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Thread #99131   Message #1971257
Posted By: Azizi
17-Feb-07 - 11:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Fudge, Fudge, Call the Judge
Subject: Lyr Req: Fudge, Fudge Call The Judge
Do any folks here know any children's rhymes about mom {or a girl} having a baby and wrapping that baby in tissue {or toilet} paper and throwing him or her away?

I've collected a number of rhymes like that. Many of these rhymes start with the line "fudge fudge call the judge". However, this post in the Ten Little Indians Mudcat thread causes me to wonder whether this wrapping someone unwanted up and throwing him or her away is more common in rhymes than I had thought:

Subject: RE: req/add: 10 Little Indians
From: GUEST,gretasmom - PM
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 08:14 PM

This is what I remember:

One little, two little, three little Indians
Four little, five little, six little Indians
Seven little, eight little, nine little Indians
Ten little Indian boys.

Ten little, nine little, eight little Indians
Seven little, six little, five little Indians
Four little, three little, two little Indians
One little Indian boy.

Wrap him up in tissue paper, throw 'em down the river
Wrap him up in tissue paper, throw 'em down the river
Wrap him up in tissue paper, throw 'em down the river
No more Indian boys!

Sadly enough, I remember singing that as a class, led by our teacher, in kindergarten (of course that was in '82).



In the next couple of posts, I'll share examples of the rhymes I've found that have these lines.

For the record, I don't remember this rhyme from my childhood and I've not heard any children recite it in my adopted home town of Pittsburgh, Pa [though there is a rhyme in this 'family' from Pittsburgh, PA that another Mudcatter, LadyJean, posted on a previous Mudcat thread.

Thanks in advance for posting the words to the rhymes that you remember.

Btw, when you post your example, I'd appreciate it if you would also add demographical information such as Where you learned this rhyme
[country, city, state, or province] and When you learned it [such as late 1950s; 1960s; mid 1980s]. Also, it would also be interesting if you'd indicate What category of rhyme your example is, if you can recall...[such as handclap rhyme, jumprope rhyme].

And all that being said, on with the thread!