Whale Songs


I saw a video from Sea World years ago, and I have no idea if it’s still available anywhere, but my favorite song was “The Shamu Shimmy” sung to the tune of “The Hokey Pokey.” Instead of YOUR body parts, you use the WHALE’S body parts.

You put your right fin in (right bent elbow),
You put your right fin out,
You put your right fin in,
And you shake it all about
You do the Shamu Shimmy (shake whole body)
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about.

Continue: left fin (left bent elbow) pectoral fin (back) blowhole (top of head) flukes (lean back a little and raise all toes at one time)


Song for whale (to the tune : take me out to the ball game)

Take me out to the ocean Take me out to the sea There goes a starfish and sand dollar, I’m having such fun, I’ve just got to holler Oh, it’s swim, swim, swim underwater Catch a ride on a whale, don’t fear, For the sea animals are our friends, Let’s give a great big cheer!!


 

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