This rhyme can also be found as "Monsieur Pouce" (Mister Thumb).

Notes

Monique wrote, "The 1st version is the one we know - 'we' being our group of friends. I remember doing it over and over again. The oldest of all my friends' kids was almost 2 years old (=30 years ago!) and he kept showing his fist and thumb and saying to my sister "Fais, fais!" ("Do, do!").

Game Instructions

To Start: The thumb is hidden in the fist.

(1) Knock three times on the fist and ask the question, "Petit Pouce, es-tu là ?"
(2) On "chut" (hush) put forefinger to the mouth.
(3) Pop your thumb up.

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In the videos below they call the thumb, "Monsieur Pouce" (Mister Thumb).
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Here are the lyrics as heard in the video below followed by a translation:

"-Toc, toc, toc, monsieur Pouce, es-tu là ?
Personne.
Toc, toc, toc, monsieur Pouce, es-tu là ?
-Chut, je dors.
-Toc, toc, toc, monsieur Pouce, es-tu là ?
-Oui, je sors. Bonjour les petits pouces, bonjour maman (bise, bise), bonjour papa (bise, bise), bonjour grand frère (bise, bise), bonjour petite sœur (bise, bise). Bonjour à tous ! Les petits doigts sont réveillés, il est l'heure d'aller déjeuner."

English Translation:

"Knock, knock, knock, Mister Thumb, are you in?
No one.
Knock, knock, knock, Mister Thumb, are you in?"
"Hush, I'm sleeping."
"Knock, knock, knock, Mister Thumb, are you in?"
"Yes, I'm going out. Good morning little thumbs, good morning Mommy (kiss, kiss), good morning Daddy (kiss, kiss), good morning big brother (kiss, kiss), good morning little sister (kiss, kiss). Good morning everybody! The little fingers are awake, it's time for breakfast."
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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing and translating this rhyme.

Merci beaucoup !

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