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Old 02-14-2017, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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great big gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts

mutilated monkey meat
french fried birds feet
mmmm wish I had a spoon.


A pretty yukky song, which is probably why we sang it so much.


then there was:

I stand before you to sit behind you to tell you something I know nothing about.

Admission is free-you pay at the door. Pull up a chair and sit on the floor.

There was more but that's as much as I remember.
We sang, "Little birdies' dirty feet".

My mother used to say,

One bright day in the middle of the night
Two dead men got up to fight
Back to back they faced each other
Drew their swords and shot one another
If you don't believe this is true
Ask the blind man, he saw it too
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:48 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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My DH has passed this ditty onto the grandkids

Sang to the tune of Jingle Bells:

Jingle Bells, Batman smells
Robin laid an egg.
The Batmobile lost a wheel
and the Joker got away (Hey!)



I was looking for the exact words because unlike DH, I had not committed this one to memory, and came across this link:
The Secret True History Of 'Jingle Bells, Batman Smells'
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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My DH has passed this ditty onto the grandkids

Sang to the tune of Jingle Bells:

Jingle Bells, Batman smells
Robin laid an egg.
The Batmobile lost a wheel
and the Joker got away (Hey!)



I was looking for the exact words because unlike DH, I had not committed this one to memory, and came across this link:
The Secret True History Of 'Jingle Bells, Batman Smells'
Ha, remember that one, too.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Wayward Pines,ID
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I was tormented with this one as a child;

Georgie Porgie, Pudding and pie,Kissed the girls and made them cry,When the boys came out to play,Georgie Porgie ran away.Later, I was further tormented with this version;


Georgie Porgie, Pudding and pie,Kissed the girls and made them cry,When the boys came out to play,He kissed them too 'cause he was gay.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:18 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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My English DIL taught me this one to use on the grandkids;

Round and round the garden
like a teddy bear.
One step, two step,
Tickle you under there.


This is recited while tracing a circle on their palm, then moving to the elbow, shoulder and a quick tickle into the armpit at the end. They loved it and it was up there with the piggies as a favorite.

I picked this up from the DIL too, not a ditty but a great saying:
When the grandkids won't give me an answer about what they want to eat, I'll say "okay then, I guess it will be stewed bugs and onions". That gets a quick answer from them every time. And yes, I've used it on DH too. It's actually the name of a stew, but the kids and DH don't know that.

I'm not too old to add to my repertoire.

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Old 02-14-2017, 10:29 AM
 
Location: USA
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The worms played PINOCHLE on your snout. .


And it started out:


Don't ever laugh when a hearse goes by
cuz you might be the next to die


they wrap you up in a clean white sheet
and then they lay you six feet deep


the worms crawl in, the worms crawl out,
the worms play pinochle on your snout
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:38 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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A lot of group games had required verses back then... We played "A tisket, a tasket..." and "Red Rover, Red Rover" in very early grades at school but I don't recall the words that went with it.
I even remember even dancing around a May-pole in a kindergarten pageant...there was probably a song with that. I guess that's a little bit Freudian and probably not done these days.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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I have really enjoyed these posts...... what fun!! Thanks to all who shared their memories!!
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:04 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Oh, I've got another one:

___(your name___ and __(his name)___ sitting in a tree,

K- I- S- S- I- N- G,

How many times did he kiss her?

(Then you jump rope really fast while everybody counts...)
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:15 AM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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I skipped rope to:
Not last night but the night before,
24robbers came knocking at the door,
While I ran out they ran in ,hit me over the head with a bottle of gin

Then you counted the number of bottles while jumping
Ours was:
Not last night, night before,
25 robbers at my door,
I got up, let 'em in
hit me over the head with a rolling pin
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