Is the hokey pokey really what its all about
What If the Hokey Pokey Really Is What Its All About? Quotes by Rebecca Burke
The Ambiguous Origins of the Hokey Pokey
The hokey cokey United Kingdom , Ireland and the Caribbean or hokey pokey United States , Canada , Australia and Israel  is a participation dance with a distinctive accompanying tune and lyric structure. It is well known in English-speaking countries. It originates in a British folk dance, with variants attested as early as The song and accompanying dance peaked in popularity as a music hall song and novelty dance in the mids in the UK. The song became a chart hit twice in the s. Despite several claims of a recent invention, numerous variants of the song exist with similar dances and lyrics dating back to the 19th century. One of the earlier variants, with a very similar dance to the modern one, is found in Robert Chambers ' Popular Rhymes of Scotland from ; the words there are given as:.
The Origin of the Hokey Pokey
Alright, you got me. Or am I? Let us visit the shady origins of the Hokey Pokey, shall we? You think this is joke? I think you think this is a joke.
Even the modern history of it is somewhat convoluted. Proposed origin theories span oceans, and even centuries. That said, the convoluted nature of the history of something has never stopped us from trying to trace the origin before, so here goes. So what do we actually know about the song? The song went a little something like this:. It then continued with other body parts being put in and out and shaken all about. Whatever the Hokey Pokey is all about, it sure gets around.
Post The hokey-cokey. Also known in some parts of the world as the hokey-pokey. It sure made me miserable when they forced us to sing and dance the hokey-cokey in school. What does dance have to do with school? In, out, in out, you shake it all about.