What chants did you say in kids play?

  1. I'll give the first line of a few to get you started:

    Mable, Mable. Set the table...

    Mother Mother have you heard?...

    Happy birthday to you. You live in a zoo...
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  3. by   H ynnoD
    I am rubber you are glue,what ever you say bounces off me and sticks to you.
  4. by   shygirl
    Not last night but the night before
    Twenty four robbers came knocking at the door,
    As I ran out...........(person double dutching jumps out)
    They ran in............(new person entering game jumps in)
    Hit me over the head with a rolling pin, it hurt, it hurt, it hurt my head.....

    Thats all I remember of that one.

    Another one was......Miss Suzy had a baby, she named him Tiny Tim, she put him in the bathtub to se if he could swim, swim, swim.....Miss Susy called the Doctor, the Doctor called the Nurse, the Nurse called the lady with the alligator purse, purse, purse.


  5. by   Ted
    Ask my wife. She'll say that I still do! :spin:

    Here's one I used to say:

    A boom-boom boop. . . be dolly, 'olly, aye
    A boom-boom boop. . . be dolly, 'olly, aye
    A boom-boom boop. . .
    A boom-boom boop. . .
    A boom-boom boop. . . be dolly, 'olly, aye.
  6. by   aimeee
    ***** and ****** sittin' in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g,
    first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes
    ***** with a baby carriage.
  7. by   aimeee
    My dad taught me this one that they used to say when he was a kid:

    (think Jersey *joisey* accent and it makes more sense)

    Thoity doity boids,
    sittin' on a coib,
    choipin' and a boipin'
    and a eatin' doity woims.
  8. by   pickledpepperRN
    I like to lick
    a candy stick
    until it's sharp enough to prick
    to bite it would be very wrong
    cause then it would not last so long
  9. by   powmol
    liar liar pants on fire, hanging from a telephone wire!
  10. by   NICU_Nurse
    Ohh! Miss Mary Mack! We used to do the hand-clapping thing with that one.

    I vaguely remember "Hello Operator, give me number nine, and if you disconnect me, I'll kick you in the..." and one about climbing up an apple tree and sliding down somewhere, but it's been so long I've forgotten all the words. Is there a web site somewhere with these on them?
  11. by   NICU_Nurse
    I found it!

    Miss Lucy had a steam boat
    The steamboat had a bell,
    Miss Lucy went to heaven and the
    Steamboat went to...
    Hello operator
    Please give me number nine
    And if you disconnect me
    I will chop off your...
    Behind the 'fridgerator
    There was a piece of glass
    Miss Lucy sat upon it
    And she cut her little...
    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 meadow
    The bees are in the park
    Miss Lucy and her boyfriend
    Are kissing in 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.

    and this version we did also:

    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 call the nurse
    The Nurse called the lady
    With the alligator purse.
    In walked the doctor.
    In walked the nurse
    In walked the lady
    With the alligator purse.
    "Measles," said the doctor.
    "Mumps," said the nurse.
    "Nothing," said the lady
    With the alligator purse.
    Miss Lucy kicked the doctor.
    Miss Lucy kicked the nurse.
    Miss Lucy paid the lady
    With the alligator purse.
  12. by   NICU_Nurse
    And this one we sang:

    Great green globs of greasy grimy gopher guts
    Mutilated monkey feet
    Chopped-up baby parakeet
    French fried eyeball floating in a pool of blood
    And I forgot my spoon!
  13. by   NICU_Nurse
    Oh, yay! I found the other one:

    See, see, my playmate
    Come out and play with me
    And bring your dollies three
    Climb up my appletree
    Climb through my window
    Slide down my cellar door
    And we'll be best of friends
    forever more!

    Wow. This is making me all nostalgic.
  14. by   Danamegg
    Inky pinky penny boy
    Pappa lelly jacky joy
    ee pee boy

    (we used it to "count out" with