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Old 02-20-2018, 03:48 PM
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Songs you sang when you were little that might be considered inappropriate now......

Hereís mine:

Mr. Johnny Rebeck
Little Cabin in the Woods
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:07 PM
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My Grandfather's Clock

My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf
So it stood ninety years on the floor
It was taller by half than the old man himself
Though it weighed not a pennyweight more
It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born
And was always his treasure and pride
But it stopped, short never to go again
When the old man died
Ninety years without slumbering
His life seconds numbering
It stopped, short never to go again
When the old man died
My grandfather said that of those he could hire
Not a servant so faithful he found
For it wasted no time and had but one desire
At the close of each week to be wound
And it kept in its place, not a frown upon its face
And its hands never hung by its side
But it stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died
It rang and alarmed in the dead of the night
An alarm that for years had been dumb
And we knew that his spirit was pluming for flight
That his hour for departure had come
Still the clock kept the time with a soft and muffled chime
As we silently stood by his side
But it stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died
Ninety years without slumbering
His life seconds numbering
It stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died
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My Grandfather's Clock

My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf
So it stood ninety years on the floor
It was taller by half than the old man himself
Though it weighed not a pennyweight more
It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born
And was always his treasure and pride
But it stopped, short never to go again
When the old man died
Ninety years without slumbering
His life seconds numbering
It stopped, short never to go again
When the old man died
My grandfather said that of those he could hire
Not a servant so faithful he found
For it wasted no time and had but one desire
At the close of each week to be wound
And it kept in its place, not a frown upon its face
And its hands never hung by its side
But it stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died
It rang and alarmed in the dead of the night
An alarm that for years had been dumb
And we knew that his spirit was pluming for flight
That his hour for departure had come
Still the clock kept the time with a soft and muffled chime
As we silently stood by his side
But it stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died
Ninety years without slumbering
His life seconds numbering
It stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died
Omg.... I started reading it and then realized I was singing it my head. I donít even remember the song!
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:11 PM
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Old Grumbler

Old Grumbler was dead and lay under the ground, under the ground, under the ground.
Old Grumbler was dead and lay under the ground. Way high up.

Three apple trees grew right over his head, over his head, over his head.
Three apple trees grew right over his head. Way high up.

The apples were ripe and ready to drop, ready to drop, ready to drop.
The apples were ripe and ready to drop. Way high up.

The East wind came a blowing them off, blowing them off, blowing them off.
The East wind came a blowing them off. Way high up.

There came an old lady a picking them up, picking them up, picking them up.
There came an old lady a picking them up. Way high up.

Old Grumbler got up and he gave her a knock, gave her a knock, gave her a knock.
Old Grumbler got up and he gave her a knock. Way high up.

Which made the old lady go hippety-hop, hippety-hop, hippety-hop.
Which made the old lady go hippety-hop. Way high up.

Old Grumbler lay down with a smile on his face, smile on his face, smile on his face.
Old Grumbler lay down with a smile on his face. Way high up.

If you want any more you can sing it yourself, sing it yourself, sing it yourself.
If you want any more you can sing it yourself. Way high up.
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:13 PM
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My Grandfather's Clock

My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf
So it stood ninety years on the floor
It was taller by half than the old man himself
Though it weighed not a pennyweight more
It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born
And was always his treasure and pride
But it stopped, short never to go again
When the old man died
Ninety years without slumbering
His life seconds numbering
It stopped, short never to go again
When the old man died
My grandfather said that of those he could hire
Not a servant so faithful he found
For it wasted no time and had but one desire
At the close of each week to be wound
And it kept in its place, not a frown upon its face
And its hands never hung by its side
But it stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died
It rang and alarmed in the dead of the night
An alarm that for years had been dumb
And we knew that his spirit was pluming for flight
That his hour for departure had come
Still the clock kept the time with a soft and muffled chime
As we silently stood by his side
But it stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died
Ninety years without slumbering
His life seconds numbering
It stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died
I thought I didnít know it but really seems familiar.
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:16 PM
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This one is so terrible! Hey third-grade teacher taught it to us… Back in the 60s!

