User Log On
Fruhead.Com
Talk
PowerWall
Messenger
Forums
User Directory

Share
Related Links
Recommendations

About
Member Map
What's New?
Fruvous Dot Com
FHDC FAQ

Welcome, guest!
Create an account for a personalized experience,
or log on if you have one.

Gopher guts and more!

   Discussion: Gopher guts and more!
Andrea Krause · 14 years, 7 months ago
OK now I'm feeling all nostalgic. Everyone post your favorite childhood songlyrics! Miss Mary Mack! Miss Lucy and her naughty steamboat! Row your boat!
Andrea Krause Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
Row row row your boat
gently down the stream
throw your teacher overboard
listen to her scream

five days later
floating down the delaware
then she lost her underwear
couldn't find another pair
bitten by a polar bear
and that's how the polar bear died.
John J. Ryan Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
five days later
floating down the delaware
then she lost her underwear
couldn't find another pair
bitten by a polar bear

Poor, poor, polar bear died.
nate... Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
Someone has to do it.............

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the burning of the school.
We have tortured all the teachers, we have broken all the rules.
Broke into the office and we hanged the principal... our troops go marching on.

Glory glory hallelujah... teacher hit me with a ruler...
Hid behind the door with a loaded .44... now she ain't gonna teach us anymore.

lawrence Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
while we're at it:

on top of old smokey, all covered with sand
I shot my poor teacher* with a red rubber band
I shot her with pleasure, I shot her with pride
I couldn't have missed her - she was 80 feet wide

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

there was more, but I forgot how it goes....

* alternately, if your teacher's name was "Mrs./Mr. <two-syllable name>" or "Miss/Ms. <three-syllable-name>" you could put the actual name in.

Nik Chaikin Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
on top of old smokey, all covered with sand
I shot my poor teacher with a red rubber band
she rolled down the mountain, and into the sea
where a poor little sharkie had chef-boy-ardee

I went to her funeral, I went to her grave
some people threw flowers, I threw a grenade
it blew up the mountain, it blew up the land
and all that was left was, my red rubber band.

Childof91 Back · 9 years, 4 months ago
My eyes can see the glory of the burning of the school.
We trampled all the teachers and we broke the golden rule.
We went up to the principal and said she was a fool.
And the truth is marching on!

Glory, Glory, Hallelujah,
Teacher hit me with a ruler,
Bopped her on the bean with a rotten tangerine,
and she aint gonna teach no more!

thats how I sang it
Andrea Krause Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
Miss Lucy had a steamboat
The steamboat had a bell
Miss Lucy went to heaven
And the steamboat went to
Hello operator
Get me number nine
And if you disconnect me
I will kick in your
Behind the 'frigerator
There was a piece of glass
Miss Lucy sat upon it
And she broke her little
Ask me no more questions
Tell me no more lies
The boys are in the bathroom
Zipping up their
Flies are in the meadow
The bees are in the park
The boys and girls are kissing
In the D-A-R-K dark!
goovie is married! Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
we had a slightly longer version:
...flies are in the meadow
the bees are in the park
the boys and girls are kissing
in the d-a-r-k d-a-r-k DARK DARK DARK-DARK-DARK
the dark is like a movie
a movie's like a show
a show is like a tv set
and that is all i know
i know my mother
i know i know my pa
i know i know my sister
with the 80-meter BRA BRA BRA-BRA-BRA!
Andrea Krause Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
*giggle* I've never heard that extension! I only knew that some areas sing it as "Miss Lucy" and some as "Miss Susie" :)
soul groove feline Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
weird. i've never heard it as miss lucy or miss susie. it's always been miss mary over here.
nate... Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
Yeah, always been "miss mary" for me too. :)
goovie is married! Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
we had miss susie.
when i was working in day care a few years ago, there was a whole other miss susie song making the rounds:
when miss susie was a baby, a baby, a baby
when miss susie was a bay, she went like this: "wah, wah." when miss susie was a toddler, a toddler, a toddler, a toddler
when miss susie was a toddler, she went like this: "wah, wah, gimme a cookie."

and it goes on and on until she dies:
when miss susie was dead, dead, dead
when miss susie was dead, she went like this:
"wah, wah, gimme a cookie, tie my shoe, ooh-ah, i lost my bra, i found it in my boyfriend's car, he don't mind, he don't care, he don't wear no underwear, i thought i told you kids to go to bed, oof, my aching back! *collapse*"
Annika Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
Ours was Miss Suzie.
jacicita Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
ours was miss lucy, too.

she's also the one who had the baby. named tiny tim. etc.

i was a camp counselor. for three years. best to not get me started.
goovie is married! Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
ahhh. see, miss lucy had the baby and named it tiny tim, but miss susie had the steamboat, and the steamboat had a bell (ding ding).
danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
Miss Lucy had a baby
she named him Tiny Tim
She put him in the bathtub
to see if he could swim

He drank up all the water
he ate up all the soap
he tried to eat the bathtub
but it wouldn't fit down his throat

