Daily Archives: May 13, 2017

Nursery Rhyme Time- This Old Man

This Old Man

This old man, he plays one
What old man?
He plays knick knack on my thumb
Umm…no.
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
Well, if there is a bone involved I guess he can play knick knack on my thumb.
Not the one with the skin tag though…that might hurt.
This old man comes rolling home

This old man, he plays two
He plays knick knack on my shoe
I don’t wear shoes… Mommy has an excessive amount though.
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
If I am lending the old man Mommy’s shoes, I want 2 bones for my trouble.
This old man comes rolling home
Rolling? Does he not have a car or bike?

This old man, he plays three
He plays knick knack on my knee
No. I am not a spring chicken and I don’t need anyone beating on my joints.
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
I’d still appreciate the bone though.
This old man comes rolling home

This old man, he plays four
He plays knick knack on my door
I occasionally bark when people knock on the door…
I  hope this old man isn’t beating on random doors.
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
What kind of bones are these?
Mommy has high standards for my food…
This old man comes rolling home

This old man, he plays five
Don’t play knick knack on that hive
What kind of hive are we talking about?
A bee hive? Or the kind of hive Mommy and James get when they eat certain foods?
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
No peanut butter bones…because of James’ allergies…
This old man comes rolling home

This old man, he plays six
He plays knick knack on my sticks
I don’t have any sticks. This song is getting silly.
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
We are already on six and I haven’t gotten my bone yet.
This old man comes rolling home

This old man, he plays seven
He plays knick knack up in heaven
Wait…is the old man in heaven? Say hi to Tino for me!
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
How will I get my bone if the old man is in heaven?
This old man comes rolling home

This old man, he plays eight
He plays knick knack on my gate
We have gates all over the house…which one should I wait at.
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
I want to be sure I am at the right gate to get my bone!
This old man comes rolling home

This old man, he plays nine
He plays knick knack on my vine
What is a vine? This song is really bizarre.
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
Can’t stop thinking about my bone!
This old man comes rolling home

This old man, he plays ten
He plays knick knack all over again
Wait…what? The old man is starting again. This is ridiculous.
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
Just give me the bone already!
This old man comes rolling home