If you’ve been looking for Miss Mary Mack lyrics, especially if you’d like to print them out, then you’re on the right page!
“Miss Mary Mack” is an old and very popular song and clapping game. For generations now, every kid in the English speaking world has been familiar with it. The earliest printed version was found in the book The Counting Out Rhymes of Children by Henry Carrington Bolton from 1888. As is the case with folk culture, there are a few different existing versions.
The identity of Mary Mack is debatable; some say it refers to the USS Merrimack, a United States warship of the 19th century, while others claim that she was a performer in Ephraim Williams’ circus in the 1880s. In the game, two children stand or sit opposite to each other, and clap hands to the rhythm of their singing.
On this page you’ll find the lyrics and a printable PDF file with lyrics for free download. You can also watch two music videos: the first one is an animated sing-along version, while in the second one you can see how to do the hand clapping. Enjoy!
Table of Contents
- Printable Miss Mary Mack Lyrics PDF
- Miss Mary Mack Lyrics
- Miss Mary Mack Music Videos
Printable Miss Mary Mack Lyrics PDF
Click on the button to download a PDF file with lyrics to this song for free.
Miss Mary Mack Lyrics
Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack
All dressed in black, black, black
With silver buttons, buttons, buttons
All down her back, back, back.
She asked her mother, mother, mother
For 50 cents, cents, cents
To see the elephants, elephants, elephants
Jump over the fence, fence, fence.
They jumped so high, high, high
They reached the sky, sky, sky
And didn’t come back, back,
Till the 4th of July ly ly.
Miss Mary Mack Music Videos
Animated Sing-along Video with Lyrics
Sing-along Video with Hand-clapping
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