Lyrics

(Folk song)

This old man, he played one,
He played “knick knack” on my drum,
With a “knick knack” paddy whack, give the dog a bone.
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played two,
He played “knick knack” on my shoe…

…three…knee…

…four…door…

…five…hive…

…six…sticks…

…seven…up to heaven…

…eight…gate

…nine…vine

…ten…all over again…

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2 thoughts on “This Old Man”

  1. Hi Beth! I found a link to this activity through pinterest, and I’m so glad I did! I tried it out with my Kindergarten and 1st Grade classes, and they LOVED IT!! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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