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ANCE, Thumbkin, dance,
[Move the thumb up and down. Dance, ye merrymen, every one:
[Then all the fingers. For Thumbkin he can dance alone,
[Move the thumb only. Thumbkin he can dance alone.
Dance, Foreman, dance,
[Move the first finger. Dance, ye merrymen, every one;
[Move all the fingers. But Foreman, he can dance alone, Foreman, he can dance alone. Dance, Middleman, dance, etc. Dance, Ringman, dance, etc. Dance, Longman, dance, etc.
ANCE to your daddy,
My bonny leddy,
My sweet lamb;
In a little dishy,
And a pretty hand.
ANTY baby diddy,
What can mammy do wid’e? But sit in a lap, And give ye some pap? Danty baby diddy.
ID you not hear of Betty
high hill, And there poor piggy he made his will.
Betty Pringle came to see this pretty
pig, That was not very little nor yet very This little piggy it lay down and died, And Betty Pringle sat down and cried.
Then Johnny Pringle buried this very
pretty pig That was not very little nor yet very big, So here's an end of the song of all three, Johnny Pringle, Betty Pringle, and
IDDLE, diddle, dumpling, my
Went to bed with his waistcoat
on; One shoe off, the other shoe on, Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my
ING, dong, bell,
Little Johnny Stout.
my's cat, Which never did him any harm, But kill'd the mice in his father's
INGTY, diddledy, my mammy's
She stole oranges, I am afraid,
YE winker, (smooth the eyebrows.
[press the lips together. Chin chopper, (shake the chin.
OUR and twenty tailors
Went to kill a snail,
Durst not touch her tail.