Imagine That! Songs for Creative Teachers

Hambone Madeline

Kristin Lems
words and music by Kristin Lems c 2006 Kleine Ding Music (BMI)


A takeoff on one of my all time favorite children's books....when done live, you can add the hambone body sounding and be your own instrument.


Hambone hambone where you been? Round the world and back again In a house in Paris all covered with vines Lived 12 little girls in two straight lines In two straight lines they broke their bread In two straight lines they went to bed They had pillowfights and a lot of fun And Madeleine was the youngest one chorus Together they went to the park and the zoo And all together they ate their food One day the girls had an awful fright Heard someone crying in the middle of the night Sister called for an ambulance in a flurry Took Madeleine away in a hurry When 11 little girls came over to visit Saw Madeleine's scar and said, "What is it?" She said, "It's my appendix scar," And Madeleine became an overnight star She sat contented in a hospital bed With a rabbit-shaped crack overhead Now 11 little girls in two straight lines Are not so happy, every night they whine They cry and whimper and say, "Boo hoo!" Say, "We want to be operated too!"
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