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Thread #99131 Message #1971277
Posted By: Azizi
17-Feb-07 - 11:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Fudge, Fudge, Call the Judge
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fudge, Fudge Call The Judge
Here's two more excerpts from previous Mudcat threads:
Subject: RE: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
From: Barbara - PM
Date: 26 May 05 - 10:11 PM
Growing up in suburban Detroit in the fifties, many of the ones you post are familiar to me.
Oh fudge, oh joy
Momma's got a baby boy
Wrap him up in tissue paper
Put him in the 'frigerator.
Two African American girls behind me on the 86B bus [Pittsburgh, PA} were happily chanting:
Oh My! Don't Cry! Mommy's having a baby!
Daddy's going crazy!
If it's a boy I'll give it a toy!
And if it's a girl! I'll give it a curl!
wrap it up in toilet paper! send it down the escalator.
It was accompanied with clapping and gestures. There was also some discussion of wrapping babies in toilet paper, the conclusion being that this would not be a good idea.
-posted by LadyJean; 22 Sep 03;
"Folklore: Do kids still do clapping rhymes"
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