Jimmy Crack Corn

 

Traditional song; actions are added verses - also known as "Blue Tail Fly"
Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care
Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care
Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care
My master’s gone away
One hand up, and one hand down
One hand up, and one hand down
One hand up, and one hand down
And then I turn around!
Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care
Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care
Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care
My master’s gone away
Two hands up, and two hands down
Two hands up, and two hands down
Two hands up, and two hands down
And then I turn around!
Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care
Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care
Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care
My master’s gone away
One foot up, and one foot down
One foot up, and one foot down
One foot up, and one foot down
And then I turn around!
Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care
Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care
Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care
My master’s gone away
Both feet up, and both feet down
Both feet up, and both feet down
Both feet up, and both feet down
And then I turn around!
Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care
Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care
Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care
My master’s gone away
These actions come from a version of this traditional song recorded by Carole Peterson on the CD Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunesopens a new window (JCD CS PET S02)

Baby Variant: Bounce baby on your lap, and raise their arms and legs as the actions above indicate, then add this extra verse:
Baby's up, and baby's down.
Baby's up, and baby's down
Baby's up, and baby's down
And then I turn around!

Circle Variant:
Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care(hold hands and walk around circle)
Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care
Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care
My master’s gone away
Right hand up, and I don't care
Right hand up, and I don't care
Right hand up, and I don't care
(walk into the circle until everyone's hands touch)
My master's gone away (walk quickly back out of the circle)
Left hand up, and I don't care
Left hand up, and I don't care
Left hand up, and I don't care
(walk into the circle until everyone's hands touch)
My master's gone away (walk quickly back out of the circle)
Whole self in, and I don't care
Whole self in, and I don't care
Whole self in, and I don't care
(walk into the circle until everyone's hands touch)
My master's gone away (walk quickly back out of the circle)