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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
21-Sep-12 - 05:04 PM
Thread Name: Req. Songs about Buses
Subject: RE: Req. Songs about Buses
Some children's songs

From Scotland

Ye Cannae Shove Yer Grannie Aff the Bus

Oh ye cannae shove yer grannie aff the bus,
Oh ye cannae shove yer grannie aff the bus,
Ye cannae shove yer grannie
For she's yer mammie's mammie,
Ye cannae shove yer grannie aff the bus.

There's also a cumulative poem by Wilma Horsburgh

The Bold Bad Bus

Pimpernel Petroleum is a bold, bad bus
Who doesn't care for travelling from Glasgow to Luss.
"Pop!" goes her engine, "Crunch!" go her gears.
Her passengers are sitting with their fingers in their ears.
Pimpernel Petroleum loves to make a fuss
For Pimpernel Petroleum is a bold, bad bus.

It's similar to The Train to Glasgow, another poem by Wilma Horsburgh, set to music by The Singing Kettle - Cilla Fisher and Artie Trezise. They also sing Ye Cannae Shove Your Grannie Aff the Bus.

From Wikipedia;

Singing To the Bus Driver or Hail To the Bus Driver, an anonymous United States folk song dating to the mid-20th century.

It is sung to the tune of the traditional English children's song The More We Get Together, which itself derives from a 1679 Viennese tune by Marx Augustin, Oh du lieber Augustin.

Singing to the bus driver, bus driver, bus driver,
Singing to the bus driver, bus driver-man.
He drinks and he smokes and he tells dirty jokes,
Singing to the bus driver, bus driver-man.