Oggi vorrei condividere con voi una filastrocca per imparare a contare in inglese. S’intitola This old man ed è un vero e proprio scioglilingua, ritmato e divertente.

Quello nella foto è Patatone, metà nonno e metà pianta da appartamento, arrivato da poco in casa nostra. Mi sembrava si prestasse bene a rappresentare l’arzillo e simpatico vecchietto protagonista della canzone. Ecco a voi video e testo di cui vi sfido ad imparare e cantare le parole senza attorcigliarvi la lingua!

This old man, he played one

He played knick knack on my drum

With a knick knack paddy whack

Give a dog a bone

This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played two

He played knick knack on my shoe

With a knick knack paddy whack

Give a dog a bone

This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played three

He played knick knack on my knee

With a knick knack paddy whack

Give a dog a bone

This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played four

He played knick knack on my door

With a knick knack paddy whack

Give a dog a bone

This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played five

He played knick knack on my hive

With a knick knack paddy whack

Give a dog a bone

This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played six

He played knick knack on my sticks

With a knick knack paddy whack

Give a dog a bone

This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played seven

He played knick knack up to heaven

With a knick knack paddy whack

Give a dog a bone

This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played eight

He played knick knack on my gate

With a knick knack paddy whack

Give a dog a bone

This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played nine

He played knick knack on my vine

With a knick knack paddy whack

Give a dog a bone

This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played ten

He played knick knack all over again

With a knick knack paddy whack

Give a dog a bone

This old man came rolling home