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 sticks It 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 ten whoever 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 cigars every puff they take is enough to kill a snake when the snake is dead you put diamonds in his head when the diamonds break it's enough to bake a cake when the cake is done it is 1991 when you tie your shoe it is 1992 when you get stung by a bee it is 1993 when you slam a door it is 1994 when you dance the jive it is 1995 when you pick up sticks it is 1996 when you like a boy named devon it is 1997 when you close the gate it is 1998 when you're feelin' fine it is 1999 then it gets all cold then you FREEZE!

Bazooka Zooka Bubble Gum

My mom gave me a penny She said to buy a henny But I didn't buy no henny Instead, I bought BUBBLE GUM BAZOOKA, ZOOKA BUBBLE GUM

My mom gave me a nickel She said to buy a pickle But I didn't buy no pickle Instead, I bought BUBBLE GUM BAZOOKA, ZOOKA BUBBLE GUM

My mom gave me a dime She said to buy a lime But I didn't buy no lime Instead , I bought BUBBLE GUM BAZOOKA, ZOOKA BUBBLE GUM

My mom gave me a quarter She said to buy some water But I didn't buy no water Instead, I bought BUBBLE GUM BAZOOKA, ZOOKA BUBBLE GUM

My mom gave me a dollar She said to buy a collar But I didn't buy no collar Instead, I bought BUBBLE GUM BAZOOKA, ZOOKA BUBBLE GUM

My mom gave me a five She said to stay alive But I didn't stay alive Instead, I choked on BUBBLE GUM BAZOOKA, ZOOKA BUBBLE GUM

Eeanie Meanie Version #1

Eenie Meanie Oop pah leenie Ooh aah umbaleenie Ashie Mashie Koh kah lashie I_ love_ you

Eenie Meenie Justaleanie Version #2

Eenie Meanie Justa Leanie Ooca Acla Trackalacka, I love you. Take a peach, Take a plum Take a piece of bubble gum. Teacher, Teacher, Dummy Dum Gimme back my bubble gum. Saw you with your boyfriend last night. How do you know? I was peekin’ through the keyhold. NOSY Wash them dishes LAZY Jump out the window CRAZY Peaches on the tree, Bananas on the floor Jump 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 night How do you know? Peaked through the window Nosy Didn’t do the dishes Lazy Ate all the cookies Greedy! Jumped out the window Must be crazy! That’s why I call you this!

Hello Hello Hello Sir

Hello Hello Hello sir Meet you at the show sir Why sir Why sir 'Cause I've got a cold sir Where'd you get the cold sir at the north pole sir What you dioing there sir Catching polar bears sir How many did you catch sir Tne sir Two sir Three sir Four sir .... ten sir All the rest were dead sir How did they die sir Wating apple pie sir What was in the pie sir Three dead flies sir What was in the flies sir Whree dead germs sir What was in the germs sir I don't know sir Shall we start again sir No sir Bhy sir because I've got a cold sir....

I Went To A Chinese Restaurant Version #1

I went to a chinese restaurant To buy a loaf of bread bread bread The waiter asked me whats my name and this is what i said said said My name is ching ching charlie Pompom cutie Punch ya in the belly Oops I’m sorry Chinese japanese look at these dirty knees POW!

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 dead We barbecued, his head! What happened to the body, we flushed it down the potty, Round and round it goes round and round it goe Round and round it goes,

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

I went to his funeral i went to his grave People threw flowers but i threw grenade

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

Joy To The World Clapping Rhyme Version by Lily & Veda 2009

Joy to the world, Oh barney is dead We 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 Mack All dressed in black black black With silver buttons buttons buttons Up and down her back back back. She asked her mother mother mother For fifty cents cents cents To see the elephant elephant elephant Jump the fence fence fence He jumped so high high high He touched the sky sky sky And he never came back back back Till 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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