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Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?

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GUEST,Keith. Bristol, uk 03 Feb 19 - 03:44 AM
GUEST,Geoff 07 Dec 12 - 01:32 AM
GUEST,bee.sting 10 Jan 12 - 05:29 PM
Steve Parkes 26 Dec 11 - 06:14 PM
GUEST,Plattsburgh, NY via Broughty Ferry, Scotland 26 Dec 11 - 04:58 PM
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GUEST,Chris, OTLEY 24 Sep 11 - 11:21 AM
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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Nov 19 - 03:46 AM

Racking my brains over what I heard as a foreign kid in Australia

Aunty is.. Mary had a canary
it put it's head between it's legs and whistled up its
country girls are pretty, country girls are nice
they like to talk to boys and wrestle with their
diction is essential, diction is...

can't remember the rest, went on for at least 6 verses


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Miranda
Date: 05 Feb 19 - 06:18 AM

I read that this version is from the Boer war, but which Boer war I don't know. The Auntie Mary thing is clearly older however.
As far as I know, the earliest version is called "The Cock of the North", which is named after a tradition of calling the chief of the Scottish Gordon clan the same thing. It started with Alexander, Duke of Gordon (can't remember which Duke).

Sae gie tae me the lad you'll see from Russia to the Forth,
The lilt in his voice and the swing o' his kilt, man that's the Cock o' the North!


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Keith. Bristol, uk
Date: 03 Feb 19 - 03:44 AM

My Mum used to sing it to me and my brothers and sister in the 1960s,her version was, we keep chickens in our back yard, we feed um on Indian corn, some lays eggs, and some lays straw, and some lays nothing at all. Oh, cockadoodle cockadoodle, up the leg of your drawers. Auntie Mary had a canary up the leg of her drawers, when she farted down it darted and flew out the kitchen door.


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Geoff
Date: 07 Dec 12 - 01:32 AM

Hi,

I am from australia and the version I know is similar to Brookes of August 2004. I learnt this as a child in the 1960's from my grandmother who was born in Australia in the 1890's:

Ask your mum for sixpence to see the big giraffe
Pimples on his whiskers and pimples on his aarr....
....auntie Mary had a canary thought it was a duck
took it behind the kitchen door and taught it how to f-f-f.....
....fried eggs for dinner, fried eggs for tea
the more you eat, the more you drink, the more you want to ppee...
....peter had a boat, the boat begaan to rock
along came a shark and bit off his c-c-c...
cock - a - doodle do that's all i have for you


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,bee.sting
Date: 10 Jan 12 - 05:29 PM

I haven't been all through this thread, so I am not 100% certain I am adding anything original, but the variant I was taught by my Grandad in Lancashire in the late 1960's is as follows:

I went into the barber's shop
and what do you think I got?
Two black eyes and a bleeding nose
and a little bit off the top

Chase me Charlie, chase me Charlie,
Lost the leg o' me draws
Weary willie, weary Willie
Will you lend me yours.

Sorry - not a canary in sight - but it was to the tune Cock o' the North


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 26 Dec 11 - 06:14 PM

Sounds like the one about Lottie Collins, the 19th century risqué dancer: Lottie Collins lost her drawers; Won't you kindly lend her yours?


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Plattsburgh, NY via Broughty Ferry, Scotland
Date: 26 Dec 11 - 04:58 PM

My father taught me this in the early 1950s

Chase me Charlie
Chase me Charlie
Lost the leg of me drawers

Chase me Charlie
Chase me Charlie
Please will you lend me yours


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Oct 11 - 03:18 PM

Back when I was a kid growing up in Birmingham in the 60's my grandad would simg

I have a foul in our backyard
We feed it on indian corn
Some lay eggs & some lay bricks
and some lay nothing at all

He had Irish in his family but no Scottish as far as i know.


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Chris, OTLEY
Date: 24 Sep 11 - 11:21 AM

Is that you Jim the Mech. ?


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,George
Date: 14 Jun 11 - 10:34 PM

My dad who grew up in Providence Rhode Island used to sing the chicken song to us on Saturday mornings when we would invade our parents bedroom before breakfast. His version was

I have to chickens in my back yard,
I feed them on Indian corn.
And one is a bugger for fighting the other
When they get up in the morn.

