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Thread #81350   Message #2242648
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
23-Jan-08 - 05:37 AM
Thread Name: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
The first piece of folklore I ever collected in the field was from Peter Best on my first day at Shiremoor Infants School, Northumberland in epteber 1966, aged five. I remember it to this day, largely account of my insane mother washing my mouth out with soap and water when I proudly recited it to her upon getting home:

Ching-Chong the Chinaman went to milk a cow,
Ching-Chong the Chinaman didn't know how;
Ching-Chong the Chinaman pulled the wrong tit,
Ching-Chong the Chinaman got a mouth full of shit.


Tarrara-boom-dee-ay, the teacher pumped today
She blew the school away, now we're on holiday

And the totally vile:

Yum-yum bubble gum, push it up the teacher's bum;
If it sticks, suck her tits; yum-yum-bubblegum.

Funny how these things linger...