Game: Thorn Rosa

(all non-actors form a circle, hands joined - princess in middle, witch and prince standing off outside circle)

(circle swings arms while singing, princess combing hair with fingers )

Thorn Rosa was a princess fair, a princess fair, a princess fair,
Thorn Rosa was a princess fair,
Long, Long Ago

(circle raises hands, a little higher with each "castle high" to form towers)

She lived up in a castle high, a castle high, a castle high,
She lived up in a castle high,
Long, Long Ago

(the witch enters the circle under the arms, makes motions as if casting a spell)

A wicked witch put a spell on her, a spell on her, a spell on her,
A wicked witch put a spell on her,
Long, Long Ago

(the princess lies down and pretends to sleep)

The princess slept for a hundred years, a hundred years, a hundred years,
The princess slept for a hundred years,
Long, Long Ago

(circle raises hands, a little higher on each "oh so high" to form hedge)

The briar hedge grew oh so high, oh so high, oh so high,
The briar hedge grew oh so high,
Long, Long Ago

(prince motions as if chopping hedge with a sword, enters the circle)

A handsome prince came riding by, riding by, riding by,
A handsome prince came riding by,
Long, Long Ago

(the prince touches the princess, she awakes and rises)

The princess wakened at his touch, at his touch, at his touch,
The princess wakened at his touch,
Long, Long Ago

(prince and princess "climb" on a horse and ride away)

The prince and princess rode away, rode away, rode away,
The prince and princess rode away,
Long, Long Ago

Note: the tune for this song can be heard here.