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Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby

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GUEST,Charlotte:) 10 Jun 09 - 03:22 PM
Azizi 10 Jun 09 - 03:34 PM
GUEST,Catherine 04 Jul 09 - 01:26 AM
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GUEST 29 Jan 10 - 04:10 PM
GUEST,kkdmtp2129 20 Feb 10 - 11:49 AM
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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,Charlotte:)
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 03:22 PM

This is how me and my cousins did it :)


When susie was a baby a baby a baby when susie was a baby she went like this : Wah Wah gimmie sucky gimmie sucky
When Susie was a toddler a toddler a toddler when susie was a toddler she went like this : wah wah gimmie sucky, tie my shoe tie my shoe
When susie was a kid a kid a kid when susie was a kid she went like this:
Wah Wah gimmie sucky, tie my shoe tie my shoe, I wanna piece of bubble gum
When susie was a teenager a Teenager a teenager when susie was a teenager she went like this: Wah Wah gimmie sucky, tie my shoe tie my shoe , I wanna piece of bubble gum, Ohhh Ahhh lost my bra in the back of my boyfriends car (put each hand on your shoulders and shake )
Whn susie was an adult an adult an adult when susie was an adult she went like this: Wah Wah gimmie sucky, tie my shoe tie my shoe,I wanna piece of bubble gum, Ohhh Ahhh lost my bra in the back of my boyfriends car (put each hand on your shoulders and shake ) Shhhh... the babys sleeping
When susie was a grandma a grandma a grandma when susie was a grandma she went like this: Wah Wah gimmie sucky, tie my shoe tie my shoe,I wanna piece of bubble gum, Ohhh Ahhh lost my bra in the back of my boyfriends car (put each hand on your shoulders and shake ) Shhhh... the babys sleeping, ahhh myy akingg backk

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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: Azizi
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 03:34 PM

Thanks for sharing your version of this rhyme, GUEST,Charlotte:).

If you read this would you please write in a post where you learned this rhyme (city & state if in the USA; or city and country if outside of the USA), and when you learned it (year or decade, for example: 1998, or the late 1990s)

Thanks!

Ms. Azizi


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,Catherine
Date: 04 Jul 09 - 01:26 AM

Hey, The version i used to sing when i was in year 2 in 2001 is:
When Suzie was a baby, a baby, a baby, when suzie was a baby she went like this: Waaaa Waaaaa
When Suzie was a toddler, a toddler, a toddler, when Suzie was a toddler she went like this: Waaa Waaaa, Gimme my dummy
When Suzie was a school girl, a school girl, a school girl, when Suzie was a school girl she went like this: Waaa Waaa, Gimme my dummy, Miss Miss i cant do this!
When Suzie was a teenager, a teenager, a teenager, when Suzie was a teenager she went like this: Waaaa Waaaa, Gimme my dummy, Miss Miss i cant do this, Ooooo Ahhhh i lost my bra, left it in my boyfriends car
When Suzie was married, married, married, when Suzie was married she went like this: Waaaa Waaa, Gimme my dummy, Miss Miss i cant do this, Oooo Ahhh i lost my bra, left it in my boyfriends car, Ooooo i think i love you, Oooo i think i do
When Suzie was a mummy, a mummy, a mummy, when Suzie was a mummy she went like this: Waaaa Waaa, Gimme my dummy, Miss Miss i cant do this, Oooo Ahhh i lost my bra, left it in my boyfriends car, Ooooo i think i love you, Oooo i think i do, Go to your room
When Suzie was a grandma, a grandma, a grandma, when Suzie was a grandma she went like this: Waaa Waaa, Gimme my dummy, Miss Miss i cant do this, Ooooo Ahhh i lost my bra, left it in my boyfriends car, Ooooo i think i love you, Oooo i think i do, Go to your room, What's that deary
When Suzie was dead, dead, dead, when Suzie was dead she went like this: Waaa Waaa etc. (Silence)
When Suzie was a ghost, a ghost, a ghost, when Suzie was a ghost she went like this: Waaa Waaa etc. BOOOOO (Then we would all start laughing)

We used to play this as a clapping game... We used to forget words and make them up again, I'm from Australia


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: Azizi
Date: 04 Jul 09 - 07:36 AM

GUEST Catherine, thanks for sharing your version of this rhyme with us. Thanks also for remembering to add when and where you learned it and how you performed it.

