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Davy Davy  Knick Knack

A series of variations on “Davy Davy Knick Knack”

Various sources identify the tune as a polka, a quickstep or a reel.  

It is also known as Darvy Knick Knack, Davie Nick Nack, Davie-Davie Knick-Knack, Davy Knick-Knack, Davy Nick Nack, Lady Carbery, Neevie Neevie Nick Nack. It is well known in England, Scotland, Shetland and parts of America. It is also known in the Netherlands and Holland where it is known as a fife or flagolet tune dating from the late 18th or early 19th century.

Scores are available for each arrangement:

(The following links, to musicaneo.com, open new tabs  - mp3 recordings or electronic previews can also be heard there):

Melody instrument (eg recorder) and guitar


Easy clarinet and guitar version


Trio for violin, recorder and guitar  (one of four pieces)


Trio for violin, clarinet and guitar


Versions in Jewish mode:


“Davy - oy vey! - Davy” for flute and guitar


“Davy - oy vey! - Davy”  for clarinet and guitar


“Davy - oy vey! - Davy”  for violin, clarinet and guitar

“Davy Davy Knick Knack” for violin, clarinet and guitar - video “Davy - oy vey! - Davy” for violin, clarinet and guitar - video

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