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The Ants Were Marching

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This gives you the tune for the verses but the across the floor, under the door bit is chanted and doesn't quite fit in with this sound file but it was the closest Big Vern my sound manager could manage.
 
Basically the tune is When Johnny Comes Marching Home.
 
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The Ants Were Marching
 
The ants were marching one by one hurrah, hurrah
The ants were marching one by one, hurrah hurrah
The ants were marching one by one, the little one stopped to scratch his bum
And they all went marching, across the floor (hands flat out in front of you at shoulder height),
Under the door (make a down and up movement with hands),
Down the drain (point down, arms still full out),
Into the rain (tickly downwards movement with hands)
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! (exaggerated hips thrust out, arms pull in towards you)

2 tie his shoe
3- have a wee
4- shut the door
5- said it`s great to be alive
6- pick up some sticks
7- died and went to heaven
8- opened the gates
9- said I feel fine
10- if you want any more you can sing it again