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Red Hatter Songs

These are songs that have been created by substituting normal lyrics with Hatter themes ones. The tunes are listed below the song name. Authors are unknown.

You can also download a printable songbook that contains these songs.

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Click here to download the Songbook (also includes printing instructions)

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We Are Wearing Our Red Hats
(Tune: Take Me Out to the Ball Game)

We are wearing our red hat
Purple dresses we sport
Strutting our stuff with the other chicks
Having a ball as our colours we mix.
Oh and we will play our kazoos loud
We don’t care what folks say
For it’s good times now that we have
On our Red Hat Day!

For She’s a Jolly Red Hatter
(Tune: For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow)

For she’s a jolly red hatter, for she’s a jolly red hatter
For her please raise a loud clatter, or play upon your kazoo

On your kazoo, KAZOO, and cheer her proudly, too,
For she’s a jolly red hatter, so cheer her proudly, too.

We won’t be home until morning, we won’t be home until morning–
Yes, bedtime we are all scorning. Red Hatters always do.

Red Hatters always do, Red Hatters always do
Red Hatters heed this warning – No bedtime before two!

Red Hat Rounds #1
(Tune : Frere Jacques)

Come, Red Hatters. Come Red Hatters.
Hear our call. Hear our call!
Joy to all we’re bringing, with our raucous singing
Have a ball! Have a ball!

Red Hat Rounds #2
(Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Red Hats must be seen, what else are they for?
In red hats and purple gowns, life is not a bore.

Red Hat Rounds #3
(Tune: Oh How Lovely is the Evening)

Oh how friendly are Red Hatters, are Red Hatters
When they gather, all that matters to Red Hatters
Is fun, such fun, much fun.

Red Hat Rounds #4
(Tune: Down at the Station)

With our purple PJ.’s on, at our monthly brunch
Hear Red Hatters singing, golly what a bunch
We’re here to see the Queen Mum and the Vice Mum too
Give them both a loud cheer, before we start to munch
Yes, give them both a loud cheer, before we start to munch.

God Save The Red Hat Queen
(Tune: God Save the Queen)

United do we stand,
Our ladies hand-in-hand
God save The Queen.

Our hearts are tried and true.
Our hats are red, not blue,
Our dress is purple too,
God Save The Queen

Our power will they dread
When they see hats of red
God save The Queen.

As we stand hand-in-hand
Across our wondrous land,
In purple shall we stand.
God Save The Queen.

Red Hats, Red Hats
(Tune: Daisy, Daisy)

Red Hat, Red Hat, Red Hat Society
We get together for fun and frivolity
We don’t hold monthly meetings
But we specialise in eating,
And we all have fun, each and every one
On our outings, wherever they be.

Red Hats, Red Hats, we wear every time we meet
With purple dresses, our colours for all to see,
We wear our colours so proudly, is the order of the day
Dressed in our best, we outshine the rest
So here’s to us, lets all shout, Hooray!

Red and Purple Favourites
(Tune: My Favourite Things)

Red shoes and purses and boas with feathers
Purple ensembles to wear in all weathers
Earrings that sparkle, and big diamond rings
These are a few of our favourite things.

Tulle covered red hats and red hats with veiling
Curvy red visors and red hats for sailing
Red hats of cotton all crocheted from string
These are a few of our favourite things.

We’re all Red Hats
Yes, the Red Hats
Loving life, not sad
And while we are wearing our favourite things
We truly all feel so glad!

Red hats with wide brims and red hats with roses,
Red hats with ribbons and red hats with posies,
Bonnets we keep on by tying their strings
These are a few of our favourite things.

Red hats with sequins or long trailing feathers,
Red hats of velvet and hats of red leather,
Neat hats and chic hats, the smiles that they bring
These are a few of our favourite things.

We’re all Red Hats
Yes, the Red Hats
Loving life, not sad
And while we are wearing our favorite things
We truly all feel so glad!

You Are My Red Hat
(Tune: You Are My Sunshine)

You are my red hat, my lovely red hat,
And with my purple clothes you are wild.
It’s well known that you’re such a show hat
And you make me feel so beguiled.

