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This Old Man

First, a simple, animated video of this old nursery rhyme. Sing along!



Here's a jazzied up version!



This is a karaoke version with full lyrics.


The lyrics

There exist several versions of the lyrics. This is one fairly common version. Also, while the song is commongly sung up to ten, there are lyrics that go up to twenty (see Wikipedia). This old man, he played one,
He played knick-knack on my thumb.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played two,
He played knick-knack on my shoe.
(etc.)

This old man, he played three,
He played knick-knack on my knee.
(etc.)

This old man, he played four,
He played knick-knack on my door.
(etc.)

This old man, he played five,
He played knick-knack on my hive.
(etc.)

This old man, he played six,
He played knick-knack with some sticks.
(etc.)

This old man, he played seven,
He played knick-knack up in heaven.
(etc.)

This old man, he played eight,
He played knick-knack on my gate.
(etc.)

This old man, he played nine,
He played knick-knack on my spine.
(etc.)

This old man, he played ten,
He played knick-knack once again.
(etc.)

Free Sheet Music

Click the images below to open and print piano scores for "This Old Man". Right click and choose "Save link as" to download the PDF files to your computer.

This Old Man, C Major
This Old Man, D Major
This Old Man, F Major
This Old Man, easy piano, C Major
This Old Man, easy piano, D Major
This Old Man, easy piano, F Major
This Old Man, piano, C Major
This Old Man, piano, D Major
This Old Man, piano, F Major

See a beginner piano lesson for This Old Man song!

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