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Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies

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Subject: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 08:15 AM

Someone suggested in a previous thread that Mudcat should have a separate thread on children's parodies.

So here goes!

What parodies do you remember singing as a child? What parodies of songs or jingles have you heard children sing {or chant}?

For folkloric documentation, please note the geographic place and approximate years that you heard these parodies.

Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 08:25 AM

I'll start the ball rolling.

I'm not sure if http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=76629&messages=10 can be considered parodies, but they certainly are fun expressions of children's creativity.

The first time I heard children add a word or phrase to the lines of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer was somewhere around 1997 {in Pittsburgh, Penn}. I've heard other {African American} children singing it since then. I don't remember singing Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer this way when I was growing up in the 1950s.

Here's the version that I remember kids's singing:

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (reindeer)
Had a very shiny nose (like a light bulb)
And if you ever saw it (saw it)
You would even say it glowed (like a flashlight)
All of the other reindeer (reindeer)
Used to laugh and call him names (like Pinocchio)
They never let poor Rudolph (Rudolph)
Join in any reindeer games (like Monopoly)

Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say {What?!}
Rudolph with your nose so bright
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?

Then how the reindeer loved him (loved him)
And they shouted out with glee (Hurrah!}
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer (reindeer)
You'll go down in history...(like Columbus}

-snip-

About two years ago, I heard some {Black} children say
"You'll go down in history...(like Martin Luther King}".

I thought that was an interesting development.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Paul Burke
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 08:26 AM

Catch a falling sputnik
Put it in a matchbox
Send it to the USA

That (Catch a Falling Star for the kiddies here) dates itself, and me too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Emma B
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 08:30 AM

We four Beatles of Liverpool are
John on a bicycle, Paul in a car
George on a scooter, blowing his hooter
Following Ringo Starr

Dates me too!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 08:36 AM

BTW, I am including information about the race/ethnicity of children because I believe that race can be a significant factor in what songs or rhymes are sung by children and how they are performed.

For instance, my research of children's rhymes thus far suggests that teacher parodies such as "Glory Glory Hallelujah" are much more widely known among White American children {and adults} then among African American children and adults {particularly those who attend or attended all Black schools or predominately Black schools}.

Of course, much more research needs to be done to confirm or disprove the validity of this finding. And if my preliminary finding holds up, it would be interesting to read any opinions about the pyscho-social meaning -if any- of the absence of teacher taunts among predominately African American children.

That said, I don't want to get all heavy duty about these songs & rhymes. After all, I suppose the main reason why children and youth sing them is for fun.

So I'm gonna step aside, and turn this thread over to other folks.

Share and enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: GUEST,Charmion's brother Andrew
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 08:47 AM

The Anglican Hymnal has provided much grist to the children's parody mill, such as:

On Jordan's bank the Baptists cry
Because the ferry has gone by,
But they shall have to stand and wait
Until it comes again at eight.

And

No ale, no beer, no rum and no stout!
What shall we do when the whisky runs out?

The latter sounds particularly silly when sung by trebles with the descant. I wish I could remember more of them.

ABC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 09:04 AM

We three spivs of Leamington Spa
Selling chocolate, tuppence a bar
Yankee nylons, ?****? pylons
Following yonder star

Lady of Spain, I adore you
Lift up your skirt, I'll explore you.

Ye canna put yer muck in wor dustbin
Wor dustbin, wor dustbin
Ye canna put yer muck in wor dustbin
Wor dustbin's full
Fish and chips and vinegar
Vinegar, vinegar
Fish and chips and vinegar
Pepper pepper pepper salt.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Paul Burke
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 09:48 AM

Not just ethnicity, nationality... how about comparing the number of parodies of hymns and patriotic songs on each side of the Atlantic?

God save our gracious Queen
Slap her in the belly with a Wall's ice- cream
And make her scream.

Anything for the Star Bangled Spanner? Lots of John Brown's Body of course.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 10:22 AM

Hey all you gals and guys who are saying that a song dates them, well in future years some people might be wondering what "date" you mean.
For the folkloric record, it would be helpful if you did not assume that people will know what you mean. Please include the decade you sung this song, or heard that song.

And I know that some folks are reluctant to indicate race. But, given Paul's suggestion about comparing the number of parodies of hymns and patriotic songs on each side of the Atlantic, I think it would be great if posters would at the very least include the city, state,
{or province} or at least the nation where they sung or heard the children's parody.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Jacob B
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 11:27 AM

My college girlfriend from Montreal said that they used to sing this version of God Save The Queen in the 1960's. She didn't remember how they used to sing the sixth line, but I've included the line I created to fill the gap.

