Hickory Dickory Dock - Nursery Rhyme Song with Lyrics in French and in English for Toddlers - Free Printable Kindergarten Nursery Rhyme

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Hickory Dickory Dock

Language: English
Themes: telling the time, animals, numbers

 

“Hickory Dickory Dock” or “Hickety Dickety Dock” is a traditional English nursery rhyme. It was first recorded as “Hickere, Dickere Dock” in “Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book” and published in London in 1744. Later, another version was published in “Mother Goose’s Melody” in 1765 titled “Dickery, Dickery Dock”. At its origin, the nursery rhyme was probably a counting-down song (Hevera (8), Devera (9) and Dick (10)).

“Hickory Dickory Dock” is a song about a curious mouse who runs up a clock and gets frightened by the sound made every hour! The lyrics, that imitate the clock sounds, introduce children to the fundamentals of telling the time in English.

 

Culture and Vocabulary:

  • mouse, clock, to run up, to run down, to struck

Grammar and Phonology:

  • the “o”/”u” in “clock”, “dock”, “mouse” and “down”

Common Modern version of “Hickory Dickory Dock”:

English version:

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

French Translation:

Hickory, dickory, dock.
La souris a grimpé sur l’horloge.
L’horloge a sonné une heure,
La souris a dégringolé,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

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Another version of “Hickory Dickory Dock” to teach numbers:

English version:

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

Hickory, dickory, dock.
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck two,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Hickory, dickory, dock.
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck three,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Hickory, dickory, dock.
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck four,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

French Translation:

Hickory, dickory, dock.
La souris a grimpé sur l’horloge.
L’horloge a sonné une heure,
La souris a dégringolé,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Hickory, dickory, dock.
La souris a grimpé sur l’horloge.
L’horloge a sonné deux heures,
La souris a dégringolé,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Hickory, dickory, dock.
La souris a grimpé sur l’horloge.
L’horloge a sonné trois heures,
La souris a dégringolé,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Hickory, dickory, dock.
La souris a grimpé sur l’horloge.
L’horloge a sonné quatre heures,
La souris a dégringolé,
Hickory, dickory, dock…

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Version of “Hickory Dickory Dock” to teach animals:

English Version:

Hickory dickory dock. The mouse went up the clock.
The clock struck one. The mouse went down.
Hickory dickory dock.
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock.

A snake!
Hickory dickory dock. The snake went up the clock.
The clock struck two. The snake went down.
Hickory dickory dock.
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock.

A squirrel!
Hickory dickory dock. The squirrel went up the clock.
The clock struck three. The squirrel went down.
Hickory dickory dock.
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock.

A cat!
Hickory dickory dock. The cat went up the clock.
The clock struck four. The cat went down.
Hickory dickory dock.
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock.

A monkey!
Hickory dickory dock. The monkey went up the clock.
The clock struck five. The monkey went down.
Hickory dickory dock.
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock.

An elephant…oh no!
Hickory dickory dock. The elephant went up the clock.
Oh no!
Hickory dickory dock.

French Translation:

Hickory, dickory dock. La souris a grimpé sur l’horloge.
L’horloge a sonné une heure. La souris a dégringolé.
Hickory dickory dock.
Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic Toc.

Un serpent !
Hickory, dickory dock. Le serpent a grimpé sur l’horloge.
L’horloge a sonné une heure. Le serpent a dégringolé.
Hickory dickory dock.
Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic Toc.

Un écureuil !
Hickory, dickory dock. L’écureuil a grimpé sur l’horloge.
L’horloge a sonné une heure. L’écureuil a dégringolé.
Hickory dickory dock.
Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic Toc.

Un chat !
Hickory, dickory dock. Le chat a grimpé sur l’horloge.
L’horloge a sonné une heure. Le chat a dégringolé.
Hickory dickory dock.
Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic Toc.

Un singe !
Hickory, dickory dock. Le singe a grimpé sur l’horloge.
L’horloge a sonné une heure. Le singe a dégringolé.
Hickory dickory dock.
Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic Toc.

Un éléphant… oh non !
Hickory, dickory dock. L’éléphant a grimpé sur l’horloge.
Oh non !
Hickory dickory dock.

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