"This song was driving me crazy when I was visiting part of my family in Norway! My little cousins would sing it all the time! They used it as a hand-clapping game. They could sing it for hours!" -Ruth Müller

Notes

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Here's a shorter version:

Bake kake søte

Bake kake søte,
dyppe den i fløte,
så i sukker, så i vann,
så kom det en gammal mann,
som ville kaka smaka
som .... har baka!

Bake the cake sweet,
Dip it in cream,
Then in sugar, then in water,
Then there came an old man
Who wants to taste the cake
That ... has baked!

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Here's another version sent by Ruth Müller:

Bake kake søte
dyppe den i fløte,
først i fløte, så i vann,
så kommer det en gammel mann,
som ville kaka prikke
med ei lita gullstikke.
Prikke, prikke, prikke.

Bake cake sweet
Dip it in cream,
First in cream, then in water,
Then comes an old man,
Who would prick the cake
With a small gold stick.
Prick, prick, prick.

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Val Leonhart Smalkin shared the following version with a note, "Our dear Uncle Arnie says the following version is more common, and it's the one I prefer as it mentions the child's name in the last line..."

Bake kake søte,
dyppe den i fløte,
først i sukker, så i vann,
så kom det en gammel mann,
som ville smake kaka
som (navn på barn) har baka!

Bake the cake sweet,
Dip it in cream,
First in sugar, then in water,
Then there came an old man,
That would taste a cake
Who (name of child) has baked!

Listen

In the recording below you can hear the following version from the song notes:

Bake kake søte
dyppe den i fløte,
først i fløte, så i vann,
så kommer det en gammel mann,
som ville kaka prikke
med ei lita gullstikke.
Prikke, prikke, prikke.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Bake kake søte

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Cindy Shepherd for contributing and translating this song. Thanks to Ruth Müller for sharing the 3rd version. Thanks to Valerie Leonhart Smalkin from Silly Goose & Val for sharing her family's version!

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