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Thread #100653 Message #3040966
Posted By: GUEST,Patty
26-Nov-10 - 01:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Down Down Baby-Race in Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: Down Down Baby
I came across your page because I was looking for the lyrics of this song. Our three year old son (who attends pre-k) was singing "Brown Brown Baby" and trying to do the hand-clapping with it.
My husband and I both looked at each other like, "Brown brown baby?", but it had the same melody as "down down baby". So we asked him is it, "Down Down" and he said no it's "Brown Brown". It most likely is a 3 and 4 year old's mis hearing this - but I teach in this district and I almost feel like I have heard it this way too. I have no idea what comes after the first line, and neither did my son - he's not great with song lyrics.
Anyway - thought you might find this interesting. My son by the way is white, the rest of his class, minus two other kids are black.
If I do get the rest of this version of the song - I will be sure to pass it along to you.