Miss Lucy called the doctor
The doctor called the nurse
the nurse called the lady
with the alligator purse...

there was more...
jacicita Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
"mumps!" said the doctor
"measles! said the nurse
"nothing!" said the lady
with the alligator purse

miss lucy kicked the doctor
miss lucy punched the nurse
miss lucy paid the lady
with the alligator purse

. . .is the version i remember, anyway. but my memory of childhood is for sh!t, so correct away ;)
danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
Nonono, the doctor said measles and the nurse said mumps!
meh Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
Our version ended with:

"Penicillin," said the doctor,
"Penicillin," said the nurse,
"Pizza!" said the lady
with the alligator purse!
Kat Kunz Back · 14 years, 7 months ago

not only did we use that extension, it went on:

bra bra bra bra broccoli is good for you, and carrots help you see, but if you please excuse me, i think i have to pee!

lovely, really.  and we used miss suzie in both this song and the one about being a baby, toddler, teenager, etc.

man.  haven't thought about this stuff in years.  heh.

Mamalissa! Back · 14 years, 7 months ago

very much like ours, 'cept we had "18-Hour Bra Bra Bra"

mom to 1 kid Back · 14 years, 5 months ago

we didn't have the bra thing... and we had Mary AND LouLou-- I can't remember the last verse but after the refrigerator thing it was

ask me no more questions, tell me no more lies; that's what loulou told me, just before she died her hair, she died it pretty blue; when her mother saw it, she began to POOdle walking, walking down the street; when her father saw that, he began to PEAnuts falling, falling on the ground......

..... AND then I forget the rest!!!  ARRGGGHHH

Does Anyone else know what comes after that??!!

k-rock Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
wow - the extended version i knew ended with "and that is all i KNOW KNOW KNOW"
Alan Mendelsohn Back · 13 years, 11 months ago

we did it this way:

the flies are in the meadow, the bees are in the park

Miss Lucy's kissing her boyfriend in the D-A-R-K

Darker than the ocean; darker than the sea;

Darker than the naked boy who's chasing after meee!

A.J. Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
It is amazing that these things persist so long relatively unchanged. I wonder how old this song actually is. Here is the version we sang in Michigan in the early 70's

Miss Lucy had a steamboat
The steamboat had a bell
Miss Lucy went to heaven
And the steamboat went to
Hello operator
Pleas give me number nine
And if you disconnect me
I will kick you right
Behind the refrigerator
There laid a piece of glass
Miss Lucy fell upon it
And she broke her little
Ask me no more questions
I'll tell you no more lies
Miss Lucy told me all of this
The day before she
Dyed her hair all purple
She dyed her hair all pink
She dyed her hair all yellow
And she washed it down the sink!
danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
some differences we had...

I will chop off your behind
the frigerator (yes, you leave off the re- in frigerator)
there is a piece of glass
and if you dare to step on it
I'll shove it up your
ask me no more questions
i'll tell you no more lies
the boys are in the bathroom
pulling down their
flies are in the country
the bees are in the park
the boys and girls are kissing in the
D-A-R-K D-A-R-K D-A-R-K dark dark dark!
The dark is like a movie
the movie's like a show
a show is like a TV set and that is all
I know I know my mother
I know I know my father
I know I know my sister
with the 18-hour (or dollar) 18-hour 18-hour
bra bra bra
Andrea Krause Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
These trains go...
down down baby
down by the rollercoaster
sweet sweet baby
mama never let you go
shimmy shimmy coco bop
shimmy shimmy rock


........and I forget except somehow it ends up somewhere saying Ronald McDonald is gay.
nitsita Back · 14 years, 7 months ago

this has gotta be in English, don't it?

hmmm..

ummm..  yeah.. well.. no.. not really..

this should be easy. I -did- go to an English grade school...

...

Mares eat oats
And does eat oats
And little lambs eat ivy
A kid'll eat ivy too,
Wouldn't you?

...

Not my favorite.. but I liked it a lot.

Arbie Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
heh, heh. Thanks Nitsa. My mother used to sing that one. Actually it's from a 1940's(?) movie. Bing Crosby sang it. There are other verses I think.
Paul D. Beasi Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
I know a ditty nutty as a fruitcake
Goofy as a goon and silly as a loon
Some call it pretty others call it crazy but they all sing this tune:
Mairzy Doats And Dozy Doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
Yes!
Mairzy doats And Dozy Doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
If the words sound queer, and funny to your ear, a little bit jumbled and jivey,
Sing "Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy"
Oh!
Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you - oo?
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

1943. Copyrighted Words and Music by Milton Drake, Al Hoffman, and Jerry Livingston
hkath Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
I've got the same problem as Nitsa! No English songs in my repertoire. Although come to think of it Nitsa, if you happen to know that one about Napoleon's erection, please share the words!

