The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #110753   Message #2326575
Posted By: Azizi
26-Apr-08 - 08:06 PM
Thread Name: kids' game: I'm goin' down town to smoke my pipe
Subject: RE: BS: 'I'm goin' down town to smoke my pipe,
I meant to add that I recall that saying "Can you read/can you write/can you smoke your daddy's pipe" lines when I was growing up in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the 1950s. I don't associate those lines with any other rhyme or with any performance activity. They were just something rhyming and kinda smart alecky to say.