I Couldn’t Sleep Last Night

This chant was originally a straight ahead call and response. I changed the call and response format to include motions and sound effects. Start with:
I say:                                                        The class says:                           and does:                        
I couldn’t sleep last night                       I couldn’t sleep last night             Tap knees
With the thunder & the lightning            Boom! Crash!                               Flick out fingers
And the dog on the bed                         Ruff Ruff Ruff!                              Hands front as paws
And the chicken in the kitchen              Baawk Baawk Baawk!                  Flap elbows
At the Great Brook Farm                      At the Great Brook Farm               Tap knees

I couldn’t sleep last night                      I couldn’t sleep last night
With my daddy snoring                         Snooooore                                      Rest head on hands
And the thunder & the lightning            Boom! Crash!                                 (same motions…)
And the dog on the bed                        Ruff Ruff Ruff!
And the chicken in the kitchen             Baawk Baawk Baawk!
At the Great Brook Farm                      At the Great Brook Farm

I couldn’t sleep last night                    I couldn’t sleep last night
With the baby crying                            Waaah! Waaah!                                 Rub eyes
And my daddy snoring                         Snooooore                                         (same motions…)
And the thunder & the lightning           Boom! Crash!
And the dog on the bed                       Ruff Ruff Ruff!
And the chicken in the kitchen            Baawk Baawk Baawk!
At the Great Brook Farm                     At the Great Brook Farm

I couldn’t sleep last night                      I couldn’t sleep last night
With the cow mooing                             Mooo!                                             Fingers as horns on head
And the baby crying                              Waaah! Waaah!                              (same motions…)
And my daddy snoring                          Snooooore
And the thunder & the lightning            Boom! Crash!
And the dog on the bed                        Ruff Ruff Ruff!
And the chicken in the kitchen             Baawk Baawk Baawk!
At the Great Brook Farm                      At the Great Brook Farm
I couldn’t sleep last night
With the geese honking                       Honk! Honk!                                        Hands as beak
And the cow mooing                            Mooo!                                                 (same motions…)
And the baby crying                              Waaah! Waaah!
And my daddy snoring                         Snooooore
And the thunder & the lightning           Boom! Crash!
And the dog on the bed                       Ruff Ruff Ruff!
And the chicken in the kitchen            Baawk Baawk Baawk!
At the Great Brook Farm                     At the Great Brook Farm