The whole group imitates the motion.

“Take it to your friend now, Johnny Brown”
—Strut over to someone else and hand over the scarf. That person now goes into the centre and the whole song starts again.

Continue playing until everyone has had a turn. If the group is too big, there can be several Johnny Browns (each with a handkerchief) going in the centre at once, with the remaining people in the circle choosing whose motion they want to copy.

Click to access johnny_brown.pdf

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s