Sin I Cam By Johnshaven

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RHYMES FROM YOUNG AT HEART CLUB 7TH FEBRUARY

A] Norma, Aberdeen / Johnshaven, 75

1] Auntie Mary hud a canary up the leg of her drawers

It wouldn’t come doon fa half a croon

2] I gave my love a apple / pear / cherry

3] Skinny Malinky Langlegs, umbrella feet

Went to the pictures and fell fast asleep

When the picture started, Skinny Malinky farted

4] One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes, four

Five potatoes, six potatoes, seven potatoes, more

B] Did not want to give name, Auchenblae

1] Wha saw the tattie howkers

Broomielaw

2] Auntie Mary hud a canary up the leg of her drawers

It wouldna come doon for half a croon

Till doon come Santa Claus

4] The big ship sails

On a cold and frosty mornin

5] Ye canny shove yer grannie

Ither – daddie’s

C] Vera, Aberdeen, 79

1] Wha saw the tattie howkers

2] Auntie Mary hud a canary up the leg of her drawers

She pulled a string, tae mak it sing

And doon cam Santy Claus

3] Skinny Malinky Langlegs, umbrella feet

Went tae the picters and fell through the seat

And when the picter started, Skinny Malinky farted

O, Skinny Malinky Langlegs, umbrella feet

4] Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

Haud the cuddy er I get on!

5] Underneath the water, six feet deep

There lies Hitler, fast asleep

A the wee fishes tickle at his feet

Underneath the water, six feet deep

6] Now the War is over, Mussolini’s dead

He wants to go to heaven with a crown upon his head

But the Lord said ‘No! You’ve got to stay below.

All dressed up and nowhere to go’.

7] In and out the dusty bluebells

D] Wilma, Blackburn then the Borders then Arbuthnott then Johnshaven, 75

1] I ken whar ah’m gaun, and I know who’s going with me

2] Auntie Mary hud a canary up the leg of her bloomers

3] Ye canny shove yer grannie off the bus

4] Matthew Mark, Luke and John

Bless the bed that I lie on

Two at my head and two at my feet

And one my soul to keep

5] One potato, two potato, three potato, four

Five potato, six potatoes, seven potato, more

6] I’m a Girl Guide dressed in blue

See all the actions I can do

Stand at ease, bend my knees

Salute to the King and bow to the Queen

(Used for picking who would be ‘it’)

7] Do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man

Do you know the muffin man who lives down Durie Lane

Yes I know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man

Yes I know the muffin man who lives down Durie Lane

(Two lines facing each other, first advances singing than backs, second then advances singing)

E] ?Samdie or Sandie, Inverbervie – Perth – England!, 74

1] I ken whar ah’m gaun, and whose gaun with me

I know who I love, and I know who I’ll marry

2] Auntie Mary hud a canary up the leg of her drawers

Didny come doon for half a croon and doon come Santa Claus

3] Doon in the meadow whaur the green grass grows

Where (Mary Brown) hung out her clothes

4] Skinny Malinky Langlegs, umbrella feet

Went to the pictures but couldna find a seat

When the picture started, Skinny Malinky farted -----

5] Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

Hud the cuddy while I get on

Hud it sicker, hud it sair

Hud it by its head o hair

6] One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes, four

Five potatoes, six potatoes, seven potatoes, more

7] I’m a Girl Gui

F] Vallie, Gourdon, 87

1] Wha saw the 42nd, wha saw them ging awa

2] I ken whar ah’m gaun, and I ken gan we me

3] Auntie Mary hud a canary up the leg of her drawers

4] Skinny Malinky Langlegs and umbrella feet

Went to the pictures and couldn’t get a seat

When the pictures started, Skinny Malinky farted

5] Eeenti teenti feg

Ell del domin egg

6] Matthew Mark Luke John

Hide the horse till I get on

G] Lindsey, Inverness / Johnshaven, 70

1] I ken whar ah’m gaun, and I ken fa’s goin wi mi

----, but the Lord knows who I’ll marry

2] Auntie Mary hud a canary up the leg of her drawers

3] Skinny Malinky Langlegs, big banana feet

Went to the doctor’s and couldn’t get a seat

4] Matthew Mark Luke John

Haud the horse till I get on

5] One potato, two potato, three potato, four

H] Alex, Gourdon (Gurdon), 89

1] Fa saw the 42nd

And fa saw them gan awa

??

Marchin doon the Broomielaw

2] Auntie Mary hud a canary up the leg of her drawers

3] Skinny Malinky Langlegs, umbrella feet

Went to the pictures and couldn’t get a seat

When the picture started, Skinny Malinky farted

4] Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

Hid the horse till I get on

Hid him siccer, hid him sare

Hud him by the heid of hair

5] One potato, two potato, three potato, four

Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more

I] Hugh, Laurencekirk, 83

1] Skinny Malinky Langlegs, umbrella feet

Wi a nose like a banana and umbrella feet

2] Our wee scale is an affa scale

Aa smeared wi yella plaister

An we daurna brak a rule

Because we’re aa feared o the Heid Maister

(Written by a Laurencekirk pupil, and printed in the school magazine)

J] Joyce, Yorkshire born

1] Here we go round the mulberry bush

K] Karen, Yorkshire, 66

Have you seen the muffin man

He lives down Lightwood Road!

From a domino player on 3rd January

Lintie lintie [lang cam] our cat’s deed

Whit did it die wi, wi a sair heid

Aaa ye that klen her when she wis alive

Cam tae her funeral atween fower an five