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Old 02-15-2017, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I never saw a purple cow
I never hope to see one
but let me tell you here and now
I'd rather see than be one.
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:25 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Sticks and stones will break my bones
But words will never harm me.

Not true but that's what we were told.
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch. And all I do is cry and cry all day.
There was actually a whole song connected with this (most of the words to which I can't remember now) - it was my first onstage solo at age 7 at a school concert.
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:01 PM
Status: "could've~would've~should've used 'have', not 'of'" (set 26 days ago)
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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The same words until:

Hell-o operator,
give me number nine
If you disconnect me
I'll kick your little
behind the 'frigerator
there's a piece of glass
if you sit on it, you'll cut your little
ask me no more questions
tell me no more lies
that's how Mary and her
steamboat died.
Yeas, that's basically what I remember except instead of Mary and her steamboat the very last line was "a guy got a bag of 'it' right between the eyes"!
Kids sure do like some weird stuff, lol
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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There was actually a whole song connected with this (most of the words to which I can't remember now) - it was my first onstage solo at age 7 at a school concert.
I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch,

An onion patch, an onion patch.
I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch,
And all I do is cry all day.
Boo hoo, boo;boo hoo,
The air's so strong it takes my breathe away.
I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch,
And all I do is cry all day.

Here's a really obscure one.

A rose peeped over a garden wall,
To ask a little brown bee to call.
Oh-hi, oh-hi; the little bee cried,
To see all the people a'staring.
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Old 02-16-2017, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch,

An onion patch, an onion patch.
I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch,
And all I do is cry all day.
Boo hoo, boo;boo hoo,
The air's so strong it takes my breathe away.
I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch,
And all I do is cry all day.

Here's a really obscure one.

A rose peeped over a garden wall,
To ask a little brown bee to call.
Oh-hi, oh-hi; the little bee cried,
To see all the people a'staring.
No one can say that Minervah doesn't have a memory!
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Old 02-16-2017, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I do have to say I never heard the word "Taradiddles" before!
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Old 02-16-2017, 05:57 AM
 
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I remember t.v. jingles better than the poems we chanted as children, but I do remember reading somewhere that children did that sort of thing as a way to cope with traumatic events in their lives.

As an example, my mother was somewhat abusive and we children had a game called 'crabby mother' where one of us would play the mother and boss the rest of us around. If we didn't do as we were told we would get hit. We thought this was the most hilarious game and often had a hard time keeping a straight face, which earned us a whack.

Morbid, but effective.
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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This is sort of a gross one:

Beans, beans, good for your heart
The more you eat the more you fart.
The more you fart the better you feel
So eat those beans with every meal.
Our version was different:

Beans, beans, the musical fruit,
The more you eat, the more you toot,
The more you toot, the better you feel
So let's have beans for every meal.
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:28 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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I remember t.v. jingles better than the poems we chanted as children, but I do remember reading somewhere that children did that sort of thing as a way to cope with traumatic events in their lives.

As n example, my mother was somewhat abusive and we children had a game called 'crabby mother' where one of us would play the mother and boss the rest of us around. If we didn't do as we were told we would get hit. We thought this was the most hilarious game and often had a hard time keeping a straight face, which earned us a whack.

Morbid, but effective.
You aren't the only one who remembers TV jingles more than other things.

We went to the lighting of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in NYC one year. While waiting around in the large crowd, someone started singing Christmas carols and many in the crowd joined in, singing more loudly on the refrains and petering out on the parts they didn't know. When they ran out of carols, someone else started singing the theme songs from the Jetsons, the Flintstones and other TV shows. Everyone joined in singing at the top of their lungs with more conviction than the carols and they (and we) knew all the words. So funny and so telling.

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