Betsy Ross

  1. Was looking for lyrics on a "shooby song" when I came upon this play about the American Revolution; kinda silly but I'd love to see how it's "played" out!



    Anyone remember "starring" in their High school or grade school plays? I was Snoopy once in "You're a good man, Charlie Brown", that was fun




    (TWO STUDENTS step forward and address the audience )

    STUDENT #1: If you’re like me, you’re tired of the same old stories
    about the American Revolution.

    STUDENT #2: Enough about George already! We want to hear from someone
    else. Like…

    STUDENT #1: Betsy Ross.

    STUDENT #2: Betsy Ross!

    STUDENT #1: Finally the woman who sewed the first American flag tells
    all about the stitch heard ’round the world.

    STUDENT #2: And now everybody, here she is…the Seamstress of the
    Revolution…

    STUDENT #1: The Empress of Embroidering…

    STUDENT #2: The Sultan of the Saddle-Stitch…

    STUDENT #1: The Guru of Needlework…

    BOTH STUDENTS: Betsy Ross!

    (Music begins as BETSY steps forward with knitting needles and nods
    at the audience. She sits in her rocking chair at the side of the
    stage.)

    STUDENTS:

    Tell us, Betsy, tell us
    Shoo bee doo bee shoo bee doo shoo
    Come on, Betsy, tell us
    Shoo bee doo bee shoo bee doo shoo

    Tell us how your sewing
    Helped us win the war.
    Tell us, Betsy, tell us
    The tales you’ve told before.
    STUDENTS and CHORUS:

    Tell us, Betsy, tell us
    Shoo bee doo bee shoo bee doo shoo
    Come on, Betsy, tell us
    Shoo bee doo bee shoo bee doo shoo

    Tell us how you tailored
    Food at Valley Forge.
    Tell us, Betsy, tell us
    The one how you saved George.

    STUDENTS: Tell us how you knitted muskets

    BETSY: I felt it was my duty.

    STUDENTS: And then crocheted a cannon

    BETSY: Oh that one was a beauty.
    (spoken)
    Oh, and it sparkled!

    STUDENTS and CHORUS:

    Tell us, Betsy, tell us
    (clap)
    Come on, Betsy, tell us
    (clap)

    Tell us how your sewing
    Helped us win the war.
    Tell us, Betsy, tell us
    The tales you’ve told before.

    STUDENTS: How you stitched the revolution

    BETSY: You know I’m double jointed

    CLASS: You sewed the Constitution

    BETSY: No, that I needle-pointed.
    (spoken)
    And didn’t it turn out fine!

    STUDENTS and CHORUS (whispered):

    Tell us, Betsy, tell us
    (clap)
    Come on, Betsy, tell us
    (clap)

    Tell us how you tailored
    Food at Valley Forge.
    Tell us, Betsy, tell us
    The one how you saved
    (loudly)
    Shoo bee doo bee shoo bee doo
    Shoo shoo bee doo bee shoo bee doo shoo.

    STUDENT #1: Can you tell us about the American Revolution again,
    Betsy?

    BETSY: Oh my. It’s been so many years.

    STUDENTS: Pleeeeaaaaase!?

    BETSY: Okay, okay. Well, let’s see. A good place to start is when
    England defeated France and Spain in a long war.

    STUDENT #2: My dad told me about that. The colonists helped the
    British defeat the French here in America in 1763.

    BETSY: Yes, but the French and Indian War was just a small part of a
    much bigger conflict. A patch in the quilt of world politics. England
    became the leading power in the world. How King George III gloated.

    (THEY exit. GEORGE III enters with COUNSELORS)


    for more see:

    http://www.badwolfpress.com/revolution.htm


    I KNOW! Why did I even POST this??
    Last edit by Liddle Noodnik on Feb 1, '07 : Reason: Feeling stupid ;)
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   oramar
    I think it is kinda cute. Old Betsy is supposed to be a very distant relative of mine. At least that is the tradition that our families oral history upholds. Have absolutely no way of proving it.
  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from oramar
    I think it is kinda cute. Old Betsy is supposed to be a very distant relative of mine. At least that is the tradition that our families oral history upholds. Have absolutely no way of proving it.
    Are you a close-"knit" family?

    Sorry, couldn't resist

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