Princess Pat

 

The princess pat, (the princess pat)
Lived in a tree, (lived in a tree)
She sailed across, (she sailed across)
The seven Seas, (the seven seas)
She sailed across, (she sailed across)
The channel two, (the channel two)
And she took with her, (and she took with her)
A rick-a-bamboo, (a rick-a-bamboo)
A rick-a-bamboo, (a rick-a-bamboo)

Now what is that? (now what is that?)
Its something made, (its something made)
By the princess pat, (by the princess pat)
Its red and gold, (its red and gold)
And purple too, (and purple too)
Thats why its called, (thats why its called)
A rick-a-bamboo, (a rick-a-bamboo)
A rick-a-bamboo, (a rick-a-bamboo)

Now Captain Jack, (now captain Jack)
Had a mighty fine crew (had a mighty fine crew)
He sailed across, (he sailed across)
The channel two, (the channel two)
But his ship sank, (but his ship sank)
And yours will too, (and yours will too)
If you dont take, (if you dont take)
A rick-a-bamboo (a rick-a-bamboo)
A rick-a-bamboo, (a rick-a-bamboo)

Now what is that? (now what is that?)
Its something made, (its something made)
By the princess pat, (by the princess pat)
Its red and gold, (its red and gold)
And purple too, (and purple too)
Thats why its called, (thats why its called)
A rick-a-bamboo, (a rick-a-bamboo)
A rick-a-bamboo, (a rick-a-bamboo)


Alternate Version:

This is an echo song. One or two people lead and the rest of the troop Follows, singing the words and imitating the motions of the leaders.

The Princess PatEgyptian pose
Lived in a tree.Raise arms in a circlue above your head
She sailed acrossWave motion
The seven seas.Hold up 7 fingers, then form the letter "C" with your hand
She sailed acrossWave motion
The channel, too.Hands together, swing between legs, some up holding 2 fingers up
And she took with herHands together, swing to one shoulder, then the other
A rig-a-bam-boo!Holding arms up, shimmy, squat, then come up shimmying
  
Chorus:
A rig-a-bam-boo!
Holding arms up, shimmy, squat, then come up shimmying
Now what is that?Right hand out, palm up, then left hand out, palm up
It's something madeMake 2 fists, hit together, left over right, then right over left
By the Princess PatEgyptian pose
It's red and goldTwirl right hand at hip
And a-purple, too.Twirl left hand at hip
That's why it's calledCup hands around mouth
A rig-a-bam-boo!Holding arms up, shimmy, squat, then come up shimmying
  
Now Captain JackSalute right hand to brow, then left hand to brow
Had a mighty fine crew.Pretend to hook thumbs in suspenders and snap
He tried to crossWave motion
The channel, too.Hands together, swing between legs, some up holding 2 fingers up
His ship did sinkHolding nose with one hand, raise other hand, shimmy and squat
And yours will, tooPoint to someone else
If you don't takeHands together, swing to one shoulder, then the other
A-rig-a-bam-boo!Holding arms up, shimmy, squat, then come up shimmying
  
Chorus