God shave our gracious Queen
Shave her with shaving cream
God shave the Queen
Send her to Halifax
Make her pay income tax
[Seal her with sealing wax}
God shave the Queen.


Here's a version of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer that was near Boston (the one in Massachusetts) in the 1960's.

Kruschev, the Bald Head Russian
Had a very shiny head
And if you ever saw him
You would probably say he's dead
All of the other Russians
Used to laugh and call him names
They wouldn't let poor Kruschev
Join in any Russian games

Then one foggy Christmas eve
Stalin came to say
"Kruschev, with your head so bright,
"Won't you guide my satellite?"

Now all the Russians love him
And they sing and dance with glee
"Kruschev the Bald Head Russian
"Will go down in history!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 06:54 PM

Snuffy

We sang the posh version in Harrow - "You can't put your muck in our dustbin, our dustbin's full."

Kitty

PS And, of course, You canna shove your granny off a bus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 07:01 PM

Seasonal one too:
While shepherds washed their socks by night
All seated round the tub,
A bar of Sunlight soap came down
And they began to scrub.
Who remembers Sunlight soap? Same ones that were out there catching falling stars, like me and Paul!
TB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Bard Judith
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 10:02 PM

The Canadian version is sung as a three part round:

Don't dump your junk
in my back yard,
my back yard,
my back yard,
Don't dump your junk
in my back yard,
my back yard's full!

Fish and chips and vinegar
Vinegar,
Vinegar,
Fish and chips and vinegar,
Pepper pepper pepper salt

One bottle of pop
Two bottles of pop
Three bottles of pop,
Four!
Five bottles of pop,
Six bottles of pop,
Seven bottles of pop,
More!

Yes, they really do all fit together as a round, and is it ever a tonguetwister to sing fast!



We three Kings of Orient are
Trying to smoke a rubber cigar
It was loaded
It exploded
Now we're on yonder star...



And kids even parody their own songs: the familiar oldie

(Suzy) and (Johnny) sittin' in a tree
K I S S I N G
First comes love, then comes marriage
Then comes (Johnny) with a baby carriage!

became

Suzy and Johnny sittin' in a car
Are they nekkid? Yes they are!
The car goes zoom, Johnny goes boom
That's how they got together so soon...



BTW the version of Stella Ella Olla I heard today had two variants for one of the middle lines:

"Blow, blow, blow your nose!"

"Blow, blow, the toilet overflows!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Flash Company
Date: 09 Dec 05 - 11:25 AM

Remember the 'We three kings' as follows:-

We three kings of Orient are,
Tried to smoke a rubber cigar,
It was loaded, it exploded.......

We two kings of Orient are,
Tried to smoke a rubber cigar,
It was loaded, it exploded........

I one king of Orient are,
Tried to smoke a rubber cigar,
It was loaded, it exploded........

Si-ilent night.........

Sorry about the graqmmar in the third verse.

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Mo the caller
Date: 09 Dec 05 - 02:22 PM

Chiswick, London in the '50s.

Good King Wenslaslas looked out
On his cabbage garden
Bumped his head on a brussel sprout
Said I beg your pardon

We three spivs of Leicester square (sung Le-ester)
Selling ladies underwear
Oh how drastic
no elastic
Only threepence a pair (sung thruppence)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 09 Dec 05 - 02:50 PM

Mo the caller, thanks for your demographics and the pronunciation info.

I've got several {not really important} questions for you or anyone else who wants to answer.

1. Is the Good King Wenslaslas verse and "We three spivs of Leicester square" the same song or are they two songs?

2.What is a "spiv" {it's not the racial slur "spic", is it?}
Snuffy used that same word in an earlier post on this thread.

3.Is Leicester square a shopping center in London?
And am I right in assuming that Leicester square and the Leamington Spa {used in the version Snuffy gave} are real places?

{and now that I re-read the posts-Snuffy are your rhymes three different ones, or the same one?

Also, for Snuffy, Herga Kitty, and Bard Judith: Is "Ye canna put yer muck in wor dustbin" {and the other versions}a parody? And if so what is the original song?

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 09 Dec 05 - 03:07 PM

Somewhat thread drift:

I had posted this version of Strollo Ola Ola that I collected from Pittsburgh, Pa {currently played}

STROLLA OLA OLA

Strolla Olla Olla.
Slap, slap, slap.*
With ah "s" Shee Ka Shee Ka.
Shee Kah Shee Kah flap jack.
Fah lay, fah lay
Fah lay, fah lay , fah lay.
With ah 1-2-3-4-5.   

