katyjay

Rhymes from our childhood

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At assembly, held in the afternoon on the last day of the academic year at The Manning, we always sang the hymn God Be With You Til We Meet Again.

 

On the day I left, I changed the words to God Forbid We Ever Meet Again and, to ensure everyone heard me, I sang the descant instead of the melody.

 

Staff looking daggers at me but...THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO ABOUT IT. I was straight out of the door when assembly ended.  :rolleyes:. Had to rush home and throw my uniform in the bin!

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Our children when they were young would say:  "Liar, liar, your pants are on fire". I can't remember ever saying anything like that when I was a child!

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Compo sounds like the clapping song by Shirley Ellis in the 60s. 3.6.9 the goose drank wine the monkey chewed tabacco on the street car line.

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Inky dinky plonkey the farmer bought a donkey the donkey died the farmer cried inky dinky plonkey.

 

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I'm very late to the party here, but I remember a different variation to the Rule Britannia one. I was raised in Yorkshire so maybe in the 80s, pre Internet, colloquial preferences are what played a part here. 

 

But it went:

 

Rule Britannia, 

Three monkeys on a stick. 

One fell down and paralysed his

Prickles grow on bushes,

Prickles grow on trees, 

Prickles grow on Chinamen, 

Just above their knees. 

Sally had a baby

She called it Sonny Jim, 

She took it to the toilet

To see if it could swim. 

It swam to the bottom, 

It swam to the top, 

Sally got excited

And she pulled it by the 

Cockles, mussels, 3 and 6 a jar

Ever seen a policeman

Pulling up his

Flies are dirty,

Slugs are worse

This is the end of this dirty little verse. 

 

Just brilliant. Hadn't sung it in 20 years and I still remember every line now. 

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Naughty ones

When I was a lad

as big as me dad

i used to ride a pony

i ticked it's **** 

with a rhubarb stick

and made it sh*t palony. 

 

 

Penny a peep

twopence a look ?

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Rule Britannia two tanners make a bob

Three make one and six

And four two bob..

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