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(Mental Floss)   Little-known second verses to 10 children's songs. Looks like you won't be singing "My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean" to your precious toddler   ( mentalfloss.com) divider line
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2013-05-06 04:20:25 PM  
Oh My Darling Clementine (the story continues)

How I missed my Clementine,
But I kissed her little sister,
I forgot my Clementine.

How quickly they forget ...
2013-05-06 05:40:55 PM  
Goosey, Goosey Gander,
Whither shall I wander?
Upstairs, downstairs,
In my lady's chamber.

There I met an old man
Who would not say his prayers;
I took him by the left leg,
And threw him down the stairs.

Not sure if anyone really remembers even the first verse of that one...
2013-05-06 06:31:26 PM  
Interesting subby.
2013-05-06 07:06:35 PM  
Surprised they didn't include "All the Pretty Horses" in that list. First verse and bridge is innocuous:

"Hush-a-bye, don't you cry
Go to sleep now little baby
When you wake, you'll have cake
And all the pretty little horses.
Blacks and bays,
Dapples and grays,
Coach and six white horses."

Not a bad list of treats for after a nap, yes? Then, right on the heels of that one, we get this interesting and much lesser-known second verse:

"Way down yonder,
In the meadow,
There's a poor little lambie,
Bees and butterflies are pecking out his eyes
The poor little lamb cried "Mammy!"
2013-05-06 07:35:17 PM  

Principal Clarinet: Oh My Darling Clementine (the story continues)

How I missed my Clementine,
But I kissed her little sister,
I forgot my Clementine.

How quickly they forget ...

To be fair, Clementine's sister was always the hotter one. The guy was probably just dating Clementine to get to hang around with the sister. Which, now that I think about it, makes me wonder whether this was really an "accidental" drowning...
2013-05-06 08:37:31 PM  
The cabin boy, the cabin boy,
the dirty little nipper...
He lined his ass with broken glass
and circumcised the skipper.
2013-05-06 09:50:49 PM  
Who didn't know that "My Bonnie" was a mournful dirge? It's right in the title.
2013-05-07 12:10:11 AM  
My mommy lies over the ocean
My daddy lies over the sea
My daddy lies over my mommy
And that's how they created me!
2013-05-07 12:13:10 AM  
John, John, here is my answer true;
I'm not crazy over the likes of you.
If you can't afford a carriage,
Call off the goddamned marriage,
'Cause I'll be damned if I'll be jammed
On a bicycle built for two.
2013-05-07 12:33:49 AM  
I hereby nominate "Alouette" as the anthem of the Republican Party.
2013-05-07 01:44:32 AM  
7. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.
When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveller in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the traveller in the dark,-
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Hands up if you heard that one in Dead Space.
2013-05-07 08:38:33 AM  
That's the reason we stop when we do.

/pretty sure This Old Man is about domestic violence
2013-05-07 10:29:44 PM  
I don't even know the first verse to most of those songs.
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