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Thread #11460   Message #2820985
Posted By: Young Buchan
25-Jan-10 - 09:37 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Roy Roger Um / Hi Ho Jerum / Hi Ro Jerum
Subject: RE: ADD: Roy Roger Um / Hi Ho Jerum
There used to be a much more political version which went:

There was a rich man and he lived in Detroitium
Glory hallelujah Hi ro jerum
All of his workers he did exploitium
Glory hallelujah Hi ro jerum
Hi ro jerum Hi ro jerum
Skinnermerinker doodle um Skinnermerinker doodle um
Glory hallelujah Hi ro jerum

The poor man asked for more but the boss he only saidium
'Get out of here you nasty little redium.'

The poor man very swiftly came to this conclusium
That if he wanted more he'd better join the Unium.

The moral of the story it isn't hard to tellium;
Let's all get together and kick the boss to Hellium.