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Nursery rhymes and songs: This old man

Nursery rhymes and songs: This old man

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.

This old man - supporting resources:

  1. This old man - print lyrics
  2. Stimulus Sounds Library

Lyrics - This old man

This old man, he played ONE,

He played knick knack on my thumb.

With a knick knack, paddy wack,

Give a dog a bone,

This old man came rolling home.


This old man, he played TWO,

He played knick knack on my shoe.

With a knick knack, paddy wack,

Give a dog a bone,

This old man came rolling home.


This old man, he played THREE,

He played knick knack on my knee.

With a knick knack, paddy wack,

Give a dog a bone,

This old man came rolling home.


This old man, he played FOUR,

He played knick knack on my door.

With a knick knack, paddy wack,

Give a dog a bone,

This old man came rolling home.


This old man, he played FIVE,

He played knick knack on my hive.

With a knick knack, paddy wack,

Give a dog a bone,

This old man came rolling home.

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