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newkie

Please help me remember how some of these go, it's slowly driving me insane :p 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 :p

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mal'occhio

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!!

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salnic

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.

 

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newkie

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

 

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 :p

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mal'occhio

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.

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**Xena**

From another Tassie girl ;)

 

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**

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newkie

That sounds more like it Xena! Thank you, I can go to bed now :p

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BeYOUtiful

I was born in 70 and know none of those :unsure:

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BadgerBasher

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

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**Xena**

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 :lol:

Edited by **Xena**

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newkie

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 :p

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Pull Up A Beanbag

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.

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niggles

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.

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Undercover Mum

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

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Guest Cali~

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.

 

 

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ThisIsMabelPines

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

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podg

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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