Alls I gots is "On va pas au ciel", "Ursule" and "Trois Petits Chats". Y'all suck. :D In a good way.
danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
Hey, who said they had to be English? I wanna learn the French songs dammit!
nitsita Back · 13 years, 11 months ago

I dont think I know "on va pas au ciel" or "ursule"... unless it's the "oh ursule... blablalblalbla blablalbla brule...".... or something? =)

Trois P'tits Chats was cool...

danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
down down baby down (by?) the rollercoaster
sweet sweet baby I'll never let you go
chitty chitty cocoa pop, chitty chitty pow
chitty chitty cocoa pop, chitty chitty pow
grandma grandma sick in bed
she called the doctor and the doctor said
let's get the rhythm of the head Ding Dong!
let's get the rhythm of the head Ding Dong!
let's get the rhythm of the hands *clap clap*
let's get the rhythm of the hands *clap clap*
let's get the rhythm of the feet *stomp stomp*
let's get the rhythm of the feet *stomp stomp*
let's get the rhythm of the hot dog! (swing your hips around)
let's get the rhythm of the hot dog!
Put it all together and whaddya get?
Ding dong! *clap clap* *stomp stomp* Hot dog!
Put it all backwards and whaddya get?
Hot dog! *stomp stomp* *clap clap* Ding dong!
danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
Miss Mary Mack Mack Mack
all dressed in black black black
with silver buttons buttons buttons
all down her back back back
she asked her mother mother mother
for fifteen cents cents cents
to see the elephant elephant elephant
jump over the fence fence fence
he jumped so high high high
he reached the sky sky sky
and he never came back back back
till the fourth of july -ly -ly

Some people substituted "boys pull down their pants" for "elephant jump over the fence"
danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
quack diddlyoso
quack quack quack
senorita
rita rita rita
Valore (?) valore valore valore valore
Valore!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.... 10!

repeat till someone wins
Laura P. Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
Ours went:
Quack diddly-osious
quack quack quack
From San Darico
Rico Rico Rico
Dalore, dalore, dalore dalore dalore
Oh, one, two, three, FOUR

This was a hand-slapping game where ever one would stand in a circle with one hand on top and the other under and you would get your hand slapped and then slap the next person's hand on each syllable. (It's hard to explain). The person who was supposed to be slapped on "four" had to pull away or they were out.
goovie is married! Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
ours went:
slap billy-o-lah
slap slap slap slap
senorita
rita rita rita
slap one two three four
nunya Back · 9 years, 8 months ago
ours went
quack dideley o so quack quack quack sing in san morico
flora flora flora flora flora 1234
then you take someone away from the group
danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
Deck the halls with gasoline
falalalala lala la la
light a match and watch it gleam
falalalala lala la la
watch the school burn down to ashes
falala lalala la la la
aren't you glad you played with matches?
falalalala lala la la
lawrence Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
I also remember one that started

Deck the halls with poison ivy
falalalala lala la la
'tis the season to be naughty
falalalala lala la la

but I forget how the rest went. any ideas?
danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
Great green gobs of
greasy grimy gopher guts
mutilated monkey meat
little birdies' dirty feet
great green gobs of
greasy grimy gopher guts
get 'em at your fav'rite store!

They're wrapped in cellophaaaaaaaaane!
Laura P. Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
Great green gobs of
greasy grimy gopher guts
mutilated monkey meat
chopped up baby parakeet,
fresh (French?)-fried eyeballs
rolling down a hill
and I forgot my spoon,
my dirty SPOOOOON!
Childof91 Back · 9 years, 4 months ago
I had a slightly longer version:

Great, green globs of greasy, grimy, gopher guts,
mutilated monkey meat,
chopped up parakeet,
fourteen eyeballs rolling down Main Street,
purple peppermint stew,
scab sandwiches with puss on top,
turkey vomit, and camel snot;
put it all together and what do you got?
Lunch at the YMCA!
danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
uno dosiesa (I have no idea what this means)
the east the west
i met my boyfriend at the candy store
he bought me ice cream he bought me cake
he brought me home with a bellyache
doctor doctor, will I die?
Close your eyes and count to five
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, I'm alive!
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, I'm dead again!
danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
My grandmother and your grandmother
live across the way
my grandmother meets your grandmother
this is what they say
talk about hey-na (hey-na) hey-na (hay-na)
aiko aiko aneyna
Chakamo feenoananeh
chakamo feenaneh

This was one of our schoolbus songs but I think this is an actual song, perhaps from New Orleans... I seem to recall hearing something about it on NPR once. anyone know?
jacicita Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
versions here and here and here.

i was afraid i would have that tickling at my brain all night. god bless google.
tlk Back · 13 years, 11 months ago

A popular version of this song comes from the movie "Rainman" by "The Belle Stars".

Take it easy.

(.........."he's not a man, he's a lovin' machine" ..........)

jacicita Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
the paperboys did it last time i saw them. with steve on lead.
danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
And of course...

