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Clap Your Hands

Clap Your Hands is one of the most popular repetitive rhymes for the children. The origin of this nursery rhyme had derived from the United States. The song was first published in the mid of nineteenth century. It has been published in various places through the decades. In the year 1971, Jonico Music filed a copyright crediting the song to Joe Raposo. Here is one of the best-known versions of this rhyme. Here you go! You may also like to read, You may also like to read, Old McDonald Had A Farm.

Clap Your Hands

clap your hands

clap your hands

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If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

If you’re happy and you know it, click your fingers
If you’re happy and you know it, click your fingers
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, click your fingers.

If you’re happy and you know it, tap your shoulders
If you’re happy and you know it, tap your shoulders
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, tap your shoulders.

If you’re happy and you know it, nod your head
If you’re happy and you know it, nod your head
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, nod your head.

If you’re happy and you know it, blink your eyes
If you’re happy and you know it, blink your eyes
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, blink your eyes.

If you’re happy and you know it, pull your ears
If you’re happy and you know it, pull your ears
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, pull your ears.

If you’re happy and you know it, turn around
If you’re happy and you know it, turn around
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, turn around.

If you’re happy and you know it, twist your body
If you’re happy and you know it, twist your body
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, twist your body.

If you’re happy and you know it, touch the ground
If you’re happy and you know it, touch the ground
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, touch the ground.

If you’re happy and you know it, slap your thighs
If you’re happy and you know it, slap your thighs
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, slap your thighs.

If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet
If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet.

If you’re happy and you know it, say hello… HELLO
If you’re happy and you know it, say hello… HELLO
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, say hello… HELLO.

Summary:

In this rhyme, the author is introducing the basic knowledge about the body parts and gestures to the little ones. As the rhyme progresses, he tells the children that if they are happy and they know it they should clap their hands, click their fingers, tap their shoulders, nod their head, blink their eyes, pull their ears, and so on. The rhyme also teaches some simple activities like turn around, twist the body, touching the ground, slap the thighs, stomp their feet, and saying Hello! Also, read Row Row Row Your Boat.