Catherine, is a "dummy" the same thing as a "pacifier" (also called "binky" in the USA since about the 1990s)-a pacifier is like the rubber typed top to a baby bottle that is given to a baby and sometimes a toddler for them to suck on.

If no, what is a "dummy"?

Thanks again!


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 04:10 PM

From what I remember it was:

Whan miss Suzy was a baby a baby a baby when miss suzy was a baby shw went like this, waa waa

Whan miss suzy was a toddler a toddler a toddler when miss suzy was a toddler she went like this, waa waa, tie my shoe.

It continued untill it ended up like this:
Baby: waa waa
Toddler: tie my shoe
Child: give me back my dollie
Teenager: Oh Ah lost my bra in my boyfriends car
Adult: Hey girls look at my ring
Mother: Rock a bye baby
Grandmother: Oh my achy breaky back

Then me and my friend's added on verses that we liked

Dead: I'm flying I'm flying
Ghost: I'm invisable

At the end we say: I'm back!


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,kkdmtp2129
Date: 20 Feb 10 - 11:49 AM

its like this

when pebbles was a baby a baby she went like this wahh wahh
when pebbles was a toddler a toddler she wenr like this wahh wahh suck my thumb
when pebbles was a kid a kid she went like this wahh wahh suck my thumb give me a peice of bubblegum
when pebbles was a school girl a school she went like this waahh wahh suck my thumb give me a peice of bubblegum teach teacher i have to go the bathroom
when pebbles was a teenager a teenagers she went like this waahh wahh suck my thumb give me a piece of buble gum teacher teacher i ahve to go the bathroom uhh ohh i lost my bra must of left in my boyfrinds car
when pebbles was a mother a mother she went like this wahh wahh suck my thumb give me a pieceof bubblegum teacher teach i have to go the bathroom uhh oh i lost my bra must of left in my boyfreinds car brush your teeth comb your hair and dont forget clean underwear
when pebbles was a grandma she went like this wahh wahh suck my thumb give me a peice of bubble gum teacher teacher i ahve to go the bathtroom uhh ohh i lost my bra must of left in my boyfriends car brush your teeth comb your hair and dont forget clean underwear ahh wheres my cane wheres my cane
when pebbple went to heave was to heaven went like this wahh wahh suck my thumb give me a peice of bubble gum teacher teacher i ahve to go the bathroom uhh ohh i lost my bra must left in in my boyfriends car brush your teeth comb ur hair and dont forget clean underwhere ahh where my cane wheres my cane boo boo im dead and thats the end

the dead parts not right but that how i sang it does anyone now the teenager part cuz its not uhh ohh i lost my bra must of left in my boyfriends car parts not right i cant think of that part its something tottally different


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,Alien
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 04:00 PM

English version I remember from the eighties had the lines...When Susie was a schoolgirl, a schoolgirl Susie was, she said "Miss, Miss, I can't do this, I got my knickers in an awful twist"


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 05:50 PM

Liverpool - more years ago than I care to remember;
Susie had a baby, she called it Sonny Jim,
She put it in the bath tub to learn it how to swim,
It swam right to the bottom , it swam right to the top,
First it did the breaststroke, then it did the chop(?)

Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 10:32 AM

When pebbles was a baby a baby a baby when pebbles was a baby she went like this wahh wahh
when pebbles was a toddler a toddler a toddler when pebbles was a toddler she went like this wah wah give me sucker
When pebbles was a child a child a child a child when pebbles was a child she went like this wah wah give me sucker tie my shoe
When pebbles was a teenager a teenager a teenager when pebbles was a teenager she went like this wah wah tie my shoe give me sucker oh i lost my bra wonder where my panties are
When pebbles was a adult a adult a adult when pebbles was a adult she went like this wah wah give me sucker tie my shoe shh shh baby's sleeping
When pebbles was grandma a grandma a grandma when pebbles was a grandma she went like this wah wah give me sucker tie my shoe shh shh baby's sleeping oh my aching back
When pebbles was a angel a anggel a angel when pebbles was a angel she went like this wah wah give me sucker tie my shoe shh shh baby's sleeping oh my aching back ding ding ding
When pebbles was a devil a devil a devil when pebbles was a devil she went like this wah wah give me sucker tie my shoe shh shh baby's sleeping oh my aching back ding ding ding POKE!


