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Clap Hands, Clap Hands
(English Nursery Rhyme)


I remember my grandmother singing this song to my children when they were very young. -Mama Lisa

Clap Hands, Clap Hands
Nursery Rhyme

Clap Hands, Clap Hands - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World, Intro Image

Clap hands, clap hands,
Till father comes home,
For father's got money,
But mother's got none!
Here's the version my grandmother sang to my kids:

Clap hands, clap hands
till Daddy gets home,
'cause Daddy has money,
and Mommy has none!

Game Instructions

Clap baby's hands to the beat until you get to "none!" on the last line. Then put the baby's hands up in the air.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

The illustration is from The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright.

Recording by Mama Lisa

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