Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???

mollyosb 09 May 04 - 02:53 PM
Fergie 09 May 04 - 05:33 PM
Morticia 09 May 04 - 06:28 PM
Jim Dixon 11 May 04 - 09:56 PM
GUEST,JTT 12 May 04 - 04:25 PM
GUEST 09 Oct 05 - 01:23 PM
Michael 10 Oct 05 - 06:23 AM
Peace 10 Oct 05 - 11:13 PM
Snuffy 11 Oct 05 - 08:55 AM
Mr Happy 11 Oct 05 - 09:04 AM
GUEST 10 Apr 10 - 06:36 PM
GUEST,GUEST 04 Nov 10 - 03:07 PM
GUEST 13 Nov 10 - 03:35 AM
GUEST,Not Mike Harding 13 Nov 10 - 04:20 AM
GUEST 20 May 11 - 06:58 PM
catspaw49 20 May 11 - 07:01 PM
Dave Roberts 21 May 11 - 04:10 PM
GUEST,Warren fahey 21 May 11 - 10:19 PM
Musket 22 May 11 - 07:08 AM
GUEST 09 Aug 11 - 06:54 AM
GUEST,Warren fahey 09 Aug 11 - 08:11 AM
GUEST 13 Dec 12 - 08:06 AM
GUEST,nicole 18 Apr 13 - 11:43 PM
OldNicKilby 19 Apr 13 - 05:34 AM
GUEST,MJB 07 Jun 13 - 05:59 AM
GUEST 20 Aug 13 - 12:13 PM
Ron Davies 21 Aug 13 - 09:00 AM
Mo the caller 25 Aug 13 - 11:23 AM
GUEST,Dómhnall Mac Brádaigh 26 Apr 15 - 09:23 AM
GUEST 19 Jun 15 - 10:13 AM
GUEST,brian 23 Aug 15 - 08:13 AM
GUEST,guest.Lou 20 Jan 17 - 07:54 PM
GUEST,mary 26 Feb 17 - 03:10 PM
GUEST 05 May 17 - 08:51 AM
GUEST 12 Dec 17 - 08:00 AM
Steve Gardham 12 Dec 17 - 02:48 PM
GUEST,Guest.Dave 03 Apr 18 - 10:04 AM
EBarnacle 04 Apr 18 - 08:33 PM
GUEST 21 Jul 18 - 04:35 PM
r.padgett 22 Jul 18 - 01:37 AM
r.padgett 23 Jul 18 - 01:45 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:









Subject: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: mollyosb
Date: 09 May 04 - 02:53 PM

My mother remembers her grandmother singing her a song when she was little (early 1930s) that included a line "and she had a gum-boil on her knee." Unfortunately, she can't remember any of the rest of it, and has started to question her sanity! Does that ring any bells???

Thanks...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Fergie
Date: 09 May 04 - 05:33 PM

I remember it as

Oh I have a tooth ache, a belly ache and a gumboil,
I have a tooth ache,
and a pimple on me bum


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Morticia
Date: 09 May 04 - 06:28 PM

Let's try that again.....I know

The cat's got a gumboil, a toothache, a belly-ache
A pain in her left leg and a pimple on her bum


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 May 04 - 09:56 PM

There's something like this in the thread called Lyr Add: Cat's Got the Measles.


Thread #53450   Message #822906
Posted By: Sonnet
10-Nov-02 - 06:07 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Cat's Got the Measles (Walter Smith)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cat's Got the Measles

Our cat's no hair on, no hair on, no hair on,
Our cat's no hair on, so come and have a look.
And if you don't believe me, believe me, believe me,
If you don't believe me, then come and have a look.

I've got a pimple, a gum-boil, a belly-ache,
I've got a pimple; a pimple on me bum.
And if you don't believe me, believe me, believe me,
If you don't believe me, then come and have a look.

Learnt at my granny's knee, Guest, Richie,:-) - is this anything to do with your song?

Jay


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 12 May 04 - 04:25 PM

Yeah, it had a kind of nyah-nyah tune. I've got a toothache, an earache, a bellyache, a pain in me tummy and a gumboil on me knee. I think there were also further ailments, but either they've been cured or forgetfulness has been added!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 01:23 PM

"I've got a gum boil, a toothache, a belly ache, a pain in my left knee, a pimple on my chin!" (Are you all sure it is on your bum?)