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Molly Was
From: GUEST,Megan and Riley
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 06:54 PM

When Molly was (repeat the stuff at the end ex: waawaa, sucke my thumb...)
When molly was a baby a baby a baby when molly was a baby she went like this wahh wahh
When molly was a toddler a toddler a toddler when molly was a toddler she went like this suck my thumb
When molly was a child a child a child a child when molly was a child she went like this gimme a sucker
When molly was a school girl, a school girl, a school girl, when molly was a school girl she went like this miss miss i cant do this
When molly was a teenager a teenager a teenager when molly was a teenager she went like this ooh ahh lost my bra left it in my boyfriends car wonder where my panties are
When molly was a mother a mother a mother when molly was a mother she went like this shh shh baby's sleeping
When molly was grandmother a grandma a grandmother when molly was a grandmother she went like this ooh my aching back
When molly was a dyin a dyin a dyin when molly was a dyin she went like this kiss my ass say goodbye
When molly was a skeletin a skeletin a skeletin when molly was a skeletin she went like this a jingle, a jangle, a jingle jangle jangle
When molly was an angel an angel a angel when molly was an angel she went like this I love my pretty halo
When molly was a devil a devil a devil when molly was a devil she went like this haha, hahaha
When molly was reincarnated carnated carnated when molly was reincarnated she went like this shit, dang here again. (now it can repeat)


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 02:43 PM


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,Marie
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 08:09 PM

Man, the way y'all remember it was somewhat different than when I did it.

When Ms Susie was a:
Baby she went like this: Wah Wah
Toddler she went like this: Tie my shoe
Kid she went like this: Gimme cookie
Teenager she went like this: Oh dear! Oh my! I left my bra in my boyfriend's car. It's not here, it's not there...I think I lost my underwear!
Mother she went like this: Go to your room!
Grandma she went like this: I'm still young at heart!
Dead she went like this: -Silence-
Angel she went like this: I can fly!
Devil she went like this: It's hot in here!

And thats all. I also remember "Ms. Susie had a steam boat." And then there was another one about she one kicking a baby down an escalator. Haha. Weird, I know!


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,momo
Date: 25 May 10 - 04:54 PM

Well this a different version of pebbles this is how i used to play it


pebbles is a baby a baby a baby pebbles is a baby and she went like this :wah wah (act like your crying)

pebbles is a toddler a toddler a toddler pebbles is a toddler she went like this:wah wah (act like your crying),want my bottle (act like your sucking your thumb)

pebbles is a kid a kid a kid pebbles is a kid she went like this:wah wah(act like your crying),want my bottle(act like your sucking your thumb), tie my shoe (pretend to tie your shoe)

pebbles is a teenager a teenager a teenager pebbles is a teenager she went like this : wah wah (act like your crying),want my bottle(act like your sucking your thumb), tie my shoe(pretend to tie your shoe),ooo la la (shake your hips)

pebbles is a grownup a grownup a grownup pebbles is a grown up she went like this : wah wah (act like your crying),want my bottle(act like your sucking your thumb),tie my shoe(pretend to tie your shoe),ooo la la (shake your hips), kiss kiss(blow two kisses)

pebbles is married married married pebbles is married she went like this: wah wah(act like your crying),want my bottle(act like your sucking your thumb), tie my shoe(pretend to tie your shoe), ooo la la(shake your hips) ,kiss kiss(blow two kisses),go to your room (shake your finger as if your scolding someone)

pebbles is old old old pebbles is old she went like this:wah wah(act like your crying),want my bottle(act like your sucking your thumb)
,tie my shoe(pretend to tie your shoe),ooo la la(shake your hips), kiss kiss(blow two kisses),go to your room(shake your finger as if your scolding someone),ouch in my back(hold your back as if it hurts)

pebbles is dead dead dead dead pebble is dead she went like this:wah wah(act like your crying),want my bottle(act like your sucking your thumb)tie my shoe(pretend to tie your shoe),ooo la la (shake your hips),kiss kiss (blow two kisses),got to your room(shake your finger as if your scolding someone),ouch in my back(hold your back as if it hurts),FREEZE!!!(obviously FREEZE!!! the one who most lasts frozen wins)











P.S - ALL OF THE ACTIONS ARE DONE WHILE YOU SPEAK


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 11:50 PM

Im 14 and this is our version but I dont want to put the whole thing "When Mrs. Susie Was...." So here you go!
Baby: Wa wa!
Toddler: Wa Wa! Suck my thumb
Child: Wa wa, suck my thumb, give me a piece of that bubblegum!
Teenager: Wa wa! suck my thumb, give me a piece of that bubblegum! Ooh ah Lost my bra. left it in my boyffriends car!


