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Shooshdee-Feedley-Feedley

A musical skit performed for many years by the Hiebert Siblings. You act out each instrument as you "play" it. At the end, it's fun to divide the group up into sections and sing together as each section plays one of the instruments.

Father:
Children, guess what I have here.

Children:
Tell us, tell us, Father dear.

Father:
A violin to make music gay.

Children:
Show us how to make it play.

Father:
Shooshdee-feedley-feedley,
Shooshdee-feedley-feedley,
That's how the violin plays.

All:
Shooshdee-feedley-feedley,
Shooshdee-feedley-feedley,
That's how it plays.

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Father:
Children, guess what I have here.

Children:
Tell us, tell us, Father dear.

Father:
A clarinet with silver on it.

Children:
Show us how to play upon it.

Father:
Doodlee-doodlee-um,
Doodlee-doodlee-um,
That's how the clarinet plays.

All:
Doodlee-doodlee-um,
Doodlee-doodlee-um,
That's how it plays.

All: (repeat all other instruments in order)

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Father:
Children, guess what I have here.

Children:
Tell us, tell us, Father dear.

Father:
A shining trumpet gay and bright.

Children:
Show us how to play it right.

Father:
Tra-da-dah,
Tra-da-dah,
That's how the trumpet plays.

All:
Tra-da-dah,
Tra-da-dah,
That's how it plays.

All: (repeat all other instruments in order)

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Father:
Children, guess what I have here.

Children:
Tell us, tell us, Father dear.

Father:
A big bass viol with a bow.

Children:
Show us how to make it go.

Father:
Broom-fitz-fitz,
Broom-fitz-fitz,
That's how the bass viol plays.

All:
Broom-fitz-fitz,
Broom-fitz-fitz,
That's how it plays.

All: (repeat all other instruments in order)

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Father:
Children, guess what I have here.

Children:
Tell us, tell us, Father dear.

Father:
A golden harp with silver strings.
Listen--this is how it sings.

Brenky-shvenky-trenky,
Brenky-shvenky-trenky,
That's how the harp plays.

All:
Brenky-shvenky-trenky,
Brenky-shvenky-trenky,
That's how it plays.

All: (repeat all other instruments in order)

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Father:
Children, guess what I have here.

Children:
Tell us, tell us, father dear.

Father:
Drums and cymbals here for you.

Children:
Show us how to play them too.

Father:
Boom - Ching - Drrrrrr,
Boom - Ching - Drrrrrr,
That's how the drums all play.

All:
Boom - Ching - Drrrrrr,
Boom - Ching - Drrrrrr,
That's how they play.

All: (repeat all other instruments in order, ending:)
That's....how.....they.....play.

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