The Bog

Description:

This is kind of like that old barney song "There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea". The "verses" are all repeat-after-me style, but the "chorus" is sung all together. The chorus gets longer as each thing you sing about gets added on. The video definitely give a good idea of how it's supposed to go. There are a few different variations on the things in the verses, but here's the order I always do. This cheer is rather long so it's more like "East to West" than something like "Hey Burrito" or "Sizzle"

Lyrics:

It's a good idea to teach everyone the chorus first so they can join in right away. In between each verse it goes "Rare bog, rattlin' bog, way down in the valley low. Rare bog, rattlin' bog, way down in the valley low." Link arms with someone and do-si-do while singing the chorus.

~Sing chorus all together~

Verse 1:
~Repeat after me~
And in that bog! (everyone repeats)
There was a tree! *put hands over head in an "O" to make a tree* (repeat)
It was a rare tree! (repeat)
It was a rattlin' tree! (repeat)

~All together~
And the tree was in the bog and the bog was in the valley low!

~chorus~

Verse 2:
~Repeat after me~
And on that tree! (repeat)
There was a branch! *stick one arm out in the air, hand in a fist* (repeat)
It was a rare branch! (repeat)
It was a rattlin' branch! (repeat)

~All together~
And the branch was on the tree and the tree was in the bog and the bog was in the valley low!

~Chorus~

*The whole song follows this pattern as you keep adding on things in the bog. Here's the list of things, feel free to add or make up your own actions for them!*

Tree
Branch
Twig
Nest
Egg
Bird
Feather
Tick
Blood
Cell
World
Bog

So at the very end, the last build up to the chorus goes like this:
And the bog was in the world, and the world was in the cell, and the cell was in the blood, and the blood was in the tick, and the tick was on the feather, and the feather was on the bird, and the bird was in the egg, and the egg was in the nest, and the nest was on the twig, and the twig was on the branch, and the branch was on the tree, and the tree was in the bog, and the bog was in the valley low!

Then you finish up with the Chorus and at this point everyone is super out of breath! I did tell you it was a long cheer

Example of performance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBhnaNxb7l4