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Old Tommy Kendall (Kenneth Peacock)
See also: This Old Man (Buddy Wasisname Parody)

This old pickan' he went one,
And he went knick-knack up again' me thumb;
To me knick-knack padlock. kickin' up a song,
And old Tommy Kendall came a-joggin' along.

This old pickan' he went two,
And he went knick-knack up again' me shoe;
To me knick-knack padlock. kickin' up a song,
And old Tommy Kendall came a-joggin' along.

This old pickan' he went three,
And he went knick-knack up again' me knee;
To me knick-knack padlock. kickin' up a song,
And old Tommy Kendall came a-joggin' along.

This old pickan' he went four,
And he went knick-knack up again' me door;
To me knick-knack padlock. kickin' up a song,
And old Tommy Kendall came a-joggin' along.

This old pickan' he went five,
And he went knick-knack right to the hive;
To me knick-knack padlock. kickin' up a song,
And old Tommy Kendall came a-joggin' along.

This old pickan' he went six,
And he went knick-knack pickin' up sticks;
To me knick-knack padlock. kickin' up a song,
And old Tommy Kendall came a-joggin' along.

This old pickan' he went seven,
And he went knick-knack right up to heaven;
To me knick-knack padlock. kickin' up a song,
And old Tommy Kendall came a-joggin' along.

This old pickan' he went eight,
And he went knick-knack oh so straight;
To me knick-knack padlock. kickin' up a song,
And old Tommy Kendall came a-joggin' along.

This old pickan' he went nine,
And he went knick-knack right behind;
To me knick-knack padlock. kickin' up a song,
And old Tommy Kendall came a-joggin' along.

This old pickan' he went ten,
And he went knick-knack right to the hen;
To me knick-knack padlock. kickin' up a song,
And old Tommy Kendall came a-joggin' along.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a popular children's counting rhyme, This Old Man ....####

This variant collected by Kenneth Peacock in 1959 from Mrs Charlotte Decker [1884-1967] of Parson's Pond, NL, and published in Songs Of The Newfoundland Outports, Volume 1, p.21, by the National Museum of Canada (1965) Crown Copyrights Reserved.

Kenneth Peacock noted that a fragment of this nursery rhyme called Jack Jintle was noted by Anne G Gilchrist from her Welsh nursemaid, Elizabeth Piercy, in the 1870s and was printed in the Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, III, No. 2, 1937, pp.124-125.

A variant also appears in Frank Kidson's [1855-1926] 100 Singing Games, Old, New, and Adapted (London and Glasgow, 1916).


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