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Wind the Bobbin Up - Chords, Lyrics and Origins

Origins

There seems to be scant information about Wind the Bobbin Up’s origin.  What information there is suggests that it is an English children’s song (or ‘playground song’), and has accompanying games.  It seems to date at least as far back as the late nineteenth century, and might come from the English county of Lancashire.  I remember singing it to my teenage daughter when she was tiny.  There is an anecdote about it at this Yahoo Answers thread.

Chords

CAPO at 4th Fret

C
Wind the bobbin up,

C
Wind the bobbin up,

F      C      G7           C
Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap.



C
Wind it back again,

C
Wind it back again,

F      C      G7           C
Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap,


       
C
Point to the ceiling,

F                   C
Point to the floor,

F                   C
Point to the window,

G7                C
Point to the door,

C                                     F            C
Clap your hands together: one, two, three,

F            C       G7            C
Put your hands upon your knee.

Lyrics

Wind the bobbin up,

Wind the bobbin up,

Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap.

 
Wind it back again,

Wind it back again,

Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap,

 
Point to the ceiling,

Point to the floor,

Point to the window,

Point to the door,

Clap your hands together: one, two, three,

Put your hands upon your knee.

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