Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Childhood Rhymes

Six, Eight, Nine,
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 Row Boat

Quack Quack!

Recently I was thinking of that rhyme that I learned as Bobo- Shi Otten Totten. But the site that I found listing it had the words all wrong. They had it as Bobo Ski Wotten Totten.

Bobo Shi Otten Totten
Uh-uh, I ain't no fool!
Itty bitty Otten Totten
Bobo Shi Otten Totten
Bobo Shi Otten Totten
Boom!

But they had

Bo-bo ski watten totten,
Ah-ah-ah, boom boom boom
Itty bitty wotten totten
Bo bo ski watten tatten
Bo bo ski wotten tatten-BOOM. (Thanks to Azlyn)

Which is correct? Does it matter? Anyhow.
So, I thought I would blog about it!! Ha-ha.

"I like your verbs that are things. I think I'm gonna sandwich after I sofa here for a bit."

Yeah, that's from some commercial, I think it's funny.

Well, boring post, this is goodbye.
K

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

In my search to see if ANYONE else ever heard of the "bo bo ski watten tatten" ryhyme, I have found SO many that did. I don't know why this particular one stuck in my head after all these years, but it sure is refreshing to know I didn't dream the whole thing up.

Anonymous said...

I thought it ws

bobo ski otten dotten
nanananana
inny inny ott not bobo ski ott not
bobo ski ott not
boo

Perry said...

Oh my gosh, you brought me back to a long-ago summer at camp in Lake Peeksill, NY!(1970?)
I learned this one as:
"Bo-bo-ski-waten-doten,
EH-EH-EH-EH(boom boom boom)
Bo-bo-ski-waten-doten,
EH-EH-EH-EH(boom boom boom)
ITTY-bitty-waten-doten,
bobo-ski-waten-doten,
bobo-ski-waten-doten,
EH
EH
EH!!!!

Thanks so much!!

Perry ~(:>)

Posalootly said...

Oh man! The one I learned at Piney Run Park in Maryland went like:

Bo bo ski otten totten
Nay nay I am
boom boom boom
itty bitty otten totten
bo bo ski otten totten
itty bitty otten totten
boom

(and then you just smack hands together for this:)
Please cheese american cheese
please don't put your fingers/hands/eyes/teeth on me
(Then you repeat the rhyme but close up your fingers/use your elbows/close your eyes/put your lips over your teeth)

Anonymous said...

yeahh! me and my friends played it all the time! but ours was:
bo bo si otten totten
nay nay i am boom boom boom
itty bitty otten totten
bo bo si otten totten
1 2 3 american cheese
you cant show your ____ at me
and then we repeted it
but i dont remember how exactly we played! hxkoriee@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Our version went like this:

Bobo see otten totten
ah ah say boys are rotten
itty bitty otten totten
bobo see otten totten
bobo see otten totten
Boom!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8!

Anonymous said...

Mine was kinda like that too. :)

Bobo skit otten dotten
nay nay I am
boom boom boom
itty bitty otten dotten
bobo ski otten dotten
naynay skit otten dotten
get down, turn around, make a funny face and freeze. :)

WE played it with wiggly hand motions and clapping.

Tiff & The Menagerie said...

i'm so glad i found this blog! thanks! i learned a totally different version we well:

bo bo see otten tottan
nay nay i am boom boom boom
itty bitty bo
bo bo skid-oh!

Anonymous said...

Bobo sea otten totten
nay nay
I am boom boom boom
itty bitty otten totten
bobo sea otten totten
boom, down, cross, you're you.

Kelly said...

I learned it thus:

Bobo siaten tahten
Nay nay, I am a moo-moo
Bobo siaten tahten
Bobo siaten tahten
Bobo siaten tahten
BOO!

Anonymous said...

I'm a summer camp counselor and this is how we do it:

bo bo ski wotten totten
nah nah
boom boom boom boom boom
itty bitty wotten totten
bo bo ski wotten totten
bo bo ski wotten totten
NAH!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10!

Anonymous said...

Bo bo ski watten dotten
Wah dot n sh
Go bo ski watten dotten
Wah rotten n sh
Ish biddly oten doten
Bo bo ba ditten dotten
(Or ho do ba dit n dotten - 2nd verse!)
Wah dot n sh

Molly Bionskaas said...

Bo go ski otten totten
Eh eh see boys are rotten
Itty bitty otten totten
Bo Bo ski otten totten
Bo bo ski otten totten
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10!

Anonymous said...

Bo Bo Ski Rotten Totten
I say that boys are rotten
Itty bitty rot tot
Bo Bo Ski Rot Tot
Bo Bo Ski Rot Tot
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 OUT!
(Or)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8!