You were in a corner, a dusty corner
Of that thrift shop I adore
I grabbed you right up, I bought you quickly
And I marched right out the door.

You are my red hat, my only red hat
And I’ll wear you without fear
You’ll never look like I don’t adore you
I’ll always decorate you dear.

I’ll use red feathers, and purple baubles
And put big flowers in your brim
Pins will adorn you and veils won’t daunt you,
Upon my crown you won’t look grim.

‘Cause you’re my red hat, my lovely red hat,
And with my purple clothes you’re wild.
It’s well known that you’re such a show hat
And you make me feel so beguiled.

In Our Red Hats We’re Beguiling
(Tune: When You’re Smiling)

In our red hats, we’re beguiling
And we’re pert in purple, too.

In our red hats, we’ll be smiling
And when you see us, you’ll smile, too.

We’re at an age when we do as we choose–
You must agree that we’re real piperoos

It’s not hat styling, that keeps us smiling
It’s the smiles that come from YOU

Red Hat Woman
(Tune: I Am Woman)

I am woman, hear me roar
As I put my hat on going out the door.
It’s red as red can be
And when I wear it, I’m filled with glee!

My purple outfit may be a little tight
But I think it fits me just right.
My other accessories I do don
You’d think a fairy princess touched me with her wand.

When I meet my other Red Hatters to shop and dine
We all look so perfectly fine!
We have fun and giggle a lot,
And when we walk down the street, people stop and watch.

Oh, how grand this is for us
That we’ve learned laughter is a must!
And so I say to you dear Red Hatters
In life, friendship and fun,
That’s what matters!

There is a Tavern in the Town
(Tune – same)

There is a tavern in the town, in the town
Where red hatters sit them down, sit them down
And drink their wine as merry as can be
While other chapters sip their tea.

When the time comes we sadly leave it,
You will surely will not believe it
Though you know that even best of friends
Must part, must part.

Adieu, kind friends, I say, adieu, yes adieu.
Red Hatters now are leaving you, leaving you.
Do not cry or pine or even weep or frown
We’ll all meet at more hoots, farther down.

Let Me Wear Your Red Hat
(Tune: Let Me Call You Sweetheart)

Let me wear your red hat and your purple gown, too.
I’d like to be a Red Hat lady, just like you.
Fling that boa ‘round my neck and add some pearls
Let me join the fun crowd like your Red Hat girls!

You keep the whole world happy with the things you do.
No one in a Red Hat group is ever blue.
To the other sisters you are always true.
If I could wear a red hat I’d be true blue, too!

Yes, We Have No More Red Hats
(Tune: Yes, We Have No Bananas)

Yes, we have no more red hats,
We have no more red hats for you.
We wish we had some more red hats
But here’s what we can do for you:
We have white hats and gray hats and green hats and blue.
We’ve ecru and puce hats and yellow ones, too
But Wait! I found one more red hat—the one I’ve been saving for you!

Red Hats Sailing Toward Me
(Tune: Blue Skies)

Red hats sailing toward me,
Nothing but red hats do I see.
Sleek gowns, purple display
Worn by red hatters, now at play.

On this purple sea, red hats in a fleet
Bobbing along, to our own beat
All the sailors shout when we come about
“Red Hatters, dear, drop anchor here.

Oh, red hats, it’s you we adore
No one could love, Red Hatters more!”

Purple Dress, Red Hat, Too
(Tune: Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue)

Purple dress, red hat too,
Oh, what those red hats can do
When worn by our Red Hatter gals.

At your whim, twist the brim
Add a veil and feathered trim
Wear rhinestone jewels and lots of pearls

Then you go, out the door, for fun galore
Out for lunch, brekky or brunch
No matter where, people will stare

You pass by, people sigh.
This is fun, you just can’t buy.
This is what wearing red hats can do.

In My Cute Red Bonnet
(Tune: In Your Easter Bonnet)

In my cute red bonnet, with pretty ribbons on it,
I’ll be one of the many, in the red hat parade.

All of us in purple, we form a friendship circle,
And have a great time smiling, in the red hat parade.

