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Hungry, hungry, I am hungry...

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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,
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.


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... 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!

SpringchickenGoldBrass Thu 16-Jun-11 17:26:28

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 -

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

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