Based on the posts I have read, I suspect he learned it from his dad who was born in Glasgow.


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,guest lesley
Date: 18 Mar 11 - 01:31 PM

We used to sing it as a round

Auntie Mary had a canary
Up the leg of her drawers
She pulled a string to make it sing
But all that it said was
"Auntie Mary had a canary etc


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,annie
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 04:30 PM

I'm from Edinburgh and the version we all sang came from my mother and I haven't sen it mentioned yet.

It was:

My Auntie Mary
Had a Canary
Up the leg of her drawers
She sat on the gas
and burned her ass
and down came Santa Clause


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Gill
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 02:58 PM

I remember my mother singing short rhymes to me as a child in the late 50's early 60's, her version seems different to any of the above probably learnt from my grandmother born mid 1800's in Birmingham

Uncle Jimmy I've lost my shimmy and half a leg of my drawers
Aunty Mary Aunty Mary lend me half of yours

We've some hens in our back yard we feed them on Indian corn
some lay eggs n some lay pegs and some lay nothing at all

Gill


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 02:09 PM

Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?

In her vagina.....It is said she was a "cheep" lay...............


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Sue I
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 01:43 PM

When I was a kid in the 60's in the East End "Auntie Mary" was cockney rhyming slang for Big & Hairy........


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Mouldylocks, London
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 11:08 PM

Remembered from East London in the 50's:

Chase me Charlie, Chase me Charlie,
Chase the leg of me drawers
Chase me Charlie, Chase me Charlie,
What's the size a yours?

(Two balls rhyme)One two three o'lairy,
My ball's up in the airey,
Don't forget to give it to Mary,
NOT to Charlie Chaplin

I never got to hear any more of the 'Auntie Mary had a canary up the leg of her drawers', as the adults muttered the rest when the kids were around.
Strangely, they didn't mind singing:
'You ought to see my granny by the fire - toasting her crumpet.
All day long she sits by the fire, toasting her crumpet.
And as she sits she sews, and as she sews she sits,
You ought to see my granny by the fire, toasting her crumpet.

another kid's nonsense rhyme I remember:
My name is ell-i, ell-i, chickal-i, chickal-i, ompompiley, ompompiley, willie willie whiskers, willie willie whiskers,
cowboys and indians, BIG CHIEF (said with two fingers in a V sign, knuckles to forehead.)


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Ian Manning, South Australia.
Date: 20 Mar 10 - 09:32 PM

For what it's worth,I can remember my late Grandfather(born 1876) singing the below to the tune of the song "Coming through the rye":

Aunt Mary bought a canary from the butcher's boy.
She kept it in the dairy, where it was a joy.
Strange to say it never whistled, never seemed to try.
Seem to see cock-sparrow's bristles coming through the dye.


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Peerie Me
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 02:39 PM

When we were young we sang
Aunty Mary had a canary up the leg o her drawers,
It widna cum doon for haaf a croon,
So she kicked it up the arse


I also remember other people singing the version about pulling a string that made him ping and down came santa claus


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: mikesamwild
Date: 16 Dec 09 - 08:09 AM

We sang it in Manchester in the 40s. One verse started 'We had a .... in our front room' can't just remember what it was though at the mo.


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Dabuel
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 12:08 AM

Im from Australia and here is the version i know:

Aunty Mary had a canary
she also had a duck
she took them behind the drawers
and taught them how to
fry eggs for breakfast
fry egg for tea
the more you eat
the more you drink
the more you want to
Peter had a boat
the boat began to rock
up jumped jaws and bit him on the
cocktails ginger ale
40 cents a glass
if you dont like it
you can shove it up your
ask no questions
tell no lies
i saw a chinaman
doing up his
flys are bad
mosquitos are worse
that is the end
to my dirty little verse.

Enjoy.


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Cathy
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 08:11 PM

I haven't heard this since my mum passed away. If memory serves me her version was

Aunt Mary had a canary
up the leg of me drawers
If you don't believe
you can feel me
up the leg of me drawers


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: Bryn Pugh
Date: 26 May 09 - 05:35 AM

Me Auntie Mary had a canary
Up the side of her drawers.
And whn she farted, down it darted
To a roar of applause.