In a coffee shop or a shopping spree,
We laugh and do lunch, and know we are all we wanted to be.

So,……. We can all wear purple, and join a happy circle
And be a grand dame lady in the red hat parade.

Free as the Breeze Red Hats
(Tune: I’m As Free as the Breeze)

We’re as free as the breeze
Red Hatters can do whatever they please
And that’s exactly what we do
We’re free, as the breeze

Free to lounge around and be at ease,
And that’s exactly what we do
We can go for cocktails, lunch or teas
Though some are in our seventies

There’s no guilt when we’re done!
We live a life of fun.
Free, no one’s more free than we
And free’s the way, we always want to be
To do the things, we want to do.

Red Hats in the Sunset
(Tune: Red Sails in the Sunset)

Red hats in the sunset, red hats in the dark,
Red hats on parade and red hats in the park.

Love those bold red hatters
In their purple attire,
Love purple pajamas
But red hats set me on fire

Red hats in the sunset, put one on my head,
And it’ll still be there until I drop dead.

Hat of My Hats
(Tune: Heart of My Heart)

Hat of my hats, I love what you stand for.
Hat of my hats, you’ve opened many a door.

When we walk out in gaudy purple gowns,
We are rough and ready gals
We’re all good friends, we’re really pals.

And, hat of my hats, you’ve made me great new friends
To you I say, “Congrats! With those flowers on you,
And purple bows upon you
You make my heart sing:
“Hat of my hats!”

Red Hat Ladies
(Tune: Bye Bye Blackbird)

Purple outfits and red hats, We’re a going’ where it’s at,
Red Hat Ladies.
We’re fun lovin’ senior gals, and we are the best of pals, Red Hat Ladies

When you see us smile and say “hello there”,
Funny jokes and laughter, that’s what we share.
Every time we go to lunch, We can’t wait to see the bunch of Red Hat Ladies. Red Hat Ladies.

Scavenger Hunts

A good multi-chapter event. There are numerous ways you can hold a scavenger hunt, so get creative. You can break everyone up into teams of 2 or more. You can have them in one location – such as a shopping centre, or have them search around a whole town.

Set a start and finish time, hand out each team a sheet of instructions and things they are looking for. Make sure you specify if they are to bring back items or just photograph them, and if they need to enter any shops or if they are only to look from outside.

As this is likely to cause some disruption to the shops or shopping centre, please ask the shopping centre management or the council before planning a scavenger hunt.

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Shopping Centre

Go to a shopping centre and split into pairs or groups (pair up people who don’t know each other to help them make new friends!) and together they need to find landmarks and other points of interest around the shopping centre. Using cryptic clues for the things the members need to find.

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Find a number/letter

Can be done with an indoor shopping centre or small strip of shops – ask the shops to display a number/letter you give them (perhaps cut from red glitter card) in their front window. Hunters need to note the shop name and what letter/number they found.

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Landmarks

Set clues for which landmarks they are hunting for.  These could be street signs, statues, a particular tree or shop.  They can photograph the landmark or note down some answer they get from that location.

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Photographic Hunt

Teams must take photos of the following scenarios:

  • Photograph a female stranger who is a great example of a red hatter, but doesn’t even know it.
  • Photograph the cutest pair of purple undies you can find.
  • Photograph the team next to a sign with the number 50 on it (could be a house sign, street sign, price sign, etc.)
  • Photograph a Red Hat (must not belong to any of your team)
  • Photograph items that fill in the blanks:
    • I shall spend my pension on ________ and _________
    • I shall go out in my _______________ in the rain
    • And eat three pounds of ______________ at a go
    • Or only ____________ and ____________ for a week
    • And hoard __________s and ____________s and _______mats
    • and things in _________

Literal Fashion Show

The idea is to take an outfit name, such as “bell bottoms” and make a literal version, for example attaching bells onto your derriere. A selection of names for clothing items that could have literal meanings are placed in a hat and members draw one (keeping it secret), then at the fashion show (perhaps a week or two later) they show off the creations they have made.  Having fun descriptions to read out as the ladies are showing off their creations would be good

