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Tune Req: TUNE(?): 123467, All Good Children...

and e 01 Aug 16 - 07:40 PM
GUEST 04 Sep 16 - 11:49 PM
and e 04 Sep 16 - 11:52 PM
GUEST,Phil d'Conch 05 Sep 16 - 02:01 AM
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Subject: 1-2-3-4-6-7, All Good Children Go to Heaven
From: and e
Date: 01 Aug 16 - 07:40 PM

Can you identify this tune?


https://www.dropbox.com/s/pluws5nrpcielkj/1-2-3-4-5-6-7_all_good_children_go_to_heaven.mp3?dl=0


The recording is of a 76 year old man.   He learned this as a child in Saint Louis in the 1940s

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
All good children go to heaven
When they get there they do yell
I would rather be in hell


Any help identifying the tune is appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: TUNE(?): 123467, All Good Children...
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 16 - 11:49 PM

bump


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: TUNE(?): 123467, All Good Children...
From: and e
Date: 04 Sep 16 - 11:52 PM

I find a jump rope rhyme here:

http://mudcat.org/jumprope/jumprope_display.cfm?rhyme_number=209

No indication of a tune.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: TUNE(?): 123467, All Good Children...
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
Date: 05 Sep 16 - 02:01 AM

When the teacher was listening:

1-2-3-4-5-6-7
All good children go to heaven;
When (he/she) gets there
The angels will say,
Yes, >name< right this way!

Or not:

1-2-3-4-5-6-7
All good children go to heaven;
8-9-10-11-12
All bad children go to hell.


Pretty common at least back to the teens or 1920s. Probably much-much older.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: TUNE(?): 123467, All Good Children...
From: Snuffy
Date: 05 Sep 16 - 03:40 AM

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
All good children go to heaven
When they die
Put 'em in a pie
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

This was a skipping/playground rhyme when I was a kid in NW England in the early 1950s


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: TUNE(?): 123467, All Good Children...
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Sep 16 - 10:01 PM

My great-great Aunt Tillie used to sing it, or rather, the first two lines. This was in the early 1950s, when she would have been 80 or so. I suspect she learned it when she was young; she was born in 1873.


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