“Pat a cake, Pat a cake, Baker’s man” (also known as Pattycake) is a very popular nursery rhyme, first recorded in late 17th century England.
“Pat a cake, Pat a cake, Baker’s man” is one of the oldest known English nursery rhymes, first appearing in 1698 in a Thomas d’Urfey play and later around 1765 in Mother Goose’s Melody.
“Pat a cake, Pat a cake, Baker’s man” as a game
“Pat a cake, Pat a cake, Baker’s man” is also a very popular clapping game among children.
How to play:
The game is played between two partners, and one partner’s hand is used as the cake. While the second verse is sung, one partner rocks the other who pretends to sleep. After the other person wakes up, the partners pat their hands together and serve the cake.
“Pat a cake, Pat a cake, Baker’s man” Lyrics
Common version of the song:
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can;
Pat it and prick it and mark it with B,
Put it in the oven for baby and me.