From the album Here We Go Zodeo

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Traditional Georgia Sea Islands
5 and older
Formation: Everyone stands in a circle around one child who has a handkerchief.
Follow the instructions in the song. If there are a lot of participants you may want to have 2 or 3 Johnny Browns in the centre.
5 times through

Lyrics

Little Johnny Brown, spread your comfort down. Place the handkerchief on the ground and smooth it out
Little Johnny Brown, spread your comfort down.

Fold one corner Johnny Brown. walking around the handkerchief fold each corner
Fold another corner Johnny Brown.
Fold another corner Johnny Brown.
Fold the last corner Johnny Brown.

Take to your friend now, Johnny Brown, carry the folded handkerchief to someone in the circle
Take to your friend now, Johnny Brown,

Show me your motion Johnny Brown.Still holding the handkerchief make a motion – like dancing or jumping
Show me your motion Johnny Brown.

Lope like a buzzard Johnny Brown. Flap your arms like a buzzard
Lope like a buzzard Johnny Brown.

Give it to your friend now, Johnny Brown, give it to the person who takes it to the centre of the ring to start the game again.
Give it to your friend, Johnny Brown.

Kathy :lead vocal
Ken: piano, hollow bodied electric guitar, snare, tambourines, harmony
Chris: trumpet