Oompah, Oompah, Shove It Up Your Joompah!
Scottish Country Dance InstructionOOMPAH, OOMPAH, SHOVE IT UP YOUR JOOMPAH! (R8x32) 2C (4C set) John Drewry Stoneywood Collection 1
1- 8 1s dance down 1 place and cast on own side back to places, 1s+2s turn 1¼ times on sides (Men RH and Ladies LH) to end in line of 4 facing down
9-16 1s+2s in line of 4 dance down for 4 bars and 1s swing 2s into face partners, 1s+2s slip step up to top
17-24 1s+2s dance Poussette
25-32 2s dance down between 1s and cast back to top places, 1s dance up between 2s and cast back to 2nd place
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
Dance Instruction VideosOompah, Oompah, Shove It Up Your Joompah! - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Dance InformationOom-pah, Oompah or Umpapa is the rhythmical sound of a deep brass instrument in a band.
The oom-pah sound is usually made by the tuba alternating between the root (tonic) of the chord and the 5th (dominant) - this sound is said to be the oom. The pah is played on the off-beats by higher-pitched instruments such as the clarinet, accordion or trombone.
Joompah is a humorous (and rhyming) way of saying jumper (sweater).
"Oompah, oompah, stick it up your jumper!" is an expression of defiance or rejection. Some believe it was originally a jocular and meaningless rhyme from the 1920s.
Beatles fans might be interested to know that on the studio recording of the track "I am a walrus" the Mike Sammes Singers sang "oompah, oompah, stick it up your jumper!".
Oompah Band At Preston Market, England
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