Johnny Rebeck
Written By: Unknown
Copyright Unknown

Away out in the forest
There lived a mean old man
His name was Mr. Johnny Rebeck
And he could surely plan
All the neighbors' cats and dogs
Were always at his feet
So he invented a machine
That turned them all to meat

Hey Mr. Johnny Rebeck,
How could you be so mean
We told you you'd be sorry
For inventing that machine
All the neighbors' cats and dogs
Will never more be seen
They've all been ground to sausages
In Johnny Rebeck's machine

One day a boy came walking,
He walked into the store
He bought a pack of sausages
And placed them on the floor
Then he began to whistle,
He whistled up a tune
And all the little sausages,
They danced around the room

Hey Mr. Johnny Rebeck,
How could you be so mean
We told you you'd be sorry
For inventing that machine
All the neighbors' cats and dogs
Will never more be seen
They've all been ground to sausages
In Johnny Rebeck's machine

One day the darn thing busted,
The darn thing wouldn't go
So Johnny Rebeck climbed inside
To see what made it so
His wife she had a nightmare
While walking in her sleep
She gave the crank a great big yank
And Johnny Rebeck was meat

Hey Mr. Johnny Rebeck,
How could you be so mean
We told you you'd be sorry
For inventing that machine
All the neighbors' cats and dogs
Will never more be seen
They've all been ground to sausages
In Johnny Rebeck's machine
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My Ding A Ling by Chuck Berry

When I was a little bitty boy
My grandmother bought me a cute little toy
Silver bells hangin' on a string
She told me it was my ding a ling

[Chorus]
My ding a ling, my ding a ling
I want to play with my ding a ling
My ding a ling, my ding a ling
I want to play with my ding a ling

And then mother took me to Grammar School
But I stopped all in the vestibule
Every time that bell would ring
Catched me playin' with my ding a ling

[Chorus]

Once I was climbing the garden wall
I slipped and had a terrible fall
I fell so hard I heard bells ring
But held on to my ding a ling

[Chorus]

Once I was swimming cross Turtle creek
Many snappers all around my feet
Sure was hard swimming cross that thing
With both hands holdin' my ding a ling

[Chorus]

This here song it ain't so sad
The cutest little song you ever had
Those of you who will not sing
You must be playin' with your own ding a ling
My ding a ling Your ding a ling, your ding a ling
We saw you playin' with your ding a ling
My ding a ling everybody sing
I want to play with my ding a ling
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:34 PM
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I thought I didnít know it but really seems familiar.

The tune is played on a Fisher Price wind up clock that my oldest had when she was little...


https://www.christianbook.com/fisher...4aAr4oEALw_wcB
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:42 PM
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My Ding A Ling by Chuck Berry

When I was a little bitty boy
My grandmother bought me a cute little toy
Silver bells hangin' on a string
She told me it was my ding a ling

[Chorus]
My ding a ling, my ding a ling
I want to play with my ding a ling
My ding a ling, my ding a ling
I want to play with my ding a ling

And then mother took me to Grammar School
But I stopped all in the vestibule
Every time that bell would ring
Catched me playin' with my ding a ling

[Chorus]

Once I was climbing the garden wall
I slipped and had a terrible fall
I fell so hard I heard bells ring
But held on to my ding a ling

[Chorus]

Once I was swimming cross Turtle creek
Many snappers all around my feet
Sure was hard swimming cross that thing
With both hands holdin' my ding a ling

[Chorus]

This here song it ain't so sad
The cutest little song you ever had
Those of you who will not sing
You must be playin' with your own ding a ling
My ding a ling Your ding a ling, your ding a ling
We saw you playin' with your ding a ling
My ding a ling everybody sing
I want to play with my ding a ling
I remember this one! Oh, and The Streak! And Short People have no reason to live!
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Old Dan Tucker was a fine old man
Washed his face with a fryin' pan
Combed his hair with a wagon wheel
And died with a toothache in his heel
Get out the way, Old Dan Tucker
You're too late to get your supper
Get out the way, Old Dan Tucker
You're too late to get your supper
Old Dan Tucker come to town
Riding a billy goat, leading a hound
The hound dog barked and billy goat jumped
And landed old Tucker on a stump
Get out the way, Old Dan Tucker
You're too late to get your supper
Get out the way, Old Dan Tucker
You're too late to get your supper
Old Dan Tucker got drunk an fell
In the fire and kicked up holy hell
A red-hot coal got in his shoe
An oh my Lord the ashes flew
Get out the way, Old Dan Tucker
You're too late to get your supper
Get out the way, Old Dan Tucker
You're too late to get your supper
Now Old Dan Tucker come to town
Swinging them ladies all round
First to the right an then to the left
Then to the gal that he loved best
Get out the way, Old Dan Tucker
You're too late to get your supper
Get out the way, Old Dan Tucker
You're too late to get your supper
Get out the way, Old Dan Tucker
You're too late to get your supper
Get out the way, Old Dan Tucker
You're too late to get your supper
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Old 02-20-2018, 06:13 PM
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Hey, your version of Johnny Rebeck is sanitized! I grew up singing what I assume is the original version:

"Oh, once there was a Dutchman/His name was Johnny Rebeck/He was a dealer in sausages and sauerkraut and speck"

(Speck is a German food)

So it's a xenophobic song. Sort of a precursor to the urban legend about the local Chinese restaurant serving cat.

