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Folklore: Where's your money? In my pocket

Thompson 31 Dec 15 - 04:38 AM
Cool Beans 31 Dec 15 - 09:45 AM
Jim Carroll 31 Dec 15 - 10:20 AM
Thompson 31 Dec 15 - 07:29 PM
Jim Carroll 01 Jan 16 - 07:38 AM
GUEST,Abby Meth 15 Mar 17 - 01:21 PM
GUEST,Jbezel221 03 Aug 17 - 09:29 PM
GUEST,Robyn Connelly 04 Apr 19 - 03:49 PM
Mrrzy 07 Apr 19 - 03:16 PM
GUEST,FoxInTheTwilight 18 Jun 19 - 11:40 PM
GUEST,Didn't Expect This Thread 14 Jan 20 - 12:18 AM
GUEST,Nancy Willner 21 Feb 20 - 05:23 AM
Mr Red 25 Feb 20 - 02:59 AM
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Subject: RE: Folklore: Where's your money? In my pocket
From: Thompson
Date: 31 Dec 15 - 04:38 AM

Sanjay, it's dual fruits of colonialism, because your version clearly comes originally from Ireland, where the second line would have been "pudding and cream" (pronounced "crame") and the Friday meat is breaking the fish-only Catholic fast of Friday by naughtily eating meat.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Where's your money? In my pocket
From: Cool Beans
Date: 31 Dec 15 - 09:45 AM

Ooh, look what I started. Ten years and running...Fascinating stuff.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Where's your money? In my pocket
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 31 Dec 15 - 10:20 AM

The verse was often tagged onto the end of a girl's skipping rhyme in the infant school I attended in Liverpool

Where' you going Bob,
Down the lane Bob
What for Bob,
Stick of roobob Bob
Let's come Bob,
No Bob
Why Bob,
Because you don't like roobob, Bob
Then:
Where's your money?
In my pocket,
Where's your pocket?
I forgot it.
One, two, three.......etc

Fancy me remembering that!!!!
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Where's your money? In my pocket
From: Thompson
Date: 31 Dec 15 - 07:29 PM

Rhubarb?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Where's your money? In my pocket
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 01 Jan 16 - 07:38 AM

"Rhubarb?"
Yes, but doesn't rhyme with Bob - hence roobob
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Where's your money? In my pocket
From: GUEST,Abby Meth
Date: 15 Mar 17 - 01:21 PM

Here's our version, sung by my father (who owned a tavern, so appropriate to him) in Passaic, NJ, in the 1950s:

See, saw, Marjorie Daw
Who's there? Grandpa
What do you want? A glass of beer
Where's your money? In my wallet
Where's your wallet? In my pocket
Where's your pocket? In my pants
Where's your pants I left them home
Get out of here, you dirt bum!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Where's your money? In my pocket
From: GUEST,Jbezel221
Date: 03 Aug 17 - 09:29 PM

A lady I know who started as a client has become like a grandma to me. Told me this version.

See saw Marjorie Daw
Knock at the door
Who's there,Grandpa
What do you want? A glass of beer.
Where's your money? In my wallet.
Where's your wallet? In my pocket.
Where's your pocket? In my pants.
Where's your pants? I left them home.
Get outta here you drunkin bum.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Where's your money? In my pocket
From: GUEST,Robyn Connelly
Date: 04 Apr 19 - 03:49 PM

I'm 45 now and this is how I remember it.

Knock knock
Who's There
Just a little teddy bear
What do you want? A glass of Milk.
Where's your money? In my pocket.
Where's your pocket? In my coat.
Where's your coat? In my closet
Where's your closet? In my house
Where's your house? Down on the corner.
What's your number? Cumcumber!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Where's your money? In my pocket
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Apr 19 - 03:16 PM

Seesaw Margery daw, Bonny has got a new master
She shall not earn but a penny a day, because she can't work any faster.

Is the only use of Margery Daw I knew as a child.

For the forgotten pants You dirty bum is funniest because you can see how dirty his bum is!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Where's your money? In my pocket
From: GUEST,FoxInTheTwilight
Date: 18 Jun 19 - 11:40 PM

See-saw knock a door
Who's there?
Grandpop
What does he want?
A glass of beer
Where's your money?
In my pocket
Where's your pocket?
In my pants
Where's your pants?
They're at home
Home?
Get out of here you dirty bum!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Where's your money? In my pocket
From: GUEST,Didn't Expect This Thread
Date: 14 Jan 20 - 12:18 AM

I found this thread looking for the spelling of a nursery rhyme that my mom used to sing to us and that variation is not here. So if anyone is interested:

See Saw Margery Daw
Who's there?
Teddy bear.
What does teddy want to drink?
A glass of ... apple juice!

I have specific memories of being on the being on the swing set and her swinging it slowly with each syllable. She would pause before "apple juice" then give us a real push which would cause a lot of laughing.

She did the same thing when tickling us. Preparing to tickle up until the pause then tickling afterward.

I'm from southern New England if this helps. My mother was born in the 60s. I don't know where she learned it from.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Where's your money? In my pocket
From: GUEST,Nancy Willner
Date: 21 Feb 20 - 05:23 AM

My grandfather lived in Portsmouth, VA. He was born about 1895 in Lithuania, immigrated at age 14 and died in 1950. This rhyme has been handed down for five generations. His version ended with “Get out of here you drunken bum!” So of course every child in our family has called someone a drunken bum at an embarrassing moment. Anyway, family lore was that my grandfather made it up. Is that even possible?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Where's your money? In my pocket
From: Mr Red
Date: 25 Feb 20 - 02:59 AM

Update on my link from above
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I'm a Paper Lad

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