This game is played while gently touching the child's face (features)...

Here Sits the Lord Mayor - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


The version below has a slightly different ending (you can hear it on the mp3):

Here sits the Lord Mayor,
Here sit his two men,
Here sits the cock,
And here sits the hen;
Here sit the chickens,
And here they go in,
Chippety, chippety, chippety chin.

Game Instructions

Order to touch the parts of the face:

Right cheek.
Left cheek.
Tip of nose.

Chuck the chin.


The words to the version on the mp3 are in the Notes below...


Recited by Ruth Golding for Librivox.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme can be found in The Nursery Rhyme Book, edited by Andrew Lang and illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke (1897). The illustration can be found in The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright.