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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2014, 08:44:46 AM »
Trot, trot to Boston
Trot, trot to Lynn
Trot, trot to Salem
But don't fall innnn! (This is where you open your thighs and dip the kid into the gap).

Ours was:

Trot little horsey, trot to town.
Careful little horsey, don't fall down!

This was always followed by extreme giggling and "more" from my little guy who called it "truckey down."
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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2014, 08:59:34 AM »
From NY (queens):
never heard of that one! we did "ring around the rosey... ashes ashes" (and only understood the meaning a few years ago!). we used to play it at the beach (in the water).

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2014, 09:45:23 AM »
This is the way the ladies ride
Mim,mim, mim
this is the way the gentlemen ride
Trot trot trot
This is the way the Farmers ride
Hobbledehoy, man and a boy
Down in a ditch
(dropping the child down between the knees)

Version my Scots father used to sing to me, nearly 60 years ago.

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2014, 05:01:25 PM »
Trot, trot to Boston
Trot, trot to Lynn
Trot, trot to Salem
But don't fall innnn! (This is where you open your thighs and dip the kid into the gap).
............

Ours was

Trot, trot to Boston
Trot, trot to Lynn
Watch out <child's name>
You might fall in.  (While dipping the child.)

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2014, 04:41:51 AM »
From NY (queens):
never heard of that one! we did "ring around the rosey... ashes ashes" (and only understood the meaning a few years ago!). we used to play it at the beach (in the water).
If you're going to say "it's to do with the plague", that's an urban legend.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_a_Ring_o%27_Roses#Meaning
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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2014, 04:48:10 AM »
Australia here.

My version of ring a ring a rosey goes:

Ring a ring a rosey
A pocket full of posey
A-tishoo, a-tishoo
We all fall down.

The other one I've discovered that is different to most people's versions is Pop goes the weasel. The one my family always said is:

Round and round the mulberry bush
The monkey chased the weasel
The monkey stopped to pull up his socks
Pop, goes the weasel.

I suspect that it was just my family that did it that way, though.


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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2014, 04:53:06 AM »
Another Aussie.

Ring a rosey is same as cakeeater.

Can't remember the third line of pop goes the weasel now I've seen that version, darn it. Remember there were other verses. Something about tuppeny something. Aargh! Will probably wake up at 3am and remember exactly.  :)


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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2014, 05:17:05 AM »
From NY (queens):
never heard of that one! we did "ring around the rosey... ashes ashes" (and only understood the meaning a few years ago!). we used to play it at the beach (in the water).
If you're going to say "it's to do with the plague", that's an urban legend.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_a_Ring_o%27_Roses#Meaning
cool!

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2014, 06:04:21 AM »
Another Aussie.

Ring a rosey is same as cakeeater.

Can't remember the third line of pop goes the weasel now I've seen that version, darn it. Remember there were other verses. Something about tuppeny something. Aargh! Will probably wake up at 3am and remember exactly.  :)

The one I've now seen goes:

Half a pound of tuppeny rice
Half a pound of treacle
Stir it up and make it nice
Pop, goes the weasel

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2014, 06:22:44 AM »
Another Aussie.

Ring a rosey is same as cakeeater.

Can't remember the third line of pop goes the weasel now I've seen that version, darn it. Remember there were other verses. Something about tuppeny something. Aargh! Will probably wake up at 3am and remember exactly.  :)

The one I've now seen goes:

Half a pound of tuppeny rice
Half a pound of treacle
Stir it up and make it nice
Pop, goes the weasel

Half a pound of  tuppenny rice,
Half a pound of treacle
That's the way the money goes
Pop! Goes the weasel.

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2014, 06:46:50 AM »
This is the way the ladies ride:
Clip Clop, Clip Clop.
This is the way the gentlemen ride:
Trit Trot, Trit Trot.
This is the way the farmers ride:
Hobbledee! Hobbledee! (very bouncy)
And down in the ditch! (roll child off your knee and catch them just off the floor)

Horses go
Trit trot trit trot (slow bounces)
Frogs like to leap,
Leap leap leap (larger bounces)
Bunnies like to hop
Hippety hop hippety hop (fast bounces)
But WE like to fall in a heap, heap heap (fall down together onto the floor!)
 
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Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.


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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2014, 07:07:14 AM »
Another Aussie.

Ring a rosey is same as cakeeater.

Can't remember the third line of pop goes the weasel now I've seen that version, darn it. Remember there were other verses. Something about tuppeny something. Aargh! Will probably wake up at 3am and remember exactly.  :)

The version of the third line I knew it with was:

Round and round the mulberry bush
The monkey chased the weasel
The monkey thought it was all in fun.
Pop, goes the weasel.
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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2014, 09:20:05 AM »
more versions of 'This is the way the ladies ride' here:

http://www.rhymes.org.uk/a102-this-is-the-way-the-ladies-ride.htm

Also: How old are the little ones when you do this? Maximum age? Minimum age? Is this rhyme only in the UK?

(I did not get a story drabble idea from this... no I did not... :-[)

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2014, 09:25:05 AM »
more versions of 'This is the way the ladies ride' here:

http://www.rhymes.org.uk/a102-this-is-the-way-the-ladies-ride.htm

Also: How old are the little ones when you do this? Maximum age? Minimum age? Is this rhyme only in the UK?

(I did not get a story drabble idea from this... no I did not... :-[ )

What is a story drabble?
« Last Edit: April 07, 2014, 11:23:56 AM by Hollanda »
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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2014, 10:04:41 AM »
Another one. Not sure how widespread it is or if there are variations.

Round and round the garden (tracing a circle on kid's palm)
Went the teddy bear
One step, two step (walking fingers up arm)
Tickle her/him under here (tickle under the arm)