Hi, Just saw this online and I know where it came from. I went to kindergarten in Brooklyn, PS 92 and there we were taught a song I could sing you. The words were:. The rhymes I remember from my childhood were sung as I played with an Indian Rubber ball I am now 70 yrs old One of them went like this My mother gave me fifty cents to see the elephant jump the fence. She jumped so high she reached the sky And never came back til the 4th of July. Great collection of songs and sayings!
Brings back many great memories of my grandparents and great aunts and uncles. You have to say it with an old Brooklyn accent! I hope you can get it! Also, the reason I got to this site was that I was looking to see if anyone had posted an old song I remember my parents and grandparents singing, and Arlene has sent you part of it.
The whole thing goes likes this:. Can you make a video of 30 purple birds too? Mama Lisa. Can someone help me out? Later on, Fred Astaire did a version of it with Red Skelton. Anyone know the whole rhyme? An old man in the nursing home that I work at says it every evening when I put him to bed. It would be nice to find it out and say it to him and see if he remembers once it is being said… Thanks :. There are different versions of To Bed, To Bed that you can find at the link. The gist of it is:.
My father went to Chickasaw To see the biggest saw you ever saw If I saw the saw that father saw I saw the biggest saw in Chickasaw. It was the last thing my sister heard my mom sing as my sister lay in her hospital bed dying from the treatment of colon cancer.
The doctors said that it was the treatment and not the cancer that killed her because she was just too petite.
She even sang along a little. I would be enormously grateful. My Dad taught my daughter this. Can anyone? There are many versions of that rhyme. Here are some versions I found:. Onery, ory, ickery, Ann, Filisan, folisan, Nicholas John. Quivy, quavy, English navy, Stinkelum, stankelum, buck! We lived in deep East Texas at the time. Anybody remember any of these? It goes. As i was walking up the? Can anyone tell what I was going up. I love these old sayings. I hope they never die.
Jumped on a gator cause I thought it was a horse. If so, I would be most grateful. My fourth grade teacher would recite a rhyme with the line, and the little elf said take two, take two cookies.
Does anyone out there remember the rest? My mother used to recite a poem about never wanting to be a man for then I never —— my —-and Day. Does anyone know it? My mother is visiting and remembering a rhyme her father used to say. It was full of US City and state names and she remembers it being quite long, but can only remember snippets of it:.
Oh, what did Delaware, boys? Oh, what did Delaware? I ask you now as a personal friend, what did Delaware? She wore her New Jersey, boys. She wore her New Jersey. I tell you now as a personal friend, she wore her New Jersey.
Oh, what does Iowa? She weighs a Washington. Oh, what does Idaho? She hoes her Maryland. Oh, what does Tennessee? She sees what Arkansas. Oh, where has Oregon? Oh, what did Massa-chew? She chewed her Connecti-cud. Oh, how did Flori-die?
She died in Missouri. Not terribly logical or fluid as a pop lyric, but great as part of a middle school geography lesson plan, perhaps. Hard to argue the Beasties didn't know what they were doing here, but rhyming "selfish" with "shellfish" is just way too beautifully forced to possibly ignore. Are there really so few words out there that rhyme with "jokes" that you needed to flip around an already weird-sounding phrase just to shoehorn "coax" in there, Rod? Yikes if so. Maybe if everyone in this song wasn't so easily distracted by passing food around the dinner table, we would have figured out what Billie Joe McAllister was throwing off that damn Tallahatchie bridge by now.
At least one out of every two couplets from "Summer Girls" could have qualified for this list, which might explain why it was so popular for the first place. This Course Video Transcript. Developing an Idea Through the Boxes Using Rhyme to Generate Ideas Writing Hobo Wind, Verse 1 Writing Hobo Wind, Verse 2 Writing Hobo Wind, Verse 3 Establishing Melodic Rhythm and Writing the Bridge Examples of these kinds of rhymes are: procrastination, explanation, destination.
These rhymes are much more lenient with how your rhyming rap words are structured. Examples are: ranger, danger, dodger. Imperfect: A rhyme between a stressed syllable and an unstressed one. Like : bling, staring or four, contour. Weak : This is just like the imperfect rhyme. The only difference is that this kind of rhyme is between two sets of one or more unstressed syllables.
For example: Encore, underscore and station, interrogation. Semi-rhyme : This rhyme is basically a rhyme with an extra syllable in the other word. Examples are: flow, snowball and door, boredom. Forced : These sort of rhymes can be easily looked over but are helpful when making rap songs.
These words rhyme with an imperfect match in sound like: streak, leap and mean and bring. This is a subcategory to General rhymes. These rhymes are made by having your rhymes matching in their vowels or consonants.
Assonance : These are more commonly used when you think about slant rhymes. These rhymes have matching vowel sounds. Teammate of Dasher and Prancer Sport in which a player might act as a blocker Quality of food to savor Scream "Eek! One who denies people entry Wilbur or Orville of early flight Move like a wormResponses to “Old Sayings and Rhymes from the ’s” Martha Says: October 4th, at pm. My grandfather was always saying to me when I would wish for things in the ’s as a grade schooler, “If wishes were fishes, we’d all have a fry.”.