-snip-
* this line is also spoken

****

So Bard Judith, are you saying that you heard children use either "Blow, blow, blow your nose!" or "Blow, blow, the toilet overflows!" instead of "Shee Kah Shee Kah flap jack"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Chris Green
Date: 09 Dec 05 - 08:00 PM

From the Coco Pops advert (UK) in the mid 80s

My name's Coco and I live in a tree
I sell condoms for 25p
Some are 50, some are a bob
It all depends on the size of your knob

And one from my formative years (again, mid 80s) that still gets sung by the primary school kids that I teach

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Uncle Billy lost his willy
On the motorway


And a parody of 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' (again, mid 80s) about the cast of the kids programme 'Rainbow'

In the jungle, George and Bungle
Zippy banged his head
Geoffrey farted, an earthquake started
So he got sent to bed

And finally a playground version of 'Postman Pat'

Postman Pat, Postman Pat
Postman Pat ran over his cat
Blood and guts went flying, Postman Pat was crying
Never seen a cat as flat as that

Chris


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Chris Green
Date: 09 Dec 05 - 08:07 PM

Azizi

'Spiv' (as I understand it!) is a term that originated in the UK in WW2 for a black marketeer who sold stuff like lipstick, chocolate, stockings etc that weren't readily available due to shortages and rationing. Leicester Square and Leamington Spa are real places - Leicester Square is in London and Leamington Spa is just down the road from where I live.

Thanks for an interesting thread!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 09 Dec 05 - 08:25 PM

Thank you for your examples and especially for your explanations of those references, Chris.

As a number of Mudcat threads have demonstrated, British English can sometimes be a foreign language to American English speaking folks-
and vice versa-when it comes to slang and "regular" words...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 09 Dec 05 - 09:08 PM

The "We 3 Kings" by Flash Company above (in slightly truncated form) was used by Spike Milligan as a gag in one of the Goon Show Episodes - period of 50/60s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 10 Dec 05 - 04:53 AM

Circa 1954, eastern Pennsylvania

parody of old pop song "Music, Music, Music":

Send another nickel in
Into dear old Washington
All we want from you is all your
Money, money, money


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 10 Dec 05 - 08:17 AM

Azizi: "You can't put your muck in our dustbin" is to the tune of Ach du lieber Augustin found at This thread together with comments on how the "Muck" song is done at campfires

CHEERS
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 10 Dec 05 - 08:56 AM

Thanks Nigel.

Cheers to you and cheers also to all other contributors to this thread!

Children's parodies rock!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 10 Dec 05 - 09:41 AM

Here's two parodies from href="http://blog.oftheoctopuses.com/000518.php">This Website
which is listed in Google as "Wheee! Blog" but is called "Octoblog" by its members.

"to the tune of 'On Top of Spaghetti']
On top of the schoolhouse
All covered with blood
I shot my poor teacher
With a .44 slug

I went to her funeral,
I went to her grave.
Some people threw flowers,
I threw a grenade.

It blew up the city.
It blew up the town.
It blew my poor teacher
Right out of the ground.

Now it seems my poor teacher,
Was not quite dead.
So I took a machete,
And I chopped off her head.


Christmas, a time of peace... right?

Deck the halls with gasoline
Fa lalalalalala lala la
Strike a match and watch it gleam
Fa lalalalalala lala la
Watch the school burn down to ashes
Fa lalalalalala lala la
Aren't glad you played with matches?
Fa lalalalalala lala la"

posted by Cassi at April 17, 2004 [re-posted with permission from that site's members]

-snip-

Cassi has some other gems on that thread. If you're interested in children's rhymes, check it out!

BTW: That website has a closed membership, but guests may post on that schoolyard games thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 10 Dec 05 - 09:56 AM

In my opinion some blog posts are literary creations in & of themselves. Check out this one from that same Octoblog website:

"Here are some of my memories from summer camp which I didn't see here:

Oh I wear my pink pajamas
In the summer when it's hot
And I wear my flannel nightie
In the winter when it's not
And sometimes in the spring
And sometimes in the fall
I jump between the sheets
With nothing on at all

Glory, glory what a wonderful way to sleep
Glory, glory what a wonderful way to sleep
Glory, glory what a wonderful way to sleep
With nothing on at all

and, to the tune of "God Bless America":

God bless my underwear
My only pair
Stand beside them
And guide them
Through the wear and the tear of the wash
From the washer
To the dryer
To the clothesline
In the air
God bless my underwear
My only pair

Kind of tame compared to Miss Susie, but apparently of some historical interest. One I never thought I'd forget but seem to have done just that is that school song to the tune of the Battle Hymn of the Republic; can't remember if it was celebrating the last day of school or promoting arson or something even more malevolent.

