Swing Low

SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT

(In English & Chinese)

(Hash结束大合唱的歌词及舞蹈动作)
Starring Mi Lau Su .

Tune:Swing Low, Sweet ChariotNote: A series of gestures/movements accompany the lyrics

P1

Lyric

Swing low

sweet

chariot

Gesture

swinging motion with arms

双手手指交叉弯腰,双臂左右摇晃

kiss fingers

大拇指食中指并拢,用嘴巴吻

snapping reins

双手握缰绳,往后拉状。

Lyric

Comin’

for

to

carry

me

Home

Gesture

simulated masturbation

单手打飞机状

hold up four fingers

伸出四个手指

hold up two fingers

伸出两个手指

cradle arms

双手相叠做摇篮状

point to self

手指自己

make arch over head with arms

双臂指尖相接,在头顶搭成拱形屋顶状

Lyric

Swing low, sweet chariot, comin’ for to carry me home

Lyric

I

looked

over

Jordan

and what

did I

see

Gesture

point to eye

手指指自己双眼

Shading eyes with hand and moving head back and forth as
if searching

手搭在双眼上头左右转作找寻状

sweeping motion with arm

接上个动作手从双眼上移开

(River Jordan, traditional) Move hands outward, then
right to left, wiggling fingers in a wave motion. (Michael

Jordan, U.S.) Make a basketball jump shot motion.

手指朝外,从右至左作约旦河波浪状(或乔丹投篮状)

Hands out to side, palms up as in a question.

双手手掌向上摊开作疑问状

point to eye

Point index finger from ‘I’ position outward

食指朝外指

Lyric

Comin’ for to carry me home

Lyric

A band

of angels

coming

after

me

Gesture

play “air” trombone

双手筒状吹长号状

place thumbs in armpits and flap arms

手至腋下或胸前上下作天使拍打翅膀状

masturbate

point over shoulder

手指从肩上方指后边

point to self

Lyric

Comin’ for to carry me home

P2

Lyric

Swing low, sweet chariot, comin’ for to carry me home

Lyric

Swing low, sweet chariot, comin’ for to carry me home

Lyric

If

you

get there

be-

fore

I

do

Gesture

question mark motion in air

Point outward with index finger

食指指向对面

Point back over your shoulder with your index finger

指向肩后

four fingers

point to eye

Put hands on hips and squat as though taking a crap

手至胯后作通大便状

Lyric

Comin’ for to carry me home

Lyric

Tell

all

my

friends

I’m

comin’

too

Gesture

Put back of hand to mouth, rapidly moving thumb with
fingers as in speaking gesture.

大拇指和其他手指开合好像嘴巴张合

Make wide sweeping gesture with hands outward

point to self

fornication motion with hands

左手作筒状,右手食指从其中间进出

point to self

simulated masturbation

hold up two fingers

Lyric

Comin’ for to carry me home

P3

Lyric

Swing low, sweet chariot, comin’ for to carry me home

Lyric

Swing low, sweet chariot, comin’ for to carry me home

Lyric

I’m

Sometimes

Up

And Sometimes

Down

Gesture

point to eye

Index finger tough the other hand’s wrist

手指触另一手手腕作看表状

Index finger points up

Index finger tough the other hand’s wrist

Index finger points down

Lyric

Comin’ for to carry me home

Lyric

But still

My

Soul

Feels

Heavenly

bound

Gesture

(as in distiller) Make drinking gesture with hand, moving
head backward.

手握酒杯,头后仰作干杯状

Point to your chest with your index finger

Point to bottom of shoe

手指脚板底

???

With hand holding foot, swing it into the air

手握足往天上甩

Lyric

Comin’ for to carry me home

Lyric

Swing low, sweet chariot, comin’ for to carry me home

Lyric

Swing low, sweet chariot, comin’ for to carry me home

Repeat:
With Reverence (humming only)
Silently (motions only)
Double Time (quickly)
Scooby-Doo (ring row, reet rariot…)

Bob Dylan (imitate Bob D.)
etc.

Hash Hymn Gesture Dictionary

All – Make wide sweeping gesture with hands outward.

Angels – Flap hands to side as though flying.

Band – Hold hands in front of you, cuffing the fingers and making a gesture as though playing the slide of a trombone.

Be-four – hold up four fingers.

Carry – Put hands together in front and briskly swing them back and forth as though cradling a baby.

Cumin’ – Cuff hand and make a masturbation gesture. (Some hashers mask the motion with slight of hand by first moving the other hand behind their head and patting it a split second before themasturbating gesture, sometimes coughing at the same time).

Chariot – Shake both hands outward as though holding the reins and make horse whinnying noises.

Doo – Put hands on hips and squat as though taking a crap.

Down – Put index and thumb together near crotch as if holding a small penis then move the hand downward slightly and wiggle it briskly.

Four – Hold up four fingers.

Friends – Cuff fingers of left hand held outward in front, with thumb and index finger forming a circle. Rapidly insert and withdraw the index finger of the right hand into the circle in a universal fornication gesture.

Home – Hold arms above your head, fingers extended and touching together forming a ‘roof’ over your head.

I – Point to your eye with your index finger

I’m – Point to your chest with your index finger

Heavenly Bound – With hand holding foot, swing it into the air.

Jordan – (River Jordan, traditional) Move hands outward, then right to left, wiggling fingers in a wave motion. (Michael Jordan, U.S.) Make a basketball jump shot motion.

Looked – Shading eyes with hand and moving head back and forth as if searching.

Me or My – Point to your chest with your index finger.

Over – Sweep hand from ‘Looked’ position outward.

See – Point index finger from ‘I’ position outward.

Sole – Point to bottom of shoe.

Still – (as in distiller) Make drinking gesture with hand, moving head backward.

Sweet – Kiss 1st and 2nd finger and thumb together, throwing the kiss outward.


Swing Low – Intertwine fingers forming a cradle and with arms down, swing them back and forth.

Tell – Put back of hand to mouth, rapidly moving thumb with fingers as in speaking gesture.

There – Point back over your shoulder with your index finger.

Two – Hold up two fingers.

Up – Cuff fingers in front as holding a long penis then move the hand upward.

What – Hands out to side, palms up as in a question.

You – Point outward with index finger.