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Rhymes from our childhood

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We all chanted rhymes with our friends as kids, I wonder if they're still around? Here's one I remember.

Hark, hark the dogs do bark

The beggars are coming to town

Some in rags and some in bags

And some in a velvet gown

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We all chanted rhymes with our friends as kids, I wonder if they're still around? Here's one I remember.

Hark, hark the dogs do bark

The beggars are coming to town

Some in rags and some in bags

And some in a velvet gown

Can you move mine to here or should i type it again.

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I'm sure Mick or one of the others can move it for you Lynnie, as for me, ain't got a clue!

Here's another one

We've got chickens in our back yard

We feed them on Indian corn

Some lay eggs and some lay pegs

And some lay nothing at all

With a cock-a-doodle, cock-a-doodle

Lost the leg of me drawers

If you find them, will you kindly

Sew them on to yours

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Ner Ner cook a bear

tell yer mam to cut yer hair

cut it long

cut it short

cut it with a knife and fork

And there's loads more where that came from!!!!!!!!!

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Can you move mine to here or should i type it again.
mi dad used to sing this when i was a kid lol: Ode movver riley ad a fat cow,she dint know our to milk it she dint know our,She pulled its tail instead of its tit and old movver riley got covered in sh1t!.

Howzat?

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A skipping song

Red White and Blue

Me mother was a Jew

Me father was a Scotsman

And I'm a kangaroo

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mi dad used to sing this when i was a kid lol: Ode movver riley ad a fat cow,she dint know our to milk it she dint know our,She pulled its tail instead of its tit and old movver riley got covered in sh1t!.

Which reminds me...

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Not quite the same meaning in those days!

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The Arthur Lucan/Old Mother Riley Website

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Sally mop rag sells fish

Three ha-pence a dish

Don't buy it

Don't buy it

It stinks when you fry it

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Me mum used to regularly say to us:

Don't care was made to care,

Don't care was hung,

Don't care was put in the pot,

And boiled 'till he was done!

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mi dad used to sing this when i was a kid lol: Ode movver riley ad a fat cow...

No mention of Kitty McShane on the poster picture...his real life wife and on-stage daughter...

Saw them at the old Empire in the 50's. Even to a gullible 12 year old, it was like watching paint dry.

Have an inkling that the Charles of Charles and Jupp became Charlie Drake.

Cheers

Robt P.

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It was a hot, cold day in the morning

The snow was raining fast

A bare footed man in wooden clogs

Came slowly whizzing past

He turned a straight crooked corner

And saw a dead donkey die

He took out his gun and stabbed it

And sent it bow-legged in one eye

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Beans beans there good for your heart,the more yer eat the more yer fart,the more yer fart the better you feel,so lets av beans for every meal.

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Who remembers chanting this as school ended for the term.

No more days of school

No more days of sorrow

No more days in this old dump

And we'll have fun tomorrow

or this lovely little ditty

Everybody's doing it, doing it, doing it

Picking their nose and chewing it, chewing it, chewing it.

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Hubbys mam used to say this~ If i were a bod(bird), id do upon me wod(word),sit agen another bod,never say a wod!

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We three kings of orient are

One in a taxi, one in a car

One on his scooter, pipping his hooter

Following yonder star.

While shepherds washed their socks by night

All seated round the tub

The angel of the Lord came down

And gave them all a scrub.

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I'm Popeye the sailor man

i live in a caravan

i love to go swimmin

with all the bare women

I'm Popeye the sailor man.

Thats the only clean one i can think of.

Den.

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From my Uncle George (Stu - he lived on Roscoe Avenue!)

Two ducks in front of a duck

Two ducks behind a duck

And a duck in the middle

- How many ducks?

2Ys Ur

2Ys UB

IC UR

2Ys 4Me

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There was a little man

And his name was Henry Ford

He got a little paper

And he got a little cord

He put them all together

In an old tin can

And would you believe it

The damned thing ran

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Little birdie, flying high

Dropped a message from the sky

Eeew, said the farmer as he wiped his eye

It's a damn good job that cows don't fly.

If your Bob, don't give our Bob

The bob, that your Bob owes our Bob

Then our Bob will give your Bob

A bob in the eye.

Also on bonfire night or thereabouts, we sang

Bonfire night, the stars are bright

Two little angels dressed in white.

Seems a short verse, was there more?

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Oh the yellow rose of Texas

And the man from Laramie

They went to Davy Crockett's

To have a cup of tea

The tea was so delicious

They had another cup

And left poor Davy Crockett

To do the washing up.

One fine day in the middle of the night

Two dead men got up to fight

Back to back they faced each other

Drew their swords and shot each other

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Also on bonfire night or thereabouts, we sang

Bonfire night, the stars are bright

Two little angels dressed in white.

Seems a short verse, was there more?

We sang

Bonfire night, the stars are bright,

And all the little puppy dogs ,will have a fright.

Oh and you nicked my "little birdy flying high"poem. My dad used to chastise us ( even though it was him that told it to us) for saying DAMNED and insisted we said DARNED instead .Bless him, he also told us to "Bleddy well stop swearing" once ,oh how we laughed

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Actually beefy, we said 'darned' now I come to think about it.

A couple of skipping songs

My mother said, I never should

Play with the gypsies in the wood

If I did, she would say

Naughty little girl to disobey.

Nebuchadnezzer the king of the Jews

Bought his wife a pair of shoes

When the shoes began to wear

Nebuchadnezzer began to swear

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Happy birthday to you

you were born in a zoo

where there's monkeys and elephants

that look just like you.

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Variations on a theme?

Happy Birthday to you,

You belong in a zoo,

You look like a monkey,

And you act like one too!

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