Sing a Song of Sixpence

Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye;
(Children in circle skip to the left while singing)

Four and twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie!
(Children in circle skip to the right,
then stretch arms up toward center to form the pie.)

When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing;
(Children in circle bring arms back down
to waist level, then children in center of ring
begin to 'chirp' and 'tweet')

Wasn't that a dainty dish
To set before the king?
(Children in circle skip to the left;
children in center flutter about like birds.)

The king was in his counting house,
Counting all the money;
(Children in circle walk backward
four steps then pretend to count money;
children in center keep fluttering like birds)

The queen was in the parlor,
Eating bread with honey
(Children in circle walk forward
four steps, kneel and pretend to eat;
children in center keep fluttering like birds)

The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes;
(Children in circle pretend to pick up clothes,
then turn outward and hang them up.)

When down came a blackbird
Who snapped off her nose!
(Children in center flutter to, and run around,
those in the circle, one bird to one child, each snapping
off a nose. Those in the circle kneel and the birds each
hold up one finger to represent the nose.)


4 Response to "Sing a Song of Sixpence"

  1. E`n1x Says:

    there is more to this rhyme, isn't there? i remember something about... the maid was in the garden hanging up the clothes... or something like that. hehe.

  2. Hanim Says:

    haha... betul la... i missed 2 paragraphs. was having the toddler on my lap while singing it, and camner terdelete the last 2 paragraph. will edit it yeah :)

  3. neeza Says:

    Lagu tiga kupang, saku penuh padi, 4 ekor burung masak dalam kuali, bila sudah masak burung nyanyi saja, tentu sedap makan beri pada raja.
    Raja dalam rumah, buat kira-kira, Suri dalam dapur, makan roti gula.. Hei!

    Heheheheh.. that would be the malay version.. :-)

  4. Hanim Says:

    wahhh neeza... betul laa. cuma tune dia lain, plus i mmg tak pernah tau full BM lyrics tuh (i blame my chinese kindy hehe)

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