Pat A Cake

Pat A Cake

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man. 
Bake me a cake as fast as you can; 

Roll it, Pat it and mark it with B, 
Put it in the oven for baby and me. 

Alternative Lyrics: 

Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man. 
Bake me a cake as fast as you can; 

Roll it up, roll it up; 
And throw it in a pan! 

Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man. 

Alternative Lyrics: 

Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can;

Roll it up, roll it up;
Put it in a pan;
And toss it in the oven as fast as you can!

Alternative Lyrics:

Patty Cake, Patty Cake,
Baker's Man;
That I will Master,
As fast as I can;

Prick it and prick it,
And mark it with a T,
And there will be enough for Tommy and me.

Hints and Tips:

  • If told by a parent to a child, the "B" and "baby" in the last two lines are sometimes replaced by the child's first initial and first name.
  • The rhyme is often accompanied by hand-clapping between two people, a clapping game. It alternates between a normal individual clap with two-handed claps with the other person. The hands may be crossed as well.
  • Poster of this nursery rhyme can be found in the Printables section on this site. See: Rhymes Posters
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Last modified on Friday, January 9, 2015

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