Nursery rhymes with lyrics and music.

Miss Mary Mack

Nursery Rhyme Miss Mary Mack with Lyrics and Clapping Instructions

Miss Mary Mack - Nursery rhyme - Music, tune and lyrics

Miss Mary Mack is a very popular nursery rhyme and clapping game. It is actually said to be the most popular (English speaking) clapping game Worldwide.

Below you will find the Miss Mary Mack lyrics (most common versions) as well as as clapping instructions (video).

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Miss Mary Mack - Lyrics
A common long version:

Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack
All dressed in black, black, black
With silver butt'ns, butt'ns, butt'ns
All down her back, back, back

She couldn't read, read, read
She couldn't write, write, write
But she could smoke, smoke, smoke
Her father's, pipe, pipe, pipe

She asked her mother, mother, mother
For fifty cents, cents, cents
To see the hippos, hippos, hippos
Jump the fence, fence, fence.
They jumped so high, high, high
They reached the sky, sky, sky
And didn't come back, back, back
Till the 4th of July-ly-ly!

(July can't walk, walk, walk
July can't talk, talk, talk
July can't eat, eat, eat
With a knife and fork, fork, fork

She asked her mother, mother, mother
For 5 cents more, more, more
To see the hippos, hippos, hippos
Jump over the door, door, door.
They jumped so low, low, low
They stubbed their toe, toe, toe
And that was the end, end, end
Of the elephant show, show, show!



Another common version (shorter!):

Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack
All dressed in black, black, black
With silver buttons, buttons, buttons
All down her back, back, back

She asked her mother, mother, mother
For fifty cents, cents, cents
To see the elephants, elephants, elephants
Jump the fence, fence, fence.
They jumped so high, high, high
They reached the sky, sky, sky
And didn't come back, back, back
Till the 4th of July-ly-ly!





Clapping Instructions / Video / Tune

See clapping instructions for Miss Mary Mack, and listen to different versions of the song below. Just click the play icon below.





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