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#1 newkie

Posted 18 November 2010 - 07:29 PM

Please help me remember how some of these go, it's slowly driving me insane Tounge1.gif So far, the only complete one I can remember is.... (well at least this is how it went in my neck of the woods (Hobart) anyway).

Down by the brown bushes,
Down by the sea, boom, boom, boom.
Johnny broke a bottle,
And blamed it all on me.
I told Ma, Ma told Pa,
Johnny got a spanking,
So ha, ha, ha!

Then there was the one that starts off "I went to a Chinese restaurant, to buy a loaf of bread, bread, bread...." but I can't remember any more, and all my efforts on youtube are finding US ones, that I'm sure are different.

There was also the one "Down, down baby, down by the rollercoaster" and of course Miss Mary Mack.

Can anybody help me finish the Chinese restaurant and Down, down baby ones? I would really like to go to bed tonight without these stupid songs stuck in my head Tounge1.gif

#2 Pull Up A Beanbag

Posted 18 November 2010 - 07:34 PM

http://www.lyricsmania.com/down_down_baby_...y_co-pilot.html

#3 mal'occhio

Posted 18 November 2010 - 07:36 PM

I can only remember the down down baby one, our version went like this

Ronald McDonald, ooh ahh a biscuit
Ronald McDonlad, ooh ahh a biscuit
A-shishi-wa-wa, a biscuit
I've got a boyfriend, a biscuit
He's so-oo sweet, a biscuit

Sweeter than an ice-cream, cherry on top
Sweeter than an ice-cream, cherry on top

Down down baby, down down the rollercoaster
Sweet sweet baby, I'll never let you go

Shimmy shimmy cocopop, shimmy shimmy wow!
Shimmy shimmy cocopop, shimmy shimmy pow!



I can't believe that I remember all that!!

#4 salnic

Posted 18 November 2010 - 07:42 PM

I remember doing under the bamboo tree. I grew up in Melbourne and was born in 1970, absolutely loved clapping games, skipping games and elastics. My favourite was
Under the bamboo
under the tree boom boom boom
true love for me
my darling
true love for me boom boom boom
when we get married
we'll raise a family
a girl for you
and a boy for me
how happy we'll be.



#5 newkie

Posted 18 November 2010 - 07:44 PM

Thanks for the link Lillijen, I think that's an American version too, well at least it's not the one I remember sad.gif

clairemorgz - I remember this much of it -

Down down baby, down down the rollercoaster
Sweet sweet baby, I'll never let you go

Shimmy shimmy cocopop, shimmy shimmy wow!
Shimmy shimmy cocopop, shimmy shimmy pow!

But the rest of yours isn't the same either. I'm starting to think they are all quite localised and I might have to ask some real life friends tomorrow Tounge1.gif

#6 mal'occhio

Posted 18 November 2010 - 07:50 PM

You're right OP, they are incredibly localised, like a school-yard dialect! I love to hear about the variations that different people grew up with.

#7 **Xena**

Posted 18 November 2010 - 08:49 PM

From another Tassie girl wink.gif

Down down baby
down down the rollercoaster

Sweet sweet baby
I'll never let you go

Jimmy jimmy cocopop,jimmmy jimmy pow
Jimmy jimmy ccopop , Jimmy Jimmy Pow

Grandma, Grandma sick in bed
Called the docotor and the doctor said:

Let's get the rhythm of the head Ding Dong (head side to side on ding dong)
We've got the rhythm of the head ding dong (head side to side on ding dong)

Let's get the rhythm of the hands (clap clap)
We've got the rhythm of the hand (clap clap)

Let's get the rhythm of the feet (stamp stamp)
We've got the rhythm of the feet (stamp stamp)

Let's get the rhythm of the hooootdog (swirly dance thing)
We've got the rhythm of the hooootdog (do a swirly dance thing lol)

Put them all together and whatta ya got ding dong (clap clap) (stamp stamp) hooooootdog
Put 'em all backwards and whatta ya got Doooooog Hot (stamp stamp) (clap clap) dong Ding




Plus:
CC my plaaaaay mate
Come out and play with me
My sister's got the flu
The German measles too
Slide down the raaaaainbow
Into the sugar bowl
And we'll be jolly friends
Forever more, more
Chuck her out the door!

