Keep Hopin’ and Hoppin’

 

Keep hopin’ and hoppin’ because we all happen to be your friends

Keep hopin’ and hoppin’ until we all happen to meet again!

Chorus

Hip-hop! Hip-hop! Hip-hop! Hip-hop!

We’re happy to be your friends.

Hip-hop! Hip-hop! Hip-hop! Hip-hop!

We’ll see you all soon again! 

© 2000 CAVenable

BARD14

hopin’ = hoping

hoppin’ = hopping

Often the “g” is dropped in speaking.  It also does sound better for this song!  There is an apostrophe to indicate something is missing.

One common expression in Texas (and other places, mostly the Southern States) is “y’all”.  This means “you all” but one uses an apostrophe to indicate something is missing.

How are these three words different?

hoping

hopping

happen

“Hoping” has a long “o” sound and only one “p”; from the root word “hope” which rhymes with “rope”.

“Hopping” has a short “o” sound and two “p”s; from the root word “hop” which rhymes with “top”.

“Happen” has a short “a” sound as in the word “apple”.

Notice that all of those words begin with the letter “h”.  In poetry and writing, repeating the same sounds is called “alliteration”.  Alliteration is fun. It is used also in tongue-twisters such as “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.” Look for alliteration in other songs and poems on this site.

Try writing a poem yourself using alliteration!

Suggested Movements

Hop like a bunny!

Suggested Props:

Bunny hats can be fun!