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Thread #91948   Message #1753941
Posted By: Mo the caller
06-Jun-06 - 04:35 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
Sorry for my confusing post above.
1. Ram sam sam/ Pizza hut is the girl guide song
2. Hey Didle Diddle is one of the nursery rhymes that every baby learns (with a certain amount of parental competitiveness, at least in my childhood, but that was before TV was widespread, they probably learn to talk with Patman Pat etc. nowadays)
3. I tiddley i ti is a food rhyme that my sister brought home from school.

Your mention of the book reminds me the counting out rhyme. [You stand with hands clenched, knuckles facing out (and isn't it hard to describe what 'everyone knows'), the counter points to 1 fist/ syllable, on the word "out" put that hand behind your back and carry on till only one hand is left.]
One potato, two potato, three potato, four.
5 potato, 6 ,7 potato more
O U T spells out.

And 2 about jelly.I'm not sure if we said these in the playground, I think they may have been on "Listen with Mother" (a wireless programme for under 5s)

My husband reminds me of
Old --- is a funnyun
His face like a picked onion
His nose like a squashed tomato
And legs like match sticks

--- is someones name, usually a teacher.
"is a funny un" is the Yorkshire version
In London it was "Old ---'s got a bunion"
Jelly on a plate, jelly on a plate,
Wibble wobble wibble wobble
Jelly on a plate.

Red jelly, Yellow jelly (repeated many times fast as a tongue twister)