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This Old Man

This is an old favorite among nursery songs.



This old man, he played one
He played knick-knack on my thumb
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played two
He played knick-knack on my shoe
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played three
He played knick-knack on my knee...

This old man, he played four
He played knick-knack on my door...

Five... hive...
Six... sticks...
Seven... heaven...
Eight... gate...
Nine... spine...
Ten... once again...

There's also a version to be used with drums:
This old man, he played one,
Great big beats upon his drum,
With a tap tap here, and a tap tap there,
Tapping, tapping, everywhere.

This old man, he played two,
Great big beats upon his shoe...

This old man, he played three,
Great big beats upon his knee...