Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Who's On First, Whats On Second, A Dime A Doll Ur Third Base Tall Lure

Say lean knee Umm,
Aye owe Dine,
Apple^Sigh^Dure Ven. ah gear,
and be Twelve!!

A Well state to Understand,
the cent^tour^reed,
a place to lo Cal.,
Farms in Berkeley.

Dust to Dust,
Ashes to Ashes,
what is the drink,
a cup of Sal.

Play^land on the Pier,
taste Tea treats,
Trix or eh Jax to Soap per Bowl cray.

Fish in the Sea,
not E! Nuff to balm the lead,
speak a soap,
rose Merry salt Shroud of vault.

Dig nah Tee,
sing in Al aw Bam awe,
king tut,
the Masque ka Raid off Opera to syn^fun^knee an Ore ka straw stall while bed^ding,
ring a Round the rose e!,
a pocket full of rice,
Wii all Fall down. 

As Niagara Waterfalls,
its eh River Fold,
talk Sand,
a footprint is its Hand.

Owe Merry Mac,
all dressed in black,
with Sill Ver but Tons,
awl down her Back.

Wick a Pea dee Uh,
Ram the stealth,
Trip pole Lee,
watts & pounds How mini mun. keys chum pen On the . . . .


Various versions of the song exist; a common version goes:
Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack
All dressed in black, black, black
With silver buttons, buttons, buttons [butt'ns]
All down her back, back, back.
She asked her mother, mother, mother
for fifty cents, cents, cents
To see the elephants, elephants, elephants (or hippos)
Jump the fence, fence, fence.
They jumped so high, high, high
they reached the sky, sky, sky
And didn't come back, back, back
Till the 4th of July, ly, ly!
(July can't walk, walk, walk
July can't talk, talk, talk
July can't eat, eat, eat
With a knife and fork, fork, fork).
She asked her mother, mother, mother
For 5 cents more, more, more
To see the elephants, elephants, elephants
Jump over the door, door, door.
They jumped so low, low, low
They stubbed their toe, toe, toe
And that was the end, end, end,
Of the elephant show, show, show!

In some variations, Mary Mack asks her mother for fifteen cents rather than fifty.[4] These variations may represent an earlier version of the song. It changed because of the speed of the rhyme and the similarity of the spoken words "fifteen" and "fifty", and because there were few things one could buy with fifteen cents in the later part of the 20th century.[citation needed]

Mary Mack

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"Mary Mack" ("Miss Mary Mack") is a clapping game played by children in English-speaking countries. It is known in various parts of theUnited StatesAustralia and in New Zealand and has been called "the most common hand-clapping game in the English-speaking world".[1]
In the game, two children stand or sit opposite to each other, and clap hands in time to a rhyming song.
The same song is also used as a jumprope rhyme,[2] although rarely so according to one source.[3]

The Clap[edit]

A common version of the accompanying clap is as follows:
  • &: Arms across chest
  • 4: Pat thighs
  • &: Clap hands
  • 1: Clap right palms with partner
  • &: Clap left palms with partner
  • 2: Clap both palms with partner
Another version:[5]
  • &: One palm up, one palm down
  • 4: Clap both partners hands
  • &: Clap own hands
  • 1: Cross arms to chest
  • 2: Slap thighs
  • 3: Clap own hands
Another Version: Pat thighs clap hands clap partners right hand clap hands clap partners left hand clap hands clap both partners hands clap hands repeat Another Version:
  • &: One palm up, one palm down
  • 1: Clap both partners hands
  • &: Reverse hands
  • 2: Clap both partners hands
  • &: Clap own hands
  • 4: clap partners right hand
  • &: clap hands
  • 5: clap partners left hand
  • &: clap hands
  • 6: clap partners right hand
  • &: clap hands

Possible origins[edit]

The first verse, without the repetition, is also a riddle with the answer "coffin".[6]
Early mentions of the part about the elephant do not include the part about Mary Mack.[7][8]


The origin of the name Mary Mack is obscure, and various theories have been proposed. According to one theory, Mary Mack originally referred to the USS Merrimack, (herself named after the Merrimack River, probably from the Algonquian), an early ironclad that would have been black, with silver rivets. This may suggest that the first verse refers to the Battle of Hampton Roads during the American Civil War.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

"Walking The Dog", a 1960s R&B song by Rufus Thomas with lyrics based on "Mary Mack".

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