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Posted By: paula t
01-Apr-08 - 07:18 PM
Thread Name: Children's Street Songs
Subject: RE: Children's Street Songs
In Lancashire in the 60s and early 70s there were lots of songs for clapping games and skipping etc. Most of them have faded from my mind, but here are a few....

Queenie O'Cocoa, who's got the ball?
Queenie O'Cocoa, who's got the ball?
I haven't got it. It isn't in my pocket.
Queenie O'Cocoa , who's got the ball?

A sailor went to sea sea sea,
To see what he could see see see.
But all that he could see see see,
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea sea sea.

I used to play the old banjo and rest it on my knee,
But now the strings have broken down it's no more use to me.
I took it to the menders shop to see what he could do. He said the strings have broken down,It's no more use to you.
(this song was sung by adding a strange effect to the words, in an attempt to sound like a banjo e.g" I ululused to playlaylay the ololold banjololo and relelest it ololon my kneeleeleeleeleeleelee...."We thought we were very clever!)

Sigh...We really knew how to live in those days.