Dip Dip and Swing

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Subscript textThis is a beloved campfire song, written by Canadian Margaret Embers McGee to honor the First Nations people and their love of the waterways. There are many versions of the Lyrics. This one makes the most sense.


My paddle's keen and bright,
Flashing like silver;
Swift as the wild goose flight,
Dip, dip, and swing. (Repeat)

Dip, dip, and swing them back,
Flashing like silver;
Follow the wild goose track,
Dip, dip and swing. (Repeat)

Actions: Paddle on left and right in time with the song.


  • Sing as a three part round
  • Sing softly, loudly, softly to reflect the sound of canoes passing you on the shore.

See also