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Thread #81179   Message #1500516
Posted By: Abby Sale
05-Jun-05 - 11:42 AM
Thread Name: African American Secular Folk Songs
Subject: RE: African American Secular Folk Songs
Another type, non-challenge but reciting one would generally call for another, was bawdy travesties of nursery rhymes. I enjoy collecting bawdy children's material simply because so many people irrationally reject the notion that children have any. In fact, of course, they have a many.

There is a Mudcat thread, "Fractured Nursery Rhymes" with a large number but provenance is rarely given. I suspect that many are adult.

I'll post all those I personally remembered from grade school.

Twinkle Twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Way up in the sky so high
Just like a fucking lightbulb

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her brother

Mary had a little sheep
And with that sheep she went to sleep
The sheep turned out to be a ram
So Mary had a little lamb

Jack and Jill went up the hill
Each with a buck and a quarter
Jill came down with two-and-a-half
Did you think they went up for water?

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack jumped over the candlestick
And burned his ass.

Old King Cole was a merry old soul
And a merry old soul was he
He called for his pipe
And he called for his bowl
And he called for his..........? (sorry)

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the Kings horses
and all the Kings men
???Couldn't do shit about it

Hickory dickory doc
Three mice ran up the clock
The clock struck one
???Right in the balls

Little Jack Horner sat in a corner
Eating himself.

Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells
And one fucking petunia