Daddy's a Farrier

Shoe a little horse, (pat ball of foot)
Shoe a little mare, (pat heel of foot)
But let the little colt
Go bare, bare, bare. (pat sole
    of other foot)
Shoe the colt, shoe the colt, (pat one sole)
Shoe the wild mare. (pat other sole)
Put a sack on her back, (bean bag on shin)
See if she'll bear.
If she'll bear,
We'll give her some hay;
If she won't,
We'll send her away.


Round about there
Sat a little hare,
The bow-wows came and chased him
Right up there!
Round about, round about,
Catch a wee mouse;
Up a bit, up a bit
In a wee house.
If you are a gentleman,
As I suppose you be,
You'll neither laugh nor smile
At the tickling of your knee.
An old maid, an old maid
You will surely be,
If you laugh or if you smile
While I tickle round your knee.

Tickly, tickly, on your knee,
If you laugh you don't love me.

    (In `Round about' rhymes, circles are traced around the child's palm, and the steps or chases run up the arm, ending with a finger-tickle in the ribs. Knee-cap `neither laugh nor smile' games can also be played on the hand, as for example in winter when the knee is covered. When it has learned such games, the child can choose to be the performer rather than the performed upon.)


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