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Bawdy Kids’ Rhymes






Bawdy Ditty

From Silvia and Lydia Vera, St Scholastica’s College, Glebe, 1984

Children 14 years old.

Roses are red
Violets are blue
When you are 15 you were ready for plucking
Now that you’re 16 you’re ready for fucking.


Bawdy Children’s lore from Karl Treddenti of Stanmore
Born July 1976   recorded 1985

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace come sit on my face
Don’t make me cry because I need your pie

From Margo Steley, Maroochydore.

I live behind a primary school in Maroochydore. Last year just before the Christmas holidays I was outside in the garden when I heard two little girls on the other side of the fence singing a song which surprised and amused me.

Sung to the tune of “Jingle Bells” (obviously)

Jingle bells, jingle bells

Santa Claus is dead

Rudolph took a forty-four

And shot him in the head………….. (followed by lots of giggling)

I don’t know whether there’s more, it seemed to be the only words they knew, and they kept repeating them amidst giggles. I remember a lot of over-learned ditties from my childhood, some of them no less violent and not a little rude!

From Jasper Penfold-Low

Hey diddle diddle the cat did a piddle

The cow did a poo on the moon

The little dog barfed to see such fun

And the cat came and ate it with a spoon



German in the Grass

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Look into my eyes

Look into my eyes

You’re paralysed

Your bum is paralysed etc

I’m Tough!

I’m tough! When I go to Pizza Hut I order everything – chairs, tables etc

I’m Tough! When my wide irons my shirt I leave it on

I’m tough! I eat quiche I eat it in front of truckies

I’m tough! My coco pops go shh sshhsshh


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Look Up

Look up, look down. Your pants will fall down.

Fatty and Skinny

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