(insert name) and (insert name) sitting in a tree
K-I-S-S-I-N-G
first comes love, then comes marriage,
then comes the baby in the baby carriage
sucking his thumb, peeing in his pants
doing the hula hula dance
John J. Ryan Back · 14 years, 5 months ago

(insert name) and (insert name) sitting in a tree
K-I-S-S-I-N-G
first comes love, then comes marriage,
then comes the baby in the baby carriage

Get out the diapers, get out the pins cause

(insert name) & (insert name) are gonna have twins!

danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
You are my thyroid
my parathyroid
you make me function properly
you're my adrenals
you're my pancreas
you're my pi-tui-tary

You are my endocrines
my ductless glands
you work in times of joy and tears
so keep on working
and making hormones
dear old glands for you I cheer!
danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
Dad taught us allen sherman songs and we sang them on car trips. This is my favorite:

I'll sing to you a story of a great man of the cloth,
His name was Harry Lewis and he worked for Irving Roth,
He died while cutting velvet on a hot July the fourth,
His cloth goes marching on.

Chorus:
Glory, glory, Harry Lewis,
Glory, glory Harry Lewis,
Glory, glory, Harry Lewis,
His cloth goes shining on!

Harry Lewis perished in the service of his lord,
He was trampling through the warehouse where the drapes of Roth are stored,
He had the finest funeral his union could afford,
His cloth goes shining on!

chorus

With the fire raging 'bout him, Harry stood by his machine,
And when the fireman broke in, they discovered him between,
A pile of roasted dacron and some french fried gabardine,
His cloth goes shining on!

chorus
danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
We used to sing Charlie on the MTA on the schoolbus:

Let me tell you the story
Of a man named Charlie
On a tragic and fateful day
He put ten cents in his pocket,
Kissed his wife and family
Went to ride on the MTA

Charlie handed in his dime
At the Kendall Square Station
And he changed for Jamaica Plain
When he got there the conductor told him,
"One more nickel."
Charlie could not get off that train.

Chorus:
Did he ever return,
No he never returned
And his fate is still unlearn'd
He may ride forever
'neath the streets of Boston
He's the man who never returned.

Now all night long
Charlie rides through the tunnels
Saying, "What will become of me?
How can I afford to see
My sister in Chelsea
Or my cousin in Roxbury?"

Charlie's wife goes down
To the Scollay Square station
Every day at quarter past two
And through the open window
She hands Charlie a sandwich
As the train comes rumblin' through.

As his train rolled on
underneath Greater Boston
Charlie looked around and sighed:
"Well, I'm sore and disgusted
And I'm absolutely busted;
I guess this is my last long ride."

Now you citizens of Boston,
Don't you think it's a scandal
That the people have to pay and pay
Fight the fare increase!
Vote for George O'Brien!
lets get Charlie off that train.

Chorus:
Or else he'll never return,
No he'll never return
And his fate will be unlearned
He may ride forever
'neath the streets of Boston
He's the man who never returned.


We didn't know all of the lyrics at the time, and we substituted Brooklyn for Boston and for some reason we substituted Paul Tsongas for Walter A. O'Brien.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 9 years, 4 months ago
My sister used to sing that to me. I always loved it. When I finally took a ride on the T I didn't want to get off.
danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
Mom and dad also sang us Columbia songs... here's one making fun of Cornell:

Harvard's run by Radcliffe
Radcliffe's run by Yale
Yale is run by Vassar
and Vassar's run by mail (tail)
Princeton's for the pretty boys
the drunks all go to Penn
but high above Cayuga
There's a race of hairy men

Ohhhhhhhh

We are a race of hairy chested men
hairy chested men
hairy chested men
Oh, We are a race of hairy chested men
we are from Cornell!

we are from Cornell!
we are from Cornell!
Oh, We are a race of hairy chested men
we are from Cornell!

Oh, we are a race of simple farmer boys
simple farmer boys
simple farmer boys
Oh, we are a race of simple farmer boys
We are from Cornell

Oh we take hotel administration...

etc.
danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
and here's another:

Don't send my boy to Harvard
The dying mother said
Don't send my boy to syracusssssssssssssse
I'd rather see him dead!
But send him to Columbia!
It's better than Cornell...
and as for Pennsylva-ni-a
I'd see him first in hell

To hell, to hell with Pennsylvania!
To hell, to hell with Pennsylvania!
To hell, to hell with Pennsylvania!
To hell with the U of P!
goovie is married! Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
(to "o tannenbaum")
oh holy cross, oh holy cross
where all they eat is applesauce

apparently, when my mom went to rosemont, this was very very funny.
A.J. · 14 years, 5 months ago
Here is one that maybe only Gordon stands a chance of remembering, or maybe he's too old for it. This is based on the commercial that Mc Donald's used to use when I was a little kid.

Mc Donald's is your kind of place
They serve you rattle sankes
They take your parking place
They throw food in your face
Mc Donald's is your kind of place
It's such a happy place
Mc Donalds is your kind of place!

