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Lyr Req: A Children's song from the 70s

GG 15 Sep 08 - 11:13 PM
Melissa 15 Sep 08 - 11:25 PM
open mike 15 Sep 08 - 11:46 PM
GG 16 Sep 08 - 11:14 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 16 Sep 08 - 11:37 PM
GUEST,joshua 25 Dec 11 - 05:23 PM
GUEST,Easyslider1966 10 Jan 12 - 06:23 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: A Children's song from the 70s
From: GG
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 11:13 PM

Hey! Back in the 70s we used to sing a song that went something like...

A Chinese boy came knocking on my door, um hmmmm, um hmmmm
A Chinese boy came knocking on my door, --- ---- ---- ---- --- --- ---
Um hmmmm, um hmmmmm, um hmmm, um hmmm.

The dashes are the parts I don't remember! It was stuff like going to get a cake and "he made a mistake and kissed a snake, um hmmm, etc." There were several verses.

Does anyone out there remember this song? I'd love to have the lyrics again!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Children's song from the 70s
From: Melissa
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 11:25 PM

Is it a cross between "Froggy Went a Courtin'" and "Cinderella, dressed in yellow"?

Or is it closer to "not last night but the night before, twenty four robbers came knocking at my door..went upstairs to get my gun, made a mistake and shot my son"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Children's song from the 70s
From: open mike
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 11:46 PM

sounds like a jump rope rhyme..there are threads discussing kids play games and rhymnes on here..check the search box


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Children's song from the 70s
From: GG
Date: 16 Sep 08 - 11:14 PM

I know it was a song because I remember singing it! I wish I could give you the tune on here since I do remember that part. The 24 robbers doesn't sound familiar. Seems like one verse had something to do with going to town and ending up in a gown.

How I wish I'd written the words down long ago. I'd love to teach this song to my kids. We had such fun singing it. I keep hoping that someone will find my request and send me the words.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Children's song from the 70s
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Sep 08 - 11:37 PM

See Skipping songs

Scroll down to "Spanish Dancer" variations.

Not last night but the night before,
Twenty-four robbers came knocking at my door,
etc.,   .....


A piece of it at another site-

A Chinese boy came knocking at my door, um hum....
...................
He wanted a piece of cake
He made a mistake and kissed a snake.

Many varitions.
An old song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Children's song from the 70s
From: GUEST,joshua
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 05:23 PM

my dad remembers a song he used to sing when he was a kid he said it started with this. not last night but the night be for 24 robers came Knocking at my door went down stears to let them in hit my head on a rolling pin rolling pin got stuck up my ass. that is all i know i wont to know more


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Children's song from the 70s
From: GUEST,Easyslider1966
Date: 10 Jan 12 - 06:23 PM

I remember this song...we sang it in school in the 70's...goes like this....
    A chinese man came knocking at my door, knocking at my door, knocking at my door
    A chinese man came knocking at my door. My oh-oh my.

    I opened the door and he fell on the floor, fell on the floor, fell on the floor.
    I opened the door and he fell on the floor. My oh-oh my.

    My mother told me to give him a drink, give him a drink, give him a drink.
    My mother told me to give him a drink. My oh-oh my.

    I gave him a drink and he fell in the sink, fell in the sink, fell in the sink.
    I gave him a drink and he fell in the sink. My oh-oh my.

    ---Then it continues with my mother told me to take him to bed.....

    continuing with i took him to bed and he fell on his head...my-oh-oh-my.

    My mother told me to take him to church....
    I took him to church and he lost his shirt...my-oh-oh-my
....hope this brings back good memories...It does for me :)


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