I dont remember the rest after Teenager Sorry!


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 03:34 AM

The only part I remember is:
When Susie was a teenager, a teenager, a teenager, when Susie was a teenager she went like this - Ooo Ahh, I've lost my bra, I don't know where my knickers are, Ooo Ahh there they are sitting in my boyfriend's car. Or another version is the same as above except the ending where it says: Ooo Ahh there they are sitting in the policeman's car.

Australia in the 80s.


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,Person
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 12:58 PM

When miss suzie was a baby, a baby, a baby, when miss suzie was a baby she went like this waa waa give me a cookie
When miss suzie was a kid, a kid, a kid, when miss suzie was a kid she went like this
waa waa give me a cookie, tie my shoe
When miss suzie was a teen, a teen, a teen, when miss suzie was a teen she went like this
waa waa give me a cookie, tie my shoe, ooh ahh lost my bra must've left it in my boyfriend's car
When miss suzie was a mom, a mom, a mom, when miss suzie was a mom she went like this
waa waa give me a cookie, tie my shoe ooh ahh lost my bra must've left it in my boyfriend's car, go upstairs and clean your room dont come down till the afternoon
When miss suzie was a grandma, a grandma, a grandma, when miss suzie was a grandma she went like this
waa waa give me a cookie, tie my shoe ooh ahh lost my bra must've left it in my boyfriend's car, go upstairs and clean your room dont come down till the afternoon, hello sonny hello sonny hello sonny
When miss suzie was an angel, an angel, an angel, when miss suzie was an angel she went like this
waa waa give me a cookie, tie my shoe ooh ahh lost my bra must've left it in my boyfriend's car, go upstairs and clean your room dont come down till the afternoon, hello sonny hello sonny hello sonny, HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH!!


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,Rachel
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 05:39 PM

UK 90's version.

When Susie was a baby, a baby Susie was she went a 'goo-gah a goo-goo-gah!'

When Susie was a school girl, a school Susie was she went a 'Miss, Miss I can't do this I got my nickers in a great big twist.

When Susie was a teenager, a teenager Susie was she went a 'Ooh ahh I lost my bra in my boyfriends car- his car is black his car is white, I left it there on a Saturday night.

When Susie was a mother, a mother Susie was she went a rock a rock arock around the clock! (Rock arms and spin in a circle)

Ect. the other verses are like the previous posted other than susie being a ghost instead of going to hell.


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,Phoebe
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 05:13 PM

I remember the same version as Rachel above does, in England in the mid to late 1990s. We sang "When Susie was a baby, a baby Susie was" rather than repeating "a baby, a baby, a baby."


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,?
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 10:05 PM

a girl in the middle is pebbles
when pebbles was a baby a baby a baby when pebbles was a baby she used to go like this "wah wah"(rub eyes)
when pebbles was a kid a kid a kid when pebbles was a kid she used to go like this "tie my shoe"(lift shoe)
when pebbles was a teenager a teenager a teenager when pebbles was a teenager she used to go like this "ohhh ahh i left my bra in my boyfriends car he don't care i don't care at least i got his underwear"(cover chest with arms)
when pebbles was a mom a mom a mom she used to go like this"(smack hand)don't touch that"
when pebbles was a grandma a grandma a grandma she used to go like this "ooh my achin back"(hold back like old person)
when pebbles was an angel an angel an angel she used to go like this "o look at my pretty wings"(flap your hands like wings)
when pebbles was a devil a devil a devil she used to go like this(run around and chase group who ever is caught is pebbles next)
(instead of pebbles you could use the name of the girl in the middle)


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Nov 10 - 05:41 AM

im sixteen now but when I was i about 8 we did it a bit differently. With each addition, instead of starting at the start we worked backwards. and it when something like this:::

When Susie was a baby, a baby, a baby, when susie was a baby, she went like this: waddle waddle, waa waa.
When Susie was a toddler, a toddler, a toddler, when susie was a toddler, she went like this: paint paint, shake shake waddle waddle, waa waa
When susie was a kid, a kid, a kid, when susie was a kid she went like this: miss miss, I can't do this, paint paint, waddle waddle, waa waa
When susie was a teenager a teenager a teenager, when susie was a teenager she went like this: ooh, ah, lost my bra, left my knickers in my boyfriends car, miss miss i can't do this, paint paint, waddle waddle waa waa

i can't remember any of the rest, but yeah, we worked backwards, and we used it as a clapping game. We always made up our own ones too!


