Hungry, hungry, I am hungry...

(46 Posts)
CinnamonPretzel Thu 16-Jun-11 17:07:02

Do schools still use this? I remember it from school and when I sing it in work like you do no one knows it and thinks I'm crazy which I am but thats besides the point smile

Hungry, hungry I am hungry
Table, table here I come
I could eat a goose-moose burger
Fifteen pickles and a purple plum

I could eat three bowls of goulash
Half a pound of wuzzled wheat
I could eat a peck of poobers
Then I'd really get to work and eat

Oysters, noodles, strawberry stroodles
French fries, fish hash, one red beet
Lamb chops, wham chops
Huckleberry mish mash
Oh, the things that I could eat

Doughnuts, dump-a-lings
Blueberry bump-a-lings
Chocolate mush-mash, super sweet
Clam stew, ham stew,
Water
melon wush wush
Oh, the stuff that I could eat

Deep dish rhubarb, upside-down cake
I could eat a frittered flum
Hungry, hungry, I am starving
Table, table, here I come

lovecheese Thu 16-Jun-11 17:09:52

Not met it before, but I DO remember;

The ink is black,
the page is white,
together we learn to read and write,
to read and write.

Also, at the end of the day (when you had put your chair on the table)

We're going home,
we're going home,
we're going home to dad and mum.. sorry, can't remember the rest.

Memories..ah...

Ormirian Thu 16-Jun-11 17:10:17

Nope grin Never heard it.

But that could be the soundtrack of my life when the DC come home from school.

lemonmousse Thu 16-Jun-11 17:11:39

I've never heard it before - but I like it!

Is there a 'familiar' tune to sing it to or do you just 'say' it?

CinnamonPretzel Thu 16-Jun-11 17:13:16

Oh no, there is a tune to it too...
I sing it all the time when I'm hungry grin

swanker Thu 16-Jun-11 17:14:50

I know the words very well, but the tune is not comng back to me sad

Did you sing Apusski Dusski and Okki Tokki Unga too?

swanker Thu 16-Jun-11 17:16:00

Is the last line not 'table table table here I come'?

TaffyandTeenyTaffy Thu 16-Jun-11 17:16:02

Yes I remember it - but cant quite remember the tune....

CinnamonPretzel Thu 16-Jun-11 17:17:46

swanker, I couldn't remember the full verse so copied it from the internet - but I remember that bit and believe only two tables?

CinnamonPretzel Thu 16-Jun-11 17:18:37

Lovecheese, remember the Inl is Black one... not sure on the other one though hmm

lemonmousse Thu 16-Jun-11 17:19:05

Well cinnamon perhaps you could pop a video of yourself onto youtube singing it - then we'd have an idea of the tune wink

treetrunkthighs Thu 16-Jun-11 17:20:26

I know it. Wondering where you went to school....was it UK or abroad?

CinnamonPretzel Thu 16-Jun-11 17:20:27

shock er... hmmm...er... blush NO!? grin

CinnamonPretzel Thu 16-Jun-11 17:21:10

UK - CofE Infant/Juniors

lovecheese Thu 16-Jun-11 17:23:42

Don't suppose the second song that I mentioned is as relevant today as it was in my C of E village school in the 1970's!

I remember another version of the second one..
The child is black
The child is white
And neither little sod can read or write

cubscout Thu 16-Jun-11 17:47:34

I remember it - but then I was born in the 1960's when Dr Seuss was all the rage. I even have a whole songbook...blush

cubscout Thu 16-Jun-11 17:48:59

And swanhker is right, the last line is:

table table table here I come.

And I can sing the tune!

CinnamonPretzel Thu 16-Jun-11 17:51:32

I didn't realise it was Dr Seuss until I searched for it yesterday.
I wonder if the tune we were taught is actually right? I can't find it on youtube hmm

1970s lovecheese? getting warmer...
1960s cubs getting colder wink

CinnamonPretzel Thu 16-Jun-11 17:53:17

I'm wondering, if our school abreviated it slightly.. some of those verses I don't even recognise yet others I believe we used to repeat!

Elibean Thu 16-Jun-11 19:06:21

I was born in the 1960s and don't remember it at all - but I like it! Whats the tune? Where can I find it?

I only remember rude ones, like 'red white and blue, dirty kangaroo' (hid behind a dustbin and did a number two). I think I learnt that one at my brief visit to a primary school in Australia blush

toutlemonde Thu 16-Jun-11 19:06:39

I was trying to find someone singing it but got this instead - vimeo.com/17150867

FaintlyMacabre Thu 16-Jun-11 19:08:40

I remember it! Though only the first verse. Think I heard it from my Mum. I do get rather hmm faces from DH if I sing it though.

Asinine Thu 16-Jun-11 19:15:37

It's from a book called 'Appuskidoo' ?spelling . It had other great songs such as 'when father painted the parlour' and 'fitba crazy', 'morningtown ride'

It was a school song book in the seventies <<showing age>>

Asinine Thu 16-Jun-11 19:16:21

And 'lily the pink'...grin

bigTillyMint Thu 16-Jun-11 19:17:10

I remember it, but didn't know it was a Dr Seuss. I don't remember a tune either.

