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This Old Man He Played One

Posted by Bruce Kahl on September 18, 2000

In Reply to: Knick-knack paddywhack? posted by Calla on September 16, 2000

: I'm interested in nursery rhymes and children's songs. Is there anyone who explain knick-knack paddywhack or nick-nack pattywack? Thank you in advance.

From a children's song--This Old Man:

Written By: Unknown
Copyright Unknown

This old man, he played one
He played knick-knack on my thumb
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give your 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 paddywhack,
Give your 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 paddywhack,
Give your dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played four
He played knick-knack on my door
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give your dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played five
He played knick-knack on my hive
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give your dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played six
He played knick-knack on my sticks
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give your dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played seven
He played knick-knack up in heaven
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give your 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 paddywhack,
Give your dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played nine
He played knick-knack on my spine
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give your dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played ten
He played knick-knack once again
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give your dog a bone
This old man came rolling home