Nursery rhyme, England.
“Pat-a-cake” is one of the oldest and most widely known surviving English nursery rhymes, as well as a clapping game. The first recorded version appears in “The Campaigners”, a play written by Thomas D’Urfey in 1698, where the lyrics of the rhyme are sung by a nurse. The next appearance is in “Mother Goose’s Melody” (c. 1765). Marking pastry or baked goods with an identifiable mark may stem from a time when households that did not own an oven of their own could have brought their items to a local baker or bake house. Marking the pastry would have been a way to ensure the return of the proper item.
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Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Pat it and roll it and mark it with a “B”
And put it in the oven for baby and me!
For baby and me, for baby and me,
and put it in the oven for baby and me.
“Pat-a-cake” Music Score with chords
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“Pat-a-cake” Teaching idea and activities
Repeat the song replacing letter “B” by the initial name of your child, or children, if you are more, and sing every time for another person. It’s a good way to learn the names in a group. Also you can learn at a young child the first names of family members.
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