Kids' jingles

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FrankChurch
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Postby FrankChurch » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:15 am

Doctor Demento. Never missed it as a kid.

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John E Williams
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Postby John E Williams » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:11 am

David,

Some years back the cartoonist Evan Dorkin did a story about the guy who "wrote" all the childhood jingles and spread them to playgrounds far and wide. It's fictional of course, but it's great fun. I scanned a few panels:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v375/ ... dorkin.jpg

(c) 2008 Evan Dorkin

(The strip is from Dorkin's WHO'S LAUGHING NOW? which is a collection of some of his best work.)

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Postby paul » Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:18 am

There were some i remember as singing as a kid, then finding out years later that they were actually written by someone.

Yesterday upon the stair
I saw a man who wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today
gee, I wish he'd go away.

~ Hughes Means

One of my favorites was always

One fine day in the middle of the night
Two dead boys got up to fight
Back to back they faced each other
Drew their swords and shot each other
A deaf policeman heard the noise
And came to arrest the two dead boys
If you don't believe this story’s true
Ask the blind man he saw it too!
The medium is the message.

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Postby John E Williams » Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:54 pm

^^ "I see," said the blind man, as he picked up his hammer and saw.


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