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Lyr Req: Northern Irish children's rhymes

GUEST,JTT 19 Apr 04 - 06:14 AM
GUEST,JTT 19 Apr 04 - 12:11 PM
Big Mick 19 Apr 04 - 12:27 PM
GUEST,JTT 19 Apr 04 - 03:57 PM
MartinRyan 19 Apr 04 - 04:19 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 19 Apr 04 - 04:22 PM
alison 20 Apr 04 - 12:43 AM
alison 20 Apr 04 - 12:53 AM
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GUEST,JTT 20 Apr 04 - 08:46 AM
Seamus Kennedy 21 Apr 04 - 06:41 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Northern Irish children's rhymes
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 19 Apr 04 - 06:14 AM

A friend who got his primary education in Northern Ireland is looking for some rhymes. He says they may have been the teacher's own, for all he knows, but I'll fly part of one past to see if anyone recognises it and can supply the rest

Hippety hop, hippety hop
Down we go to the sweetie shop
Striped sticks in a big glass jar
Tommy Taylor's favourite's are

(and another few verses).

If anyone has any more of this, I'd be grateful.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Northern Irish children's rhymes
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 19 Apr 04 - 12:11 PM

Anybody?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Northern Irish children's rhymes
From: Big Mick
Date: 19 Apr 04 - 12:27 PM

JTT, I thought you were a member. If so, you could pm THE FAIR ONE, otherwise known as alison. She was raised in Belfast. There are a number of others, Seamus Kennedy being one. You will get an answer, though, as I will PM them on your behalf.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Northern Irish children's rhymes
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 19 Apr 04 - 03:57 PM

I am a member, Big, I just can't stand cookies. If there was a way of allowing only the cookies that I wanted - an easy, non-kludgy, non-nerdy, non-geeky way, and a Mac way - I'd use my membership. Thanks for the offer. I have a suspicion that the rhyme may have been my friend's teacher's, as a google finds nothing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Northern Irish children's rhymes
From: MartinRyan
Date: 19 Apr 04 - 04:19 PM

Had a look in Maurice Leydens excellent book on Northern children's rhymes and games - no sign.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Northern Irish children's rhymes
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 Apr 04 - 04:22 PM

Not in Kane and Fowke, "Songs and Sayings of an Ulster Childhood."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Northern Irish children's rhymes
From: alison
Date: 20 Apr 04 - 12:43 AM

there was a thread on this sometime ago... and I can't think what it was called... but ...

I do have a great book..... "Keep the kettle boiling" (rhymes of a Belfast childhood) - published by Appletree press... which I can't find at the moment....

but it had rhymes like

keep the kettle boiling
miss the rope you're out
if you'd have been where I'd have been you wouldn't have been put out
(skipping rhyme)

and

my aunt jane she let me in
she gave me tea out of her wee tin
half a bap with sugar on the top
3 black lumps out of her wee shop

is that the sort of stuff you're after?

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Northern Irish children's rhymes
From: alison
Date: 20 Apr 04 - 12:53 AM

a filter search for "children" gave some

heres a few

childrens street songs

childrens rhymes and playground songs

there are rhymes from all over the place... but some of them are very similar and might ring a bell with your friend

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Northern Irish children's rhymes
From: alison
Date: 20 Apr 04 - 02:26 AM

here's another one Belfast street songs

full details of the book I mentioned

keep the kettle boiling- rhymes from a Belfast childhood" by Maggi Kerr Pierce, published by Appletree Press, 1983.

ISBN 0-86281-116-3

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Northern Irish children's rhymes
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 20 Apr 04 - 08:46 AM

I have a couple of books, but the same friend is currently painting my house and I can't find my mind, much less any book. Have an old one called All In, All In (from the Irish equivalent of the American Alley-Alley-Oxenfree, which goes, or went, "All in, all in, the game's broke up"; the other something like Ha'penny Rhymes. But this is specifically Northern rhymes, and particularly from around Omeath.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Northern Irish children's rhymes
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 21 Apr 04 - 06:41 PM

And it's not in Let's Play by Brendan Colgan. A collection of Children's games and the songs that go with them. ISBN 0-85640-083-1, Blackstaff Press, 1980.
Mammy, Daddy, Uncle Joe,
Went to London in a po (chamberpot)
The po burst, Daddy cursed,
And Mammy got to heaven first.

I think we may have a new one with the hippity-hop.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Northern Irish children's rhymes
From: GUEST,Karen Teeling
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 12:13 PM

Now that 1, 2, 3 A'leery and Your Baby Has Gone Down the Plughole have been playing in my mind all morning, I'm trying to see if there are actual words to a little tune my brother-in-law (from Lanark, Scottland) taught my son over 30 years ago. Here's the only verse I remember: The cat began to bubble, I hit it with a shovel, Anna Banana what do you think of that?   Anyone have more?


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