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Under the spreading chestnut tree, where I held you on my knee
We'll be happy as can be; under the spreading chestnut tree
The first time through, sing the words as written.
The second time, omit the word "tree" and instead imitate tree branches
with upward and outward hand motions.
The next time, also omit "nut" and tap the top of the head.
Then, omit "chest" but pat the chest.
Then, omit "spreading" and instead spread hands apart, etc.
Replace "happy" with a scowl and growl.
At the finish, almost half the song will be gestures