Down, Down, Baby

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A Little Man Is Standing In A WoodEin Männlein steht im Walde
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Down, down, baby
Down, down the roller coaster (accompanied by the hand making a horizontal wave motion)
Sweet, sweet, baby (accompanied by both arms crossing the chest)
I'll never let you go

Shimmy, Shimmy cocoa pop
Shimmy, Shimmy pow
Shimmy, Shimmy cocoa pop
Shimmy, Shimmy pow

Grandma, grandma sick in bed
She called the doctor and the doctor said
Let's get the rhythm of the head, ding dong (rock the head to each side once in time with "ding-dong")
Let's get the rhythm of the head, ding dong (rock the head to each side once in time with "ding-dong")

Let's get the rhythm of the hands (followed by two hand claps)
Let's get the rhythm of the hands (followed by two hand claps)

Let's get the rhythm of the feet (stomp the right foot, then the left)
Let's get the rhythm of the feet (stomp the right foot, then the left)

Let's get the rhythm of the hot dog (place hands on hips and twirl)
Let's get the rhythm of the hot dog (place hands on hips and twirl)

Put it all together and what do you get?
Ding dong (accompanied by head rock), (followed by two claps), (followed by two stomps), hot dog (accompanied by hip twirl)
Put it all backwards and what do you get?
Hot dog (accompanied by hip twirl), (followed by two stomps), (followed by two claps), ding dong (accompanied by head rock)

===Variations===
Down, down, baby
Down by the riverside
Sweet, sweet tulip
No place to go.
(Heard in Nottinghamshire, England)

Down, down, baby
Down by the rollercoaster
Sweet, sweet cherry
No place to go
I caught you with your boyfriend
Naughty naughty
...
(Heard in Kent, England)

====Holly Version====

Down, down baby

Oceania Raincoat

Sweet, sweet baby

I'll Never Let You Go!

Shimmy Cocoa Puff

Pass One to me Now

Shimmy Cocoa Puff

Pass One to me Now.

====Southern Minnesotan Version====

Down, down, baby
Down, down the roller coaster     (accompanied by the hand making a horizontal wave motion)
Sweet, sweet, baby
Mama never let you go     (accompanied by both arms crossing the chest, like one is hugging themselves)

Caught you with your boyfriend
Naughty, naughty     (accompanied by shaking one's finger in a "for shame" type manner, right hand on the first naughty, left hand on the second)
Stole a piece of candy
Greedy, greedy     (accompanied by making a hand gesture similar to "apple" in American Sign Language on each side)
Never did your homework
Lazy, lazy     (accompanied by pressing the palms of the hands together, similar to the Añjali Mudrā, and doing the "sleeping" hand gesture on either side of the face)
Just off the Liberty
Crazy, crazy     (accompanied by making the "crazy" hand gesture, made by a circling motion of the index finger at the ear or side of the head)

Shimmy shimmy cocoa pop     (accompanied by knocking on one's own head)
Shimmy shimmy wow     (accompanied by moving one's hand through their hair from their forehead to the back of the head)
Shimmy shimmy lollipop     (accompanied by motion of licking a lollipop)
Shimmy shimmy POW!     (accompanied by clapping both hands of the partner. If there is more than two players, you do a two-handed clap with the person on your right with your right hand             while simultaneously doing the same thing with the person on your left with your left hand)

I like coffee
I like to eat
I like the boys
And the boys like me

(place hands on hips)
To the front     (accompanied by moving hips forward once)
To the back     (accompanied by moving hips backward once)
To the side side side     (accompanied by moving hips from side to side three times)

To the front     (accompanied by moving hips forward once)
To the back     (accompanied by moving hips backward once)
To the side side side     (accompanied by moving hips from side to side three times)
(take hands off hips)

Mama Mama
Sick in bed
She called the doctor
And the doctor said
"Mama Mama
You're not sick
All you need
Is a licorice stick!"

====Eastern Massachusetts Version====

Ronald McDonald, a biscuit (accompanied by thumbs pointing back over the shoulders, first one, then the other)
Ronald McDonald, a biscuit

Down, down, baby
Down, down the roller coaster (accompanied by the hand making a horizontal wave motion)
Sweet, sweet, baby (accompanied by both arms crossing the chest)
I'll never let you go

Ice cream soda with a cherry on the top (accompanied by pointing one thumb downward just below chest-level)
Ice cream soda with a cherry on the top

Shimmy, Shimmy cocoa pop
Shimmy, Shimmy POW! (accompanied by punching the air with a fist just below chest-level)
Shimmy, Shimmy cocoa pop
Shimmy, Shimmy POW!

Southern New Hampshire version (late 70's)
Oooo shishy wah wah ta biscuit
I've got a boyfriend ta biscuit
He is the sweetest ta biscuit
Ice cream soda with a cherry on top
Ice ream soda with a cherry on bottom
Down down baby, down by the roller coaster
Sweet sweet baby I will never let you go
Just because I kissed you doesn't mean I love you
Ice cream soda with a cherry on top
Ice cream soda with a cherry on bottom

====Best Friend Version====
Down Down baby

Down by the roller coaster

Sweet sweet cherry

I like you

Apples on a stick

They make me sick

They make my heart beat two four six.

Boys boys are always dumb

Here comes the lady with the big fat bum

She can wiggle she can waggle but she can't do the splits

But I bet you she wouldn't do this!

Now close your eyes and count to ten

If you mess it up then start again

(Do the chest across and handshake while keeping eyes closed)

We didn't mess it up so that's the end

And by the way you're still my friend