Wind The Bobbin Up

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Information About Wind The Bobbin Up

Wind The Bobbin Up is a popular nursery rhyme for babies and also a singing game. This rhyme was traced by the makers, Iona and Peter Opie in Yorkshire back in the 1890s. During the 1960s and 70s when they were gathering games, the version that they came across with was sung as:Wind the bobbin up,Wind the bobbin up,Pull, pull,Tug, tug, tug.

The game that they collected in the 1970s involved two players who were winding their fists with each other. When the team sung "Pull, Pull" the 2 players removed their fists from each other, while the lyrics "Tug, Tug" made them put their elbows back. Today, Wind The Bobbin Up is played in a calm style with small kids acting in gestures while singing.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

You can repeat the chorus to finish the song:

Wind the bobbin up
Wind the bobbin up
pull, pull, clap, clap, clap.

Wind it back again
Wind it back again
pull, pull, clap, clap, clap.

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granma, Washington. Tyne and wear

11 November 2014 at 5:59pm

Had to learn this song so I could join. In with my grandson it's his favourite thanks

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Marie, United Kingdom

21 June 2014 at 4:30pm

Oh my 2 year old toddler loves singing this song ... We all love this song

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Louise, Malta

11 April 2012 at 7:24am

my son loves this song so, it is now a family thing we do together.

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Fi, United Kingdom

17 February 2012 at 8:09pm

Here in Yorkshire the second line is "Wind it back again, wind it back again" with the hand movements reversed.

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Chloe, United Kingdom

4 January 2012 at 10:01pm

I actually love this song soo much :')

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Lucia, Argentina

26 April 2011 at 3:31am

hi! we sing it: Wind the bobbin up, Wind the bobbin up Push, Pull, Clap, Clap Clap. Wind the bobbin up, Wind the bobbin up Pull, Pull, Clap, Clap Clap. Point to the window, point to the door. up to the ceiling, down to the floor. Get your hands together, One, Two, Three Putyour hands down on your knees

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Arantxa, Spain

4 November 2010 at 6:19pm

Great place to find wonderful song for my kids at school! Congratulations! And thank for your help.

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Iona, Scotland Love

7 August 2010 at 4:08pm

Hi i love this song can you get someone to sing it for us thankyou love this is a song for yous kissmebunchmehugeme

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Rebekah, Singapore/singaporen

25 June 2010 at 3:03am

you wellcome so much.

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Rebekah, Singapore / Singaporen

25 June 2010 at 3:01am

i like your song so mush i love it you remmber all the words and you did it the melody it is very well done.

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Gillian, Scotland.

18 February 2010 at 9:49pm

awwh, i love this wee song, haha! :)

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