The Commentator can wear a sack dress with potatoes on it (common-tater ;) )

Examples

  • “Pillbox hat” – a hat with medication boxes attached
  • “Ball gown” – dress with balls attached
  • “Bloomers” – pants with artificial flowers on them
  • “Double breasted jacket” – jacket with 2 bras
  • “Print Dress” – Dress made out of newspapers
  • “14 Karat Necklace” – 14 plastic carrots made into a necklace
  • “Crop Top or Pants” – A blouse or pants with plastic vegetables attached to it
  • “Bell Bottoms” – Pants with bells attached to them
  • “Bloomers” – Ladies bloomers with flowers attached to them
  • “Tea Dress” – Dress with tea bags attached to it
  • “Ball Gown” – Dress with balls attached to it
  • “Straw Hat” – Hat with plastic drinking straws attached to it
  • “Bare Feet” – bear slippers
  • “Box pleated skirt” – hang small boxes from ribbons fastened around waist
  • “Dressed to the Nines”  – fasten the number 9 on a garment
  • “Panty hose” – Fasten a length of garden hose to a pair of coloured underpants
  • “Baby doll PJ’s'” – small dolls onto a pair of PJ’s
  • “Hot pants” – A heating pad front and back on a pair of shorts
  • “spring dress/hat” – Slinkies or springs attached to the dress/hat
  • “pin stripe” – rows of safety pins
  • “An EYE catching dress” – attach weird eye glasses to it, with a huge eye drawn on paper and pinned to the back of it.
  • “Tie Back” – men’s ties pinned to the back
  • “Chequred drerss” –  blank cheques pinned on dress
  • “Turtleneck” – a stuffed turtle tied around one’s neck
  • “Brief case” – pair of men’s briefs stretched over a purse
  • “cocktail dress” – a long evening dress covered with small plastic glasses, or feathers
  • “Cotton Dress” – cotton balls stuck to the dress
  • “A-Line” –  letter “A____” written on garment
  • “Sweet Ensemble” – garment covered in lollies
  • “House Shoes” – pictures of houses on the shoes.
  • “Card’igan” – fasten playing cards or greeting cards onto a jumper
  • “House dress” – pictures of houses all over a dress
  • “plunging neck line” –  a toilet plunger on a rope hung around the neck
  • “Sweat pants” –  attach empty deodorant bottles to a pair of tracksuit pants
  • “Regular Dress” –  prunes, bran, laxatives.
  • “Garden Dress” – seed packages on it
  • “sun dress” –  dress covered with pictures of the sun

Red Hatter Pass The Parcel

A great way to be able to do a “pass-the-parcel” without needing music.  Each layer has a little card attached that gives instructions on who the parcel should be passed to.

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Download the printable file here

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Red Hatter Word Search

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Download these as a black & white printable

Bingo

We have created some BINGO sheets for you to print out!

The cards have both the picture of the item and the name of it, to help identify what the picture is.  We’ve included the call cards as well (Little cards that can be put into a bowl to call from).

Continue reading “Bingo”

Have You Ever?

Score 1 point for each answer you answer “yes” to.
Person with either the most or least points wins!

Or you can have everyone sitting down, and stand up when they answer yes. The winner is the last person left sitting down.

  • Called your significant other (by mistake) by the wrong name?
  • Lost a member of the family in the shopping centre?
  • Locked the keys in your car?
  • Turned white colours pink (or another colour) in the wash?
  • Let your bath water over flow?
  • Forgotten to wear deodorant… all day?
  • Had your zipper break in public?
  • Gone somewhere with two different socks on?
  • Fallen up the stairs?
  • Forgotten your home phone number?
  • Got into the car to go somewhere and forgot where you were going?
  • Put something in the oven to bake and forgot about it?
  • Forgot to pick up your kids after school?
  • Run out of petrol?
  • Gone shopping in your Pjs (as an adult)?
  • Lied about your age?
  • Worn black lacy knickers?
  • Played a guitar (to any degree)?
  • Worn braces on your teeth?
  • Pawned anything?
  • Come home to find out you’ve worn your top inside out all day?
  • Stayed awake for 24 hours straight?
  • Met a celebrity?
  • Broken a bone?
  • Performed on stage?
  • Ridden a camel or elephant?
  • Forgotten where you parked the car?
  • Locked yourself out of the house?
  • Put something unusual in the freezer?
  • Made a prank phone call?
  • Driven a car before you had your license?
  • Hitchhiked?
  • Gone skinnydipping?