Um. . . I sing it to my day care kids.
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:08 AM
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The Cat Came Back. I have it on one of my CD's and every time it plays I can't help think "Who thought this was a good idea for a kid's song?"

I had a local "supernanny" gripe at me a the library for telling a parent asking me about kids music to get Trout Fishing in America's CD "Family Music Party". She said the song "The Window" was completely inappropriate. My kids find it hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3JPl5P2Mp0

I would have typed the words out but I type off key. That was a bad joke even for me- I apologize.

ETA- Our cable's kids music occasionally plays a Chipmunks version of Kenny Rogers "Coward of the County". Because nothing says "fun kid's song" like a country song about prison, rape, death, and bar brawls. Jeez
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I'm sure we sang a few that wouldn't be acceptable in today's society but mostly when I was a child we sang the songs taught in Sunday school.
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The Cat Came Back. I have it on one of my CD's and every time it plays I can't help think "Who thought this was a good idea for a kid's song?"
What the
I recognized that title but couldn't remember the song, so I looked it up. I remember it. I guess it's not just recently that stupid songs are being made. They're just stupid in different ways.
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:56 AM
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I had a parent mad because I taught her daughter a TERRIBLE SONG!

Teeter totter bread and butter
Wash your face in dirty water!
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The Animal Fair

but my mom taught me the original version and then one I can sing with the kiddo's.
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Grandfather's Clock and The Cat Came Back are some of my favorites!!! Both ones I've heard recently as well on children's cds we got from the library.

Tom Paxton's The Worms Come Crawling Underground is one we recently discovered via "children's cd" at the library. It's from 2008, so they are still making questionable kids songs. And, maybe I'm just odd, but I love this type of song (actually I got a kick out of his whole cd):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hivHyebyNQo

Then again, I've also subjected my own children to:
The Cat Got Dead
Cows With Guns
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When I was 2, my absolute favorite some was "Hey Baby Lets Go To Vegas", by Faith Hill. There are multiple videos of me singing that one word for word.

But most of what I grew up on were nursery rhymes like "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". We also sang a lot of Sunday school songs.
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I'm a Cute a Little Dutch Girl
(there's several versions of this, and you play the clapping game like for "pat-a-cake" while singing it)

I'm a cute little dutch girl
As cute as cute can be
And all the boys around the block
Go crazy over me!

My boyfriend's name is Fello
He comes from a town called Jello
With pickles on his toes
And a ring around his nose

That's the way my story goes!
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and some of the songs on the kids bop cds just leave me wondering what the hell!
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national anthem. but, golly, that thing was capable of waking a dead man up!

on a side note.
when the weather was too crappy to go outside, we turned music on for kids to dance their wigglies out. 4 or 5 girls, ages between 4 and 5 (Pre-K group) were passionately singing along with the music: "we are never, ever, ever, ever, gonna be together!" - or something like that. I can't remember, and the CD was, apparently, changed. and all I thought was, "now, THAT's the spirit!"
yeah, Gangam Style is also a huge hit.
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My Ding A Ling by Chuck Berry

When I was a little bitty boy
My grandmother bought me a cute little toy
Silver bells hangin' on a string
She told me it was my ding a ling

[Chorus]
My ding a ling, my ding a ling
I want to play with my ding a ling
My ding a ling, my ding a ling
I want to play with my ding a ling

And then mother took me to Grammar School
But I stopped all in the vestibule
Every time that bell would ring
Catched me playin' with my ding a ling

[Chorus]

Once I was climbing the garden wall
I slipped and had a terrible fall
I fell so hard I heard bells ring
But held on to my ding a ling

[Chorus]

Once I was swimming cross Turtle creek
Many snappers all around my feet
Sure was hard swimming cross that thing
With both hands holdin' my ding a ling

[Chorus]

This here song it ain't so sad
The cutest little song you ever had
Those of you who will not sing
You must be playin' with your own ding a ling
My ding a ling Your ding a ling, your ding a ling
We saw you playin' with your ding a ling
My ding a ling everybody sing
I want to play with my ding a ling

Funny story:

A friend and I were shopping at a store. There were no signs labeling fitting rooms as being for one gender or another, nor were there any fitting room attendants. He wanted advice on some clothes, so I was inside the fitting room area (outside of the stalls) so I could give my opinion when he stepped out.

An employee told me I was not allowed to be in the area, so I told my friend I had to step away because I didn't have a (scientifically correct word for male anatomy). The employee threatened to call security on me for using proper terminology. So, I sarcastically replied: "What else am I supposed to call it? My dingalingaling?!"

We found this song a few months later.
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Old McDonald had a Farm
Do Your Ears Hang Low?
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Popcorn Tree love this

my mother sang it all the time, such a dork. love her
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