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Thread #100653   Message #2021504
Posted By: Azizi
10-Apr-07 - 01:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Down Down Baby-Race in Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: Down Down Baby-Race in Kid's Rhymes
Thanks for sharing that version, Ruth.

I'm also from Atlantic City, New Jersey! Aint the Internet great!!

For some reason, I don't have any childhood memories of doing handclaps or jumping rope to the Down Down Baby/I Love Coffee I Love Tea/or Shimmy Shimmy Co Co Puff rhymes.


Here's two more confrontational examples of this rhyme that mention race:


DOWN DOWN BABY {Version #7}
Down down baby
down down the roller coaster
sweet sweet baby
sweet sweet i love you so
Jimmy Jimmy coco puffs
Jimmy Jimmy pow
Jimmy Jimmy coco puffs
Jimmy Jimmy pow
take a peach
take a plum
take a stick of bubblegum
no peach
no plum
just a stick of bubblegum
I like coffee and i like tea
I like a colored boy and he likes me
So step back whiteboy you don't shine
I'll get my colored boy to beat ya behind
He beat ya high
he beat ya low
he beat you all the way to Mexico
-Aiakya at April 4, 2006;


DOWN DOWN BABY {Version #7}
Does anyone remeber the one that has I like coffee i like tea i like a black boy and he likes me so stand back white boys i know your shy I'll get a black boy to beat your behind he'll beat it rough he'll be it tough he'll beat it till you almost had enough.
do you remeber what was first i remember it had have a peach have a plum have a stick of bubble gum bot peach no plum no stick of bubble gum. But something comes before that
-GUEST,kerry ;thread.cfm?threadid=4300 "Children's Street Songs", 26 Aug 05