Mc Donald's is your kind of place
Hamburgers in your face
French fries up your nose
pickles between your toes
Mc Donald's is your kind of place
It's such a happy place
Mc Donalds is your kind of place!
A.J. · 14 years, 5 months ago
Comet
It makes your hair turn green
Comet
It tastes like gasoline
Comet
It makes you vomit
So get some Comet
And vomit today!
danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
It makes your *mouth* turn green!

Oh, and to the same tune:

Herman, look what you've done to me
Herman, I think it's pregnancy
Herman
You put your sperm in
and now it's Herman
and Sherman
and me!
danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
Oh, and along the same lines...

Down by the river where nobody goes
there lies (insert girl's name) without any clothes
along comes (insert boy's name) swinging his chain
he opened up his zipper and out it came

Three months later, all is well
six months later, it started to swell
nine months later out it came
a little (boy's name) junior swinging his chain!
nate... Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
Actually, the way I always heard it... it was "makes your TEETH turn green".

Laura P. Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
Mouth turn green.

And "it tastes like Listerine."
nate... Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
Nope, teeth... and... gasoline.

nyah nyah.

;)

Mamalissa! Back · 14 years, 5 months ago

Mommy, I met the boy next door
Mommy, he threw me on the floor
Mommy, look at my tummy,
It's growing bigger, and bigger, each day

Harold, what have you done to me?
Harold, they call it pregnancy
Harold, we'll name him Gerald
It will be Harold, and Gerald, and me!

lawrence Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
heh. I remember a few variations on that. the original way I heard it was:

Comet
It makes your face turn blue
Comet
It makes you up chuck, too
etc.

but we also used "...nose turn red/...lose your head", also.

I don't remember others. we made up quite a few of them.
Childof91 Back · 9 years, 4 months ago
very similar

Comet, it makes your teeth turn green.
Comet, it tastes like Vaseline.
Comet, it makes you vomit,
so buy some comet, and vomit, today!
A.J. · 14 years, 5 months ago
Heigh-ho heigh-ho
It's off to school we go
With a kick in the rear
And a bottle of beer
Heigh-ho heigh-ho heigh-ho

Heigh-ho heigh-ho
It's off to school we go
with hand grenades and razor blades
Heigh-ho heigh-ho heigh-ho

Heigh-ho heigh-ho
It's off to school we go
We'll ring the bell and run like hell
Heigh-ho heigh-ho heigh-ho

Heigh-ho heigh-ho
It's off to school we go
The water tastes like iodine
The teachers look like Frankenstein
Heigh-ho heigh-ho heigh-ho heigh-ho
Nik Chaikin Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
bush's fav.
Heigh-ho heigh-ho
It's off to iraq we go
With a great big bomb
to kill sadam
Heigh-ho heigh-ho heigh-ho
John J. Ryan · 14 years, 5 months ago

Deck the halls with gasoline, falalalala

Light a match and watch it gleam, falalalala

See the school burn down to ashes, falalalalala

Aren't you glad you played with matches? Falalalalal

danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
I already posted that one John. Nyah nyah, beat ya!
John J. Ryan · 14 years, 5 months ago

Do, the stuff that buys me beer

Re, the guy who sells me beer

Mi, the guy who drinks the beer

Fa, a long way to the John!

So, I'll have another beer

La, I'll have another beer

Ti, no thanks I'm drinking beer!

And that leads us back to do....

danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
D'oh! No beer, I need a beer,
Ray, the guy who sells me beer
me, the guy who buys the beer
fa, a long way to the beer
so, I think i'll have a beer,
la... lalalalalabeeeeeer!
Tea, no thanks I'll have a beer!
and that brinks us back to
D'oh!
soul groove feline Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
d'oh! i am all out of beer
Ray, the guy who sells me beer
me, the guy who drinks the beer
fa, the distance to my beer
so, i think i'll have a beer
la... lalalalala beer
tea, no thanks i'm drinking beer
and that brings us back to
d'oh!
John J. Ryan · 14 years, 5 months ago
Just sing the Stars and Stripes Forever, but sing the words, "More beer" over and over again.
lawrence Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
similarly:

Be kind to your web-footed friends
For a duck may be somebody's brother,

I forget how the rest goes, and I have no idea WHY anyone would think to come up with that.....
Mamalissa! Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
Be kind to your fine feathered friends
'cause a duck may be somebody's mother.
Be kind to your web-footed friends,
'cause a duck may be somebody's pal.
You may think that this is the end,
well it is.
Bender Back · 13 years, 11 months ago

be kind to you friends in the swamp
for a wump may be somebody's brother
be kind to your friends in the swamp
where the weather is always damp
you may think that this is the end
well, it is.

lawrence · 14 years, 5 months ago
jingle bells
batman smells
robin laid an egg
batmobile lost a wheel
and the joker took ballet

(or the joker got away, etc.)
lawrence Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
I also remember one that started

dashing through the mud
in a broken chevrolet
...
John J. Ryan Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
Also heard on the 1st Simpsons episode ever that wasn't on Tracey Ullman.
John J. Ryan · 14 years, 5 months ago

One bottle of pop, two bottle of pop, three bottle of pop, four bottle of pop, five bottle of pop, six bottle of pop, seven bottle of pop, POP!

