Monday, April 18, 2011

Fourth Grade Flashback

Okay, so my friend and I were talking about those chants and hand-clapping games from elementary school (Miss Mary Mack, etc.), and I was trying to remember one of the big ones that we would ALWAYS sing in a big circle before school. All I could remember was something about Charlie Brown, a nickel, a grandma, and a fair or something. I was going CRAZY trying to remember it, but it just wouldn't come. Finally we decided to look it online when we got home. And then like a minute later we pulled into the parking lot AND I REMEMBERED IT!

Went downtown to see Charlie Brown,
He gave me a nickel so I bought me a pickle,
The pickle was sour so I bought me a flower,
The flower was dead so this is what he said:
Downtown, baby, down by the rollercoaster,
Sweet, sweet baby, Mama never let you go.
Grandma, grandma sick in bed
Called the doctor and the doctor said:
Let's get the rhythm of the head, ding dong!
Let's get the rhythm of the head, ding dong!
Let's get the rhythm of the hands, clap clap!
Let's get the rhythm of the hands, clap clap!
Let's get the rhythm of the feet, stomp stomp!
Let's get the rhythm of the feet, stomp stomp!
Let's get the rhythm of the hooootdog!
Let's get the rhythm of the hooootdog!
Put 'em all together and what do you get?
Ding dong, clap clap, stomp stomp, hooootdog!
Put 'em all backwards and what do you get?
Hooootdog, stomp stomp, clap clap, ding dong!




It was SO AMAZING. I couldn't believe I actually remembered it! Seriously, that was like . . . twelve years ago. DANG.

2 comments:

  1. See, for me these were more of a pre-kindergarten to first or second grade thing. I don't remember doing very many clapping games in fourth grade. (IS it with a u?) But that was an amazingly awesome moment.

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