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Wee Willie Winkie

Eight.ClockWee Willie Winkie
Text and Actions – Traditional

Wee  Willie Winkie
BRING THUMB AND FOREFINGER TOGETHER TO SHOW “SMALL”
Runs  through the town,
TWO FINGERS IN UPSIDE-DOWN “V” ‘RUNS’
Upstairs and downstairs, in his night gown;
RAISE HANDS UP THEN DOWN
Rapping  at the window,
MAKE A KNOCKING MOTION WITH FIST
Crying  through the lock
HANDS TO MOUTH AS IF SHOUTING
“Are the children all in bed?
REST HANDS ON SIDE OF HEAD AS IF SLEEPING
It’s now eight o’clock!”
HOLD UP EIGHT FINGERS

Source: The Real Mother Goose. Chicago: Rand McNally & Co., 1916.

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Humpty Dumpty: Fingerplay

humptydumpty-brotherHumpty Dumpty And His Brother
Text traditional as attributed to Somerset; Actions by CK Emanuel

Humpty Dumpty and his brother
HOLD UP 1 FIST THEN THE OTHER
Were as like as one another
EXAMINE FISTS CLOSELY
Couldn’t tell one from t’other
HOLDS HANDS OUT TO SIDES AND SHAKE HEAD.
Humpty Dumpty and his brother.
HOLD UP 1 FIST THEN THE OTHER

Source of Rhyme: Opie, Iona, and Peter Opie, comps. A Family Book of Nursery Rhymes. New York: Oxford UP, 1964. Print.
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