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,Vicki - London in the 70s!
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 03:24 PM

All I remember was the teenager bit that was - oooh ahh, iv'e lost my bra and I don't know where my knickers are! I remember us saying this v. quietly (aged 10) so that the dinner ladies didn't hear! I really can't remember the rest apart from Susie died?


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,policemen and knickers
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 03:28 PM

Just replying to a few threads above. I have just remembered another rhyme being clapped to!
What's the time?
Half past nine
Put your knickers on the line
When the policeman comes along
Hurry up and put them on!


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,Molly
Date: 08 Jun 11 - 08:57 PM

When pebbles was a baby a baby a baby when pebbles was a baby she went like this: waa waa! When pebbles was a toddler a toddler a toddler when pebbles was a toddler she went like this: waa waa,suck my thumb.When pebbles was a kid a kid kid when pebbles was a kid she went like this:waa waa,suck my thumb,gimmy candy gimmy gum


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,sasaforeal
Date: 16 Jun 11 - 12:21 PM

miss susy was a baby a baby a baby she acted just like this wah wah suck my thumb when miss susy was a toddler a toddler a toddler she acted just like this wah wah suck my thumb gimme piece of bubblegum miss susy was a teen a teen a teeen she acted just like this wah wah suck my thumb gimme piece of bubblegum ohh lah lost my bra left it in my boyfriends car when miss susy was a mom a mom a mom she acted just like this wah wah suck my thumb gimme piece of bubble gum ohh lah lost my bra left it in myy boyfriends car shhh the babies sleeping shhh the babies sleeping when miss susy was a grandma a grandma a grandma she acted just like this wah wah suck my thumb gimme piece of bubblegum ohh lahh lost my bra left it in my boyfriends car shh the babies sleeping shh the babies sleeping owww my aching back when miss susy was an angel an angel an angel she acted just like this wahh wahh suck my thumb gimme piece of bubblegum ohh laahh lost my bra left it in my boyyfriends car she the babies sleeping shh the babies sleeping oww my aching back i can fly buffalo!) lol boring


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,Bre
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 01:47 AM

This is how my friends and I did it when I was in elementary school

Miss Suzy
Baby: waa waa
Toddler: waa waa suck my thumb
Kid: waawaa suck my thumb gimme a piece of bubble gum
Teenager: waawaa suck my thumb gimme a piece of bubble gum, ooh ah lost my bra, left it in my boyfriend's car
Mother: waawaa suck my thumb gimme a piece of bubble gum, ooh ah lost my bra, left it in my boyfriend's car, shut up kids, I'm on the phone
Grandma: waawaa suck my thumb gimme a piece of bubble gum, ooh ah lost my bra, left it in my boyfriend's car shut up kids, I'm on the phone, ow my aching back!
Dead: I think funeral music


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,mstar3000
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 11:29 PM

mis suzy was a baby, a baby, a baby, miss suzy was a baby and she used to go like this: wah wah (pretend to wipe tears with fist)

Miss Suzy was a toddler, a toddler, a toddler, Miss Suzy was a toddler and she used to go like this: wah wah (see above) suck my thumb(suck thumb)