Oh well; sometimes senior moments suck donkey droppings."

posted by Pushing Forty at April 9, 2004 [re-posted with permission from that site's members]

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I'm re-posting this re-post on another Mudcat thread Cut and paste this into your post:

I Have Lost My Underwear


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 10 Dec 05 - 10:12 AM

Sorry about that bad cut and paste job..

But since I'm here, how about another delightful example from Octoblog's Cassi:

"ok so this one repeats but wen u do a claping game u repeat as many times as u can .. or as long as u can ... here u go i call it "glory glory here's my story "


Mine eyes have seen the glory
Of the burning of the school
We have torched all the teachers
We have broken every rule
We broke into the office
And we murdered the principal
Our truth is marching on!

Glory, glory hallelujah
Teacher hit me with a rulah
I met her at the door
With a loaded .44
And she ain't gonna teach no more!

Mine eyes have seen the glory
Of the end of PTA
Now my dad can see my mom again,
She doesn't have to say,
"I'm sorry, dear, there's a meeting,
I won't be home today."
My dad goes marching on.

Glory, glory hallelujah
Teacher hit me with a rulah
I met her at the door
With a loaded .44
And she ain't gonna teach no more!

Mine eyes have seen the glory
Of a great big long vacation
It will help to make the boys and girls
The leaders of the nation
Then we'll perform an operation
On the board of education
Our truth goes marching on.

Glory, glory hallelujah
Teacher hit me with a rulah
I met her at the door
With a loaded .44
And she ain't gonna teach no more!

ok ok ... its bad but its not 4 your lil kids .. of course ... yes i am a bad lil gurl hehe..."

Source:        http://blog.oftheoctopuses.com/000518.php;
posted by Cassi at April 17, 2004 [re-posted with permission from that site's members]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Flash Company
Date: 10 Dec 05 - 10:35 AM

There were, of course, endless parodies of various hymns, in the early part of the 20th century in the UK all the kids went to Sunday School. Some went because they had religious parents, others because they could get a Christmas Party out of it.
My Dad, whose Father was Irish Protestant and Mother Irish Catholic always reckoned that he went to both Sunday schools. That way, by running like hell he could get to Two Christmas parties!
These were from Dad's repertoire:-

Whiter than the whitewash on the wall,
Whiter than the whitewash on the wall,
Wash me in the water where you washed your dirty daughter,
And I will be whiter than the whitewash on the wall!

Tune is (I think) called Wash me in the blood of the Lamb.

At the croft at the croft,
Where we played pitch and toss,
And a copper came and chased us away....

Tune ; At the cross.

A cousin, from a religious family, came in one Sunday evening and said, 'We've had a smashing time at Sunday School, we were singing Hallelujah, Skin a Donkey.'
He got sent to bed with no supper!

Hallelujah, Skin a Donkey,
Take that organ from my door,
Throw the tom-cat out the window,
Stick the poker up his Holy Moses I am dying......

Ah me, memories of a mis-spent youth!

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 10 Dec 05 - 10:35 PM

Azizi: Or, "I hit her on the bean with a rotten tangerine / And the juice came trickling down".

TTTO "Davy Crockett": Born on a table top in East LA / Dirtiest place in the USA...

W. H. Auden remembered from his childhood: As shepherds watched their flocks by night / All shitting on the ground, / An angel of the Lord came down / And handed paper round.

Ca. 1947: Let me call you sweetheart / I'm in love with your new limousine. / Let me hear you whisper / That you'll buy all the gasoline. / Keep the headlights burning / And your hands upon the wheel. / Let me call you sweetheart -- / I'm in love with your automobile.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: I'd rather be in bed. :||


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Flash Company
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 09:55 AM

Bald as a mountain top in Tennesee,
The shiniest head in the land of the free,
Wore a furry hat in the nursery,
Lost all his hair when he was only three!

