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Alice the Camel

Alice the Camel

This is a fun song.  The way we sang it, there was a pause just before the number of humps, and we’d always shake our hips for each “bump”.  It’s a simple counting song, as well as involves some movement.  I’ve also seen it sung very similarly to My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean where the girls are standing for most of the song, but bend down at the knees during the number.  There’s also a variation where the girls hold up one hand with the corresponding fingers showing for the number of humps.

Alice’s camel has five humps
Alice’s camel has five humps
Alice’s camel has five humps
So go, Alice, go!
Bump bump bump bump.

(Repeat the chorus with 1 fewer humps each time until…)

Alice’s camel has no humps
Alice’s camel has no humps
Alice’s camel has no humps
So Alice’s camel is a horse (of course!)