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ROCKIN' THE BABY
by Sally K. Albrecht
Positioning: Mixed voices: Guys vs. Gals OR men center. Part I vs. Part II.
INTRO Palms facing in: reach both hands up, clap down. Repeat. Using piano rhythm: clap up, up, down.
  M4: reach R hand over head (Vol. 2, 4 w/open palm), clap down, both hands at eye level, clap down. Repeat w/L, both.

VERSE 1

MEAS. 5 IF RESTING: face singers, lean back and listen. IF SINGING: lean forward w/palms reaching out front.
  M7: R circle pan (Vol. 1, 80-81).
  M9: lean forward w/palms reaching out front.
  M11: gather R palm in from outside, then L palm in from out-side, end w/pray center on one.

CHORUS

MEAS. 13 ALL rock baby (Vol. 2, 87) to R, L, R, L.
  M15: all lift arms up from sides w/palms up, palms meet in pray above head (Vol. 2, 22 or 123), lower.
  M17: repeat baby rock, lift pray palms up from center, open and drop on out again. Reach R, clap, reach both, clap, reach L, clap, reach both, clap (as before during Intro).

VERSE 2

MEAS. 5 IF RESTING: face singers, lean back and listen. IF SINGING: R palm up to the sky (Vol. 2, 1), looking up.
  M7: double arms circle pan (or R arm alone).
  M9: L palm out to L w/palm up.
  M11: pan R palm across L to R w/palm up.
CHORUS Repeat as before.
2nd ENDING Palms open and drop, then lift up again on fp, ending up with
  palms together above head on beat 4.
  M25: reach both up and clap down, repeat (as intro).
VERSE 3 M26: repeat as before at M5, switching parts.

CHORUS

MEAS. 34 Repeat as before.
MEAS. 42 Front until rockin' entrance, then lunge w/baby to R.
  M44: stand tall front, lift arms up from sides on fp.
  M45: clap then clasp above on beats 1 & 2, hold, drop into R lunge w/baby, looking down to R.

 
3-Part Mixed, Level 3....5813
2-Part/SSA, Level 2....5814
SoundTrax Cassette....3885