I grew up in Wilmette in the 1960s and there are three songs we sang that were parodies of popular songs. HOME ME THE WAY TO GO SHOW (Show Me The Way To Go Home)Home me the way to go showI'm bed and I want to go to tiredI had a little hour about a drink agoand it head right to my went.DAISY Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer doI'm half crazy over the love of youIt won't be a stylish marriageI can't afford a carriagebut you'll look sweet, upon the seatof a bicycle built for two.HENRYHenry, Henry, here is my answer trueI'm not that crazyall for the love of youif you can't afford a carriagethere won't be any marriage'Cause I'll be damnedif I'll get crammedon a bicycle built for twoThe third one just left my brain - that's what happens when you grew up in the 60s! I'll post it when I remember it!
Lizzie Borden took an axeAnd gave her mother forty whacksWhen she saw what she had doneShe gave her father forty one.New England (1970's)
(sung to the famous middle-eastern belly-dance melody)All the girls in FranceWear tissue-paper pantsWhen they climb up a poleYou can see their heiny-holeHeard this in Conestoga, PA, around 1959. May also be "toilet-paper pants" for that extra measure of naughtyness.
Don't see this one already in your index. It's fairly well known.Elmira, NY 1969 "Down by the river where nobody goes, there lies (female name) without any clothes. Here comes (male name) swinging on a chain. Zipped down the zipper and out it came."
Three six nine, the goose drank wine,The monkey chewed tobacco on the street car line,The line broke, the monkey got chokedAnd they all went to heaven in a little rowboat, clap clap My mommy told meIf I was goodyThat she would buy meA rubber dollyMy aunty told herI kissed a soldierNow she won't buy meA rubber dollyOh Mary Mac Mac MacAll dressed in black black blackShe asked her mother mother motherFor twenty-five cents cents centsTo see the elephants elephants elephantsWho jumped the fence fence fenceThey jumped so high high highThey touched the sky sky skyAnd never came back back backTill late July lie lieHappy Birthday To YouYou Live In A ZooYou Look Like a MonkeyYou Smell Like One TooAnd Many MoreOn Channel FourAnd Scooby DooOn Channel TwoAnd FrankensteinOn Channel Nine
No Mary had a Steamboat?Vancouver, 1980s:Mary had a steamboatThe steamboat had a bellWhen Mary went to heavenThe steamboat went toHello operatorPlease give me number nineAnd if you disconnect meI'll kick you fromBehind the yellow curtainThere was a piece of glassWhen Mary sat upon itShe hurt her littleAsk me no more questionsI'll tell you no more liesThe boys are in the bathroomDoing up theirFlies are in the cityThe bees are in the parkMary and her boyfriendAre kissing in the D A R K dark!
Also Vancouver 1980s:Do your balls hang low?Can you swing them to and fro?Can you tie 'em in a knot?Can you tie 'em in a bow?Can you sling them over your shoulderLike a continental soldierDo your balls hang low?(Balls was occasionally replaced with boobs)
Dr: It's on here under "Lulu" and "Miss Suzie"
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