The Princess Pat

Category: Songs

a.k.a. Rickabamboo, Rigabamboo
Tune See video below
Type of Song Repeat-After-Me, Actions
Actions See lyrics below
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Lyrics

v.1
The Princess Pat / strike a pose
The Princess Pat
Light infantry / salute
Light infantry
They sailed across / wave motion in front of body with one hand
They sailed across
The seven seas / number 7 with your fingers, then make a ‘c’ with one hand
The seven seas
They sailed across / wave motion
They sailed across
The channel two / two hands tracing a channel, then number 2 on one hand
The channel two
And they took with them / throw a sack over your shoulder
And they took with them
A rick-a-bamboo! / full body twist
A rick-a-bamboo!

CHORUS
A rick-a-bamboo! / full body twist
A rick-a-bamboo!
Now what is that? / shrug shoulders, hold out hand
Now what is that?
It’s a something made / bang one fist on top of the other
It’s a something made
By the Princess Pat / strike a pose
By the Princess Pat
It’s red and gold / twirl motion with hands
It’s red and gold
And purple too / flip hands as if you were saying “oh my gosh!”
And purple too
That’s why it’s called / cup hands in front of mouth
That’s why it’s called
A rick-a-bamboo / full body twist
A rick-a-bamboo

V.2
Now Captain Jack / salute
Now Captain Jack
And his mighty fine crew / salute several times
And his mighty fine crew
They sailed across / wave motion
They sailed across
The channel two / same as before
The channel two
But their ship sank / plug nose, one hand over head waving as you bend knees
But their ship sank
And so will you / point to others
And so will you
Unless you take / throw sack over shoulder
Unless you take
A rick-a-bamboo / same as before
A rick-a-bamboo

CHORUS
A rick-a-bamboo! / full body twist
A rick-a-bamboo!
Now what is that? / shrug shoulders, hold out hand
Now what is that?
It’s a something made / bang one fist on top of the other
It’s a something made
By the Princess Pat / strike a pose
By the Princess Pat
It’s red and gold / twirl motion with hands
It’s red and gold
And purple too / flip hands as if you were saying “oh my gosh!”
And purple too
That’s why it’s called / cup hands in front of mouth
That’s why it’s called
A rick-a-bamboo / full body twist
A rick-a-bamboo

Variations

Anna Hall suggested another version that is identical to the one above except for the beginning:

The Princess Pat
Lived in a tree
She sailed across
The seven seas
She sailed across
The channel too
And took with her
A rick-a-bamboo

7 thoughts on “The Princess Pat

  1. Now Captain Kirk
    He was no jerk,
    He sailed across
    The universe
    And his ship flew
    And yours will too
    If you just take
    A rick-a-bamboo

  2. The Princess Pat
    saw captain jack
    she reeled him in
    and brought him back
    She saved his life
    and his mighty fine crew
    and do you know how?
    A rick-a-bamboo
    Chours

  3. another verse!

    Now Captain Kirk
    He was no jerk
    And Captain Spock
    He was no jock
    But the Enterprise flew
    And so will you
    If you just take
    A rick-a-bamboo

  4. 3rd verse:

    Now captain jack
    And princess pat
    They fell in love
    And that was that
    They sailed across
    The channel 2
    And they had nine kids
    And a rick-a-bamboo

  5. at my last camp, there was a third verse about superman…. can’t remember most of it, but it was a definite improvement

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