Going To Kentucky

Words & Music:



      D                                     G

I was going to Kentucky, I was going to the fair.

   A7                                    D

To see the senorita, with flowers in her hair.


So, shake it, shake it, shake it.  Shake it if you can.

You can shake it like a milkshake and do the best you can.


Oh, rumble to the bottom, and rumble to the top.

And turn around and turn around until you make a stop!



All stand in a circle around one person.

Those in the circle join hands & walk in time to the music for the first two lines of the song.

The person in the middle dances until  the line  "And turn around..."

During the last two lines of the song, the person in the middle covers eyes and turns around with  a pointed finger at arm's length. 

On the last word "Stop!", the person in the middle stops.  The person pointed to is "It", and takes their place in the center of the circle.


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