Horsey, Horsey

Originally written as a comedy song in 1937 by Paddy Roberts, this nursery rhyme is well-loved by parents and schools because it institutes the use of onomatopoeia – words that sound like their meanings. These words are pronounced rather exaggeratedly or with much emphasis to entice the children’s attention and stimulate memory retention.

“Horsey, Horsey” Lyrics

Horsey horsey don’t you stop
Just let your feet go clippetty clop
The tail goes swish and the wheels go round
Giddy up, we’re homeward bound

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