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  1. Bingo Farm

From the recording Here We Go Zodeo

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Traditional USA Georgia Sea Islands
When Doug Quimby of the Georgia Sea Island Singers taught this he said that this was actually a song to make you think about how you should celebrate the things that you have. You may have small potatoes but you know when to plant them; you may have moldy cheese, but there’s no maggots in it!
Vons of Villians are just nonsense words.
4 and older
Formation: circle, one leader

Lyrics

1.There’s a girl named Dinah over there. Leader points to somewhere on ‘over there’.
[over there] Group answers and imitates pointing.
There’s a girl named Dinah over there.
[over there]
There’s a girl named Dinah and her cheeks are made of china,
You can kiss her if you find her over there.
[over there]

Choruses: She’ll give you Vons of Villians, Vons of Villians, All clap and sing the nonsense words.
Vons of Villians, way down on the Bingo farm.

And I won’t go there any more, And I won’t go there any more, All wag a finger and shake their heads.
And I won’t go there any more, more, more, way down on the Bingo farm.

All move to the left with a shuffle step.
With a rig jag jig jag jig, [stop]
and a rig jag jig jag jig, [stop]
And a rig jag jig jag jig jag jig jag jig jag jig jag jig. [stop]

2. The potatoes they grow small over there,
The potatoes they grow small over there,
The potatoes they grow small,
Cause they plant them in the fall, a
And they eat them tops and all over there.
Choruses

3. There’s maggots in the cheese over there,
There’s maggots in the cheese over there,
There’s maggots in the cheese,
You can eat it if you please,
You’ll get maggots in your teeth over there
Choruses


Kathy: lead vocal, percussion
Ken: percussion, harmony
Hannah: percussion, harmony