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Snuffy
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 10:09 AM

Oh the Yellow rose of Texas
And the Man from Laramie
They went to Davy Crockett's
To have a cup of tea
They said it was delicious
The had another cup
And left poor Davy Crockett
To do the washing-up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: dulcimer42
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 02:14 PM

To the tune of some "University Fight Song". We sang it at our high school. Daly is reference to our superintendent. Circa 1950's

Cheers, Cheers for old Kearsley High
We like our whiskey, we like our rye
Send old Daly out for gin
And don't let a sober teacher in.
We never stagger, we never fall
WE sober up on wood alcohol
And our royal faculty
Lies out on the bar room floor.

(Isn't it amazing how these things are stored in our brains for retrieval some 50 years later!!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Mo the caller
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 05:04 PM

Top class at John Perrin Junior School,Acton (w. London UK)(age 11) 1950s.
To the tune The Ash Grove
Old Maunders'* got a bunion
And a face like a pickled onion
A nose like a squashed tomato
And legs like match sticks

*or "our teacher's ..."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Mo the caller
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 05:27 PM

The previous verses were from 2 carols so well known (to me) as to need no comment.
"Good King Wencleslas" and "We Three Kings"
I agree with the other answers.
I thought that children were sent to Sunday school by non-religious parents to give the adults a bit of privacy.
Its a different world, isnt it. In our day everything was organised by volunteers, Sunday School, Guides, GLB (similar to guides but more religious) etc. It was enough for my mother to find 3s 6d a week for my piano lesson. Now everything is commercial, or so it seems.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Snuffy
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 06:44 PM

It's what they did with the privacy in that couple of hours that made them so insistent we went to Sunday School, Mo!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Puff The Magic Dragon
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 08:01 PM

JAMES BROWN CELEBRITY HOT TUB PARTY
1980
"Sometimes it make me break out in a cold sweat!
One two three four!

Hot tub! Ha! Da!
Ah, full of water!
I say hot tub! Ha!
Day! Ba! Very, very hot. Very hot! Da!
Hot tub! Gonna get ya hot-a!
Gonna make ya sweat! Hey! Say!
Hot tub! Rub a dub in the hot tub!
Rub a dub with me!

Should I get in the hot tub?
(Yeah!) Will it make me sweat?
(Yeah!) Should I get in the hot tub?
(Yeah!) Will it make me wet?
(Yeah!) Well, well, well..

Hot tub! Ah!
Get in!
Gonna get in the water!
Gonna make me sweat! Ah!
Here I go in the hot tub!

Hhhhhiiiigggghhhh!!!

Too hot in the hot tub! Ma!
Burn myself!
Make it cooler!
Good God!
Gonna make me..

I'm gonna get in the hot tub..
I'm gonna get in the hot tub..
I'm gonna get in the hot tub..
Ha! Lilin! Lidilin! Eh!
A gonna make me sweat-ah!
Dah! Gonna make me sweat!
Gonna make me sweat-ah!
Dah! Gonna get me in the hot tub!
I can't stand it!
Here I go! I can't stand it!

Here I go in the hot tub!
Gonna get in the hot tub!
Gonna get it wet-ah!
Good God!
Hhhiiigggghhhhh!!! Ha!
Good God!
Rub a dub!
In the hot tub!
Rub a dub with me!
Good God!
Rub a dub in the hot tub!
Gonna set me free!"

eddie murphy did a great impersonation of james brown


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: GUEST,rambo
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 08:08 PM

rub a dub in the hot tub indeed


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 08:12 PM

Hey, Puff!!

I remember seeing this on a video of the "Best of Eddie Murphy's Saturday Night Live Skits."

It was hilarious! Actually, the entire video is really funny.
I also loved the skit when a person Eddie was impersonating pretended he was the 5th Beatle. It was priceless!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Puff The Magic Dragon
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 08:14 PM

that sketch is one of the best


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 03:57 PM

How could I forget this thread!

I love kids parodies!!!

So here's another one, and hopefully other folks will add some more too!

This version of Joy To The World was posted on http://blog.oftheoctopuses.com/000518.php by Emma at November 16, 2004

This is a song we would sing at the end of the day, especially when they wanted us to sing Christmas carols.
(This was at my elementary school,, 1990-1998 was when I went there - the games I played lasted until 1995, when I stopped playing them)

Joy to the world,
the school burnt down
and all the teachers are dead
the principle is gone,
we flushed him down the johm
The janiter is dead
we shot him in the head
and now it's up to us
to burn the school bus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 04:04 PM

I'm going to take the liberty of re-posting the words to the Howdy Doody television show, and then the song's parody.

