Hand Clapping Rhymes



A Sailor Went To Sea

A sailor went to sea, sea, sea. To see what he could see, see, see. But all that he could see, see,see. Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea.

Three sailors went to chop-chop-chop to see what they could chop-chop-chop and all that they could chop-chop-chop is the bottom of the deep blue chop-chop-chop.

Three sailors went to knee-knee-knee to see what they could knee-knee-knee and all that they could knee-knee-knee is the bottom of the deep blue knee-knee-knee.

Three sailors went to China to see what they could China and all that they could China was the bottom of the deep blue China.

Three sailors went to sea-chop-knee-china to see what they could sea-chop-knee-china and all that they could see-chop-knee-china was the bottom of the deep blue see-chop-knee-china.

Apple, apple cider sticks

Apple, apple cider sticksIt makes me sick, It makes my heart go two forty six, Not because I'm dirty, Not because I'm clean, Just because I kissed a boy, Behind a magazine,

Hey girls, Wanna have some fun, Here comes ________, With his/her pants undone,

He/she can wiggle, He/she can jiggle, He/she can even do the splitz, But I betcha 5 bucks he/she can't do this,

Close your eyes and count to 10, If you mess up, Start all over again!

Atchi Katchi Leverachi

I love you, Oh baby yes I do. Take a peach, take a plum take a piece of bubble gum. The gum too sweet I Want a piece of meat, the meat too tough I Want to ride the bus. The bus to slow I Want to ride a train .The train had a wreck and I broke my neck (the end)

ABC- A 2009 version of a clapping rhyme my daughters sing in the 1st & 2nd grade!

ABC ,as easy as 1,2,3.My momma watches mtv.My dada takes care of me.Oh ah I wanna piece of pie,Pie too sweet, I wanna a piece of meat.Meat too tough, I wanna ride a bus,Bus too full, I wanna ride a bull.Bull too black, I Want my money back,Money too green, I Want as jelly bean.Jelly bean not cooked, I wanna read a book.Book not read, I wanna go to bed,Bed not made, I Want some lemonade.Lemonade too sour, I wanna take a shower,Shower too cool, I wanna go to school.School too dumb,I wanna suck my thumb,Thumb too dirty, I wanna ride a birdie,Birdie to slow, and that’s all I know.So close your eyes and count to tenwhoever messes up is a big fat hen!1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

By Lily & Veda

Coca Cola Went To Town/There’s A Place On Mars

Coca Cola (clap clap clap)went to town (clap clap clap)Hi-C (clap clap clap) knocked him down (clap clap clap) 7up (clap clap clap) picked him up (clap clap clap)Dr. Pepper (clap clap clap)gave him (clap clap clap)sleeping pills (clap clap clap)jelly rolls (clap clap clap)Theres a place on Mars where the ladies smoke cigarsevery puff they takeis enough to kill a snake when the snake is deadyou put diamonds in his headwhen the diamonds breakit's enough to bake a cake when the cake is doneit is 1991 when you tie your shoeit is 1992when you get stung by a beeit is 1993when you slam a doorit is 1994 when you dance the jiveit is 1995when you pick up sticks it is 1996 when you like a boy named devonit is 1997 when you close the gateit is 1998when you're feelin' fine it is 1999 then it gets all coldthen youFREEZE!

Bazooka Zooka Bubble Gum

My mom gave me a pennyShe said to buy a hennyBut I didn't buy no hennyInstead, I bought BUBBLE GUMBAZOOKA, ZOOKA BUBBLE GUM

My mom gave me a nickelShe said to buy a pickleBut I didn't buy no pickleInstead, I bought BUBBLE GUMBAZOOKA, ZOOKA BUBBLE GUM

My mom gave me a dimeShe said to buy a limeBut I didn't buy no limeInstead , I bought BUBBLE GUMBAZOOKA, ZOOKA BUBBLE GUM

My mom gave me a quarterShe said to buy some waterBut I didn't buy no waterInstead, I bought BUBBLE GUMBAZOOKA, ZOOKA BUBBLE GUM

My mom gave me a dollarShe said to buy a collarBut I didn't buy no collarInstead, I bought BUBBLE GUMBAZOOKA, ZOOKA BUBBLE GUM

My mom gave me a fiveShe said to stay aliveBut I didn't stay aliveInstead, I choked on BUBBLE GUMBAZOOKA, ZOOKA BUBBLE GUM

Eeanie Meanie Version #1

Eenie MeanieOop pah leenieOoh aah umbaleenieAshie MashieKoh kah lashieI_ love_ you

Eenie Meenie Justaleanie Version #2

Eenie Meanie Justa LeanieOoca Acla Trackalacka, I love you.Take a peach, Take a plumTake a piece of bubble gum.Teacher, Teacher, Dummy DumGimme back my bubble gum.Saw you with your boyfriend last night.How do you know?I was peekin’ through the keyhold.NOSY Wash them dishesLAZY Jump out the windowCRAZY Peaches on the tree, Bananas on the floorJump back baby. I Don't Love You No More!

