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Thread #4300   Message #2204947
Posted By: Azizi
29-Nov-07 - 03:31 PM
Thread Name: Children's Street Songs
Subject: RE: Children's Street Songs
GUEST,Lballinger,I agree with you that the lines you shared to the song your grandfather sung are similar to the "All The Girls In France examples posted above [such as in GUEST 18 Oct 07 - 05:06 PM's post]

However, since children's rhymes don't have any set words or order of words, it's not possible to really know the exact words and order of verses that your grandfather sung.

For what it's worth, I've never before heard or read a version of
"All The Girls In France" that included the line "They Wear Tissue Paper Pants".

Maybe someone else reading this has heard a version like that and will share the example that she or he knows here.

By the way, your post can serve as a reminder for folks to tape or video record-or at the very least-write down the words of rhymes & songs that their grandparents, parents, and other family members, school mates, and friends sing. Also, don't forget to write down the who, what, where, and when information about that recording/transcription.

In doing so, you will be preserving your childhood/family memories and also will be doing your part to record, preserve, and pass on cultural artifacts.