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Thread #81350   Message #2300388
Posted By: Azizi
29-Mar-08 - 11:32 AM
Thread Name: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Here's an example that was recently sent to my website on children's rhymes.

Your Mama Don't Wear No Drawers

Here is an insult rhyme my sister, cousins, and I used to get into a lot of trouble repeating...but it was so much fun to say them and make up new lines. Birmingham, AL, 1980s and early 90s

Yo mama don't wear no draws (ba ba boom}*
i saw when she took them off (ba ba boom}
she put em in the washing machine {ba ba boom}
ajax couldn't get em clean {ba ba boom}
she put em on top of the house {ba ba boom}
they scared away mighty mouse {ba ba boom}
she put em up under the bed {ba ba boom}
you shoulda heard what the roaches said {ba ba boom}
she put up on top of the tracks {ba ba boom}
that train went 50 miles back {ba ba boom}
she put em in the middle of the street {ba ba boom}
those cars went beep beep beep {ba ba boom}

that's all that i can remember...but the taunt could go on forever. we would add to it every time someone thought of something new. but man, our parents hated us singing this around the house.
-Joi; 3/23/2008;


*In her entry to Cocojams, Joi wrote that "ba ba boom is at the end of every line while you stomp". In this reposted example, I've added that "ba ba boom" phrase to the end of every line. I've also rewritten Joi's entry in a poetry format instead of the essay format in which it was sent.


"Yo Mama" taunts are associated with the African American oral folk cultural tradition called "The Dozens" {snappin', crackin, dissin and other terms}. Click here for a wikipedia article on The Dozens.

Also, there are a number of Yo Mama {Your Mama} children's taunts on that Cocojams page whose link has been provided.