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Thread #722   Message #2980248
Posted By: Rob Naylor
05-Sep-10 - 03:41 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night
Guest, There are several versions on this thread:

http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=13266

I've heard the "mother" or "granny" called all sorts of things: "flipper-flopper", "twiddle twaddle".

The version I grew up with as a child didn't have the "kay-ro-me" or (as I heard in in the UK Midlands in the 70s "ky-row-lee") bits.

Dunno anout the USA, but in the UK it's a very common song. Certainly most children of my generation (born in the 1950s) would have had it sung to them in one of its many variants.