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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2014, 10:56:47 AM »
This is always catching me out!
I take my kids to a community playgroup that ends with singing time and I'm always stumbling and singing the wrong version or a slightly different tune.

My ducks come waddling home, where all the other mums' ducks come swimming home, my weasel buys a spool of thread and a needle and my roses are ashy. Constant embarrassment!

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2014, 11:25:32 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)

Yes, that's what we do (UK). Also:
 
Row row row your boat
Gently down the stream
If you see a crocodile
Don't forget to scream!
 
Row row row your boat
Gently on the sea
If you see a pirate ship
Point it out to me!
Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana.


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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2014, 11:29:58 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... :-[)

We started doing gentle versions of this around 6 or 7 months when the babies could sit up on their own really well. As they age, the bouncing becomes pretty rambunctious in our family with the goal of bouncing the baby "off the horse" (but still holding their hands so they don't fall to the ground). Continues to the kids are around 3 and get too heavy to give a good bounce too.

I'm in the US (Texas which might be why we have cowboys instead of farmers in our family version). I think several other posters who have provided their versions are in the US too.

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2014, 12:30:55 PM »
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)

Ooh!  This is referenced in Sherlock but I never knew what the actual rhyme was.

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2014, 02:23:26 PM »
Ours were

The ladies horse doth ride like this
Trit trot, trit trot, trit trot (up and down bounces in time)
The gentlemans horse doth ride like this
Gallopy gallopy gallopy gallop! (no bounces but being pulled backwards and forwards)
The farmers horse doth ride like this
Bumpety bumpety bumpety bump and (bounces going side to side)
BUMP! down into the ditch (drop child between knees)

Round and round the garden
Like a teddy bear  (never understood the 'like a' part, would not be surprising if my family had this wrong)
One step, two step
and tickly under there

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2014, 04:54:08 PM »
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)

Ooh!  This is referenced in Sherlock but I never knew what the actual rhyme was.

The thing I find that varies with this one is whether you trace a continuous circle, or whether you hop around in a circle on the hand first.

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2014, 12:32:58 AM »
Round and round the garden
Like a teddy bear  (never understood the 'like a' part, would not be surprising if my family had this wrong)
One step, two step
and tickly under there

Nope, every version I've ever heard is "like a teddy bear". The "went" version isn't one I've heard before.

Wiki says "like" is the most common form as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_and_round_the_garden
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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2014, 12:44:07 AM »
Nobody's mentioned the little piggies!

Bare-footed child, starting with the big toe:

This little piggy went to market,
this little piggy stayed at home.
This little piggy had roast beef
and this little piggy had none.
And this little piggy cried 'wee wee wee' all the way home! (as you tickle up the child's leg to their tummy)

The piggies and the teddy bear can keep a little one busy for ages.

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2014, 12:44:24 AM »
Round and round the garden
Like a teddy bear  (never understood the 'like a' part, would not be surprising if my family had this wrong)
One step, two step
and tickly under there

Nope, every version I've ever heard is "like a teddy bear". The "went" version isn't one I've heard before.

Wiki says "like" is the most common form as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_and_round_the_garden


One of the fun things about this thread on nursery rhymes is finding so many variations.

Here's the teddy bear with the 'went' variation and another verse I hadn't heard - very cute.

http://fun.familyeducation.com/toddler/activity/36942.html

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2014, 06:14:45 AM »
Round and round the garden
Like a teddy bear  (never understood the 'like a' part, would not be surprising if my family had this wrong)
One step, two step
and tickly under there

Nope, every version I've ever heard is "like a teddy bear". The "went" version isn't one I've heard before.

Wiki says "like" is the most common form as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_and_round_the_garden

In my family we were taught it as

"Danced teddy bear"

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2014, 09:09:07 AM »
Criss cross apple sauce (trace lines in a X up and down the back)
Spider climbing up your back (walk your fingers up the spine) - every kid wriggles as you get up near the neck)
Cool breeze (blow in their ear)
Tight squeeze (Hug the kid)
Now you've got the giggles (tickle them)

I like to leave a gap between the 2nd last and last lines to enhance the 'terror'. 😝

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2014, 10:41:16 AM »
Criss cross apple sauce (trace lines in a X up and down the back)
Spider climbing up your back (walk your fingers up the spine) - every kid wriggles as you get up near the neck)
Cool breeze (blow in their ear)
Tight squeeze (Hug the kid)
Now you've got the giggles (tickle them)

I like to leave a gap between the 2nd last and last lines to enhance the 'terror'. 😝

We had an extra line for that and different actions

Criss cross apple sauce (trace lines in a X up and down the back)
Spider climbing up your back (walk your fingers up the spine)
Tight squeeze (Squeeze their shoulders)
Light breeze (blow on the back of their neck)
Bang an egg on your head and let it dribble down your back (mimics mushing an egg into someones hair and raking your fingers down their back)
Now you've got the shivers (tickle them)
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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #42 on: April 09, 2014, 11:14:44 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 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.

We did it like this:

All around the mulberry bush
The monkey chased the weasel
The monkey stopped to pull up his socks
Pop goes the weasel!

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2014, 10:36:37 PM »
Round and round the cobbler's bench
The monkey chased the weasel
The weasel he run, the son of a gun
Pop goes the weasel!

(That might have just been my mother being silly.)

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2014, 10:39:56 PM »
East coast US

All around the mulberry bush
The monkey chased the weasel
The monkey thought it was all in fun
Then pop goes the weasel