“See Saw Margery Daw” is a popular English language nursery rhyme, folk song and playground singing game. The seesaw is one of the oldest ‘rides’ for children, easily constructed from logs of different sizes. The words of “See Saw Margery Daw” reflect children playing on a see-saw and singing this rhyme to accompany their game. No person has been identified by the name Margery Daw; hence it is assumed that this was purely used to rhyme with the words ‘seesaw’.
The rhyme first appeared in its modern form in Mother Goose’s Melody, published in London in around 1765. It may have its origins as a work song for sawyers, helping to keep rhythm when using a two-person saw. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 13028.
On this page you can find lyrics, a printable lyrics PDF file for free download and a karaoke video with lyrics of the song.
Printable Lyrics PDF
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See Saw Margery Daw,
Johnny shall have a new master.
He shall get but a penny a day,
because he won’t work any faster.
Karaoke Video with Lyrics
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