Eenie Meenie Sicileeny Version #3

Eenie meenie sicileeny,Ooh ah zambalini,Achi cachi Liberace,I love you,Take a peach,Take a plum,Take a stick of bubble gum,Not a peach,Not a plumb,Not a stick of bubble gum.Saw you with your boyfriend last nightHow do you know?Peaked through the windowNosyDidn’t do the dishesLazyAte all the cookiesGreedy!Jumped out the windowMust be crazy!That’s why I call you this!

Hello Hello Hello Sir

Hello Hello Hello sirMeet you at the show sirWhy sirWhy sir'Cause I've got a cold sirWhere'd you get the cold sirat the north pole sirWhat you dioing there sirCatching polar bears sirHow many did you catch sir Tne sirTwo sirThree sirFour sir.... ten sirAll the rest were dead sirHow did they die sirWating apple pie sirWhat was in the pie sirThree dead flies sir What was in the flies sirWhree dead germs sirWhat was in the germs sirI don't know sirShall we start again sirNo sirBhy sirbecause I've got a cold sir....

I Went To A Chinese Restaurant Version #1

I went to a chinese restaurantTo buy a loaf of bread bread breadThe waiter asked me whats my name and this is what i said said saidMy name is ching ching charliePompom cutiePunch ya in the bellyOops I’m sorryChinese japanese look at these dirty kneesPOW!

I went To A Chinese Restaurant Version #2

I went to a Chinese restaurant to buy a loaf of bread bread bread.And when he put it in the oven, this is what he said said said.My name is nee-ay nee-ay nicka nicka-lodeon pom pom poodle willy willy whisker My name is freeze(At that point we'd freeze and whoever moved was out.)

Joy To The World

Joy to the world, Oh barney is deadWe barbecued, his head!What happened to the body, we flushed it down the potty,Round and round it goes round and round it goeRound and round it goes,

On top of a building, all covered with blood, I shot poor barney with a 44. studWhen i read in the newspaper that he was not deadI took my bazooka and blew off his head

I went to his funeral i went to his gravePeople threw flowers but i threw grenade

Its raining its pouring the old barneys boringHe went to his bed with a bomb on his head and blew up in the morning!!

Joy To The WorldClapping Rhyme Version by Lily & Veda 2009

Joy to the world, Oh barney is deadWe barbecued, his head!What happened to the body, we flushed it down the potty,Like milk and Cherrios, like milk & cheerios.Like milk and cheerios, like miiillllkkk and cheerios!!!!!!

Miss Mary Mack

Miss Mary Mack Mack MackAll dressed in black black blackWith silver buttons buttons buttons Up and down her back back back.She asked her mother mother motherFor fifty cents cents cents To see the elephant elephant elephantJump the fence fence fenceHe jumped so high high highHe touched the sky sky skyAnd he never came back back backTill the fourth of July ly ly

Not Last Night But The Night Before

Not last nite but the nite before, 24 robbers came knocking at my door as i ran out, They ran in hit me on the head with a bowling pin I asked them what they Wanted and this is what they said. Spanish dancers turn around, Spanish dancers touch the ground etc, etc etc.

Rollercoaster-(This by the way, is my all time childhood favorite clapping rhyme!)

Down, down baby, down by the roller coaster ,Sweet, sweet baby, I'll never let you go .Shimmy, shimmy coca pop shimmy shimmy pow. Shimmy, shimmy coco puff shimmy shimmy pow .Grandma, grandma ,sick in bed, she called the doctor and the doctor said, Let's get the rhythm of the head, Ding Dong, get the rhythm of the head Ding Dong (move your head from left to right) Let's get the rhythm of the hands, Let's get the rhythm of the hands (clap twice) Let's get the rhythm of the feet, Let's get the rhythm of the feet (stomp twice) Let's get the rhythm of the hot dog, Let's get the rhythm of the hot dog Put it all together and what do you get (repeat the rhythms) Put it all backwards (then do it all, backwards from the rhythm part)

Rollercoaster Version #2

Down, down baby ,Down by the rollercoaster ,Sweet, sweet baby ,I'll never let you go. Kissed my boyfriend ,Naughty naughty. Won't do the dishes ,Lazy lazy .Stole a piece of candy,Greedy greedy Jumped off a building ,Crazy crazy. Two chinese men sittin' on a bench ,Trying to make a dollar outta eighty five cents Twist twist ,Twist like this ,This is how me and my boyfriend kiss .

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