Versions of
Pat-a-cake

Also Patty-cake: one of the oldest and most widely known surviving English nursery rhymes. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 6486. The rhyme is often accompanied by a hand-clapping game.

The earliest recorded version of the rhyme appears in Thomas D'Urfey's play The Campaigners (1698), where a nurse says to her charges: "pat a cake Bakers man, so I will master as I can, and prick it, and prick it, and prick it, and prick it, and prick it, and throw't into the Oven." The next appearance is in Mother Goose's Melody (c. 1765).

Versions of Pat-a-cake include:
The clapping game associated with Pat-a-cake.