Fish and chips and vinegar, vinegar, vinegar, fish and chips and vinegar, vinegar, POP!

Don't throw your junk in my back yard, my back yard, my back yard, don't throw your junk in my backyard, my backyard's full.

Kind of reminds me of the one song Metropolis does where each voice part sings a different song, then they put all 4 together.

John J. Ryan · 14 years, 5 months ago

Since many of us live in different sections of the USA and Canada, I'm curious to see which songs are regionalized, and which ones have become universal, no matter where you are.

Batman smells is out of bounds because of the Simpsons. :)

lawrence Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
why should it be out of bounds? I was singing it LONG before the Simpsons even existed.
John J. Ryan Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
It's out of bounds NOW because it has been posted in the national media.  The only way to determine if its regional or not is to ask people our age about when they heard the song.
lawrence Back · 14 years, 5 months ago
people our age almost certainly ALL heard it before 1989, if they heard it at all.
It's a girl! Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
  There's a book devoted to collecting variations on these rhymes based on location and era: it's called Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts- The Subversive Folklore of Childhood
John J. Ryan · 14 years, 5 months ago
Used to sing this one of the school bus, but I barely remember the lyrics.
meh Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
My mother had(has) the 45.
Don't tempt me, or I'll sing the whole damn thing!

Ack! Earworm! *pouts* Darn you, John!
Raymond Dube · 13 years, 11 months ago

How about this one?

Three irish men, three irish men sitting in a ditch,

one called the other, a dirty son of a -

Peter Moley had a dog, a dirty dog was he,

He gave it to his neighbor to keep her company,

She fed it, She fed it, She fed the dirty runt,

Then one day he jumped into her pantyhose and bit her on the-

Country boy, country boy sittin on a rock,

Along came a bumble bee and bit him on the-

Cocktail, Ginger ale, five cents a glass,

If you don't like it, shove it up your-

Ask me no more questions, tell me no more lies,

If you ever get a bucket of shit in the face,

Be sure to close your eyes.

goovie is married! · 13 years, 11 months ago
the buses that they give you, they say they're mighty fine
but when they turn a corner, they leave the wheels behind
oh, i don't wanna go to girl scout camp
gee, mom, i wanna go
but they won't let me go
gee, mom, i wanna go ho-o-ome


there are about a thousand verses to that one. and apparently, it comes from a similar (wwII era?) song called "army life," which for some reason i remember singing in ear training/sight singing class--batman was all impressed that we sight read it so well, and it was because we had all learned the tune in our girl scout camp days.

hkath Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
since we're posting back here... here's the army life song the way I learned it:

"They say that in the army, the girls are mighty fine
you ask for Farrah Fawcett, they give you Frankenstein
oh, I don't want no more of army life
gee, mom, I wanna go
back to Ontario
gee, mom, I wanna go home."

plus a million and one other verses rhyming with "fine". :D
goovie is married! Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
in the girl scout camp version, they say the counselors are mighty fine, but when they take their makeup off, they look like frankenstein. :)
renita · 13 years, 11 months ago
If you're headed for first
and you feel something burst...
Diarrhea, Diarrhea.

If you're running for third
and out slips a turd...
Diarrhea, Diarrhea.

If you're sliding into home,
and your pants are full of foam...
Diarrhea, Diarrhea.

If you're sitting in a Chevy,
and you feel something heavy...
Diarrhea, Diarrhea.

there's a much more but I can't remember them now.



Andrea Krause Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
heheh my younger cousin sang that for me when we were young. :)
goovie is married! Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
if you're swimming in a pool and you feel something cool!

there's also a constipation song, but i can't remember it right now.
Mamalissa! Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
To the tune of aloutte:

Constipation, lack of doody-ation,
Constipation, this is how you play:
First you're hungry then you eat,
then you're on the toilet seat.
Eat eat eat, seat seat seat, eat eat eat, seat seat seat.
Ohhhh!
Jason Reiser · 13 years, 11 months ago

"Shimmy, shimmy cocoa pop!  Shimmy, shimmy rock!  Shimmy, shimmy cocoa pop!  Shimmy, shimmy rock!  I met a girlfriend a triscuit!  She said, a triscuit a biscuit!  Ice cream, soda pop, vanilla on the top!  Ooh, Shelly’s out, walking down the street, ten times a week!  I read it!  I said it!  I stole my momma’s credit!  I’m cool!  I’m hot!  Sock me in the stomach three more times! "

sheryls · 13 years, 11 months ago

my dad used to sing this song that you had to make up as you go along.

it was:

verse 1
(hey lai-di lai-di lo)
verse 2 (rhymes with verse 1)
(hey lai-di lai-di lo)

hey lai-di lai-di lai-di, hey lai-di lai-di lo
hey lai-di lai-di lai-di, hey lai-di lai-di lo

usually we'd make fun of family members this way. ex: teasing my dad for his infamous "shortcuts" that took us 3 hours out of our way. at least.