CinnamonPretzel Thu 16-Jun-11 19:19:57

Oh 'lily the pink' I remember that too

swanker Thu 16-Jun-11 19:23:44

Asinine- Apusskidu! And 'my grandfathers clock' and 'prehistoric animal brigade'
There was a thread on this v recently, started by a mner with a 1 word name... cortina or seeker maybe? It was v long and lovely...

LOVECHEESE

Not met it before, but I DO remember;

The ink is black,
the page is white,
together we learn to read and write,
to read and write.

I remember that one! Theres like a billion verses but I cant remember them

Asinine Thu 16-Jun-11 19:28:08

Think I will get a copy of eBay...

Asinine Thu 16-Jun-11 19:28:48

Off eBay grrr

Just found the full lyrics

The ink is black, the page is white
Together we learn to read and write
A child is black, a child is white
The whole world looks upon the sight, a beautiful sight

And now a child can understand
That this is the law of all the land, all the land

The world is black, the world is white
It turns by day and then by night
A child is black, a child is white
Together they grow to see the light, to see the light

And now at last we plainly see
We'll have a dance of Liberty, Liberty!

The world is black, the world is white
It turns by day and then by night
A child is black, a child is white
The whole world looks upon the sight, a beautiful sight

The world is black, the world is white
It turns by day and then by night
A child is black, a child is white
Together they grow to see the light, to see the light

C'mon, get it, get it
Ohh-ohhhh, yeah, yeah
Keep it up now, around the world
Little boys and little girls
Yeah, yeah-eah, oh-ohhh

lovecheese Thu 16-Jun-11 21:15:03

Veritythebrave - didn't realise there were so many verses! Don't remember singing the rest hmm;

I only remember singing the first verse

The ink is black, the page is white
Together we learn to read and write
A child is black, a child is white
The whole world looks upon the sight, a beautiful sight

Because in our town in early 1980's we had never seen a black child and I was facinated by the concept blush

lovecheese Thu 16-Jun-11 21:18:14

We couldn't afford more verses where I grew up...grin.

lovecheese Thu 16-Jun-11 21:23:46

OK, do you remember one that went:

Oh Grenali, my pretty one, pray tell me where's your home?
My home it is in Switzerland, 'tis made of wood and stone!
My home it is in Switzerland, 'tis made of wood and stone!

Oh Grenali, my pretty one,... can't recall any more. Used to sing that in junior 5, sorry year 6, every Friday afternoon. grin

haha I remember some poor sod having to stand by the projector trying to move the sheet up and down for the chorus because school obviously couldnt afford TWO projector sheets.

Does anyone remember this one ...

There were rats, rats, big as bloody cats
In the store, in the store
There were rats, rats, big as bloody cats
In the Quartermaster's stores

My eyes are dim, I cannot see
I have not brought my specs with me
I have not brought my specs with me

There was beer, beer, to bring us all good cheer
In the store, in the store
There was beer, beer, to bring us all good cheer
In the Quartermaster's store

There was cheese, cheese, rotting, stinking cheese
In the store, in the store
There was cheese, cheese, rotting, stinking cheese
In the Quartermaster's store

There was bread, bread, heavy as lumps of lead
There was whisky, whisky, the stuff that makes you frisky
There were socks, socks, filthy, smelly socks
There were tents, tents, full of holes and rents
There was rice, rice, full of bugs and lice
There were flies,flies, eating all the pies
In the Quartermaster's store

I actually cannot believe my strict church of england school allowed us to sing this!

lovecheese Thu 16-Jun-11 21:26:54

YES!!!!

lovecheese Thu 16-Jun-11 21:27:25

Hmmm... did we go to the same school, Verity?!

nenevomito Thu 16-Jun-11 21:31:36

Yes I remember all of these and could even sing the whole of the song on the OP!

swanker Thu 16-Jun-11 21:34:25

Here's the other thread - so many good songs on there, lovely memories!

It was KurriKurri who was the OP, sorry. smile

CinnamonPretzel Thu 16-Jun-11 21:40:00

We used to sing that one in the Girl Guides smile
Loved it... memories.. bliss

CinnamonPretzel Thu 16-Jun-11 21:46:07

Ours was based on names:

There was Gwen, Gwen, trying to find a pen in the stores in the stores..
There was mike, mike, trying to ride a bike...
There was Fred, Fred, trying to build a shed...

2kidsintow Netherlands Thu 30-Jun-11 21:39:33

I've done both of these (Hungry, hungry and There were rats) in my church school...and not too long ago. The kids love the tunes (I believe they are both in apuski dusky) and also liked making up their own verses to sing too.

millymoo122 Wed 25-Jan-12 14:41:10

Hi,

I know this is a really old thread but I stumbled across it whilst I was showing attempting to show this song to a friend.
I felt I should enlighten you.
The song is called "The Super Supper March" and is indeed by Dr. Zeuss. There's a rather crazy video of someone acting out the song available here) which will enlighten you to the melody. Although many schools might have slowed it down a bit; I know that was certainly the case in my school.

Enjoy!

CinnamonPretzel Mon 19-Mar-12 21:31:29

Thanks millymoo smile

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