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"This Old Man" is an children's song from The Wiggles' their debut album, Pop Go The Wiggles and Apples and Bananas.

Song Credits

1991 Version

2007 Version

2014 Version

  • Music & Lyrics: Traditional
  • Arrangement: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins, George Tseros
  • Producer: Anthony Field
  • Engineer and Mixer: Alex Keller
  • Recording Location: Hot Potato Studios
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

2017 Version

Musicians

1991 Version

  • Lead Vocals - Greg Page
  • Backing Vocals - Murray Cook, Anthony Field, Phillip Wilcher
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Piano - Philip Wilcher
  • Tin Whistle/Chief Kabasa Player - Anthony Field

2007 Version

2014 Version

2017 Version

  • Vocals - Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Backing Vocals - Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Bass Guitar - Alex Keller
  • Drums - Anthony Field
  • Percussion - Anthony Field
  • Piano - Lachlan Gillespie
  • Bouzouki - George Tseroes

The Little Wiggles Version

  • Vocals: Maria Field, Nicholas Kennett, Ryan Yeates
  • Backing Vocals: Maria Field, Nicholas Kennett, Ryan Yeates
  • Bass Guitar - Alex Keller
  • Drums - Anthony Field
  • Percussion - Anthony Field
  • Piano - Lachlan Gillespie
  • Bouzouki - George Tseroes

Listen

21 This Old Man

Song Lyrics

1991

Greg: This old man, he played one

He played nick nack on my drum

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

All: This old man came rolling home

Anthony: This old man, he played two

He played nick nack on my shoe

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

All: This old man came rolling home

Murray: This old man, he played three

He played nick nack on my knee

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

All: This old man came rolling home

This old man came rolling home

Greg: This old man, he played four

He played nick nack on the floor

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

All: This old man came rolling home

Anthony: This old man, he played five

He played nick nack making a dive

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

All: This old man came rolling home

Dorothy: This old man, he played six

He played nick nack with some sticks

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

All: This old man came rolling home

Greg: This old man, he played seven

He played nick nack up in heaven

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

Anthony: This old man, he played eight

He played nick nack on my plate

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

All: This old man came rolling home

Murray: This old man, he played nine

He played nick nack on my spine

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

All: This old man came rolling home

Greg: This old man, he played ten

He played nick nack once again

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

All: This old man came rolling home

All: (Sigh)

2007

Anthony: This old man, he played one

He played nick nack on my drum

All: With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

This old man came rolling home

Jeff: This old man, he played two

He played nick nack on my shoe

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

All: Give a dog a bone

This old man came rolling home

Murray: This old man, he played three

He played nick nack on my knee

All: With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

This old man came rolling home

Sam: This old man, he played four

He played nick nack on my door

All: With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

Captain Feathersword: This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played five

He played nick nack on my hive

All: With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

This old man came rolling home

2014

Simon: This old man, he played one

He played nick nack on my thumb

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

Wiggles: This old man came rolling home

Lachy: This old man, he played two

He played nick nack on my shoe

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

Wiggles: This old man came rolling home

Emma: This old man, he played three

He played nick nack on my knee

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

Wiggles: This old man came rolling home

Anthony: This old man, he played four

He played nick nack on my door

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

Wiggles: This old man came rolling home

Simon: This old man, he played five

He played nick nack on my hive

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

Wiggles: This old man came rolling home

Lachy: This old man, he played six

He played nick nack on my sticks

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

Wiggles: This old man came rolling home

Emma: This old man, he played seven

He played nick nack up to heaven

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

Wiggles: This old man came rolling home

Anthony: This old man, he played eight

He played nick nack on my gate

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

Wiggles: This old man came rolling home

Simon: This old man, he played nine

He played nick nack on my spine

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

Wiggles: This old man came rolling home

Lachy: This old man, he played ten

He played nick nack once again

With a nick-nack-paddy-wack

Give a dog a bone

Wiggles: This old man came rolling home

Video Performances

Album Appearances

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