Where is Thumbkin?

Information About Where is Thumbkin?

As most of us know there exist numerous alternative lyrics to the song Frere Jacques. We can say that Frere Jacques, as a melody, is one of the best known tunes in the World.

"Where is Thumbkin?' is one of the many such children's songs that is listed with alternative lyrics to Frere Jacques. "Where is Thumbkin?' also has many different versions as well as additional verses.

The song helps young children with fine motor skills and helps them learn the differences between their fingers on their hands. It also helps them learn to follow instructions, rhythm, sequencing events and even hand-eye coordination.

Although the song has been around since the early 1900s, the producers of the television show Barney Friends adapted a version for the stage show Barney in Concert, which further popularized the song.

It has also been featured during Elmo's World on Sesame Street.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

Sing this one if you want a longer version

--- Start with holding your hands behind your back; with thumbs out,
Where is a doctor?
Where is a doctor?
Here I am (bring out one thumb)
Here I am (bring out the other thumb)
What's your job? Please tell me. (make thumb talk to the other thumb when singing that line)
What's your job? Please tell me. (and vice versus with this thumb)
I'm a doctor. (put one thumb back behind your back)
I'm a doctor. (put the other thumb back behind your back).

Where is a teacher?
Where is a teacher?
Here I am.
Here I am.
What's your job? Please tell me.
What's your job? Please tell me.
I'm a teacher.
I'm a teacher.

Where is a nurse?
Where is a nurse?
Here I am.
Here I am.
What's your job? Please tell me.
What's your job? Please tell me.
I'm a nurse.
I'm a nurse.

Where is a cashier?
Where is a cashier?
Here I am.
Here I am.
What's your job? Please tell me.
What's your job? Please tell me.
I'm a cashier.
I'm a cashier.

Where is a singer?
Where is a singer?
Here I am.
Here I am.
What's your job? Please tell me.
What's your job? Please tell me.
I'm a singer.
I'm a singer.

Where is a baker?
Where is a baker?
Here I am.
Here I am.
What's your job? Please tell me.
What's your job? Please tell me.
I'm a baker.
I'm a baker.

1 more version to use in class

Where is Thumbkin?
Where is Thumbkin?

Here I am
Here I am.

How are you this morning?
Very well, I thank you.

Run away
Run away.

Where is pointer?
Where is pointer?

Here I am
Here I am.

How are you this morning?
Very well, I thank you.

Run away
Run away.

Where is tall man?
Where is tall man?

Here I am
Here I am.

How are you this morning?
Very well, I thank you.

Run away
Run away.

Where is ring man?
Where is ring man?

Here I am
Here I am.

How are you this morning?
Very well, I thank you.

Run away
Run away.

Where is pinkie?
Where is pinkie?

Here I am
Here I am.

How are you this morning?
Very well, I thank you.

Run away
Run away.

Where is the family?
Where is the family?

Here we are.
Here we are.

How are you this morning?
Very well, we thank you.

Run away
Run away.

You can use this to end the song

Where did they go,
Where did they go?
Here they come
Here they come!
I had fun today,sir
I had fun today,sir
Thank you much
Thank you much.

We have one more version about Thumbkin and family

Where is Thumbkin, where is Thumbkin?
Here I am, here I am!
How are you this morning? Very well, I thank you.
Run away, run away.

Where is Pointer, where is Pointer?
Here I am, here I am!
How are you this morning? Very well, I thank you.
Run away, run away.

Where is Tall Man, where is Tall Man?
Here I am, here I am!
How are you this morning? Very well, I thank you.
Run away, run away.

Where is Ring Man, where is Ring Man?
Here I am, here I am!
How are you this morning? Very well, I thank you.
Run away, run away.

Where is Pinkie, where is Pinkie?
Here I am, here I am!
How are you this morning? Very well, I thank you.
Run away, run away.

Where is the family, where is the family?
Here we are, here we are!
How are you this morning? Very well, we thank you.
Run away, run away.

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8 Comments

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Big Daddy, United States

2 November 2012 at 7:30pm

Ilove singing this song with my lil nephew he just cracks up all the time.

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Andrea, United States

24 February 2011 at 9:52pm

Alrighty, how in the world is this happy children's song about the devil?

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Liz, United States

28 November 2010 at 12:32am

I learned this song 30 years ago. I loved it as a child and still do. Steph, exactly how does it deal with the devil? I'm curious.

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Ra, Cork, Ireland

12 March 2010 at 9:57am

our favorite

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Steph, Pueblo

22 December 2009 at 4:51pm

this is a bad song because it deals with the devil. i dont think that is right.

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Ericca, Pueblo

5 April 2009 at 8:47pm

This is a awesome song. I'm 14 and I learned it in kindergarten and I taught to my nieces and little cousins too.

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Jalop, United States

27 December 2008 at 6:19pm

i love this song my brother does to

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Tylanehsia, Indianola

8 December 2008 at 8:24pm

I luv playing this song with my sister

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This song has been printed from the BusSongs.com website.