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This Old Man

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This old man, he played one
He played knick-knack on my thumb [some versions use "drum" here] 
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played two
He played knick-knack on my shoe
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played three
He played knick-knack on my knee
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played four
He played knick-knack on my door
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played five
He played knick-knack on my hive
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played six
He played knick-knack on my sticks
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played seven
He played knick-knack up in heaven
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played eight
He played knick-knack on my gate
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played nine
He played knick-knack on my spine [some versions use "line" here]
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played ten
He played knick-knack once ag'n [some versions use "on my hen" here]
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

older people
For parents
Helping aging parents—and explaining their situation to their grandchildren and other younger members of the family—can be very stressful for your family. As a caregiver, you have many demands on your time and emotions. Read some suggestions from the National Institute on Aging.
For kids
Being physically active is not only great for you; it’s also great for your grandparents and other older members of your family. Encourage them to keep active. Go on a walk with them, do some stretching exercises, or just cheer them on!
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