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This old man

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Here's an oldie but a goodie...

This old man, he played one,
He played knick knack with his thumb,
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 with my shoe,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played three,
He played knick knack on my knee,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played four,
He played knick knack at my door,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played five,
He played knick knack, jazz and jive,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played six,
He played knick knack with his sticks,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played seven,
He played knick knack with his pen,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played eight,
He played knick knack on my gate,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played nine,
He played knick knack, rise and shine,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played ten,
He played knick knack in my den,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played eleven,
He played knick knack up in heaven,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played twelve,
He played knick knack, dig and delve,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

I was trying to fall asleep the other night and this song inexplicably popped into my head. Not really sure why, as I don't normally go about my day humming nursery rhymes. So there I was at ten o'clock at night trying to remember what rhymed with eight...not that I got 1-7 correct, but at least I had some plausible rhymes going. Luckily, I fell asleep fairly soon, so I didn't waste the night making up a new verse for eight.

Date, mate, fate, freight, debate, late, state...

1 comment(s):

MackAttack said...

i would like to know how do you decide what to post her and what to post on lj?

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