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Thread #91948   Message #1753251
Posted By: Azizi
05-Jun-06 - 07:52 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Kid's rhymes: Big Mac, Coca Cola & more
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's rhymes: Big Mac, Coca Cola & more
Here's a handclap rhyme that [briefly] mentions fruit:

APPLES ON A STICK
Apples on a stick
Make me sick
Makes my tummy go
Two Forty-six
Not because its dirty
Not because its clean
Not because I kissed my mommy
Behind the magazines
Girls, girls
Do you want to fight?
Here comes Dickey
With her pants on tight
She can wiggle
She can woggle
She can do all that
I bet you ten dollars
You can do this
Count to ten with your eyes closed
A-baby one
A-baby two
A-baby three, four, five
Baby, I don't take no jive.
A-baby six
A-baby seven
A-baby eight, nine, ten
You better back it up and do it again

-various sources, including: Barbara Michels & Bettye White:
"Apples On A Stick, The Folklore of Black Children"
{New York, Coward-McCann, Inc., 1983; p.11; collected by the authors in Houston, Texas}