Edited by **Xena**, 18 November 2010 - 09:18 PM.


#8 newkie

Posted 18 November 2010 - 09:13 PM

That sounds more like it Xena! Thank you, I can go to bed now Tounge1.gif

#9 BeYOUtiful

Posted 18 November 2010 - 09:20 PM

I was born in 70 and know none of those unsure.gif

#10 BadgerBasher

Posted 18 November 2010 - 09:23 PM

Apple on a stick
Makes me sick
Makes my heart beat 2 40 6
not because you're dirty
not because you're clean
Just because you kissed a boy behind a magazine

Boys
Boys
have all the fun
here she comes with her blue jeans on
she can wibble
she can wobble
she even do the twist
but I bet you ten bucks she can't do this
Close your eyes and count to ten
If you muck it up you're a big fat hen!
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
You didn't muck it up so that's the end! (Or: you mucked it up so we start again)

Also
Quack diddly oh-so quack quack quack
sing santa rico, rico rico rico
loris loris loris loris loris
ten nine eight seven six five four three two OUT

#11 **Xena**

Posted 18 November 2010 - 09:26 PM

Did you need the Miss Mary Mack one too?

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 fifty cents cents cents
To see the elephanst elephants elephants
Jump over the fence fence fence

They jumped so high high high
They touched the sky sky sky
And didn't come back back back
Til the fourth of July July July!


I loved hand clapping games. My memories of primary school all revolve around hand clapping games, elastics, handstand games and skipping laughing2.gif

Edited by **Xena**, 18 November 2010 - 09:27 PM.


#12 newkie

Posted 18 November 2010 - 09:40 PM

Oh silentmoose, that's so close! Now I remember the last little bit vaguely, only we said Chinese checkers, and I don't remember cluck, cluck, cluck... But thank you for filling in the other gaps!

Now I'm really going to bed Tounge1.gif

#13 Pull Up A Beanbag

Posted 18 November 2010 - 09:59 PM

Down by the banks of the Hanky Panky
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
With an Eep   Ipe Ope Oop
Boomshaladah and a
Ding Dong!



I never mastered this one.  All up and downy hands.

#14 niggles

Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:07 PM

This was the way we sung Chinese restaurant in WA in the 80s:

I went to a Chinese restaurant to buy a loaf of bread, bread, bread.
He asked me what my name was and this is what I said, said, said...

My...name...is..

Ally, ally, chick a lie, chick a lie
Oooy oooy bock bock bock
Chinese checkers and cheese on toast
Put em in the oven and POKE POKE POKE.

#15 Undercover Mum

Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:22 PM

We used to sing:

Under the brown bush,
Down by the sea
boom, boom, boom
True love for you my darling,
True love for me
When we get married
We'll have a family
Boy for you, Girl for me,
Dada dada da-da, SEXY!

edited to say that this would have been in the mid 70's.

Edited by Undercover Mum, 18 November 2010 - 10:26 PM.


#16 Guest_Cali~_*

Posted 19 November 2010 - 09:45 AM

A ran tan tan
A ran tan tan
gooly, gooly gooly gooly
ran tan tan

hararfy- hararfy
gooly gooly gooly
ran tan tan.

My eldest learnt this in kindy in 96 from a  NZer i think - is it a Maori thing? It wasn't so much clapping as fist bumping and hand rolling and then throwing your hands in the air.



#17 ThisIsMabelPines

Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:37 AM

I know this one has already done it, but I do another one at my school, it goes -

Ronald McDonald, Biscuit
Ronald McDonald, Biscuit
I-cee-cee-I, Biscuit,
He's such a cute little biscuit,

Ice cream sunday with a cherry ontop

And thats as much as I remember

Edited by ThisIsMabelPines, 12 February 2014 - 03:39 AM.


#18 podg

Posted 12 February 2014 - 05:38 AM

My name is: Ally ally, chick-a-lie chick-a-lie
Pom pom poodle
Wee willie whiskers
Chinese chopsticks
Indian chiefs!
(then a hoot while tapping your mouth to make a red indian sound....) Pow! (attempt to smack friend's cheek)




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