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Old 02-15-2017, 03:02 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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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.

This I all I remember of the version we used to sing.


"Great big gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts, boogers from a horse's nose, little dirty birdy feet....."


.....and that's all I remember.
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:43 AM
 
Location: NC
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"Have you ever ever ever in your long legged life
Seen a long legged sailor with a long legged wife?
No I've never ever ever in my long legged life
Seen a long legged sailor with a long legged wife!

Have you ever ever ever in your short legged life...

Have you ever ever ever in your one legged life...

Have you ever ever ever in your bow legged life...

Have you ever ever ever in your knock kneed life...

Have you ever ever ever in your pigeon toed life...

Have you ever ever ever in your long legged life
Seen a short legged sailor with a one legged wife?
No I've never ever ever in my bow-legged life
Seen a knock kneed sailor with a pigeon toed wife!"
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:48 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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pease porridge hot
pease porridge cold
pease porridge in the pot
nine day old

some like it hot
some like it cold
some like it in the pot
nine days OLD!
( a clapping game that you were supposed to do faster every time you sang it)

Does anyone remember Mary had a Steamboat? It went on forever and ever and I only remember bits and pieces. We loved it because at the age of ten or so we thought it was very risque
Something about a a place in France where *someting something* dance and the dance they do *something somthing*( that rhymes with 'do') then later it goes into

Mary had a steamboat
the steamboat had a bell
mary pulled the wrong cord
and blew herself to
Hell-o operator,
give me number nine
if you disconnect me
I'll kick you in the hind
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:02 AM
 
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Does anyone remember this one? Said while bouncing a ball:

A my name is (blank) and my husband's name is (blank) - we live in (blank) and we sell (blank). So at each (blank) you have to fill in a word that starts with an "A". Then you do the same with the letter B and so on through the whole alphabet. And at each name you lift your leg over the ball while still bouncing. We would keep going until we couldn't think of a word or until we dropped the ball. Then the next person would go. It was so much fun!
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:07 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Does anyone remember this one? Said while bouncing a ball:

A my name is (blank) and my husband's name is (blank) - we live in (blank) and we sell (blank). So at each (blank) you have to fill in a word that starts with an "A". Then you do the same with the letter B and so on through the whole alphabet. And at each name you lift your leg over the ball while still bouncing. We would keep going until we couldn't think of a word or until we dropped the ball. Then the next person would go. It was so much fun!
Yeah, we used that one as a jump rope song! It was fun to see how far we could get before someone flubbed it by not being able to come up with a word, lol
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:36 AM
 
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Just riddles.
There was a young man from Nantucket.....

Ah, never mind. Lol
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:49 AM
 
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Good thread!

Haven't thought of those in years!
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:09 AM
 
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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
Used by Rufus Thomas in "Walkin' the Dog".



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6AZNywvF-s


I learned this one at YMCA Camp Conoy (current site of Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Reactor) in 1966.

To the tune of "Col. Bogey March" (theme from "The Bridge on the River Kwai"):


Comet! It's made of gasoline,
Comet! It makes your teeth turn green,
Comet! It makes you vomit,
So buy some Comet,
And vomit,
Today...



A more recent crime inspired me to make up this variation on the Lizzie Borden rhyme, keeping in mind that Lizzie was acquitted at trial, too.

O.J. Simpson took a knife,
Hacked apart his poor ex-wife,
When he saw what he had done,
Killed Ron Goldman just for fun,
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Delaware
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Jump Rope Song:

"High- Low- Medium- Wa-vy

Walkie- Talkie- Blue Bells- Pepper"

(then repeat, only FAST)
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Finally the house is done and we are in Port St. Lucie!
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Pease porridge hot
Pease porridge cold
Pease porridge in the pot nine days old

The version I remember of the one referenced earlier:

Miss Suzy had a steam boat,
The steam boat had a bell,
The steam boat went to heaven
Miss Suzy went to.... (last word of the verse is first word of next. . .)
Hello operator,
Please give me number nine,
And if you disconnect me,
I'll kick you in your....
Behind the 'fridgerator,
There was a piece of glass,
Miss Suzy fell upon it,
And cut her little....
Ask me no more questions,
And tell me no more lies,
The boys are in the bathroom,
Zipping up their....
Flies are in the city,
And bees are in the park,
Miss Suzy and her boyfriend,
Are kissing in the
D-A-R-K D-A-R-K Dark, Dark,
Darker than the ocean,
Darker than the sea,
Darker than the underwear
My mommy puts on me!
I know you know my mommy,
I know you know my pa,
I know you know my sister
With the 42 inch bra!
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