The Clapping Song (The Goose Drank Wine) Printable Lyrics – PDF

by Lincoln Chase

“The Clapping Song” is a popular American song and clapping game, written by Lincoln Chase and recorded by Shirley Ellis in 1965. The Clapping Song lyrics are actually a merge of the verse starting with the line “Three, six, nine, the goose drank wine” with a verse from an older clapping song titled “Little Rubber Dolly” that was released in the 30s by the Light Crust Doughboys. In-between these two verses are the instructions for the clapping game.

Ellis’ single sold over a million copies, reaching at the time the top ten pop charts both in the United States and the UK as well. The song has since been recorded by many groups and artists, like The Belle Stars, The Rebelles and Icona Pop.
On this page you’ll find the lyrics and a printable PDF file with lyrics for free download. You can also watch a sing-along video. Enjoy!

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Printable The Clapping Song Lyrics PDF

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The Clapping Song lyrics printable PDF

The Clapping Song Lyrics

Three six nine, the goose drank wine.
The monkey chew tobacco on the street car line.
The line broke, the monkey got choked
And they all went to heaven in a little rowboat.

Clap pat, clap pat, clap pat clap slap!
Clap pat: clap your hand, pat it on your partner’s hand
Right hand.
Clap pat: clap pat clap your hand. Cross it with your left arm.
Pat you partner’s left palm.
Clap pat: clap your hand, pat your partner’s right palm
With your right palm again.
Clap slap: clap your hand, slap your thighs and sing a little song.

My mother told me, if I was goody.
That she would buy me a rubber dolly.
My aunty told her I kissed a soldier,
Now she won’t buy me a rubber dolly.

Three six nine, the goose drank wine.
The monkey chew tobacco on the street car line.
The line broke, the monkey got choked
And they all went to heaven in a little rowboat.

Clap clap: clap your hands and prepare to pat
Pat: take your right arm put your partner’s right palm with your right palm
Clap: take your hand back and clap
Pat: take your right arm, cross your right arm with your left arm. Pat
Your partner’s left palm with your left palm

Clap: take your hand back and clap
Pat: take your right arm, cross your left arm pat your partner’s right
Palm with your right palm.
Clap: now back, with a clap
Slap: take the pats of your palms and slap your thighs and watch the
Fun materialize as you sing this little song.

My mother told me, if I was goody.
That she would buy me a rubber dolly.
My aunty told her I kissed a soldier,
Now she won’t buy me a rubber dolly.

Clap pat, clap pat, clap pat clap slap!
Clap pat, clap pat, clap pat clap slap!
Clap pat, clap pat, clap pat clap slap!
Clap pat, clap pat, clap pat clap slap!

Sing-along Video with Lyrics

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