Dickery Dickery Dare

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Dickery, dickery dare,
The pig flew up in the air.
The man in brown
Soon brought him down!
Dickery, dickery, dare.

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Information About Dickery Dickery Dare

This song dates back to The Real Mother Goose book in 1916.

This song is another version of Hickory Dickory Dock. This song is sang or chanted to the same tune as Hickory Dickory Dock.

The lyrics of this song will help children to rhyme. This song also teaches children about colors, animals, and nonsense.

The lyrics "the pig flew up in the air" teach children about nonsense. Clearly, pigs do not fly, but it is silly to say that they do. The teacher can take this as a way to explain how pigs cannot fly and how silly it is to think so.

With the lyrics "the man in brown", teachers can show children the color brown and then continue to review all of the other colors. This will be a great way to teach a lesson based solely on colors.

To help children learn this song, pictures of pigs can be used and this can be a great way to learn about the animals in the barnyard.

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Brysen, Lao People's Democratic Republic

18 July 2016 at 9:11am

It's always a relief when someone with obvious exrsptiee answers. Thanks!

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Laicee, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of

18 July 2016 at 8:36am

One or two to remrebme, that is.

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Jesse, Hong Kong

25 February 2016 at 8:01pm

This is not good

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S. Grundy, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2 June 2015 at 6:13pm

Originally the mother goose insert in newspapers of the period were written with double meanings reaching child and adult. The man in brown was a poacher illegally harvesting game from the royal land holdings due to the scarcity of food at the time. The pig is another name for a royal personage such as a duke or earl. The royals of the period were discovering the wonders of hot air ballooning . The message was fairly self-evident at the time.

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Laura, Greenland

25 February 2012 at 3:33am

That"s horrible ugly poem

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Megan, United States

22 May 2011 at 8:47pm

man in brown? i thought it was MEN in BLACK!

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Rhjsd,, Barbados

23 March 2011 at 3:15pm


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Amal, United Arab Emirates

1 December 2010 at 3:04pm

Really,that's a "poem"! Humph! /:(

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Linnea, Oke Harber Wa

24 April 2010 at 5:12pm

Dady had a donky donky died dady criad dady had adonky

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Victoria, Usa

27 March 2010 at 1:58pm

hahaha.... not! that is SO not funny

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Stephanie, Usa

29 March 2009 at 10:05pm

That's the best!

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Michael, Usa

1 March 2009 at 2:23am


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