October 23, 2006

Remember these.........

.....those clapping songs.......you know...like....see see my playmate, come out and play with me.....those ones.....yeah you know the ones I mean now..........wellllllllllll last night it was seriously bugging the bejeeeeeeeeeeeezus outta me cuz I had one stuck in my head and could not, for the life of me, recall how the rest of it went.....you know how it niggles and pesters at your brain....and you hum a few bars and JUST as you think you have it......it escapes you again!!

Well........ seeing as it was 2am and there was no one around to entertain me....I mean ask....buggers all went to bed and desserted me.....oh but I digress........sooooooooooo, being the persistent, stubborn and bull-headed wench that I am...I just could not, in all good faith and judgement....even think about going to bed with these weighty issues niggling at my brain!!!

Soooooooooooo what did I do??? I had to google it and find out!!!! And here is what I found.........not only the words to the song....but variations to it....I KNOW, who knew there were variations????? Not only that but there was a "sick" variation...and thennnnnnnnnnn an alternate "sick" variation!!! Who knew these things??? OK so without further ado....here is what my detective work uncovered......

Cici/See See, My Playmate/Hey Hey Little Playmate

Variants include:

Cici/See see, my playmate come out and play with me, and bring your dollies please, into my apple tree. Slide down my rainbow, into my pot of gold, and we'll be jolly friends forever more, more, shut the door.

Cici/See see, my playmate come out and play with me, and bring your dollies three, climb up my apple tree. Slide down my rain barrel into my cellar door. And we'll be jolly friends for ever more, more, more, more, more.

Cici/See see, my playmate, Can't come and play with you, My dolly's got the flu, Boo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo, Can't slide down your rainbarrel, Into your cellar door, But we'll be jolly friends, Forever more, more, more, more.

Cici/See see, my play mate come out and play with me and bring your dollies please slide down my rainbow into my cellar door and will be jolly friends forevermore 1,2,3,4

Cici/See see, my playmate, I can not play with you, my sisters got the flu, and german measles too. Come down my rainbow, into my lollyshop, and we'll have jolly fun, forever more, more, more! Sitting in the sun, sun, sun chewing on gum, gum, gum, sucking your thumb!

The Sick Version:

See See my en-emy, come out and fight with me, and bring your weapons three, climb up my hangmans tree, slide down my razor blade, in to my dungeon door, and we'll be happy enemy's, for evermore more, more, shut the door!

Alternate Sick Version:

See See, oh enemy, come out and fight with me, and bring your pitchforks three, climb up my poison ivy, slide down my chainsaw, into my dungeon door, and we'll be enemies, forever more, more, shut the back door, turn out the lights and pee on the floor!

Now I have to ask you all something.....is it just me....is it just because my mind is perpetually in the gutter with Syd's and Guy's **wink at the both of you**......but for being children's songs.....do these songs not border on the pornographic???

Case in point.....

"come down my rainbow, into my lollyshop"............holy cow WTF is that??????????

....and another.....

"slide down my rainbarrel, into my cellar door"

....and one more.....

"slide down my rainbow, into my pot of gold"

Ok, ok alrightttttttttttttttttt.....I will leave it up to you dear, gentle reader............

YOU BE THE JUDGE!!!!!!

(....it IS entirely possible that this post was influenced by a wee bit, just a touch mind you, of white wine consumage....which lets me off the hook for any accountability purposes.....right??

(And for those of you thinking it....cuz I know there are some out there......NO I am not drinking first thing Monday morning lol.....this post was written very late on Saturday night!!)

4 peeps just sayin':

Trish said...

Ooooooohhh I thought the first version WAS the twisted version with all that sliding into open things. Where did you say you learned this?

the only daughter said...

Yeah, that cellar door dealeo-most def.

Very odd indeed the way these things cycle--I've had my own versons of childhoold rhymes tweaking my membranes as well. I haven't gone this far, yet-but now I'm truly inspired.

Got any of that wine left?

lisa said...

we used to sing:

say say old playmate
come down and play with me
and bring your dollies three
climb up my apple tree

slide down my rain barrel
into my cellar door
and we'll be jolly friends
for ever more, more more.

Trish said...

Hrm.. the version I learned as a child had one sliding down my bra strap into my pantyhose... LOL