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Thread #81350 Message #1494214
Posted By: Barbara
27-May-05 - 09:38 AM
Thread Name: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
"Here comes the bride, short, fat and wide,
Here comes the groom skinny as a broom."
I think it was Jerry Rassmussen's post about that one. the difference is that I have the word "short" where he (or someone else) has "fair".
And it's "Fatty, fatty, two by four,
Can't get through the bathroom door.
So he did it on the floor."
I think Bev and Jerry posted that one.
My Grandma was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1891 and died in Detroit, Michigan (lived there from teens on) in 1980. I can remember that rhyme from about 1955. She also often admonished me "A whistling girl and a crowing hen/Will surely come to no good end." So I'd go whistle somewhere else.
Oh, and we sang "All the girls in France, they don't wear no underpants" There's more tune, but I don't remember any more words.
When they turned our local grade school into a Burn-to-learn last week, (NW Oregon)(they're building a new school and it's a fast way of clearing the site).
I discovered that the kids here still sing (as we did):
Glory, glory, hallelujah,
Teacher hit me with a ruler
I bopped her on the bean
With a rotten tangerine
The school is burning down.
Someone even brought packages of hot dogs and marshmallows.