On our way home again
Hey lai-di lai-di lo
Jerry got us lost in Michigan
Hey lai-di lai-di lo!

..etc. it's not so funny in theory, but it's a fun thing to do like, at the end of a gathering. around a campfire. with food on sticks. :)

Bender · 13 years, 11 months ago

My dad used to make up songs.   Here are a few:

My sister was nicknamed Scooterfish, so dad sang to Lightly Row:
Scooterfish, Scooterfish
Fuzzy-wuzzy Scooterfish

And one time we were in Chincoteague and he saw a sign, and promptly made it into a song:
Wild ponies kick and bite
(Doo dah, doo dah)
Keep your distance, do not feed
(Oh, the doo dah day)

He didn't make this one up, but whenever we crossed the George Washington Bridge, he used to sing:
George Washington Bridge
The George Washington Washington Bridge

When Jade would hang on one foot, he would sing (to the tune of Alouette or however you spell it):
Hanging birdies, these are hanging birdies
Hanging birdies, birdies all around
(I made up this next part)
Hanging birdies here and there
Hanging in their underwear
Here and there, underwear
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Hanging birdies, birdies all around!

There are many more.  We're a very musical family.

stealthlori · 13 years, 11 months ago

As I was walking down the street
One dark and dreary  day
I came upon a billboard
But much to my dismay
The signs were torn and tattered
From the storm the night before
The wind and rain had done its job
And this is what I saw

"Smoke Coca Cola cigarettes
Chew Wrigley Spearmint beer
Ken-L-Ration dog food
Makes your complexion clear
Simonize your baby
with a Hershey candy bar
Texaco's the beauty cream that's used by all the stars.

So take your next vacation
In a brand-new Frigidaire
Learn to play the piano
In your winter underwear
Doctors say that babies
Should smoke until they're three
And people over 65 should bathe in Lipton tea
(in flow-thru teabags ... )"

*curtseys*

Will work for anime · 13 years, 11 months ago

*to the tune of Oh Christmas Tree*

Oh Ted the Toad, Oh Ted the Toad. Why are you lying in the road?

Oh Ted the Toad, Oh Ted the Toad. Why are you lying in the road?

You used to be so green and fat, and now you're just so red and flat.

Oh Ted the Toad, Oh Ted the Toad. Why are you lying in the road?

other verses included:

You didn't hear the engine roar, and now your guts are on the floor.

You didn't see the light turn red, and now your wearing tire tread.

and then there was:

Oh Sam the snake, Oh Sam the snake. Why are you floating on the lake?

You didn't hear the moter boat, and now your guts are all a-float.

Will work for anime · 13 years, 11 months ago

*to the tune of On Top of Spaghetti*

I had a buddy, my buddy's a toad

He's kinda muddy. He's flat on the road

But he's my buddy, my buddy to stay.

Til he's peeled off the sidewalk and sailed away.

Mamalissa! Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
see, now the best part is that the real song is "On Top of Old Smokey"

I know a whole lot of verses to On Top of Spaghetti, my fave being (after the meatball has rolled out of the house and into the garden...)

The tree was all covered with beautiful moss,
It grew little meatballs, and tomato sauce.
Alan Mendelsohn · 13 years, 11 months ago

George Washington Bridge, George Washington Washington Bridge;

Etc.

Bender Back · 13 years, 11 months ago
I already got that one ;P
Lindsay · 13 years, 11 months ago
Any girls (or boys) out there who remember any jump-rope songs?

Cinderella
Dressed in yella
Went upstairs
To kiss a fella
By mistake
She kissed a snake
How many doctors
Did it take?
1, 2, 3, 4, etc.. (until you tripped up the rope)
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 9 years, 4 months ago
How did I never contribute to this forum? This was sung to the tune of America (My country tis of thee)
My country tis of thee Sweet land of Germany Of thee I sing. My father's a German Spy Caught by the FBI Tomorrow he shall die. My name is Fritz.
We sang that in the mid sixties. WWII was 20 years in the past but it was still our point of reference.
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 9 years, 4 months ago
When I was about 12 or so this was a popular song. It is sung to the Army's theme song; As the Caissons Go Rolling Along
Give a cheer Give a cheer To the men who drink the beer In the cellars of Murphy's saloon. They are brave They are bold For the whiskey they can hold In the cellars of Murphy's saloon. For its drink drink drink Till you vomit in the sink Shout out your orders loud and clear More Beer! For its more more more Till they kick you out the door In the cellars of murphy's saloon. One more time. In the cellars of Murphy's saloon.
Childof91 Back · 9 years, 4 months ago
I've never heard those, but then again, I grew up in the 90's. Post some more
Rachel Marie aka RAI · 9 years, 4 months ago
How did *I* not contribute to this post? Camp counselor extrordinaire, I have thousands.

