Two Little Dickie Birds

Two Little Dickie Birds

Two little dickie birds,
Sitting on a wall;

One named Peter,
One named Paul.

Fly away Peter!
Fly away Paul!

Come Back Peter!
Come Back Paul!

Alternative Lyrics:

There were two blackbirds
Sat upon a hill,

The one was nam'd Jack,
The other nam'd Gill;

Fly away Jack,
Fly away Gill,

Come again Jack,
Come again Gill

Hints and Tips:

  • Poster for this nursery rhyme can be found in the Printables section on this site. See: Rhymes Posters
  • The hand actions for this song are:

Line #1 Both of the exposed, marked, fingers are wiggled to attract attention 
Line #2 Wiggle one marked finger, Peter, to attract attention
Line #3 Wiggle other marked finger, Paul, to attract attention 
Line #4 The Peter hand is quickly drawn back alongside the adult’s head. As part of the movement the adult folds the marked finger and sticks out the second finger of the same hand and drops the hand back down to the original position. The child sees that the marking, Peter, is no longer there – it has flown away 
Line #5 The action is repeated with the other hand Line #6 The action is reversed to make Peter reappear Line #7 The action is reversed to make Paul reappear.

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Last modified on Friday, January 9, 2015
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