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Thread #119441 Message #2590848
Posted By: Emma B
17-Mar-09 - 06:51 AM
Thread Name: Homophobia in Playground Rhymes
Subject: RE: Homophobia in Playground Rhymes
Paul Robeson sang 'Mighty Like a Rose'
Sweetest little fellow ev'rybody knows
Don't know what to call him but he's mighty like a rose
Lookin' at his mammy with eyes so shiny blue
Make you think that heav'n is comin' close to you
When I was a kid the playground version was -
Sweetest little fellow, wears his sister's clothes
Don't know what to call him but we think he's 'one of those'
In fact I don't recall any homo 'phobia' in the 50s perhaps because the legal implications for any one 'accused' were too awful.