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Thread #117245   Message #2524965
Posted By: Azizi
26-Dec-08 - 12:00 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Child's rhyme 'I went to the barber's'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Child's rhyme 'I went to the barber's '
Sorry, Mike. I don't know this rhyme. :o(

The only "rhyme" that I can think of off the top of my head that mentions barbers is this verse from the military cadence "Mama Mama Can't You See". Here's an example from :

"Mama, mama can't you see? / What the Army's done to me? Nov 18, '07 9:41 PM
for everyone

Mama, mama can't you see? / What the Army's done to me? / They put me in a barber's chair. / Spun me 'round, I had no hair./ I used to drive a Cadillac. / Now I'm marching in a pack. / I used to drive a Chevrolet. / Now I'm marching for my pay. / They took away my T.V. / Got me doing I.T.

Tiffy Tiffy Tiffy Lou, love my rifle more than you. Used to be my beauty queen, now I love my M16.

If I die in a combat zone
Box me up and ship me home"


Yes, I know. That military chant has nothing what so ever to do with the 'jogging baby on your knee' rhyme you requested. But "Mama Mama Can't You See" is a title of a children's handclap rhyme whose words are very much like that military cadence, so thinking of it in response to your query isn't all that far fetched. Besides, you asked about a jogging rhyme, and I posted an example of a military cadence. Get it? jogging/cadence...

Yeah, that's even a stretch for me. My apologies.


Btw, I hope at the end of the rhyme you are requesting, that the baby really wasn't dropped through the adult's knees.

Seriously, Mike, I hope someone posts some information about your baby jogging rhyme.

Best wishes,