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Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« on: April 04, 2014, 02:09:10 PM »
The itsy Bitsy thread reminded me of this.

Our family has done the lap bounce rhyme for a few generations. I was surprised to learn our version isn't the original nor that common.

Our version

This is how the ladies ride
Walk. Walk. Walk (bouncing each knee up and done separately and slowly)
This is how the gentlemen ride
Trot. Trot. Trot.(bouncing both knees simultaneously at a moderate pace.)
This is how the cowboys ride
Gallop. Gallop. Gallop (very fast)

What regional differences have you discovered in your favorite nursery rhymes or stories?
« Last Edit: April 04, 2014, 05:33:23 PM by Hmmmmm »

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 02:32:15 PM »
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)

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2014, 02:45:29 PM »
I do remember this one (slightly).

Think the version I knew was closer to free range hippy chick's but not quite. All I can remember for sure is that it was hobbledyhoy, not hobbledee. May also have been clippety clop.

This is fun.  :)

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2014, 03:00:31 PM »
I'm in the US and I've never heard of this before.  But it sounds like fun to do!

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2014, 03:15:00 PM »
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)

This one. 

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2014, 03:37:34 PM »
This is the way a lady rides
Clip clop clip clop
This is the way a gentleman rides
Gallop-a-trot! Gallop-a-trot!
This is the way that baby rides!
Hobblety-hoy!  Hobblety-hoy!

(First set is a gentle bounce on every other beat.  Second set is a bigger bounce.  Third set is a big bounce on every beat, which you'd think would be jarring but Bittybartfast loves it!)

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2014, 03:51:33 PM »
I'm in the US and I've never heard of this before.  But it sounds like fun to do!
I agree!

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2014, 05:36:56 PM »
I'm in the US and I've never heard of this before.  But it sounds like fun to do!
I agree!

Just be warned if you start it you'll have lots of "again" once they can talk.  I've never seen a baby or toddler who didn't giggle their head off when you do this. Our family laughs that it's our kids first experience with a thrill ride.

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2014, 06:53:51 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).

I also remember the variation "Look out, little girl/boy, that you don't fall in."

We used to do "Ring around the rosy" with "Hopscotch, hopscotch, we all fall down." Never heard of "Ashes, ashes" until I was much older.
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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2014, 07:00:43 PM »
'Atishoo, Atishoo' surely!

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2014, 07:13:17 PM »
At work we got to talking about making do with what we had and then ending up with not much in the stockroom....like the Old Lady In The Shoe with the result being like Old Mother Hubbard and her bare cupboard!

We couldn't remember how the rhyme for Old Mother Hubbard went so we looked it up via Google. Wikipedia discussed it's history and had 13(!) stanzas.

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2014, 05:52:42 PM »
At work we got to talking about making do with what we had and then ending up with not much in the stockroom....like the Old Lady In The Shoe with the result being like Old Mother Hubbard and her bare cupboard!

We couldn't remember how the rhyme for Old Mother Hubbard went so we looked it up via Google. Wikipedia discussed it's history and had 13(!) stanzas.

Wow! I thought it was two or three. Off to google.

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2014, 10:37:57 PM »
This is the way a lady rides
Clip clop clip clop
This is the way a gentleman rides
Gallop-a-trot! Gallop-a-trot!
This is the way that baby rides!
Hobblety-hoy!  Hobblety-hoy!

(First set is a gentle bounce on every other beat.  Second set is a bigger bounce.  Third set is a big bounce on every beat, which you'd think would be jarring but Bittybartfast loves it!)

This is the version we used with our kids (and grandkids) except it was "Clipity clop, clippity clop" for the ladies and the 'hobblety-hoy' was how the FARMER rides!!   ;D  [Baby gets to ride all three ways!]

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2014, 12:43:30 AM »
I grew up with it this way:

This is the way the lady rides, lady rides, lady rides,
This is the way the lady rides,
All the way to town (while doing a gentle bounce)

This is the way the gentleman rides...(bumpier bounce)

This is the way the cowboy rides...(big, crazy bounces)

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Re: Nursery Rhymes - regional versions
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2014, 08:23:57 AM »
With the child on one knee--

This is the way the ladies ride, trot, trot. (gentle bounce)
This is the way the gentlemen ride, trot, trot, trot. (medium bounce)
But this is the way the farmers ride, giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up! (really big bounce)

Mostly, the kids will ask for a repeat, so in my family, you repeat the entire rhyme three times, and on the final "giddy-up" you lift the child off your lap and up over your head. Or, as a variation, you stand up and lift the child way up high.

Then the horse gets to rest for a few minutes before doing it all over again.
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