Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Rhyme Time

For the past several days, a silly rhyme from my childhood has been drifting in and out of my thoughts. It’s also morphed into other little ditties, mainly the sing-song stuff we used when jumping rope.

I had the evil thought that if I passed these rhymes along, they would stick in someone else’s brain and I would be free to ponder more important issues.

Okay, here goes.

Hi, Ho
Hi, ho, silverware.
Tonto lost his underwear.
Tonto say, “Me don’t care,”
Lone Ranger buy me ‘nuther pair!”

Found a Peanut
Found a peanut, found a peanut,
Found a peanut just now.
I just now found a peanut,
Found a peanut just now.

It was rotten, it was rotten,
It was rotten just now.
Just now it was rotten,
It was rotten just now.

Ate it anyway, ate it anyway,
Ate it anyway just now.
Just now ate it anyway,
Ate it anyway just now.

Got a belly ache, got a belly ache,
Got a belly ache just now.
Just now got a belly ache,
Got a belly ache just now.

Called the doctor, called the doctor,
Called the doctor just now.
Just now called the doctor,
Called the doctor just now.

Died anyway, died anyway.
Died anyway just now.
Just now died anyway,
Died anyway just now.

Down in the Valley
Down in the valley where the green grass grows,
There sits Betty pretty as a rose.
Up came Jimmy and kissed her on the cheek,
How many kisses did she get this week?
1, 2, 3 ...

One Potato
One potato, two potato,
Three potato, four.
Five potato, six potato,
Seven potato, more.

Mississippi
How do you spell Mississippi?
M!
I!
Crooked letter!
Crooked letter!
I!
Crooked letter!
Crooked letter!
I!
Hunch back!
Hunch back!
I!
That’s how you spell Mississippi.

Love and Marriage
Betty and Jimmy sittin' in a tree.
K-I-S-S-I-N-G!
First comes love,
Then comes marriage,
Then comes Betty with a baby carriage!
How many children will they have?
1, 2, 3 …

Now that I'm free of silly songs, I have begun to wonder just what was it that Meat Loaf would not do for love. It’s much easier than trying to understand what it is that Medicare Part D covers.

© Copyright 2006 Suzzwords

4 comments:

  1. joared6:29 PM

    What a wicked thing to do! Next thing I know you'll be singing 99 Bottles of Beer On The Wall ... or, writing Knock Knock jokes ... or is that before your time?
    Fixate on those! :-)

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  2. or 1 little , 2 little, 3 little Indians , 4 little 5 little 6 little Indians 7 little 8 little 9 little Indians 10 little Indian boys...
    AND
    If you're happy and you know it clap your hands. If you're happy and you know it clap your hands. If you're happy and you know it then your face will surely show it. If you're happy and you know it clap your hands. Etc etc...:)

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  3. Anonymous8:38 PM

    I just got rid of an old tune last week, now I've got a selection to pick from. THANKS!

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  4. ellie9:40 PM

    Oh, boy! These bring back so many memories. My sisters and I skipped rope many, many times to these versions of Down in the Valley and Love and Marriage. Now, here's one that really sticks in your mind. Ever hear of it? My gal's a corker, she's a New Yorker. I buy her everything to keep her in style. She has a pair of eyes just like two apple pies. Yea, man that's where my money goes.... (That's just part of it).

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