Here are the Lady’s Knives and Forks also sometimes known as Here are Mother’s Knives and Forks is a short song with a fingerplay associated to it. The tune of the song is very similar to the more popular Pop Goes the Weasel.
Each instruction corresponds to one line from the rhyme:
Fingers should be interlaced like knives and forks.
Palms should be facing down forming a table.
With fingers kept interlaced, the palms should be turned towards you as in looking into a mirror.
Interlaced hands should be put up and a rocked back and forth to simulate the motion of a cradle.
“Here are the Lady’s Knives and Forks”Lyrics
Here are the lady’s knives and forks,
Here is the lady’s table,
Here is the lady’s looking-glass,
And here is the baby’s cradle.