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Old 02-14-2017, 05:25 PM
 
Location: next up where ever I go
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Makes me cry.
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:28 PM
 
Location: next up where ever I go
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Makes me cry. Oh to be a child and not know what you are singing and telling about life to be seen later.

This is Valentine's Day....love to all of you.
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Since we are remembering our time out on the street when we were so young and without knowledge of the world as it seemed...why then did we sing song such as

Lizy Borden took as axe and gave her father forty wacks and when that was done she gave her mother forty one.

The worms crawl in the worms crawl out the worms play pienocollo on your snout.

Remember those!

I remember skipping rope to Lizzy and worms as I played hopscotch with my friends.

What taradiddles do you remember that kinda shock you now? Or not.

I recall something about black birds...can you help me here.

And something about wool and sheep....

Do you have any wool, yes sir, yes sir, three bags full, one for the master, one for the ________, and one for the ________ that lives up the lane.

from the road,
"the worms play pinochle on your snout. . ."

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Hoppy the two gun cowboy
Had two very shiny guns
And if ever you saw them
You would even say they glowed
All of the other cowboys
used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Hoppy
Join in any cowboy games.

Then one foggy Friday night
The sheriff came to say
"Hoppy with your guns so bright
Won't you guide the posse tonight?"

Then how the cowboys loved him!
As they shouted out with glee
Hoppy the two gun cowboy
You'll go down in history!

This from my 1950s childhood. If you grew up in the early fifties, you know Hoppy was Hopalong Cassidy.

Here is another demented Christmas song. You need to know that Famous Barr was the flagship May CO store at one time, and it was located in my home town.

We three kings from Famous and Barr
Tried to smoke a rubber cigar
It was loaded
It exploded
That's how we got to Mars!
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Eni, meenie, Minie, moe, catch an African American by the toe. Well it didn't exactly go like that. Too bad racism is still an issue 60 years later.

I remember that one and you're right. It is still an issue all these years later. Back then nobody batted an eye when people used that word either. It wasn't looked at as impolite, politically incorrect or any such thing. It was just a word.
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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The worms played PINOCHLE on your snout. It's a fun card game and I can't find anyone to play it with anymore.

Jump it's fun, Jump it's easy, Jump, it's fun to play Parcheesi.

Ring around the rosie, pocket full of posie, ashes, ashes, all fall DOWN.

Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around. Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground. (jump rope game.)

Step on a crack, break your mother's back.

One potato, two potato, three potato, four. Five potato, six potato, seven potato MORE.

Gads, I remember all of those!


How about Billy and Sally sitting in a tree K.I.S.S.I.N.G. First comes love, then comes marriage and then comes Sally with a baby carriage. LOL Good for jump roping.
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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The other variation:


_____ and _____ sitting in a tree.
K-I-S-S-I-N-G
First comes love, then comes marriage,
Then comes _________ with a baby carriage.


or


10 little monkeys, jumping on the bed.
One fell off and broke his head.
Call for the doctor and the doctor said
"NO MORE MONKEYS JUMPING ON THE BED"


9 little monkeys......
8 little monkeys.....


or


there was something that had the words:
"Call for the doctor,
Call for the nurse,
Call for the lady with
the alligator purse."




I finally figured out who "the lady with the alligator purse" was. She was the public health official who would come to the house and put a "quarantine" sign on the front door when there was a communicable disease present (measles, chicken pox, scarlet fever, etc.) I guess the doctor would call her after he had made a house call (you guys are probably too young to remember "house calls".)

I should have read ahead. I remember the same ones you do. And a whole lot more I've come across in this thread! I didn't realize how many we knew and some were more popular than others so we used them more.
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:24 PM
 
Location: State of Denial
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Just remembered another one:


Mary Mack dressed in black
Silver buttons on her back
Asked her mother for five cents
To see the elephant jump the fence
He jumped so hard, he jumped so high
He didn't come down til the 4th of July
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Just remembered another one:


Mary Mack dressed in black
Silver buttons on her back
Asked her mother for five cents
To see the elephant jump the fence
He jumped so hard, he jumped so high
He didn't come down til the 4th of July
I played that with my daughter when she was little (now 25). I had a friend named Mary, and my daughter thought she was Miss Mary Mack

Miss Mary Mack Mack Mack
All dressed in black black black...
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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This one might get me banned...LOL:

Do your b**bs hang low?
Do they wiggle to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Can you throw them over your shoulder like a continentinal soldier?
Do your b**bs hang low?
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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This one might get me banned...LOL:

Do your b**bs hang low?
Do they wiggle to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Can you throw them over your shoulder like a continentinal soldier?
Do your b**bs hang low?
The version I remember........"Do your EARS hang low, do they wobble to and fro......".


We sang it at our Girl Scout meetings. LOL

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