Popular with the younger kids are Repeat-After-Me Songs:
 
The Princess Pat (aka Ricky Bamboo)
The Princess Pat
Lived in a tree
She sailed across
The seven seas
She sailed across
The ocean blue
And she took with her
A Ricky Bamboo

CHORUS
Oh Ricky Bamboo
Now what is that?
It's something made
By the Princess Pat
It's red and gold
And purple too
That's why it's CALLED
A Ricky Bamboo

Now the Captain Jack
Had a mighty fine crew
He sailed across
The ocean too
But his ship sank
And yours will too
If you don't take
A Ricky Bamboo

CHORUS

And then there's

Tree in the Hole
There was a tree
Just the prettiest little tree
That you ever did see
Aaaand the tree was in a hole, and the hole was in a ground
And the green grass grows all around, all around. The green grass grows all around.

And on that tree
There was a branch
Just the prettiest little branch
That you ever did see
Aaaand the branch was on the tree, and the tree was in a hole, and the hole was in a ground
And the green grass grows all around, all around. The green grass grows all around.

Continues until you get...

Aaaand the elephant was on the flea, and the flea was on the feather, and the feather was on the wing, and the wing was on the bird, and the bird was in the egg, and the egg was in the nest, and the nest was on the twig, and the twig was on the branch, and the branch was on the tree, and the tree was in a hole, and the hole was in the ground
And the green grass grows all around, all around. The green grass grows all around! 

Also: 

The Moose Song
There was a moose
Who liked to drink a lot of juice
There was a moose
Who liked to drink a lot of juice

CHORUS
Singin' way-o way
Way-o way-o way-o way-o
Way-o way-o
Way-o way-o way-o way-o

His name was
Fred He liked to drink his juice in bed
His name was Fred
He liked to drink his juice in bed

CHROUS

He drank his juice with care
But he spilt some on his hair
He drank his juice with care
But he spilt some on his hair

CHORUS

His friends, they laughed!
So he had to take a bath
His friends they laughed
So he had to take a bath

CHORUS (x3)

Boom Chicka Boom
I said a boom chicka boom!
I said a boom chicka boom!
I said a booma chicka rocka chicka rocka chicka boom!

Uh-huh!
Oh yeah!
One more time
[Fill in the blank below]

Underwater: Flick lips with finger
Janitor Style: Broom chicka broom, brooma mop-a-floora, mop-a-floora mop-a broom
Motorcycle Style: Vroom chicka vroom; vrooma pop-a-wheelie, pop-a-wheelie pop-a vroom
Astronaunt Style: To the moon to the moon; To the moon, take a rocket, take a rocket to the moon.
Flower Style: Bloom chicka bloom; bloom-a chicka blossom chick-a blossom chick-a bloom
Mister Rogers Style: Can you say a boom chicka boom? Can we all say a boom-a-chicka rocka chicka rocka chicka boom?
Valley Girl Style: Insert appropriate Valley-Girl-isms in

Then any song where you do funny movements is awesome

Father Abraham had seven sons
Seven sons had Father Abraham
And they never laughed
They never cried
All they did was go like this:
On the right! (Echo: On the right!)

Then you get to:
On the right! Then, on the left, with the right (foot) and the left, and the head, and the tounge

Or, similarly:

Hi. My name is Joe
And I work iiiin a button factory
I got a wife, and a dog, and a family
One day, my boss comes up to me and says "Hey Joe, are you busy?"
I said no.
He said, "Push this button with your right elbow"

And then left elbow, right foot, left foot, head, tounge and then on the last one you say

He said, "Hey Joe, are you busy?"
I said, "YES!"

What else. This one was a favorite with the kids at my sleepaway camp:

Wiffle Waffle
I was walkin' 'round the corner doing little harm
Along came a policeman and grabbed me by the arm
He took me 'round the corner, rang a little bell *ding ding*
Along came a wagon and locked me in a cell

CHORUS
I'm singin' eeny meeny and a miney moe
Catch a Wiffle Waffle by the toe
And if he hollers, hollers, hollers let him go
I'm singin' eeny meeny and a miney moe

Six o'clock in the morning the jailer comes around
A piece of bread and coffee that weighs a half a pound
The coffee tastes like tabasco juice, the bread is hard and stale
But that's the way they treat the bums in the New York County Jail

CHORUS

I woke up Sunday morning and looked upon the wall
The skeeters and the bed bugs were havin' a game of ball
The score was six to nothing, the skeeters were ahead
The bed bugs hit a HOME RUN! and knocked me out of bed

CHORUS
 
I went downtown for breakfast, I ordered ham and eggs
I ate so many pickles, the juice ran down my legs
I fell into a sewer, and that is where I died
They didn't call it murder, they called it SEWERCIDE!

CHORUS

...There are more, but I think I am done for now. :o)

You must first create an account to post.



©1999-2017 · Acceptable Use
Website for Creative Commons Music?