Down our street was a copper
Eating an apple pie.
I asked him for a skinny bit,
He hit me in the eye.

I went and told me mother,
She said "No, bugger off fast!"
So I took the red hot poker
And shoved it up the copper's arse.


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 25 May 09 - 07:35 AM

Jeannie, aug o7, just seen that, we used to sing, in London in the 50's or 60's

My old man's a dustman, he wears a dustmans hat
he took me round the corner, to see a football match.
The ball was in the centre, the rusty whistle blew,
Fatty passed to skinny, and down the wing he flew.
Skinny passed to fatty, fatty passed it back,
Skinny took a flying shot and Knocked the goalie flat.
Where was the goalie when the ball was in the net
half way up the goalpost with his trousers round his neck
They laid him on a stretcher, they laid him on a bed,
They rubbed his belly with cast iron jelly and this is what he said
Rule Britania, three monkeys up a stick
One fell down and hurt his..
Dickie was a bulldog, sitting on the grass, along came a bumblebee and stung him on the...
Ask no questions tell no lies, have you ever seen a chinaman doing up his....
Flies are a nuisance bugs are worse, that is the end of my little..
versus Arsenal one, if you don't like it you can stick it up your...
Bumdidy bum bum, Bum Bum.

Years later I heard an old matelot dom something similar, but thre Rule Brittania line was
'Rule britannia, marmalade and jam
five chinese crackers up your arsehole bang bang bang bang bang'


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: BobKnight
Date: 25 May 09 - 04:09 AM

Re: Ewan McVicar '99.

"Oor" is the typical way of pronouncing "hour" in Scots. "The Cock O' The North" is a pipe tune and regimental march of the now amalgamated Gordon Highlanders. It was also the nickname for the chief of clan Gordon, based at Huntly in Aberdeenshire.


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST
Date: 25 May 09 - 03:03 AM

guest feary

I remember this much of the verse i knew, cant remember in which order it went and would LOVE to find the whole verse!!!

Ask your mum for sixpence to see the big giraffe, with freckles on it's whiskers and pimples on it's aaaa....
aunty mary had a canary also had a duck, took it behind the kitchen door and taught it how to fuuuu......
fried eggs for dinner, fried eggs for tea, the more you eat the more you drink, the more you want to peeeee.....

The whole poem or as much as I know

God made the world, he made it out of glass, along came a billygoat and slipped upon his aaaa.....
Ask your mother for a sixpence to see the tall giraffe, with hairs on it pimples, and pimples on it's aaaaaa.....
Aunty Mary had a canary, thought it was a duck, she took it behind the kitchen door and taught it how to fffff.....
Fry some eggs breakfast, fry some eggs for tea, the more you eat, the more you drink, the more you want to pppppp....
Peter had a boat, the boat began to sink, along came a shark and bit of his cockadoodledoo! leave it alone its got nothing to do with you, go away, play with your own and paddle your own canoe!


There are a few slight variations in the 'lyrics' but you get the general picture. Hope this helps


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Feary....
Date: 08 Feb 09 - 03:48 AM

I remember this much of the verse i knew, cant remember in which order it went and would LOVE to find the whole verse!!!

Ask your mum for sixpence to see the big giraffe, with freckles on it's whiskers and pimples on it's aaaa....
aunty mary had a canary also had a duck, took it behind the kitchen door and taught it how to fuuuu......
fried eggs for dinner, fried eggs for tea, the more you eat the more you drink, the more you want to peeeee.....


that's all i can remember but i know it went on and on.....my ex used to say it and he was raised in Victoria if that means anything.....lol....


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,i am a sado
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 03:15 PM

RE Hakuna mahaha

Heres my rhyme

MILK MILK
LEMONADE
ROUND THE CORNER...

.....

SHOP             PMSL-Which stands for pedal myself laughing lol


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: strad
Date: 04 Oct 08 - 06:56 AM

My befuddled mind recalls from a childhood in Kent:

Chase me Charlie, chase me Charlie,
Lost the leg o' me drawers,
If you find them, starch and iron them
And give them me back once more.

to the tune of Cock o' the North


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 03 Oct 08 - 12:24 PM

THEN she put it in her drawer. (for safe keeping)

Art


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 03 Oct 08 - 12:22 PM

Ewasn,

Yes, she had a canary.

