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Thread #81350   Message #1493554
Posted By: Azizi
26-May-05 - 09:23 AM
Thread Name: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Here's another children's rhyme from Wheee! Blog that I hyperlinked in earlier posts.

I have read a number of other versions of this rhyme before [though I've only seen a version of it performed one time].

But IMO, this version is simply delightful. Check it out!:

"A B C,
It's easy as 1 2 4,
My mamma takes care of me,
My daddy has stinky feet,
Oh! Ah! I wanna a piece of pie,
Pie's to sweet I wanna piece of meat,
Meat's too red I wanna go to bed,
Bed's not made I want some lemonade,
Lemonade's to sour,
I wanna take a shower,
Shower's too cold I wanna piece of gold,
Gold's too shiny I wanna kiss your hiney,
Hiney's too fat and thats the end of that,
Count to 10 and do it over again,
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10..."

{posted by Amanda at May 25, 2005 02:02 PM; reposted with permission of that Blog's members}

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Usually 'ABC' is a handclap rhyme. The poster for the version presented above didn't give any information about how the rhyme is performed, what city/state she was in when the rhyme was performed, or what year[s] it was performed.

BTW, the '124' in the second line of the rhyme isn't MY typo, and may not be a typo on the rhyme informant's part at all {maybe that is the way she recites it or recited it}. But most versions of this rhyme say "It's as easy as 1-2-3" which of course rhymes with "ABC".
The source of those words are the call & response chorus of the Jackson 5's 1970 R&B song "ABC":

"J5: abc
Michael: easy as...
J5: 123
Michael: or simple as...
J5: do re mi
Michael: abc, 123, baby, you and me girl!
J5: abc
Michael: easy as...
J5: 123
Michael: or simple as...
J5: do re mi
Michael: abc, 123, baby, you and me!"

Click Jackson 5's ABC for the complete lyrics to this song.
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Thanks to all who have posted examples of rhymes here.

I will be in touch with Mudcat members who posted in this thread to see if I can use your posts in the book that I am preparing for print publication.


Azizi Powell