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Jim’s Australiana Spot – 2UE - July 31, 2016

AUSSIE KIDS RHYMES


Who remembers kids games  in schoolyard or the neighbourhood street ... can you remember hopscotch squares on pavement? Skipping games?
At Grammar Prep this week the boys told me how they enjoyed the 'epitaph' poems we read last time. But I think the playground rhymes and chants are just history now.

Questions  
  Who can complete these rhymes from the 1950s?
1 NO MORE PENCILS, NO MORE BOOKS
  No more teachers' dirty looks
2 Captain Cook chased a chook
  All around Australia
3 Ooer, ooer, ooer, a man fell down
  the sewer.....he pulled the chain and up he came

Who Remembers Others??


• playground chants     • school war cries and house chants
• Mary had a little lamb         •down in a valley •red rover cross over  or ‘all over (same game was also called ‘British Bulldog’ and ‘Cocky laura’   
• rain rain go away
Making up nasty rhymes about other kids  - 'sticks and stones....

ONE FINE DAY II
(Traditional)

One fine day, in the middle of the night,
The Harbour Bridge it caught alight.
The blind man saw it and was dismayed
And the dumb man rang the fire brigade.
One deaf fireman answered the phone,
Gathered the others and came on his own.
On the way the fire engine hit a dead cat,
Killed it again and squashed it flat.
They got to the bridge before they departed
And put out the fire before it started.

 

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