Can Anyone Help with the Rhyme “I have two hands, the left and the right”?

Mel wrote asking for help with a rhyme.  Here’s his email:

I’m looking for a Tagalog nursery rhyme, but I don’t know the title. Here’s all of the lyrics that I can remember. I’m looking for the ‘title’ and any remaining verses. Thank you.

I have two hands
The left and the right
Hold them up high
So clean and bright.

Clap them softly
One, two, three
Clean little hands
For you to see.

My mother-in-law will be celebrating her 90th birthday in September. She has 10 children, 19 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. My wife and I are going to give her a party she’ll never forget. What help you can give will be appreciated. Thank you.

If anyone can help with this rhyme, please let us know in the comments below.


Mama Lisa

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6 Responses to “Can Anyone Help with the Rhyme “I have two hands, the left and the right”?”

  1. Tatiana Says:

    I have two hands
    The left and the right
    and they still give me
    all my might

  2. Lita Says:

    I am a techer from Soul Korea inside the military base Yongsan CDC Child Development Center, I like your website,

    Thank you,
    Ms. Slaughter

  3. Lisa Says:

    Thanks so much for writing Ms. Slaughter!

  4. Tina Carlos Says:

    I hope someone else provided this to you in time for your party. My mom sings this all the time for my nephew who is 13 months old and he loves it. In case no one else gave it to you, here are the complete lyrics:

    I have two hands, the left and the right
    Hold them up high, so clean and bright

    Clap them softly
    One – two – three
    Clean little hands are good to see

    My face is bright, my teeth all white
    My dress is clean and all of me

    So dear playmates follow me
    So that our mother will be happy

  5. Lita Slaughter Says:


    Your welcome, i just checked this site and i suprised your reply from my message since 4 Dec.2012 almost 3 years ago.

  6. Lauren Agamata Santos Says:

    My grandma sang this song to me too, her name was Rosalina Alversado Agamata.

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