I finally finished a video for my playgroupies. Click on the subject heading to see it. This is my studio version of A Tooty Ta overlaid on live video from my weekly musical playdate at Highland Park in Endwell, NY.
Video of kids dancing to the song following the lyrics and explanations:
Verses start with first action and add a new action each time getting longer as the song progresses. A chorus separates each verse. For example: The first verse is simply “Thumbs Up!” Then the second verse is “Thumbs Up! Elbows back!” The third verse is “Thumbs up! Elbows back! Feet apart!” They continue with the lyrics below and there is a chorus between each verse.
Follow the leader with every action and for the chorus sway to the right and left with thumbs and arms up.
A tooty ta, a tooty ta, a tooty ta, ta!
*You can hear the full song on this page:
If you prefer to buy A Tooty Ta from Amazon, you can get just the single as a download or you can get the entire album.
You can buy The Tooty Ta song right from Johnny Only’s website. It is the first song on his “Kids Music YOU Can Dance To” CD.
You can also buy it as a single from iTunes or Amazon mp3.
A Tooty Ta, sometimes spelled Tootie Ta, is an ancient camp song. The lyrics and motions were refined by decades of campers and counselors. No one knows where it began. The original camp version is a chant that does not require music. Since it is in the public domain category, a number of song writers have recorded it as a song- Including me :o)
If you’d like to hear my version of it, just check out the first song my Johnny Only Music front page. www.johnnyonlymusic.com
You purchase it from this website’s store, or from i’Tunes or Amazon mp3