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This Old Man


This old man, he played one;
He played knick-knack on a drum or 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.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
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 whack,
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 whack,
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 whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played six;
He played knick-knack on my sticks or on my bricks.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played seven;
He played knick-knack on an oven or up in heaven.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played eight;
He played knick-knack on my gate.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played nine;
He played knick-knack on a vine.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played ten;
He played knick-knack once again.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played 'leven;
He played knick-knack all the way to Devon.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played twelve;
He played knick-knack and he smelled.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played thirteen;
He played knick-knack but it hurt 'im.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.



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History:

At the cable "yo te doy" in the Spanish edition, and at the second repetition of the cable "you enjoy me overly" in the B&F English edition, the song does a ritardando ending. This Old Man is a verse and song, hard parodied in favorite civilization and used as a theme in the U. S. video program Columbo. Its writer is unidentified. An edition of this song is used in the thriller film "Freeze. The melody (sung often more slowly) was too used for the Barney & Friends topic song.