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Lyr Req: A Skinny Old Maid (Nursery Rhyme)

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Rabbi-Sol 17 Aug 10 - 10:55 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: A Skinny Old Maid (Nursery Rhyme)
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 10:55 PM

When I was a toddler, my mother sang the following nursery rhyme to me:

"A skinny old maid once took a bath, a soul she did not tell
She forgot to put the stopper in, and down the drain she fell"

I have a feeling that there are more lyrics to this song (or rhyme).
Does anyone out there in Mudcat land have any further information on this? Also, did it originate in the USA or in Great Britian?

SOL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Skinny Old Maid (Nursery Rhyme)
From: GUEST,alan bard
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 06:35 AM

the Michigan version circa 1955 or so would have been:
Vicki two legs like toothpicks
...................................
...................................
and other assorted unremembered lyrics leading to punch line:
"Oh, my gracious, oh my soul
there goes vicki down the hold"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Skinny Old Maid (Nursery Rhyme)
From: GUEST,ds
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 10:07 AM

I think it is a verse to It ain`t gonna rain no more. My mother sang it to me as a child.. I looked up the song, but that verse was not in any of the versions that saw.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Skinny Old Maid (Nursery Rhyme)
From: maeve
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 10:27 AM

From Azizzi's site: http://www.cocojams.com/content/childrens-camp-songs


IT AIN'T GONNA RAIN NO MORE (Version #4)
My father was born in NYC in 1909, the son of Jewish immigrants from Byelrus. His older sister was born in Byelrus, and he was his parents' first child born in the United States. He also had four younger sisters. They lived in East New York, Brooklyn. I was born in Brooklyn, in 1942, and grew up in East Flatbush. When I was a little girl, in the 1940's, my father used to sing this song to my brother and me. He said he learned it in the streets when he was young.

A raymo, a rymo, it ain't gonna rain no more,
It rained last night and the night before,
and it ain't gonna rain no more.

A skinny old maid she took a bath
and she did not tell a soul,
she forgot to put the stopper in
and she fell right through the hole.

The boy stood on the burning deck
his feet was full of blisters,
he jumped up on his grandpa's neck
and he pulled out all his whiskers.

A raymo, a rymo, it ain't gonna rain no more,
it rained last night and the night before,
and it ain't gonna rain no more.
-MerlePsyA; 8/24/2011


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Skinny Old Maid (Nursery Rhyme)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 12:34 PM

There was a thread 13 years back about the song/poem Casabianca by Felicia Hemans. thread.cfm?threadid=25468#298812 It's worth a look for the interested.


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