Clapping Games

Already mentioned are British Bulldog and Kiss Chase. What else do you remember? Only the clean ones please!!
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Post by Sister Suze » Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:32 pm

8) "Under the bramble bush and down by the sea...

I can't remember the rest. Don't think these clapping games caught on for long - too American for us Yorkshire kids! :wink:
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Post by pandammonium » Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:27 am

... glug glug glug
Johny broke a bottle and he blamed it unto me
I'll tell your Mama
I'll tell your Papa
So, a boy for you, a girl for me
Um-tiddly-om-pom
Sexy!

Or something. There was another one we did, but I can't remember it.
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Post by Kool » Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:46 pm

"My mother said
I never should
Play with the gypsies in the wood
If I did
She would say -
Naughty little girl to disobey"

Hmmm. Not very politically correct these days, is it?

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Post by Xetal » Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:39 pm

My mother told me she played that at school - would have been in the '20s.

A load of stuff from my childhood would be thought racist today, especially golliwogs, both as toys and as the symbol for Robertson's Jam. ('By golly it's good!')
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Post by pandammonium » Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:48 am

Reading the "antics" of Big Brother online, I discovered that Saskia was teaching Maxwell this one, which I remember doing at school:
I went to a Chinese restaurant,
To buy a loaf of bread bread bread.
I asked him der der der derr
And this is what he said said said:
[erm...]
Can anybody fill in the gaps?
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Post by westhambird » Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:30 pm

I know i've so missed the boat on this, but..

"I went to a Chinese restaurant,
to buy a loaf of bread, bread, bread,
They wrapped it up in a five pound note,
And this is what they said, said said..

My name is Elvis Presley,
girls are sexy
sitting in the back seat
drinking Pepsi
O-U-T spells
out you must go
"Mmm...free goo"

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Post by dave mc » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:50 am

Don't know any of them... only girls played clapping games.
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Post by pandammonium » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:50 am

So, ignoring Dave, you think it was a dip rather than a clapping game, WestHamBird? I remember the bit about wrapping it up in a five pound note now as well. I think we had a different version to you though, as the Elvis bit doesn't ring a bell.

What a ridiculous song it is, anyway. Who goes to a Chinese restaurant (or indeed any type of restaurant) to buy a loaf of bread? And how small is this loaf for to be able to be wrapped up in a fiver? I know notes have shrunk somewhat since they were first introduced, but still!
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Post by dave mc » Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:39 am

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Post by westhambird » Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:40 pm

To be honest Panda, we played it as a clapping game, not a dip, despite the O-U-T at the end. You're right about the size of the loaf though, but maybe Chinese restaurants specialise in tiny wee loaves? Who knows! We never questioned it at the time, but looking back, the words are patently ridiculous!
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Post by Drumlady » Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:24 pm

I remember being taught a clapping game by a new girl from 'up North'. It went:

My Mother told me
If I was goody
That she would buy me
A rubber dolly
My auntie told her
I kissed a soldier
Now she won't buy me
A rubber dolly

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Post by dave mc » Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:43 pm

3, 6, 9
The goose drank wine,
the monkey chewed tobacco
on the street car line.
The line broke,
the monkey got choked,
and they all went to heaven
in a little rowing boat....

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Post by geordie girl » Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:39 pm

i loved that song dave,but can u remembered who sang it tho,??
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Post by cobblerian » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:28 pm

"The Belle Stars"

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Post by Kool » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:37 pm

The Belle Stars did a cover version, but Shirley Ellis did it first.
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