This is a favorite song with all ages from the youngest to the oldest! There
are many versions, as most artists make up their own verses. Children may
want to make up their own verses, too. You can help them make them with the
rhymes.. I also like to show children a map of the West Indies, and tell
them that is where steel drums originated (specifically in Trinidad). Teach
the simple hand motions to the chorus before you sing the song for the first
time. Simple motions are self-explanatory for the verses.
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