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

09 May 04 - 02:53 PM (#1181739)
Subject: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: mollyosb

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...


09 May 04 - 05:33 PM (#1181816)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Fergie

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


09 May 04 - 06:28 PM (#1181834)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Morticia

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


11 May 04 - 09:56 PM (#1183388)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Jim Dixon

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


12 May 04 - 04:25 PM (#1184129)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,JTT

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!


09 Oct 05 - 01:23 PM (#1579489)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST

"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.


10 Oct 05 - 06:23 AM (#1579962)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Michael

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


10 Oct 05 - 11:13 PM (#1580685)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Peace

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).


11 Oct 05 - 08:55 AM (#1580901)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Snuffy

The tune is of course The Keel Row


11 Oct 05 - 09:04 AM (#1580908)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Mr Happy

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?


10 Apr 10 - 06:36 PM (#2883901)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST

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 !


04 Nov 10 - 03:07 PM (#3023596)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,GUEST

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


13 Nov 10 - 03:35 AM (#3030913)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST

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?


13 Nov 10 - 04:20 AM (#3030922)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,Not Mike Harding

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

NMH


20 May 11 - 06:58 PM (#3157805)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST

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.


20 May 11 - 07:01 PM (#3157806)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: catspaw49

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


Spaw


21 May 11 - 04:10 PM (#3158336)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Dave Roberts

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'


21 May 11 - 10:19 PM (#3158477)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,Warren fahey

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


22 May 11 - 07:08 AM (#3158591)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Musket

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?


09 Aug 11 - 06:54 AM (#3204491)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST

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.


09 Aug 11 - 08:11 AM (#3204513)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,Warren fahey

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


13 Dec 12 - 08:06 AM (#3451322)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST

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

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


18 Apr 13 - 11:43 PM (#3505600)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,nicole

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?


19 Apr 13 - 05:34 AM (#3505672)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: OldNicKilby

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


07 Jun 13 - 05:59 AM (#3523715)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,MJB

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?


20 Aug 13 - 12:13 PM (#3551071)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST

''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!


21 Aug 13 - 09:00 AM (#3551339)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Ron Davies

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


25 Aug 13 - 11:23 AM (#3552656)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Mo the caller

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.


26 Apr 15 - 09:23 AM (#3704255)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,Dómhnall Mac Brádaigh

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.


19 Jun 15 - 10:13 AM (#3717520)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST

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


23 Aug 15 - 08:13 AM (#3732546)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,brian

'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


20 Jan 17 - 07:54 PM (#3833791)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,guest.Lou

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


26 Feb 17 - 03:10 PM (#3841757)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,mary

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


05 May 17 - 08:51 AM (#3853390)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST

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.


12 Dec 17 - 08:00 AM (#3893511)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST

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.


12 Dec 17 - 02:48 PM (#3893588)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: Steve Gardham

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? ? ?


03 Apr 18 - 10:04 AM (#3914911)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,Guest.Dave

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...


04 Apr 18 - 08:33 PM (#3915239)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: EBarnacle

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


21 Jul 18 - 04:35 PM (#3938678)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST

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


22 Jul 18 - 01:37 AM (#3938708)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: r.padgett

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


23 Jul 18 - 01:45 AM (#3938862)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: r.padgett

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

Ray


28 May 19 - 12:39 PM (#3994322)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST

I’ve got a toothache,, a bellyache, a gum oil, a pain in me left side and a pimple on me nose. Granny when you die will you Leave me the griddle. Granny when you die will you leave me the pot. Fur I’ve got a toothache etc,


29 Jul 19 - 01:18 AM (#4002483)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST

My grandfather sung this song to the folk tune 'weel may the keel row '


12 Sep 19 - 01:41 AM (#4008471)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST

I remember it as: "I've got a toothache, a gumboil, a tummy ache, a pain in me big toe and a pimple on me nose" - note the clean version; we were never allowed to use such words as 'belly' or horrors! 'bum'


18 Oct 19 - 07:44 PM (#4014357)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song with 'gum-boil on her knee'???
From: GUEST,Tracey

My mother used to sing this to me from the 1940 era: Cat's got a toothache a gumboil a bellyache , a pain in the left leg and a pimple on his nose. Granny get the flannel, the flannel, the flannel, Granny get the flannel to wipe his dirty nose.