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GUEST,JOHN OF ELSIE`S BAND Origins: Knick Knack Patt/ddy Whack -This Old Man (81* d) RE: Origins: Knick Knack Patt/ddy Whack -This Old Man 23 Oct 03

The song
    "This old man, he played one"
    "He played nick nack on my drum"
    "With a nick nack, paddy whack, give a dog a bone"
    "This old man goes rolling home"
continuing through ten verses until the old man "played ten" on some part of the singer`s anatomy or possession has certainly been sung by the folks, especially children, in Britain ever since Adam was a boy.

Also an interesting question. Why do we say someone is in a "paddy" when they are not in the best of tempers?

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