Mudcat Café message #3799339 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11034   Message #3799339
Posted By: GUEST,Anon
07-Jul-16 - 02:50 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: One Two Three O'Lairy (Count Basie, 1940)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One Two Three O'Lairy (Count Basie, 1940)
I have this chant in my head going back to early childhood in the fifties. Probably from the playground and possibly misheard. I now use it as a rhyme to lull myself to sleep on the odd occasion.

One two three alera   [to rhyme with Sarah]
I saw my sister Sarah
Sitting on her bumbabara [to rhyme with Sarah]
Eating chocolate biscuit.