Both were posted to this thread:thread.cfm?threadid=98986&messages=33 "RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember"

Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Padre - PM
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 12:41 AM

HOWDY DOODY
It's Howdy Doody Time (x2)
Bob Smith and Howdy too
Say Howdy Do to you
Let's give a rousing cheer
'Cause Howdy Doody's here
It's time to start the show
So kids, let's go!

**

Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: fretless - PM
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 03:22 PM

And then there were the parodies:

HOWDY DOODY
It's Howdy Doody Time
This show ain't worth a dime,
And as for Clarabell,
He can just go to hell;
and as for Buffalo Bob,
He is a big fat slob...

Memory, and perhaps the parody too, trails off at that point.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 04:08 PM

And here's a repost from another current Mudcat thread:
thread.cfm?threadid=99010&messages=51 "Songs we were made to sing in school"


Subject: RE: BS: Songs we were made to sing in school...
From: Elmer Fudd - PM
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 09:37 PM

...The alternate way we sang:

Reuben Reuben I've been thinking
What on earth have you been drinking?
Tastes like water, smells like wine,
Oh my gosh it's turpentine!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 04:13 PM

Here's a kid's parody with the same ending from another current Mudcat thread: thread.cfm?threadid=52618&messages=341 "RE: Jingles you remember."

Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: RangerSteve - PM
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 09:37 PM

...

A Pepsi parody from my childhood:
Pepsi Cola hits the spot
In your stomach it will rot
Tastes like beer, tastes like wine,
(Shouted)OH MY GOSH, IT'S TURPENTINE!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 04:15 PM

Here's another repost of a kid's parody from that Jingles thread.

The original jingle was:

You'll wonder where the yellow went
when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.

Here's the parody:

Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: brid widder - PM
Date: 20 Feb 04 - 01:31 PM

I remember the pepsodent jingle

we used to sing

You'll wonder where your front teeth went
when you brush your teeth with Earles Cement


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 04:21 PM

And, apparently, a kid's parody was written right into this commercial:

Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Mark Cohen - PM
Date: 28 Jun 04 - 04:01 AM

...

And remember the little kid walking down the street singing,

Oh, I'm glad I'm NOT an Oscar Meyer wiener,
That is what I never want to be
'Cause if I were an Oscar Meyer wiener
There would soon be nothing...left...of...me...

At which point he ran into a crowd of kids with one girl who gave him a dirty look, and he sheepishly joined the crowd of kids singing,

Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Meyer wiener
That is what I'd truly love to be
'Cause if I were an Oscar Meyer wiener
Everyone would be in love with me

...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 04:28 PM

Here's one other repost from that Mudcat Jingles thread whose link I provided a couple of posts up.

Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: NightWing - PM
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 09:33 PM
....
And finally the creme de la creme. I could only remember the parody of this one...

McDonald's is your kind of place.

They serve you rattlesnakes,

French fries between your toes,

Hamburgers up your nose.

The last time that I was there

They served me underwear.

McDonald's is your kind of place.


...so I went out looking for it. Oh, the horror! Click the "View the famous 1966 commercial" link down near the bottom of the page.

McDonald's is our kind of place.

It's such a happy place.

Hap, hap, happy place

A clean and snappy place.

McDonald's is our kind of place.

It's such a happy place.

McDonald's is our kind of place.

[spoken] Your kind of place.

-snip-

"Oh the horror" was a hyperlink, but that link is no longer working. It's a good thing that NightWing provided the original words.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: Cool Beans
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 05:10 PM

Azizi,
   My daughters sang "Joy to the World" a little differently in the early 1990s (in Detroit):
Joy to the world
My teacher's dead
Let's barbecue her head.
And what about her body?
Let's flush it down the potty
And round and round it goes
And round and round it goes
And round, and round
And round it goes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: GUEST,Bardan
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 02:34 PM

I don't know if any of you know this one. It was very popular in school choir. Sung to that very well known austrian i think tune that string quartets are always doing in films. Might be strauss but not the blue danube. anyway.

a sol, a sol, a soldier went to sea
two pis, two pis, two pistols on his knee
for cu, for cu, for curiosity
to fight for the queen's cunt, fight for the queen's cunt, fight for the queen's country.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 05:07 PM

Sounds very "Two Ronnies".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies
From: GRex
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 04:25 AM

Mo the caller

In my schooldays (the thirties) the rhyme went:

    (Rosie's) got a bunion
      And a face like a pickled onion
      Legs like two matchsticks
      And hair like rats tails.

This used against schoolmates you disliked.

       GRex


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