Rockin’Around the Big Red Barn

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ROCKIN’ AROUND THE BIG RED BARN

~By Suzy Leopold

Rockin’ around the big red barn
on a snowy Christmas night.
Mistletoe hung on the rafters high. Smack! Smooch!
It’s the barnyard animals’ delight.

Rockin’ around the big red barn
with Farmer Bill’s barnyard crew.
Later we’ll have some eats and treats
and we’ll do some dancin’, too.

You will get a get a festive feeling
When you hear voices singing,
“Let’s be merry; Deck the red barn on the prairie.”

Movin’ and groovin’ as we swish and sway
A neigh and a moo and a cock-a-doodle-doo
Grab a partner and kick up your heels
Clappin’ and stompin’! Come on! You, too!

Rockin’ around the big red barn
The party is quite a site!
Everyone’s dancin’ at Farmer Bill’s
on a moonlit winter night.

You will get a get a festive feeling
When you hear voices singing,
“Let’s be merry; Deck the red barn on the prairie.”

Rockin’ around the big red barn
on a snowy Christmas night.
Mistletoe hung on the rafters high. Smack! Smooch!
It’s the barnyard animals’ delight.

Rockin’ around the big red barn
At the barnyard Christmas hop.
Everyone’s dancin’ gleefully
in a new fandango way!

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Come join in the fun with Susanna Leonard Hill‘s Fifth Annual Holiday Contest. Write a children’s story in prose or rhyme. The entry must not exceed a 350 word count.

Hurry the contest ends on Friday December 11 at 11:59 PM EST. Don’t miss on this outstanding opportunity to share your version of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”

You may not know his name. But I am sure you recognize the song. Here are the original lyrics:

ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

~By Johnny Marks, 1909-1985

Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree
at the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Ev’ry couple tries to stop

Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Let the Christmas Spirit Ring
Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie
and we’ll do some caroling

You will get a sentimental feeling
When you hear voices singing
“Let’s be jolly; Deck the halls with boughs of holly”

Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone’s dancing merrily
In a/the new old fashioned way

You will get a sentimental feeling
When you hear voices singing
“Let’s be jolly; Deck the halls with boughs of holly”

Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree
at the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Ev’ry couple tries to stop

Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone’s dancing merrily
In the new old fashioned way

And here is a version sung by Brenda Lee.

The winners of the contest will be announced on Friday, December 18th. Best wishes and good luck to all who enter.

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About Prairie Garden Girl

I am a wife who is adored by my Sweet Perry. Together we are parents to five boys and grandparents to seven unique grands. Pa Perry and Oma Sue love instilling the love of learning in the hearts of Johannah, Joshua & Jaxon; Henry & Charlotte and Lily & Lane. I am a reader. I am an aspiring children's picture book writer. I am a creator who sews and paints with acrylics and watercolors and sketches with colored pencil. I am an educator to hundreds of students, throughout the years. I am a cyclist on a pink Marin Portofina, and a 5K jogger. Perry and I are organic gardeners and enjoy homesteading on the Illinois prairie. Life is a beautiful ride with my Sweet P. Together, Perry and I feel life is a journey filled with joy. We want to live our lives by leaving the world a better place.
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24 Responses to Rockin’Around the Big Red Barn

  1. Cindy Williams Schrauben says:

    Nice job, Suzy.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Yay! You posted it 🙂 Way to go. I still have to read all the ones in the comment section!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. kathalsey says:

    Fun to read. I almost sang it, Prairie Girl. Good luck in the contest!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Catherine Johnson says:

    Awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Lori Dubbin says:

    Your big red barn is rockin’ and hoppin’ and full of “Prairie Girl” rhythm and rhyme! Happy holidays, Suzy!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Love it! Sang the whole thing.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Gabi Snyder says:

    I loved singing this and imagining the barnyard animals rocking around the big red barn. Awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Gregory E Bray says:

    Moo-ey Christmas!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. JEN Garrett says:

    Yeeha! I wonder if I can dig up my cow costume from Halloween and join them. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Sue, I l9ve the adventures you find on your prairie! :D. Had me dancing too!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Lauri Meyers says:

    Yee haw! A rocking good time!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. What fun, Suzy! A rockin’ barnyard Christmas hoedown! And I’m guessing it’s a little bit based on your own little red barn on the prairie 🙂 Happy Holidays and thanks so much for joining in the contest fun!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Hurry, Susanna! The barnyard animals and Farmer Bill are waiting to boogy with you.
    Hugs, ~Suzy

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