The hokey pokey

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The Hokey Pokey (AmE)

O proud left foot, that ventures quick within
Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,
A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.
The Hoke, the poke -- banish now thy doubt
Verily, I say, 'tis what it's all about.
-- by "William Shakespeare"

Author believed to be Jeff Brechlin, Potomac Falls, Maryland.

The Original:-

You put your left foot in 
Your left foot out 
In out, in out and shake it all about 
You do the hokey cokey And you turn around 
That's what it's all about ... Hey! 


Whoa, the hokey cokey,
Whoa, the hokey cokey,
Whoa, the hokey cokey,
Knees bent arms stretch,
Rah rah rah!

Right foot...
Left arm...
Right arm...
Whole self...