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Pat-a-Cake Bakers Man


Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it and pat it and mark it with "B"
And put it in the oven for Baby and me.






History:

It is frequently accompanied by hand-clapping among two people, a applause entertainment recognized as pat-a-cake (also rendered as patty-cake or pattycake), following the rhyme. It alternates flanked by a regular individual clap by way of two-handed claps with the other individual. The hands could be crossed as well. This allows used for a perhaps intricate succession of applause that must be harmonized between the two.  If told by a parent to a youngster, the "B" and "baby" in the preceding two lines are at times replaced by the child's initial or first name.