"As I learned it in Northern Ireland c 1950. The reciter jogs the child on reciter's knees, holding child by hands or legs. Jog slowly during first verse, lively during second, then wildly during third. Voice gets louder with each verse. Child delights in anticipating the climax." -Alfred G.

Of course, don't get too wild on the third try! Be especially careful and slow with babies and little kids.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Alfred G. for sharing this rhyme with us!