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Fred Maslan Bouncing baby rhymes (21) Bouncing baby rhymes 13 Jul 14


Today I had the opportunity to bounce an eleven month old on my knee. I found myself singing a Yiddish rhyme that I learned on my fathers' knee.

Yam tam tiddle-a
Maishe fiddle-a
Boruch tseidicle
Kreks dem seidicle
Bimbedy bambedy)2

Since I don't know Yiddish very well the nearest translation I can do is(I am not sure of the pronunciation either.)

Yam tam tiddle-a
Maishe plays the fiddle
Blessed be the child
tickle him in the side.
Bimbedy bambedy)2

the tune is a simble progression up the scale line by line till it drops back down for the Bimbedy bambedy)2

I have also heard this refered to as dapping on the knee, or dafting on the knee.

Does anyone else know this rhyme and are there other bouncing rhymes out there?


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