The Ladies Game

Each lady has a pen and paper to keep track of her score. As the rhyme is read out, the ladies will add or subtract points from their total according to the answers. The player with the most points wins.

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This is a rather peculiar game,
It really does not have a name
It’s simple to play as a game should be
You just do as you’re told, you see
So now if you’ll please give me your attention
We’ll put an end to this suspension
In the end, whoever scores the most
Will receive a prize of which to boast

Now since you’re all fashionable girls
Give yourself 5 if you have any pearls
You may add 3 if your toes peek out
And earrings will give you 2 more to shout
Score yourself 5 if you show any red
Add 6 more for a curl on your head
Now before you think you are going to win
Take away 2 for each safety pin
Give yourself 6 if your pants are tight
Add 1 for a scarf which is just about right
Add 5 more if your shoes are black
And take away 3 for a zipper in back
Now count all your buttons, for each you get 2
And take away 1 for each button that’s blue
Give yourself 5 if your heels are high
And why not take 10 for the green in your eye
10 more points for a rose on your clothes
Take away 5 if you forgot to wear hose
This is the end…there isn’t anymore
Who is the lucky lady with the highest score?

Right & Left Game

These games are a great way to do a “pass the parcel” – as you read the story out, whenever the word “RIGHT” is spoken, the parcel is passed to the right. When the word “LEFT” is spoken, the parcel is passed to the left. When “AROUND” is spoken, the person holding the parcel should stand up and turn around then sit back down (or can hold the parcel up and wave it around their head).

This is a story about Mr. and Mrs WRIGHT.

One evening they were baking cookies. Mrs. WRIGHT called from the kitchen, “Oh, no, there is no flour LEFT! You will need to go RIGHT out to the store to get some.”

“I can’t believe you forgot to check the pantry,” grumbled MR. WRIGHT. “You never get anything RIGHT!”

“Don’t be difficult, dear,” replied Mrs. WRIGHT. “It will only take twenty minutes if you come RIGHT back. Go down the road and turn LEFT at the stop sign. Then you need to turn RIGHT, and the store will be there on your LEFT” declared Mrs. WRIGHT as her husband LEFT the house.

Mr. WRIGHT found the store and asked the clerk where he could find the flour. The clerk pointed and said, “Go to Aisle four and turn LEFT. The flour and sugar will be on your LEFT.”

Mr. WRIGHT made his purchase and walked RIGHT out into the parking lot. But he couldn’t remember where he had LEFT his car. He Looked to the RIGHT, he looked to the LEFT. He turned AROUND and suddenly remembered that he had driven Mrs. WRIGHT’S car and that his car was in the driveway at home RIGHT where he had LEFT it. He finally found the RIGHT car and put his purchase RIGHT inside.

Eventually, a weary Mr. WRIGHT found his way home. Mrs. WRIGHT had been waiting impatiently. “I thought you would be RIGHT back,” she said. “I LEFT all the cookie ingredients on the kitchen counter, and the cats got into the milk. So you’ll just have to go RIGHT out again as I don’t have any more AROUND here.”

Mr. WRIGHT sighed. He had no energy LEFT. “I am going RIGHT to bed,” he said. “Anyway, I need to go on a diet, so I might as well start RIGHT now. Isn’t that RIGHT, dear?”

