Hickory Dickory Dock

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Lyrics

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