If you’re using a nursery rhyme party theme for your special occasion, plan some of these fun games to entertain young guests.
Think of this game somewhat like a nursery rhyme version of tin can/bean bag game played at carnivals.
And his breeches made of haggis bags, of haggis bags, of haggis bags, And his breeches made of haggis bags, And his name was Aiken Drum.
The lyrics as known today were first recorded in the Mother Goose’s Melody collection (1765, London) while the tune associated with the song was collected later on, around 1870 by William Elliot, the author of the National Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs.
For wasn’t she a dirty slut To sell her bed and lie in the dirt?
The lyrics were first recorded in 1842 by nursery rhyme and fairy-tale collector James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps.
Born on Monday, each day of the week he is growing older facing a different stage of his life, and his life ends on Saturday.
There was also a singigng-game inspired by Aiken Dumm song, in which the player, similar with the lyrics could decide what Aiken Drumm is made out of and the lyrics would be modified to the player’s choice.
Originally the words might have been used long time ago by sawyers during work.
References about such connection can be found in Richard Brome’s play “The Antipodes” (1640).
Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar Man, Thief, Doctor, Lawyer, (or “Merchant”) Indian Chief.
The song was first published in James Hogg’s Jacobite Reliques a collection of songs about Jacobite Risings.
There was a man lived in the moon, lived in the moon, lived in the moon, There was a man lived in the moon, And his name was Aiken Drum.