DANCE – Daisy’s dance
SONG – Off you go to market
This dance and the following song tell a story: Jack is anxious to get Daisy to the market,
and Daisy is either too stubborn or too tired to get up. Jack tries to tempt her with some
delicious food, and she temporarily perks up while she’s being fed, but she slumps back
down again when she has finished eating. Jack appeals to the animals to help and they sing
‘Off you go to market’. Again, this can be staged fairly simply with the animals in a semi circle around Daisy. During the song, they could hand Daisy some items that she’ll need for the journey: wellington boots, an umbrella, a shopping bag, etc. As Jack and Daisy finally
exit down the central aisle, the animals wave fare
Off you go to market, Don’t delay;
We will wave you On your way.
Off you go to market, Follow Jack,
We’ve a hunch You won’t come back!
Toodle-oo and au revoir,
Send a postcard, From the abattoir. So –
The animals divide into two groups to sing a round.
Off you go to market
Off you go to market,
We will wave you
On your way.
We will wave you: