A nonsence participartive nursery rhyme with lyrics designed to introduce nursery school aged children to the clock. Origins and history unknown

"A Nursery Rhyme,
the first step to
your children's education"

Hickory, dickory dock: lyrics

Participative Nursery Rhyme reflected in the lyrics
A nonsense song using alliteration and allowing a small child or even a baby to mimic the sound of a clock chiming one at the appropriate point in the lyrics. Obviously intended to introduce children to the rudiments and importance of telling the time. The origins and history are unknown but the first publication date for this nursery rhyme is 1744.


Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory dickory dock

Hickory dickory dock rhyme: origins and history