Grand Old Duke of York


Oh the grand old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again.
And when they were up they were up
And when they were down they were down
And when they were only halfway up
They were neither up nor down.

Bounce baby gently on your knee or in your arms. Hold them facing you and lift them up and down to the words of the song.

Get them to hold on to Lycra or fabric and lift the Lycra up to the words of the song.

Try doing the actions to the song, and singing the song in your head. It’s quite tricky! Children will love the challenge.