But her pussy ate it,

As is their wont!

Art


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Richard Woodward, South Africa
Date: 03 Oct 08 - 05:29 AM

In about 1966 in Derbyshire I learnt, from a guy from Cumberland:

Chase me Charlie, chase me Charlie,
Lost the leg o' me drawers
Chase me Charlie, chase me Charlie,
Won't you lend me yours?

We've got chickens in our back yard,
We feed 'em on Indian corn, and
One is a bugger for shaggin' the other,
He's always getting the horn.

Chorus: repeat first verse

Auntie Mary had a canary,
up the leg of her drawers,
When she farted, down it darted
out the bathroom door

Chorus: first verse again

One of the other songs referred to earlier in this thread; I got this version at the same time:

A hundred and one, never been done,
Queen of of all the fairies,
When all of a sudden
a bloody great pudden
Came flying through the air;
Oh, as swift as an arrow, as fat as a marrow
And covered in curly hair.

We used to sing these songs, along with numerous other bawdy rhymes, in the Derbyshire pubs around Chesterfield,between 1965 and 1968 and over the next few years up to 1971 around Rugby, Warwickshire.

That's my three pennorth, for what its worth and posterity!


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Ely
Date: 19 Sep 08 - 08:06 PM

chase me charlie,chase me charlie,
lost one leg of me drawers,
if you find them starch & iron them
give them to one of the boys

can anyone finish this off ?
i would ilke to know the rest
thank you


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,fivnten
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 03:28 PM

Further to my previous post the Santa Claus version I know is:

Auntie Mary
Had a canary
Up the leg of her drawers
She pulled a string
To make it sing
And down came Santa Claus


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,fivnten
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 03:26 PM

To continue ...

the version (apart from the Santa Claus one) I heard was

Auntie Mary
Had a canary
Up the leg of her drawers
When she farted
Down it darted
Scratching her leg with its claws

!!!


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Cassie
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 02:58 AM

Auntie Mary had a canary. She thought it was a duck.
She took it behind the kitchen door and taught it how to—
Fry eggs for breakfast. Fry eggs for tea.
The more you eat, the more you drink, the more you have to—
Peter had a boat. The boat began to rock.
Up jumped Jaws and bit off his—
Cocktail, ginger ale, 20 cents a glass.
If you don't like it, shove it up your—
Ask no questions. Tell no lies.
I saw a policeman doing up his—
Flies are bad. Mosquitoes are worse.
I saw a doctor lying in a—
Nurse those babies. nurse them well.
If you don't, then I will tell.


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,myrtle
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 08:30 AM

My grandmother used to sing

"we've got three chickens in our backyard, we feed them on indian corn.
One lays eggs and one lays bricks and one lays nothing at all.

Chase me charlie
chase me charlie
lost the leg of me drawers
Chase me charlie
chase me charlie
will you lend me yours

Her father was Scottish (from Sutherland) but she grew up in Norfolk.


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,su gumble
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 04:25 PM

SMSL


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST
Date: 15 May 08 - 01:52 PM

Aunty Mary had a canary
up the leg of her drawers
it wouldnt come down fer half a crown
so she peed the leg of her drawers

mmm thats the scots one i remember as a lad along with the Santa Claus one if adults were about


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 15 May 08 - 08:57 AM

a few months ago on a hillairius Radio 4 programme called Colnel Aurther he sang Aunti Mary had a Canary stuck up the leg of her draws, for half a crown (then breaking off after muttering thats enouhg of that )and after personally singing this little tune on many occasions driving my friends nuts as they kept asking to hear the end of the song , I am delighted to read your web page where upon i can now add several endings to a wonderful little ditty and end all my friends frustration thank you to all the contributers.


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,frangipaniluva
Date: 19 Mar 08 - 08:01 AM

Here is a betta one Aunty mary had a canary, ahe also had a duck,
she took them behind the kitchen door and taught em how to......
fry a fish 4 dinna, fry a fish 4 tea,
the more you eat, the more you drink,
the more u wanna......
pater had a boat, the boat began to rock up jumped jaws and bit him on the....
cocktails, gingerales, 40 cents a glass,
if you dont like it shove it up ur......
ask no questions, tell no lies, i saw a blind man doin up his....
flies are bad, mosquitos r worse
and thats the end of my dirty lil verse.


