The Boneyard Rap

The Boneyard Rap

This is the rhythm
of the boneyard rap,
knuckle bones click
and hand bones clap,
finger bones flick
and thigh bones slap,
when you're doing the rhythm
of the boneyard rap.
Wooooooooo!

It's the boneyard rap
and it's a scare.
Give your bones a shake-up
if you dare.
Rattle your teeth
and waggle your jaw
and let's do the boneyard rap
once more.

This is the rhythm
of the boneyard rap,
elbow bones clink
and backbones snap,
shoulder bones chink
and toe bones tap,
when you're doing the rhythm
of the boneyard rap.
Wooooooooo!

It's the boneyard rap
and it's a scare.
Give your bones a shake-up
if you dare.
Rattle your teeth
and waggle your jaw
and let's do the boneyard rap
once more.

This is the rhythm
of the boneyard rap,
ankle bones sock
and arm bones flap,
pelvic bones knock
and knee bones zap,
when you're doing the rhythm
of the boneyard rap.
Wooooooooo!


from The Boneyard Rap and Other Poems (Hodder Wayland, 2001), copyright © Wes Magee 2001, used by permission of the author

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2At the End of a School Day

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3My Dog's First Poem

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4The Strangest School Secretary

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5The Ghosts of 'The Grange'

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6Down There On The Corner

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7Faraway Places

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8In the Castle of Gloom

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9Sun

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10Noisy and Quiet Places

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11I Like Emma

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12The Chimney Boy's Story

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13A Week of Winter Weather

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14Calling, Calling

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15The Witch's Brew

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16What Is The Sun?

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17Down By The School Gate

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18Up on the Downs

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19A British Garden

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20The House on the Hill

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21Big Aunt Flo'

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22Until Gran Died

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23Who?

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24The Meadow in Midsummer

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25City Sounds Heard After Dark

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26The Headmonster

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27The Boneyard Rap

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28Miss Jones, Football Teacher

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29The Girl in the Graveyard

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30The Day After

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31Our Miss Gill And Mr Scott

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32A Charm for Sweet Dreams

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33The Cat With No Name

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34The Spoons Music Man

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35In The Misty, Murky Graveyard

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36Pauline the Poltergeist

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37Up in the Attic... and Down in the Cellar

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38Tiger Night

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39Guard Wolf in Siberia

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40The Travelin' Britain Rap

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41The Mystery Space Beasts

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42The School Year

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43Questions on Christmas Eve

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44It's Christmas Time!

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45An Accident

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46Teacher Teacher

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47Sunday Morning

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48The Signal

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50The Twenty Steps to the Cellar

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51Voices

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