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Thread #81350   Message #1494045
Posted By: Azizi
26-May-05 - 11:26 PM
Thread Name: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
I appreciate your post, Barbara!

I mentioned race earlier in this thread because I'm interested in asking the question "Is race a factor in the TYPES of rhymes recited and the WAY the rhymes are performed?" I think the answer may be "It depends" or-better yet- the answer may be "Yes. No. Maybe so."

I am interested in folks sharing rhymes that they knew or know, regardless of their race.


Barbara, you wrote "We also sang "Here comes the bride, short fat and wide..." the rest's the same. And the "Fatty, fatty 2X4.." we also said."

I'm not sure what words are 'the rest'..

I have seen a variation of the "fudge" rhyme in print, but other children suggested that the baby be thrown down the 'elevator'.

Barbara, would you please provide approximate years for the rhyme from your Grandmother? I've never seen that one before.

Thanks again.