Go Bananas

Thanks very much to Sarah Wright, Kendra Kelly, Frances Walshaw, and Amy, all of whom e-mailed me with different versions of the song! I know there are many, many more versions of this popular yell floating around out there.

Version One:

This song is sung when, for example, during a meal at camp a group of kids gets together and shouts "Bananas!" The councillors all stand up and yell...

Did Somebody say bananas?
Bananas of the world unite!
Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas
Shake bananas, shake, shake bananas
Go bananas, go go bananas
Peel, peel, peel peel peel
Peel, peel, peel peel peel
Go, bananas!!
Bananas of the world unite!!


Unite: Clasp hands over head
Peel: Shake thumbs over back alternately
Shake: Do the twist
Go: Bring arms over head alternately
Peel: make fist like muscle man, bring up and down every time you say peel
Go bananas!!: Bring fist up into the air

Version Two:

Gonna pick bananas, pick pick bananas (pretend to pick bananas from tall trees)
Gonna peel bananas, peel peel bananas (pretend to peel a banana)
Gonna smush bananas, smush smush bananas (clap hands)
Gonna eat bananas, eat eat bananas (move hands to mouth in an eating motion)
GONNA GO BANANAS GONNA GO GO BANANAS (sing loud, jump and dance around acting crazy)

Version Three:

Bananas of the World Unite (arms from hanging straight down go out to the side and up to a point above the head to form a banana)
Peel banana, peel peel banana,
Peel banana, peel peel banana (peel yourself)
Shake banana, shake shake banana,
Shake banana, shake shake banana (shake)
Go Banana, go go banana,
Go Banana, go go banana. (punch fists ahead)
Inky winky, foxy woxy (hands twinkling at side of head)
WEEE (right arm in front, left arm behind like the Princess Pat movement and stand on one leg)

Version Four:

Peel Bananas, peel peel bananas (pretend your peeling a banana)
Cut Bananas, cut cut bananas (pretend to chop one of your hands using the other)
Eat Bananas, eat eat bananas (pretend to eat the pretend banana)
Go Bananas, go go bananas,
Go bananas, go go bananas (do a crazy dance and sing/yell it loud)
Bananas Unite!