Miss Suzy was a kid, a kid, a kid, miss suzy was a kid and she used to go like this: wah wah, suck my thumb, give me a piece of bubble gum (hold out right hand for gum)

miss suzy was a teenager, a teenager, a teenager, miss suzy was a teenager and she used to go like this: wah wah, suck my thumb, give me a piece of bubble gum, ooh ah movie star driving away in my boyfriends car miss suzy was a grown up, a grown up, a grown up, miss suzy was a grown up and she used to go lake this:wah wah, suck my thumb, give me a piece of bubble gum, ooh ah movie star driving away in my boyfriends car, shh baby's sleeping (pretend to rock baby in arms) shh baby's sleeping

miss suzy was a grandma,a grandma,a grandma,miss suzy was a grandma amd she used to go like this: wah wah, suck my thumb, give me a piece of bubble gum, ooh ah movie star driving away in my boyfriends car, shh baby's sleeping shh baby's sleeping, aw my achin' back! (hunch over and put hand on back) miss suzy was an angel, an angel, an angel, miss suzy was an angel and she used to go like this:wah wah, suck my thumb, give me a piece of bubble gum, ooh ah movie star driving away in my boyfriends car, shh baby's sleeping shh baby's sleeping, aw my achin' back! *Angel* (cross arms over chest and put head back)


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,Leigh - Edmonton, Alberta [Canada]
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 03:32 PM

When Miss Suzie was a baby, a baby, a baby... when Miss Suzie was a baby she went like this: wah wah.

When Miss Suzie was a kid, a kid, a kid... when Miss Suzie was a kid she went like this: wah wah, gimmie sucker!

When Miss Suzie was a teenager, a teenager, a teenager... when Miss Suzie was a teenager she went like this: wah wah, gimmie sucker, oooh lala lost my bra.

When Miss Suzie was a mother, a mother, a mother... when Miss Suzie was a mother she went like this: wah wah, gimmie sucker, oooh lala lost my bra, shh baby's sleeping.

When Miss Suzie was a grandma, a grandma, a grandma... when Miss Suzie was a grandma she went like this: wah wah, gimmie sucker, oooh lala lost my bra, shh baby's sleeping, ack my aching back.

When Miss Suzie was a ghost, a ghost, a ghost... when Miss Suzie was a ghost she went like this: wah wah, gimmie sucker, oooh lala lost my bra, shh baby's sleeping, ack my aching back, boo BOO!

When Miss Suzie was a devil, a devil, a devil... when miss Suzie was a devil she went like this: wah wah, gimmie sucker, oooh lala lost my bra, shh baby's sleeping, ack my aching back, boo boo, pointy horns to poke your eye.

When Miss Suzie was a angel, a angel, a angel... when Miss Suzie was a angel she went like this: wah wah, gimmie sucker, oooh lala lost my bra, shh baby's sleeping, ack my aching back, boo boo, pointy horns to poke your eye, on wings I fly! ... ... ... ... FINALLY!

(Clapping through the whole thing but actions to mimic what she says.
Balled fists for wah wah. Hand out to get lollipop for gimmie sucker. Crossed arms over chets for oooh lala lost my bra. Finger on lips to shh for shh baby's sleeping. Grabbing a hand at your lower back and bending forward for ack my aching back. Surprise hands for boo boo. Places hand on top of head with pointy fingers out as horns for pointy horns to poke your eye. And lastly hands on your shoulders and wave for wings for on wings I fly.)


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Mar 12 - 06:05 AM

In central Ohio, late 80s early 90s I remember this:

When susy was a baby a baby a baby, when susy was a baby she went like this wah wah.

Toddler, wah wah, tie my shoe.

Teenager, wah wah tie my shoe, oo ah lost my bra (in my boyfriends car)

I think it was a clapping game with the motions mentioned above like rubbing eyes, touching shoe, etc. Sorry I don't remember the rest.


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Aug 12 - 04:09 AM

England early 80's (clapping rhyme)


When suzy was a baby a baby suzy was was was and all the she could say to me was gaa gaa a gaa gaa gaa

When suzy was a schoolgirl a schoolgirl suzy was was was and all that she could say to me was miss miss I cant do this I got my knickers in a terrible twist

when suzy was a teenager a teenager suzy was was was and all the she could say to me was ooh ahh I lost my bra I left it in my boyfriends car

when suzy was a mother a mother suzy was was was and all that she could say to me.......(cant remember this one which is why i found this thread)

when suzy was a nanny a nanny suzy was was was and all that she could say to me was a knit knnit a knit knit knit


