Down Down Baby

Nursery Rhyme Categories:
Language:
Place of Origin:
Down Down Baby Image

“Down Down Baby” is a clapping game played by children in English-speaking countries. In the game, two or more children stand in a circle, and clap hands in tune to a rhyming song. As with most hand-clapping games, there are many variations.

 

"Down Down Baby" Lyrics


There are many variations of this clapping game from around the world. The actual lyrics that any given group of children use may vary.

The lyrics cited here are the essential lyrics of the rhyme, and are the lyrics that were featured in a 1980s segment of the US version of Sesame Street.

Down, down, baby
Down, down the roller coaster (accompanied by the hand making a horizontal wave motion)
Sweet, sweet, baby (accompanied by both arms crossing the chest)
I’ll never let you go
Shimmy, Shimmy cocoa pop
Shimmy, Shimmy pow
Shimmy, Shimmy cocoa pop
Shimmy, Shimmy pow

"Down Down Baby" Youtube Videos


 

More Nursery Rhymes:


Doctor Foster

Nursery Rhyme Categories:
Published:
Language:
Place of Origin:
“Doctor Foster” is an English language nursery rhyme that has appeared in many anthologies since the nineteenth century. The rhyme was first published in its modern form in 1844.

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Nursery Rhyme Categories:
Published:
Language:
Place of Origin:
“Itsy Bitsy Spider”, also known as “Incy Wincy Spider” and several other similar-sounding names, is a popular nursery rhyme and fingerplay. It is usually accompanied by a sequence of gestures that mimic the words of the song.

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Nursery Rhyme Categories:
Published:
Language:
Place of Origin:
“Mary Had a Little Lamb” is an English language nursery rhyme of nineteenth-century American origin. The rhyme is also famous for being the first thing recorded by Thomas Edison.

As I was going to St Ives

Nursery Rhyme Categories:
Published:
Language:
Place of Origin:
"As I was going to St Ives" is a traditional English-language nursery rhyme in the form of a riddle. The earliest known published version of it comes from a manuscript dated to around 1730.