October 6, 2011 § 1 Comment

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man,
Bake me a cake as fast as you can,
Pat it and prick it, and mark it with B
And put it in the oven for baby and me..

Walter Crane Illustration of Pat-a-cake

This song comes up in a variety of tunes. This is another one..

And of course it has plenty of variation in the words as it was first written down in 1698, so was probably around for sometime before that. Wikipedia has plenty of background, as does this lovely site that I found today; Mama Lisa’s World of Children.


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