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Oct 12 - 11:07 AM

The version I (barely) remember went like this:
When Miss Suzy was a baby, a baby, when Miss Suzy was a baby, she went like this: Wah Wah.
When Miss Suzy was a toddler- No! No! Wah wah
When Miss Suzy was in kindergarten- Scribble Scribble No No Wah Wah
When Miss Suzy was in first grade- Write Write Scribble Scribble Scribble Wah wah
There were verses up to fifth grade, which I cannot remember- at which point we jumped up to teenager.
When Miss Suzy was a teenager she went like this: Chew-Pop, Chew-Pop, etc, Write Write, Scribble, Scribble, No, No, Wah Wah
When Miss Suzy was in high school, she went like this: Kiss, Kiss, Chew-Pop, Chew-Pop, ~ ~, Write, Write
When Miss Suzy was a mommy, a mommy, she went like this: Shh, Baby's sleeping, kiss, kiss
Grandma- Have a cookie
When Miss Suzy went to heaven- Amen Hallelujah.
There were interminable verses- as I remember, you went until you forgot something, at which point you were 'out' or the game was over.


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Nov 12 - 01:45 AM

When Lucy was a....
Baby    Waa waa
Toddler.   Want my sucker
School girl. I know the answer
Teen. Ooh ah lost my bra left it in my boyfriends car
Mother 1234 chuck the baby out the door


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jan 13 - 05:06 PM

when suzy was a baby a baby suzy was a sucking thumb motion wen suzy was an infant an infant suzy was hey miss help me with this wen suzy was a school girl a school girl suzy was hey miss miss i cant do this wen suzy was a teenager a teenager suzy way oh ar ive left me knockers in me boyfriends car wen suzy was a married a married suzy was a kissing motion wen suzy was a mother a mother suzy was a nursing a baby motion wen suzy was a grandma a grandma suzy was a giving a child a sweet motion wen suzy was a great grandma a great grandma suzy was again a giving a child a sweet motion wen suzy was a dying a dying suzy was a dyyind motion then wen suzy was a ghost a ghost suzy was a floating motion then wen suzy was a sprit a sprit suzy was agian a floating motion then wen suzy was an angel an angel suzy was a floating motion agian then the rhyme started again


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: Sanjay Sircar
Date: 18 Jan 13 - 07:56 PM

Yes, a dummy is a pacifier.

As I was told it (Canberra, Australia, 1979), a set of "pat-a-cake" motions, not the life-stages ones, went with the "ooh-aah, ooh-ah, lost me knickers, can't fnd me bra" component of some forms of the rhyme at hand, which seems to have incorporated it.

The duckpond and the swimming seem to be formulae ni a few versions that have crept in from (or are in common with: "Oh, Jemima, look at your Uncle Jim".

Sanjay Sircar


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,ari
Date: 23 Feb 13 - 05:20 PM

When m suzie was a baby a baby a baby when suzie was a baby she went like this "wah wah"

When suzie was a todler a todler a todler when suzie was a toddler she went like this "wah wah" suck my thumb.

When suzie was a kid a kid a kid When suzie was a kid she went like this wah wah suck my thumb Give me a piece of bubble gum

When suzie was a teenager a teenager when suzie was a teenager she went like this wah wah suck my thumb give me a piece of bubble gum ooh ahh I lost my bra, left it in my boyfriends car

When suzie was a mom a mom a mom when suzie was a mom she went like this wah wah suck my thumb give me a piece of bubble gum ooh ahh I lost my bra, left it in my boyfriends car, Shut up kid, im on the phone.

When suzie was a grandma a grandma a grandma when suzie was a grandma she went like this wah wah suck my thumb give me a piece of bubble gum ooh ahh I lost my bra, left it in my boyfriends car, Shut up kid, im on the phone, oh my aching back.

and i forgot the heaven one.


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Dec 15 - 04:59 PM

I could've sworn for grandma it ooh my acing back..... when I was like 6 or 7


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: GUEST,anni
Date: 17 Jul 18 - 02:01 PM

being set on how the rhyme went back in the early stages of primary school, totally different,

i remember

baby. wah wah
toddler. suck my thumb
kid. criss cross candy floss
teen. where’s my bra ahh
woman. don’t throw the baby out the window!
sadly it’s all i can remember

learnt it so long ago in nz


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Subject: RE: Children's rhyme: When Susie Was A Baby
From: rich-joy
Date: 17 Jul 18 - 06:00 PM

Don't recall this from my childhood (which was West Aussie 1950s); only from English singer, Frankie Armstrong, in concerts/workshops from the mid 80s ....

Cheers, R-J


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