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Jeannie
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 03:22 AM

This is another version of the Auntie Mary had a canary etc. Same tune.

Ooshallalla, ooshallalla, lost the leg o me drawers.
Ooshallalla, ooshallalla, won't you lend me yours.
Can't go out with the boys tonight, ain't got any to wear.
Ooshallalla, ooshallalla, won't you lend me a pair.

I'm from London, who knows where it came from, soldiers I suspect.

Here's another one.

A sol. A sol, a soldier I must be,
To fight for the old count', fight for the old count'
Fight for the old country.
Two pis', two pis', two pistols on my knee,
To fight for the old count', fight for the old count'.
Fight for the old countreeeee.

Also remember 'One two three alairy, my balls down the airy'.

Can't remember the beginning but there was a song about soccer and it went..

Where was the goalie when the ball was in the net.
Hanging from the goalpost with his trousers round his neck.
Singing....ask no questions tell no lies.
Ever seen a chinaman doing up his
flies...are dangerous, bugs are worse.
That's the end of the Chinese verse.

Don't write songs like that any more.


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,aly
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 06:52 AM

Aunty Mary had a canary, thought it was a duck,
Took it behind the kitchen door and taught it how to——
Fry eggs for breakfast, cook fish for tea.
The more you eat the more you drink the more you——
Peter was a fisherman who sailed the seven seas,
Along came a fish and bit off his——
Cock-a-doodle-doo! What's it got to do with you?
Leave it alone, play with your own and paddle your own canoe.


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Young Buchan
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 07:02 AM

That, incidently, for those who thought it 'almost exclusively Scottish' or 'creeping over the border', was in Suffolk.


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Young Buchan
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 02:29 AM

As a child about 4 I used to stay on Saturday nights with my grandmother who lived near the village hall, where my parents would go for a dance. I soon learn to recognise the tune Cock of the North, since it always heralded the return of my parents. I realise 50 years down the line that they probably finished each time with Circassian Circle. But what confused me for many years was the disapproval of my grandmother who would pout and shake her head and mutter 'I wish they wouldn't play that dirty tune!' I didn't understand then. Or for a long time afterwards, how a tune, as opposed to a song could be dirty. But I finally realized that in her mind the tune was so inextricably linked to

"Cockadoodle, cockadoodle, lost the leg of my drawers.
Cockadoodle, cockadoodle, won't you lent me yours."

that she considered the tune to be a reference to drawers even when the words were not sung. I don't recall how she coped with Colonel Bogey!


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Maggie Miles
Date: 09 Jun 07 - 05:20 AM

Thanks Hakuna,

It really did change my life because my Uncle Billy actually did have a ten foot willy but wouldnt show it to the neighbour coz thats a mugs game!!!

Happy Motoring from Maggie Miles and Kelly Kilometers


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,Hakuna
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 03:12 PM

Thanks for telling me that, its made my day, infact its changed my life!


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: Snuffy
Date: 02 Jun 07 - 07:17 AM

Hakuna

Neither of themn have anything to do with Aunty Mary - the first one is sung to the tune of "Not For Jo(e)", while the other is not a song, but just a rhyme that we used to chant in the schoolyard over 50 years ago.


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,hakuna mahaha
Date: 02 Jun 07 - 06:34 AM

or this one

MILK
MILK
LEMONADE
ROUND THE CORNER...
...CHOCOLATES MADE

HAHAHAHAHA


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,hakuna mahaha
Date: 02 Jun 07 - 06:33 AM

has anyone heard this one

My uncle Billy had a 10 foot willy
And he showed it to the neighbours next door
She thought it was a snake
And hit it with a rake
And now its only 4 foot 4!


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Subject: RE: Aunty Mary Had a Canary - where?
From: GUEST,betty swollocks
Date: 02 Jun 07 - 06:31 AM

my auntie mary had a canary up the leg of her draws
when she farted
down it darted
like a racing horse


LOL


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