Showing posts with label Nursery Rhyme Redo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nursery Rhyme Redo. Show all posts

Friday, March 22, 2013

Nursery Rhyme Redo: One Potato, Two Potato

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One potato, two potato
Red potato, blue potato
Three potato, four potato
Got to have more potato
Five potato, six potato
This gal really loves potatoes

Friday, December 21, 2012

Nursery Rhyme Redo: This Little Piggy

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One little piggy went to market
Two little piggies went to Rome
Three little piggies had a good time
All the little piggies got stoned
But not one little piggy  
followed Mary home
Oh wait...that's another story.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Nursery Rhyme Redo: This Old Man

Image Source:  Imelda's Photostream

This old man, he played dumb
He played blackjack for my rum
So what the heck, stack the deck
And give the man a loan
This old man is in the zone

There are more verses with different variations.  The origin is uncertain, with the first recorded version in  Anne Gilchrist's Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (1937).

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Nursery Rhyme Redo: Patty Cake Patty Cake

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Patty cake, patty cake bakers man
Bake me a cake in a jelly roll pan

Patty cake, patty cake bakers wife
Lived in the bakery all her life

Patty cake, patty cake bakers girl
Toss the dough and give it a whirl

Patty cake, patty cake bakers son
Bakes up a real fine honey bun

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nursery Rhyme Redo: It's Raining, It's Pouring

It's raining, it's pouring
And the cat is snoring
Upon the pillow beside my head
And there he will be until morning

This seems quite appropriate considering the rainy day here.

Posted for dVerse poetry.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nursery Rhyme Redo: Jack and Jill

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Jack and Jill took some pills
They got from their drug dealer
Jack fell down upon the ground

And Jill called an herbal healer

Posted for dverse poetry.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Nursery Rhyme Redo: Old Mother Hubbard

Old Mother Hubbard
Had ants in her cupboard
So she couldn't take out a loan
But she posed with such flair
That the banker did stare
And tossed her poor dog a bone

I'll bet she didn't have ants like these!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Nursery Rhyme Redo: Humpty Dumpty

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Humpty Dumpty was fat and grumpy
And off of the wall he fell
He landed astride a nobleman's horse
Who tossed him into the well

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Nursery Rhyme Redo: Birds of a Feather

Pink Flamingo at the Como Zoo
Birds of a feather dressed in leather 
Danced with the pigs in a line 
The rats and mice held their own 
And formed a chorus line

For those of you (like me) not familiar with the original verse, this is the original "birds of a feather".

Birds of a feather flock together
And so will pigs and swine
Rats and mice will have their choice
And so will I have mine

Friday, June 24, 2011

Nursery Rhyme Redo: Hey Diddle Diddle

Image source: Curt Merrill
Hey diddle diddle the cat played the fiddle 
and the cow slept in until noon
The little dog did laugh and cavort 
and then he began to croon

Friday, May 27, 2011

Nursery Rhyme Redo: Little Jack Horner

Little Jack Horner - All Grown Up

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Little Jack Horner alone in the corner
Regretting his recent lie
He tippled his rum - said what have I done
I'll be in this mess til I die

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nursery Rhyme Redo: Little Miss Muffet

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Little Miss Muffet
Collapsed on her tuffet
She hated curds and whey
When the little ol' spider
Sat down beside her
She gave her curds away.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Nursery Rhyme Redo: Little Bo Peep

 Little Bo Peep had too many sheep
And the sheriff came to impound them
He locked them away for a year and a day
And dared Bo Peep to find them

Late night produces some strange thoughts, and so this is the first installment of my rewritten nursery rhymes.