This Old Man

February 27, 2008 at 11:02 am Leave a comment

A wonderful counting song:

This old man, he played one
He played nick-nack on my drum
With a nick-nack, paddy-whack, give the dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played two
He played nick-nack on my shoe
With a nick-nack, paddy-whack, give the dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played three
He played nick-nack on my tree
With a nick-nack, paddy-whack, give the dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played four
He played nick-nack on my door
With a nick-nack, paddy-whack, give the dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played five
He played nick-nack on my hive
With a nick-nack, paddy-whack, give the dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played six
He played nick-nack on my sticks
With a nick-nack, paddy-whack, give the dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played seven
He played nick-nack up in heaven
With a nick-nack, paddy-whack, give the dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played eight
He played nick-nack on my gate
With a nick-nack, paddy-whack, give the dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played nine
He played nick-nack on my line
With a nick-nack, paddy-whack, give the dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played ten
He played nick-nack on my hen
With a nick-nack, paddy-whack, give the dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

There are, of course, lots of different versions of the rhyming words in the verses.  Some other rhyming pairs I have heard include:

One … on my thumb

Three … on his knee

Seven … on my Devon

Nine … all the time

Ten … on my shin

Ten … once again

        

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