This Old Man

This Old Man intro

Nursery Rhyme, England (UK).

“This Old Man” is an English language children’s song, counting and nursery rhyme, first published in 1906. The origins of the song are unknown.

There is a version of the song with different lyrics called “Jack Jintle”, noted in 1937’s edition of Anne Gilchrist’s Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.


 

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“This Old Man” (instrumental, 2:30 – 4/4 – 190 bpm)


 

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“This Old Man” lyrics

1. This old man, he played one
He played knick knack on my thumb
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

2. This old man, he played two
He played knick knack on my shoe
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

3. This old man, he played three
He played knick knack on my knee
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

4. This old man, he played four
He played knick knack on my door
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

5. This old man, he played five
Don’t play knick knack on that hive
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

6. This old man, he played six
He played knick knack on my sticks
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

7. This old man, he played seven
He played knick knack up in heaven
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

8. This old man, he played eight
He played knick knack on my gate
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

9. This old man, he played nine
He played knick knack on my vine
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

10. This old man, he played ten
He played knick knack all over again
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home


“This Old Man” Music Score with chords

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“This Old Man” Teaching idea and activities

The text of the song is good for language training, as many verses are rather difficult to pronounce (i.e. “knick-knack, paddy whack”).

Start singing the song slowly, increasing gradually the speed, so that at the end it’s done quite fast and hard to say.

 As a counting song, “This old man” is sung in order to learn the first ten numbers. Clap respectively before every stanza as many times as the text requires.


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