This song is based on the English nursery rhyme Pat-a-cake. This is a literal English translation from the Afrikaans...

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Here are the original words to the English clapping rhyme Pat-a-cake:

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake,
Baker's man,
Bake me a cake
As fast as you can,
Roll it and pat it,
And mark it with a "B",
And put it in the oven
For baby and me.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Marietjie Herselman for contributing this rhyme. Many thanks also to Edo Nyland for translating it.

Baie dankie!