From the album Here We Go Zodeo

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© Jean Ritchie, Geordie Music Co
4 and older
Formation :everyone in a circle
4 times through

This game can be played in the traditional way with everyone in a circle but if space is limited it can be done by standing in place patting the rhythm on your knees, or jumping up and down for the first verse and dropping down on knees and elbows in the second verse.

Lyrics

Get up you sleepy head and go and fetch the cattle, Circle left.
Get up you sleepy head and go and fetch the cows,
Get up you sleepy head and go and fetch the cattle, Circle right.
Get up you sleepy head and go and fetch the cows,

The cows are lost. Look for cows and drop down on one knee.
The sun is hot. Wipe brow and drop onto both knees.
I’ll think I’ll rest. Put head on one elbow on the floor.
Till they come home. Put two elbows down and pretend to sleep.

Kathy and Hannah vocals
Kathy- Banjo Uke
Ken: Bass Harmonica/ percussion
Chris: harmonica