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Horsey horsey: the lyrics
Nursery Rhyme using onomatopoeia
Introducing a child to onomatopoeia ( a word that sounds like its meaning) In this nursery rhyme the words in the lyrics 'swish' and 'clippetty clop' when pronounced convey the actual sounds! This technique is used in various children's books and comics and latterly Television programmes - just think of Batman and Robin with 'Zap' and Pow' etc. The expression 'Giddy up' was and is a term used by riders from way back in English history and has been adopted by many other countries.
Horsey horsey don't you stop
Just let your feet go clippetty clop
The tail goes swish and the wheels go round
Giddy up, we're homeward bound.
Horsey horsey nursery rhyme: origins and history