Simon Says
By: 1910 Fruitgum Co.
(Elliot Chiprut)
1968

I'd like to play a game that is so much fun
And it's not so very hard to do
The name of the game is Simple Simon says
And I would like for you to play it to

Put your hands in the air
(Simple Simon says)
Shake them all about
(Simple Simon says)
Do it when Simon says
(Simple Simon says)
And you will never be out

Simple Simon says put your hands on your head
Let your back bone slip Simon says
Put your hands on your head
(Simple Simon says)
Bring them down by your side
(Simple Simon says)
Shake them to your left
(Simple Simon Says)
Now shake them to your right

Put your hands on your head
(Simple Simon says)
Bring them down by your side
(Simple Simon says)
Shake them to your left
(Simple Simon says)
Now shake them to your right

Now that you have learnt
To play this game with me
You can see its not so hard to do
Let's try it once again
This time more carefully
And I hope the winner will be you

Clap your hands in the air
(Simple Simon says)
Do it double time
(Simple Simon says)
Slow it down like before
(Simple Simon says)
Ah, your looking fine
(Simple Simon says)
Now clap them high in the air
(Simple Simon says)
Do it double time
(Simple Simon says)
Slow it down like before
(Simple Simon says)
Ah, your looking fine

 

ANDY RATING:

A important song in Bubblegum history, but a bit childish even for my tastes. But I remember playing Simon Says to this song when it came out; one of the many great interactive songs in pop history. And there's nothing wrong with that.

 

NOTES:

. . . ah, the prototypical bubblegum hand claps . . . and an easy step-by-step instructional song, no less! . . .