Mudcat Café message #2959859 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4300   Message #2959859
Posted By: GUEST,zari
06-Aug-10 - 10:44 PM
Thread Name: Children's Street Songs
Subject: RE: Children's Street Songs
I recognize a lot of these both things my mother taught me as a child and then things I heard my own daughters sing.

I remember a couple of extra verses to rocking robin that were done as a handclapping game

mama's in the kitchen cooking something sweet
papa's out hunting, shooting at some meat.
your brothers in prison, your sister walks the street
listen to the robin going tweet tweet tweet.

And another verse that some of the boys prefered:

Your father f---s your mother and
your mother f---s you
your sister does the dog
and she likes it too
all the little birdies on jaybird street
love to f--- the robin with his tweet tweet tweet.

And another one called shame shame shame

Shame shame shame
I don't want to go to Mexico no more more more
there's a big fat policeman by the door door door
if he grabs you by the collar
girl you're going to holler
I don't want to go to Mexico no more more more
Shame!

the last line is followed by an attempt to slap the other girls face while simultaneously dodging her slap.