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Thread #76185   Message #1347014
Posted By: Neighmond
04-Dec-04 - 03:19 AM
Thread Name: Depression era childrens' songs
Subject: Folklore: Depression era childrens' songs
This didn't really belong in Childrens' rhyming games, so I put it here. My Dad's aunt Phyllis (grew up in the early 1930's) told me they used to sing this one. She said a neighbor girl sang it all the time. The neighbors had 9 children, and were very poor. I don't know if it's true or just child's imagination, but either way I find it vaguely creepy:

Anyone have any others?