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Nursery rhymes and songs: The Grand old Duke of York

Nursery rhymes and songs: Grand old Duke of York, The

This collection of video and audio brings together traditional nursery rhymes and songs, counting songs and action songs.

Many also feature in Listen and Play and Playtime.

The songs and rhymes are an ideal Early Learning resource and can be used to support the language and communication objectives of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum.

Click on the link below to print the lyrics to the song.

The grand old Duke of York - supporting resources:

  1. The grand old Duke of York - print lyrics
  2. Stimulus Sounds Library

Lyrics - The grand old Duke of York

Oh, the grand old Duke of York,

He had ten thousand men,

He marched them up to the top of the hill

And he marched them down again.


And when they were up they were up,

And when they were down they were down,

And when they were only half way up

They were neither up nor down.


They all marched up to the top of the hill,

With a hup, two, three, four, drilling their drill.


Oh, the grand old Duke of York,

He had ten thousand men,

He marched them up to the top of the hill

And he marched them down again.


And when they were up they were up,

And when they were down they were down,

And when they were only half way up

They were neither up nor down.

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