You can download it here for free: Come On Girls
First, we discuss three words found in the song: "hoecakes", "hominy" "sassafrass tea"
My students are familiar with "posole" - a soup made from hominy
The students love to make up motions. To do this, I'll sing a line of the song and let them make motions while I do this. Then, I'll choose a student's motions and perform it for the class. They'll copy me. Then, we repeat the process for all the lines. This way, I'm not calling on one students to make up the motions, I'm looking at all of them. You'll get better participation that way.
If you're hooked up to a Smart Board (lucky, I used to have one), they can label it with the pen tool.
For the bass xylophone, the students squat lower on the word "cake" and stand on the word "fate".
For the recorder or alto xylophone part, the students do the same on the word "and".
I'll assign 1/4 of the class to the bass, 1/4 to the recorder/alto, and 1/2 to sing the song. We'll switch. We also do this while the students pat their
legs - easy transfer to the instruments. Recorder players also move their fingers on the correct notes before playing.