This Is the House That Jack Built (Cameroonian Version) - Cameroonian Children's Songs - Cameroon - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

According to The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, The House That Jack Built was first seen in print in 1755 in Nurse Truelove's New-Year's-Gift (J. Newbury).

This Is the House That Jack Built (Cameroonian Version) - Cameroonian Children's Songs - Cameroon - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Comment After Song Image

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The pictures above are from "The House That Jack Built and The Magpie - A Game of Forfeits"

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Before the song begins, you'll hear the following: "This is Nyango Melissa Nambangi from MAWA doing, 'This is the House that Jack Built' in our Cameroonian style, using the tune we used to sing it to in primary school in Cameroon. And with me are my nieces Lisa and Jazzy. All right..."

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Many thanks to Nyango M. Nambangi of the Minnesota African Women's Association for contributing this song and for singing it for us with her nieces, Lisa Kalle and Jazzy Kalle.

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