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           We're going to the seaside

               To paddle in the sea -

           We're going to the seaside

                And will you come with me?

 

We're taking . . . . . . .

 

A colourful bucket and little blue spade

A packet of crisps and some nice lemonade;

     A towel to sit on or wipe ourselves dry

     And look overhead at this sunny blue sky!

 

          We're going to the seaside

                To paddle in the sea -

           We're going to the seaside

               And will you come with me?

 

We're taking . . . . . . . . .

 

A packet of sandwiches, nice slice of cake;

Some crisps, some nuts and a fruity milkshake:

   An apple, a pear and a sweet juicy peach -

   And a swimsuit of course to wear on the beach.    

 

           We're going to the seaside

               To paddle in the sea -

           We're going to the seaside

               And I'm sure you'll come with me!!

 

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FOLLOW-UP:  This is SUCH a fun poem as a performance poem, and I think the fact that the chorus is written with iambic heptameter whilst the other verses are written with anapaestic tetrameter is what makes it such fun.  This poem would be ideal as a song also.  Anyone good at writing music?  Josie