Where can we get the song!? I need it to teach health vocab to my class of English learners.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Michael
Date: 10 Oct 05 - 06:23 AM

The version we sang;

Our cat's no hair on
No hair on
No hair on
Our cat's no hair on
It has to wear a wig

If you don't believe me
Believe me
Believe me
If you don't believe me
Come and have a look

I've got a gum boil
A pimple
A belly ache
I've got a gumboil
A pimple on me bum

Sung without aspirates

Mike


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Peace
Date: 10 Oct 05 - 11:13 PM

parulis (pa·ru·lis) (p[schwa]-roo¢lis) [para- + Gr. oulon gum] an elevated nodule at the site of a fistula draining a chronic periapical abscess. Called also gumboil (or gum boil).


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Snuffy
Date: 11 Oct 05 - 08:55 AM

The tune is of course The Keel Row


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Mr Happy
Date: 11 Oct 05 - 09:04 AM

how much oil can a gumboil boil,
if a gumboil can boil oil?
if a gumboil can boil that much oil,
how much oil can a gumboil boil?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Apr 10 - 06:36 PM

the cats got a toothache , a brain ache a belly ache
a pain in his left knee and wayter on the brain , johnny if u die will you leave me your fiddle oh johnny if you die will you leave me your gun !
#

well thats what my granny sang anyway !


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 04 Nov 10 - 03:07 PM

Oh the gum boil, the tooth ache, the belly ache, the back ache, the pain on my/me left side and a pimple on my/me nose


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 03:35 AM

My memory of the song is similar to others:

The Cat has a toothache, a gumboil, a bellyache
A pain in her left leg and a corn on her toe
Mother when you die, will you leave me the fiddle-oh?
Mother when you die, sure you won't bring me?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,Not Mike Harding
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 04:20 AM

I think you'll find a recording of it on Mike Harding's LP 'A Lancashire Lad'.

NMH


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST
Date: 20 May 11 - 06:58 PM

I remember my father singing a song something like that. It went:
    "The cat's got the measles, the gumboil, the tummyache,
    A delicate constitution and water on the brain"

Tune "The Keel Row" and vintage perhaps 1930s.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 May 11 - 07:01 PM

Doesn't sound like anything you'd want on your dick!


Spaw


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 21 May 11 - 04:10 PM

I seem to recall that Mike Harding's version included the words:

'Our cat's no 'air on, no 'air on, no 'air on,
Our cat's no 'air on, 'e 'as to wear a wig'


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,Warren fahey
Date: 21 May 11 - 10:19 PM

I suspect this is from the song known as the Bald Headed End of The Broom which I collected in Australia as the Honeymmon Song. Words on my site www.warrenfahey.com and search for ,honeymoon, or herb green songs


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Musket
Date: 22 May 11 - 07:08 AM

I have Mike Harding singing it on A Lancashire Lad album too.

When I started reading the thread, my mind drifted to a poem about a girl's knee, which I think was written by Bill Oddie;

There's a girl in 3C with a wart on her knee
And a pimple upon her behind.
I gave her 3p and she showed it to me
Don't you think that was awfully kind?

ps Wonder what she'd do for a wine gum?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Aug 11 - 06:54 AM

My Mum taught me this version.......

I've got a toothache, a gum boil a bellyache, a pain in my bigtoe and a pimple on my bum.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,Warren fahey
Date: 09 Aug 11 - 08:11 AM

I suspect it could also be The Bald Headed End Of The broom (and an AUstralian version I collected called The Honeymoon Song). Has a similar line


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Dec 12 - 08:06 AM

The Cats got the Measles, Gumboil, Bellyache and water on the brain.

