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Thread #81350   Message #1870322
Posted By: Azizi
27-Oct-06 - 06:07 PM
Thread Name: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: I'm Rubber. You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
I got a kick out of the following rhyme that was sent to my website today:

your mama your mama my daddy your bald headed granny she 99 she think she fine she break it down like frankinstin. go frankie go frankie go, go, go frankie, go frankie go frankie go, go, go frankie. my mama my mama short and fine she got a butt like mine and when she walk the street all cars go beep,beep beep and when she go down low she does a rollie o and when she com up high she does the butterfly. stop. drop. bring it to the top pop pop shake skahe vibrate vibrate

I love the nickname "frankie" for "frankinstin". "The butterfly" is the name of a R&B dance circa mid 1990s.

The phrase "stop drop" is probably lifted from the chorus of the 2002 hit by DMX called "Ruff Riders Athem [note: imo, that rap song includes some decidedly politically un-correct language such as the n-word-although the hip-hop spelling for that word is used].

I remember when most children from kindergarten on up in the elementary school my daughter taught at {and where I did after-school programming} sang this catchy chorus to that song:

"Stop drop shut 'em down open up shop
Oh no that's how Ruff Ryders roll
Stop drop shut 'em down open up shop
Oh no that's how Ruff Ryders roll"


What does it mean? You askin me?

I bet most of the kids don't know either, but "That's how I roll" means that's how I move about or that's what I do; that's how I am...

Please help me out here if you can add to or correct this definition.

Thanks in advance.