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Thread #11034   Message #3801371
Posted By: GUEST
21-Jul-16 - 06:54 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)
The version I recall - learned from my grandmother, I think, in 50s East London - went like this:

One, two, three, O'Leary
I saw my sister Mary
Sitting in the Maypole Dairy
Kissing Charlie Chaplin.

I was terrible at 'two-balls', but used it for skipping to, I believe.