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Thread #81350   Message #2825144
Posted By: GUEST,GUEST JennaH
29-Jan-10 - 09:44 PM
Thread Name: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
My sister taught me this:

Wait, come back, you need a tic-tac!
Not a tic, not a tac, you need the whole pack!
Red, green, yellow, white, man what did you eat last night?

One version of "shame" I've heard:

Shame shame shame
I don't want to go to Mexico no more, more, more
There's a big fat policeman at the door, door, door
If he grabs you by the collar
Girl, you better holler
I don't want to go to Mexico no more, more, more SHAME!

We sang this on the bus, as well as many more songs:

Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream
Throw your teacher overboard and listen to her scream
Five days later, floating down the Delaware
Lost a pair of underwear, couldn't find another pair
Ten days later, eaten by a polar bear
That's how the polar bear died

Learned all these in early 90's, white and black kids both, in Virginia.

My mom taught me these she used to say from when she was a kid (Colorado or California, early 70's)

Left, left, left right left
I left my wife and forty-nine kids on the brink of starvation
With nothing but gingerbread left, left, left right left

I hate you I hate you I hate you
And besides, your mother dresses you funny (stick out your tongue)