A play with the face. The child exclaims...

Game Instructions

1. Give a lock of hair a gentle pull.
2. Gently tap the forehead.
3. Gently tug the nose.
4. Open the mouth and put in his finger.


The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith, has a slightly different version:

Ring the bell!
Knock at the door!
Lift up the latch!
And walk in!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme can be found in The Nursery Rhyme Book, edited by Andrew Lang and illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke (1897).