Hickory Dickory Dock

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Information About Hickory Dickory Dock

"Hickory Dickory Dock" is a popular children's nursery rhyme. There is another similar rhyme that's often used as a second verse called "Hickory Dickory Dare" or "Dickery Dickery Dare". The UK version and the US version of the rhyme do not share the same melody.

"Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book" from 1744 has the first recorded version but with the opening line as "Hickere, Dickere Dock". This is followed by a 1765 listing in "Mother Goose's Melody" with the line 'Dickery, Dickery Dock'.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

Here's a slightly different version to the ending as 'the mouse ran down'

The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down;
Hickory Dickory Dock.

This longer version can be used to teach time

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 said "Boo!"
Hickory dickory dock.

Hickory dickory dock the mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck three the mouse said "Whee!!"
Hickory dickory dock.

Hickory dickory dock the mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck four the mouse said "No more!"
Hickory dickory dock.

This is a longer version of the song that uses a mouse and other animals too

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.

Here is another long version you can use to teach time and counting!

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
And down he flew,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck three
And he did flee,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck four,
He hit the floor,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck five,
The mouse took a dive,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck six,
That mouse, he split,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck seven,
8, 9, 10, 11,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
As twelve bells rang,
The mousie sprang,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
"Why scamper?" asked the clock,
"You scare me so
I have to go!
Hickory Dickory dock."

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11 Comments

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Catherine, Philippines

3 April 2012 at 9:26am

i like it..and i know my son would love this song..

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Natasha, Australia

28 August 2011 at 5:55pm

every time i put this song on my baby sister crawls around the house and i like this song tooooo my sister is just 1 years so don't laugh at this comment

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Megan, United States

22 May 2011 at 8:43pm

If you going to make a comment, make a comment dont just have your name andstuff without the comment!

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Julisa, Armenia

27 February 2011 at 4:28pm

wow thats very cool

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Julisa, Armenia

27 February 2011 at 4:26pm

cool

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Juan Josè, Colombia

18 February 2011 at 1:36am

<excellent teacher, very nice and very creative with thei stories. I am english teacher and it is completely useful in my class activities. Thanks. God bless you.

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Chanel, Belgium

29 December 2010 at 5:33pm

wow

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Foxyb, United Kingdom

24 December 2010 at 6:08pm

Hickory dickory dock three mouse ran up the clock the clock struck one the other two ran down

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Yuknome, United States

18 December 2010 at 7:21pm

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Amal, United Arab Emirates

1 December 2010 at 3:14pm

Hey,I used to have a DVD of this in long version! It was sooo cute:) No book though. Sorry,Lorry! :(

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Lorry, Massachusetts

12 February 2010 at 4:30pm

This was a little book that I used to read to my oldest son back in the early 70's. I have been trying to find it, but no luck. If you do find it, post it please.

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