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Way Over the Irish Sea
When I was one, I had just begun
The day I went to sea
I climbed aboard a pirate ship and the captain said to me
"We'll go this way, that way, forward and back
Way over the Irish Sea
A bottle of Coke to soothe my throat
And that's the life for me
Da, da, dum; da, da, dum . .
When I was two, I tied my shoe . .
When I was three, I bumped my knee . .
When I was four, I shut the door . .
When I was five, I was still alive . .
When I was six, I gathered sticks . .
When I was seven, I was almost in heaven . .
When I was eight, I closed the gate . .
When I was nine, I was feeling fine . .
When I was ten, I started over again . .
"...climbed aboard..." as if climbing up the side of a ship
"...the captain said..." give salute
"We'll go..." bend at the waist; first left, right, forward, and back
"...over the Irish Sea." make waves with hand
"...bottle of coke..." as if chugging a soft drink
"...to soothe my throat..." touch throat with hand
"...that's the life..." slap knee and raise hand
"...da, da, dum..." step forward, step back