JUMP DOWN, SPIN AROUND

arr. Larry Nickel

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This is a fun and funny Jamaican folk-song arranged for high school choir with suggestions by the composer on how to spice up the performance with simple (but effective) choreography. Contains four short solos such as “I gotta pig that’s nice and greasy – all you ladies shake it easy!”

LYRICS

JUMP DOWN, SPIN AROUND 
PICK A BAIL O’ COTTON
GOTTA JUMP DOWN, SPIN AROUND
PICK A BAIL A DAY

I SAW A ‘SKEEDER ON MY HEAD
HE BLINKED HIS EYE AND I KILLED HIM DEAD

GOTTA JUMP DOWN, SPIN AROUND
WEED PATCH O’ TURNIPS
GOTTA JUMP DOWN, SPIN AROUND
WEED A PATCH A DAY

I SAW A GAL IN CALICO
SHE TRIPPED AND FEEL AND SHE DIDN’T SAY HELLO

GOTTA JUMP DOWN, (SNIFF)
COOK A MESS O’ GREENS
GOTTA JUMP DOWN, (SNIFF, SNIFF)
COOK A MESS A DAY

I GOTTA PIG WHO’S NICE AND GREASY
ALL YOU LADIES SHAKE IT EASY

GOTTA JUMP DOWN, SPIN AROUND
TOTE A PAIL O’ WATER
GOTTA JUMP DOWN, SPIN AROUND
TOTE A PAIL A DAY

LITTLE SALLY JUMP DOWN (WHOOP!)
TOTE A PAIL O’ WATER
LITTLE JOE JUMP DOWN (WHOOP!)
TOTE A PAIL A DAY
(ETC)

I DON’T KNOW BUT I’VE BEEN TOLD
A GOFER DON’T REALLY LIVE IN A HOLE
HE DON’T?

GOTTA JUMP DOWN, SPIN AROUND
SWEAT A PAIL O’ WATER
GOTTA JUMP DOWN, SPIN AROUND
SWEAT A PAIL A DAY

WON’T PICK A BAIL O’ COTTON
WON’T COOK A MESS O’ GREENS
WON’T TOTE A PAIL O’ WATER
WON’T SWEAT A PAIL A DAY

WON’T JUMP DOWN, SPIN AROUND, SPIN, AROUND….

GOTTA JUMP DOWN, SPIN AROUND
SWEAT A PAIL O’ WATER
GOTTA JUMP DOWN, SPIN AROUND
JUMP DOWN, SPIN AROUND
SWEAT A PAIL O’ WATER
GOTTA JUMP DOWN, SPIN AROUND

SWEAT A PAIL A DAY – (WHOOP!)

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