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Thread #90418   Message #1724172
Posted By: Azizi
21-Apr-06 - 05:31 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Lady's alligator purse? Her own thread
Subject: RE: Folklore: Lady's alligator purse? Her own thread
Hello Guest girl!

The version you remember is very similar to this one:

ms. suzie had a baby, she named him tiny tim
she put him the bathtub
to see if he could swim
he drank up all the water
he ate up all the soap
he tried to eat the bathrub
but it wouldn't go down his throat
ms. suzie called the doctor
ms. suzie called the nurse
ms. suzie called the lady-with the alligator purse
crazy said the doctor
stupid said the nurse
hungry said the lady-with the alligator purse
ms. suzie kicked the doctor
ms. suzie punched the nurse
ms. suzie paid the lady-withe the alligator purse

Source: postedd by butters at June 7, 2003
[reposted with permission from that website's members]


It's a shame we don't have demographical information for most of these examples so that we could see if there were consistencies in the different versions across time and geographical areas.

In other words, if you're reading this Guestgirl, could you post where {city/state or province/nation if outside the USA} and when {what year or decade} you performed this rhyme?

It would be great if other people who post the examples they do now or that they remember could include that information, too.

Best wishes,