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Posted By: Azizi
10-Jul-07 - 11:59 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Play Ground Hand Jives
Subject: RE: Folklore: Play Ground Hand Jives
GUEST,aah, here are some examples from http://blogs.herald.com/dave_barrys_blog/2005/05/a_readers_plea.html that may be similar to the rhyme that you've asked about:


I was born in Florida, so I think this must be the Florida version

There's a place in France
Where the alligators dance
One didn't dance, so they shot him in the pants
The pants that he wore cost a dollar ninety-four
So the alligator couldn't wear pants anymore
-Neilman ; May 27, 2005

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I must have grown up with the cleanest version possible...very similar to the version from Florida:

There's a place in France
where the alligators dance
But the dance they do was invented by Magoo
and Magoo couldn't dance so they shot him in the pants
and the pants he wore cost a dollar ninety four,
plus tax, cha cha cha.

Of course, I grew up thinking the "Pina Colada song" was the "green enchilada song" LOL
-BelovedLamb; May 27, 2005

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There's a place in France
Where the naked ladies dance
There's a hole in the wall
Where the boys can see it all.
-Sherrie Holcomb; May 27, 2005

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There's a place in France
Where the ladies wear no pants
But the boys don't care
'Cause they like to see them bare.
-Sherrie Holcomb; May 27, 2005

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There's a place in France where the naked ladies dance
There's a whole in the wall so the men can see it all
But the men don't care 'cause they wear no underwear
-Ryan ; May 27, 2005

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All the girls in France
Do the hootchie-cootchie dance.
There's a hole in the wall
Where the men can see it all.

We also sang (same tune)

All the girls in Spain
Dance nekkid in the rain.
There's a hole in the wall
Where the men can see it all.

Note, in the above verse, naked must be pronounced NEKKID, or it simply does not work. Not here in Texas, anyway.
-LadyBug ; May 27, 2005

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there's a place in france
where the alligators dance
but the pants they wore
were a dollar ninety four (PLUS tax)

this must be the absolute cleanest possible version. i grew up in a part of LA that makes me a "valley girl," always a source of amusement.
-kathy ; May 27, 2005


And there are many more including the "In The Land Of Mars" and "In The Land Of Oz" rhymes such as

What about this song that is burned in to my
memory:


In the land of mars
where the women smoke cigars
every breath they take
is enough to kill a snake

When the snake is dead
the put diamonds in his head
when the diamonds break
it's in 1968.
-Joe E O ; May 27, 2005

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I think you are all wrong (well, I only read half of them) but it goes:

In the land of Oz
Where the ladies smoke cigars
Every breath they take is enough to kill a snake
When the snakes are dead
They put roses in their head
When the roses die
They put diamonds in their eye
when the diamonds break
It is 1958
-Sarah; June 9, 2005