My father was a Frenchman

Melody -

My father was a Frenchman,
A Frenchman, a Frenchman,
My father was a Frenchman
And he bought me a fiddle.
He cut it here,
He cut it there,
He cut it through the middle.

An unusually violent infant amusement. The nurse holds out the child's arm and illustrates the rhyme by tapping with the side of her hand first the wrist, then the shoulder, then, at the word 'middle', with considerable force on the flexor muscles of the elbow joint.

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