My mother who is 84 taught me that as a kid.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,nicole
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 11:43 PM

I've heard it like this by a senior I look after, he's in his 90's

The cats got a gumboil a belly ache a tooth ache pains on her insides and a pimple on her nose. He wants to hear this on a violin but I have no idea what this tune is called. I've looked at what people have suggested and the lyrics simply don't match what he described. can anyone help me find this?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: OldNicKilby
Date: 19 Apr 13 - 05:34 AM

I take this personally as I had a Knee Replacement operation cancelled last week because I had ----- a boil on my knee.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,MJB
Date: 07 Jun 13 - 05:59 AM

My School version went
I've got a tooth ache a gum boil a belly ache a pain in my big toe and a pimple on my bum!
Seems to fit the tune better than some?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Aug 13 - 12:13 PM

''I've got a toothache a gumboil a bellyache a pain in my left side and a pimple on me bum''I know it that way!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Ron Davies
Date: 21 Aug 13 - 09:00 AM

For some reason this sounds like a worse situation than "with her head tucked underneath her arm".


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Mo the caller
Date: 25 Aug 13 - 11:23 AM

Everyone else seems to be singing Keel Row.
My thought on reading the title was the tune Susannah
with a banjo (gumboil) on my knee

I'm sure we could creatively 'remember' a version to that tune.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,Dómhnall Mac Brádaigh
Date: 26 Apr 15 - 09:23 AM

Daddy when you die,will you leave me the fiddle-oh
I have a headache, a toothache, a gumboil,
    a bellyache and a pimple on my toe.
Daddy when die, will you leave me the bow.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jun 15 - 10:13 AM

What I remember my mother singing was:

I've got a toothache a belly ache a pain in my left leg and a pimple on my nose.

Daddy when you die sure you won't bring the fiddle with you , Daddy when you die sure you won't die at all


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,brian
Date: 23 Aug 15 - 08:13 AM

'The cat had a gum oil, a toothache, a bellyache, a pain in its left leg, a pimple on its toe.
Daddy when you die will you leave me the fille, oh, daddy when you die' will you leave me the bow!'

I remember it from an Irish children's radio show that used to be broadcast in the 70s


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,guest.Lou
Date: 20 Jan 17 - 07:54 PM

I've got a head ache an eye ache a belly ache a pain in my left side and a pimple on my nose.   Thanks Mom


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,mary
Date: 26 Feb 17 - 03:10 PM

The cats got a gumboil, a toothache,a bellyache, a pain in her left leg and a pimple on her nose!

all those all ditties were sang when singer was 'jigging' similar to

Oh Paddy when you die will you leave me the kettle
Oh Paddy when you die will you leave me the pan

And so on


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST
Date: 05 May 17 - 08:51 AM

Just stumbled across this. My Mom used to sing The cat's got the measles a gumboil a tummy ache, a pain on hjs left side a a pimple on his knee Oh granny fetch a flannel, X3. Oh granny fetch a flannel to wipe his dirty nose.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Dec 17 - 08:00 AM

I’ve got a tooth ache, a gum boil, a belly ache, a scab on me big toe, a pimple in me eye. My grandfather sang it to me.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 12 Dec 17 - 02:48 PM

Okay all the versions that start
Our cat's no hair on
or
I've got a .......
Seem to use the tune The Keel Row

but what about the 'when you die leave me the fiddle' bit?
Michael Finnigan? Bobby Shaftoe? ? ?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,Guest.Dave
Date: 03 Apr 18 - 10:04 AM

My Dad (born 1922) used to sing "I've got a gum boil, a toothache, a belly ache, a pain in my left knee, and a pimple on me bum" It was to a jaunty tune. BTW, look up the symptoms/complications of a gum boil and the tootache and belly ache could tie in, but I don't know about the knee pain...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: EBarnacle
Date: 04 Apr 18 - 08:33 PM

I've usually heard it as part of the chorus of "Oh, Susannah.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jul 18 - 04:35 PM

My Mam’s and Grandma’s Version from South East Ireland is:
Oh the cat has a gum boil,
a tooth ache,
a belly ache,
a stitch in his side,
and a plaster on his nose.
Daddy when you die won’t you leave me the fiddle-o,
Daddy when you die won’t you leave me the bow


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: r.padgett
Date: 22 Jul 18 - 01:37 AM

Followed by ~ If you don't believe me then come and have a look and several comic verses ~ probably Mike Harding or Bernard Wrigley

Ray


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: r.padgett
Date: 23 Jul 18 - 01:45 AM

sung by me at Kelham island session Sheffield last night aka KIT

Ray


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 21 September 4:23 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.