You put your left arm in, your left arm out
In out, in out, you shake it all about
You do the Hokey Cokey and you turn around
That's what it's all about
Whoa-o the Hokey Cokey
Whoa-o the Hokey Cokey
Whoa-o the Hokey Cokey
Knees bent, arms stretched
Raa raa raa

You put your right arm in, your right arm out
In out, in out, you shake it all about
You do the Hokey Cokey and you turn around
That's what it's all about Whoa-o the Hokey Cokey
Whoa-o the Hokey Cokey
Whoa-o the Hokey Cokey
Knees bent, arms stretched
Raa raa raa

You put your left leg in, your left leg out
In out, in out, you shake it all about
You do the Hokey Cokey and you turn around
That's what it's all about
Whoa-o the Hokey Cokey
Whoa-o the Hokey Cokey
Whoa-o the Hokey Cokey
Knees bent, arms stretched
Raa raa raa

You put your right leg in, your right leg out
In out, in out, you shake it all about
You do the Hokey Cokey and you turn around
That's what it's all about
Whoa-o the Hokey Cokey
Whoa-o the Hokey Cokey
Whoa-o the Hokey Cokey
Knees bent, arms stretched
Raa raa raa




The Hokey Cokey Man - Author's Biog

Alan Balfour has been writing psychological drama for theatre since the 1960s. He won second prize in the Dewsbury Play Competition for "Pastoral", based on a love affair with a German girl. He produced and directed Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" in 1970, which was voted best production of that year. His play "Markus Rex" was performed at The Centre for the Arts in Birmingham and was very well received.

"The Hokey Cokey Man" is his latest play, and is based on the life, loves and times of his grandfather, a bandleader from the 1920's through to the 1950's.

Alans' main influences are Russian literature with particular reference to Dostoyevsky, Tergenyev and Chekhov but also Arthur Miller. His interests lie in history especially Russian and German 19th and 20th century; and philosophy with particular reference to Martin Buber.

(Alan Balfour on Pont Neuf, Paris 2006)