Don't Run in the Hall

Marla Lewis

Listen to this song:


Lyrics:

Don’t run in the hall
You’ll tumble and fall!
And hit your behind,
And wind up cryin’
I’m down on my knees,
Beggin’ you please:
Don’t run in the hall!

Don’t fly down the stairs!
Some kid’ll be there
Right smack in your path!
You’re sure to crash!
I’m beggin’ you please:
That kid might be ME!
Don’t fly down the stairs!

Keep right, stay in line
I know I must sound like a terrible bore!
Step light, take your time
Or you could end up in a pile on the floor!

Don’t run in the hall
You’ll tumble and fall!
And hit your behind,
And wind up cryin’
I’m down on my knees,
Beggin’ you please:
Don’t run in the hall!

Brothers and sisters!
Lemme tell ya ‘bout my friend Bill.
That’s right, he ran in the hall!
And now he’s in the hospital, with bruises,
From his head to his shoeses,
‘Cause he ran in the hall!
I’m not kiddin’, children, so listen:

Don’t run in the hall
You’ll tumble and fall!
And hit your behind,
And wind up cryin’
I’m down on my knees,
Beggin’ you please:
Don’t run in the hall!

Extension activity for “Don’t Run in the Hall”

Write your own verse! What’s something you would like to tell your friends NOT to do, OR ELSE??? Use the form of the lyrics of this song to tell about it.

Here’s a silly example:

Don’t play with your food
Your parents will feud
You won’t get dessert
And that will hurt!
I’m down on my knees
Beggin’ you PLEASE!
Don’t play with your food!

Now you try it!

Don’t ______________________________

You’ll ______________________________

And _______________________________

And _______________________________

I’m down on my knees!
Beggin’ you PLEASE!

Don’t _______________________________

New York State Learning Standards Addressed
English Language Arts – Writing
9. Children will produce work in one literary genre that follows the conventions of that genre.
English Language Arts – Reading
10. Children will read aloud with rhythm, flow and meter.

This song and lesson is Copyright © Marla Lewis. All rights reserved.


We All Laugh in the Same Language, winner of a Parents' Choice award is a tuneful celebration of diversity, curiosity, friendship, and love of learning! Generously sprinkled with Dixieland, Blues, Bossa Nova, Rap, pop, and lots more! Adults, as well as kids, will love Marla Lewis' high-energy and varied musical styles.
With each song, teacher Marla Lewis offers creative activities aligned to the New York State educational standards.
Playlist: We All Laugh in the Same Language • Wonderin' Why • Best Friends • Muskrat Rap • Jackson Avenue • Down Chinatown Way • Don't Run in the Hall • We Can't Wait for Spring • Down in Old Hawaii • Home Again • Homeless Man • Round and Round

Marla Lewis


About the Artist:

For Marla Lewis, music is a way of life. She began singing as soon as she learned to talk! At the age of 3, she sang on a national radio talent show called, “Live Like a Millionaire”. She started piano lessons at the age of 5 and guitar a few years later. As a child, Marla loved to sing songs in many languages from around the world. Her mother, also a singer, introduced her to jazz, Dixieland, and opera. Marla also fell in love with folk and pop music. She wrote her first song at the age of 12, entitled, “Hopeless Love.” It still makes her friends chuckle. Today, when kids hear Marla's songs, they say: "Can we hear that AGAIN??"



Artist's Website:
www.marlalewis.com