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Mother and Father and Uncle John

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Mother and Father and Uncle John  (child on adult's knees)
Went to town one by one   (bounce on knees)
Father fell off   (lean child to one side)
Mother fell off   (lean child to other side)
But Uncle John rode on and on.(keep bouncing)
Yes, Father fell off  (lean to one side)
Mother fell off  (lean to other side)
But Uncle John rode on and on and on.  (bounce faster)

Variation


Mama and papa and Uncle John
Went to the market one by one
Mama fell off
Papa fell off
But Uncle John went on and on.