Sitting Scavenger Hunt

Everyone needs to tally up how many points they have, by adding or removing points according to the following lists (use one or the other):

  • Phone? Is it on? -9 points
  • Is if OFF? +9 points.
  • 4 points for each piece of jewellery
  • 5 points for your red hat
  • 4 Bonus points if your wore it from home
  • 3 points for each article of Purple attire
  • 3 points for a Hat Pin
  • 9 points for a nametag
  • 2 points for a cloth handkerchief
  • 1 more point if it has purple or red
  • 6 points for a pair of gloves
  • 5 points for toe nail polish
  • 4 points for lipstick
  • 3 points for each red accessory
  • 3 points if you’ve given yourself a title
  • 2 points if your attire was scavenged

or

  • Any Jewellery Item (5 points each)
  • Anything CHOCOLATE (20 points)
  • ANYTHING PURPLE (25 points)
  • ANYTHING RED (25 points)
  • Band-aid (5 points)
  • Breath Mints (5 points per pack)
  • Calculator (10 points)
  • Calendar (10 points)
  • Mobile Phone (10 points)
  • Chap stick of Lip Balm (5 points)
  • Chewing Gum (5 points per pack)
  • Comb or Brush (5 points)
  • Emery Board (5 points)
  • Hand Lotion (5 points)
  • KITCHEN SINK!!! (100 points)
  • Measuring Tape (5 points)
  • Pen or Pencil (5 points each)
  • Perfume (5 points)
  • PICS of Children/Grandchildren (5 each)
  • RED Lipstick (10 points)
  • Safety Pin (5 points each)
  • Salt, Pepper of Ketchup (5 points each)
  • Scissors (5 points)
  • Shopping List (5 points)
  • Tissues (5 points per pack)

Red Hat Regalia Game

Count all the regalia you have on today! The largest number wins!!!

  • If you wore a red, purple, lavender or pink hat today, give yourself 50 points.
  • Give yourself 5 points for each red, purple, pink or lavender hat you own.
  • Give yourself 10 points for each article of clothing you have on that is red, purple, pink or lavender.
  • A properly dressed woman would not step out of the house without purple, red, pink or lavender shoes – so give yourself 5 points for each foot that is covered in our colors (that’s a maximum of 10 points in case you are wondering!)
  • Often, you have a purse, handbag or totebag to match in purple, red, pink or lavender – give yourself 10 points for small, 20 points for medium, and 30 points for large!
  • Was it raining outside? Did you bring a red, purple, lavender or pink umbrella to keep your hat dry? Take 10 points for that.
  • 1 point for each hat emblem/design on anything you have – if it is a scarf, hair tie, ribbon, material that has hats allllll over it, make it easy on your brain, just give yourself 50 points. Otherwise, you just get 1 point for each hat emblem/design.
  • 1 point for each feather – again, if you have a boa or hat with feathers all over, let’s not tax ourselves, just take 50 points. Otherwise, you just get 1 point for each feather.
  • Ladies with gloves, add another 10 points.
  • Is your lipstick red or pink? You get another 5 points.
  • Did you paint your fingernails, add 1 point for each nail. If they are painted red, pink, lavender or purple, add another 1 point for each nail. And finally, if they are your OWN and not fake, double that figure.
  • While we’re at it, we can’t forget our painted toenails, now can we? Go ahead and add 1 point for each painted toenail. If they are painted red, pink, lavender or purple, add another 1 point for each nail.
  • If your spectacles are red, purple, lavender or pink add another 5 points.
  • Is that sparkle in your eyes due to fake eyelashes? If so, add another 5 points.
  • Did you remember to carry a hanky? 10 points if you did. If it is red, purple, lavender or pink, add 15 points.
  • Give yourself 15 points for any item you have brought that is sequined.
  • If you have anything on your person that blinks with a light, add 10 points for it.
  • We can’t forget our jewelry either, so give yourself 5 points for each piece of jewellery that you have on.
  • Did you bring a Red Hat mascot along? That friendly gesture deserves at least 25 points.
  • Red Hatters are always happy and make happy sounds wherever we go…especially when we play our Kazoo’s. Did you remember to bring yours? Add 10 points.
  • Now, let’s get personal. Add the amount of the most money you have spent on any one Red Hat item that you’ve bought. Use whole dollars and be honest.
  • Now, let’s get a little more personal. If you have on purple, pink, lavender or red underwear or bra, You go Girl! And give yourself 20 points for each!
  • Now let’s get really personal. Add your age and finally, add your weight!!!

OK. Now add up your score and see how you did?

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