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Origins: stop the bus I want a wee wee

Jack Campin 14 Jan 14 - 12:24 PM
maeve 14 Jan 14 - 02:40 PM
GUEST,michael lavery 26 Sep 14 - 02:01 PM
Felipa 26 Sep 14 - 06:28 PM
Felipa 26 Sep 14 - 06:35 PM
Gallus Moll 26 Sep 14 - 06:54 PM
GUEST,Derrick 27 Sep 14 - 05:09 AM
GUEST,Hootenanny 27 Sep 14 - 09:15 AM
GUEST 28 Sep 14 - 04:15 AM
GUEST,Brian 21 Apr 17 - 03:26 PM
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Subject: Origins: stop the bus I want a wee wee
From: Jack Campin
Date: 14 Jan 14 - 12:24 PM

Does anybody know a definite origin for "Stop the bus I want a wee wee"?


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Subject: RE: Origins: stop the bus I want a wee wee
From: maeve
Date: 14 Jan 14 - 02:40 PM

I do not, Jack. However, when I heard it for the first time, it was sung by Jean Redpath along with "When I was Wee, Wee Tot". Might be helpful, might not. I leave it to you.


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Subject: RE: Origins: stop the bus I want a wee wee
From: GUEST,michael lavery
Date: 26 Sep 14 - 02:01 PM

i don't either,but in scotland the 4th verse is 'and the driver needs a shite (give us a bite).hope this helps


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Subject: RE: Origins: stop the bus I want a wee wee
From: Felipa
Date: 26 Sep 14 - 06:28 PM

I remember this song being popular with Belfast (N Ireland) children on group bus trips. It is easy to imagine it started when some child actually needed to pee and said "stop the bus, I need a wee wee" and the other children started up a chorus and now it is sung, to the same tune, over a wide area

Michael Lavery, what are verses 2 and 3 then? Or do you mean the fourth (final line) of the verse?


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Subject: RE: Origins: stop the bus I want a wee wee
From: Felipa
Date: 26 Sep 14 - 06:35 PM

Stop the bus I need a wee wee
Stop the bus I need a wee wee
Stop the bus I need a wee wee
A wee wee drink of juice!

Stop the bus I need a wee wee
Stop the bus I need a wee wee
Stop the bus I need a wee wee
A wee wee drink of tea!

So shouldnt that be "the driver needs a wee wee shite", or even "... a big big shite?"

Another last line is "because the people in the back can't swim"


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Subject: RE: Origins: stop the bus I want a wee wee
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 26 Sep 14 - 06:54 PM

I remember (sor of) this from Rugby Bus days - -

Stop the bus, the driver wants a wee wee,
Stop the bus the driver wants a wee wee,
Stop the bus the driver wants a wee wee,
A wee wee cup of tea!

Also -

The front of the bus they canny sing, canny sing, canny sing
the front of the bus they canny sing -- - (can't remember the rest of it?- -
Not convinced it is part of the same song -- ???
the front of the bus then sings the same verse, substituting 'the back of the bus' etc)


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Subject: RE: Origins: stop the bus I want a wee wee
From: GUEST,Derrick
Date: 27 Sep 14 - 05:09 AM

We used to sing as children a similar song to the above.

Does the driver want a wee wee,
does the driver want a wee wee,
does the driver want a wee wee,
cos we all need a wee wee too.

The tune was that used for "glory,glory alleluia,his soul goes marching on"


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Subject: RE: Origins: stop the bus I want a wee wee
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 27 Sep 14 - 09:15 AM

As a kid on charabanc outings with my parents and their friends from the east end to the coast and back, when every-one needed to drain off and re-fill the song was as Guest Derrick says above except the last line was
"Cos if he don't we do"
Same tune.


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Subject: RE: Origins: stop the bus I want a wee wee
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Sep 14 - 04:15 AM

The last line in notts was always "and it's running down my trouser leg"! Anyone else heard that??


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Subject: RE: Origins: stop the bus I want a wee wee
From: GUEST,Brian
Date: 21 Apr 17 - 03:26 PM

we used to finish with "its running doon my leg,its in my shoe ,its on the floor"


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