Mudcat Café message #2263801 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36629   Message #2263801
Posted By: paula t
16-Feb-08 - 10:44 AM
Thread Name: Back of Bus Songs
Subject: RE: Back of Bus Songs
While on holiday in California a number of years ago, Kathryn and Sarah were singing "The wheels on the bus " to some American friends of ours.When they got to the line which says"The driver on the bus says move along please", our friends started to roar with laughter. They made a comment that English politeness is priceless. Apparently they sing "The driver on the bus says move on back".
Kathryn knows exactly how to wind us up on long journeys. She will begin to sing "Found a peanut".For those fortunate enough not to have heard it , let me enlighten you.......

Found a peanut, found a peanut ,
Found a peanut yesterday.
Found a peanut, found a peanut,
Found a peanut yesterday.

I was hungry ,I was hungry ,
I was hungry yesterday,
I was hungry, I was hungry ,
I was hungry yesterday.

(this is driving me to distraction and I'm only typing it!I'll cut it short and let you fill in the rest). The format is exactly the same for every verse. The lead lines of the rest of the verses are as follows.....

So I ate it........

It was mouldy.....

I was sick......

Went to the doctors.......

But I died........

Went to heaven.......

Guess what I found there ?......

Found a peanut......

I was hungry.....


(and so on - ad infinitum....Aargh!)

No matter how hard we try, we have never managed to get past about 6 repeats before we beg for mercy. We are considering playing festivals and clubs in the near locality to avoid long journeys!