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Jingle bells, batman smells….

longshanks 9 November 2010 74

My 7 year old came home from school the other day and shared this little ditty with us (it’s used to determine who is ‘it’ in a game of tips etc, like eeny meeny miny mo):

Michey Mouse had a house underneath the movies, when the movie started, Mickey Mouse farted, what colour was his gas? (Someone then says a colour, and you spell out the colour.)

Anyway, this sent me back to a rhyme we used to sing way back when I was a kid:

Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin flew away. Wonder Woman lost her bosoms flying TAA.

I’m wondering how localised these little songs are – do they belong to individual schools, or do they spread across cities? Does anyone else have kids using the Mickey Mouse one? And does anyone else remember singing about Wonder Woman somehow misplacing her breasts on a Trans Australian Airlines flight?

Not very deep and meaningful questions, I know, but thought I’d put them out there anyways.


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Holden Caulfield 9:43 am 10 Nov 10

q-hole said :

Sticky stare like a bear, I can see your underwear,
is it blue. is it white,
is it full of Vegemite?

Postalgeek said :

On top of old Smokey all
covered in blood
I shot my first teacher
with a 44 slug

I shot her with pleasure,
I shot her with pride
I just couldn’t miss her,
she’s forty foot wide

I went to her funeral,
I wept at her grave
Some people threw flowers,
I threw a grenade

The coffin went up,
the coffin went down
The coffin went plllt!
All over the ground
I looked at the body,
she still wasn’t dead
So I got a bazooka
and I blew off her head

I’d never heard these before … they’re brilliant!

Trunking symbols 10:53 am 10 Nov 10

As I was going to Strawberry Fair
I met a big brown bear
The clown behind me said beware
Because he had no underwear

Lazy I 10:15 am 11 Nov 10

Postalgeek said :

On top of old Smokey all
covered in blood
I shot my first teacher
with a 44 slug

I shot her with pleasure,
I shot her with pride
I just couldn’t miss her,
she’s forty foot wide

I went to her funeral,
I wept at her grave
Some people threw flowers,
I threw a grenade

The coffin went up,
the coffin went down
The coffin went plllt!
All over the ground
I looked at the body,
she still wasn’t dead
So I got a bazooka
and I blew off her head

Wow, I can’t believe this one looks familiar, great job remembering it word for word (exactly as I remember it).

I finally put together the Dolly Parton calculator one from my shaky memory.. surely others have heard/seen this? interested to see any variations, as someone would have had to figure the maths out 😀

To be done on a calculator, buttons in [brackets].

Dolly Parton weighed [6][9] pounds and everyone knows that’s [2][2][2] much
So she went to [5] doctors and finally [1] doctor said, take [X] these [8] pills
She ended up [=]

Flip the calculator over and it reads BOOBLESS

Looking back on it, 69 pounds is about 31kg’s.. that seems awfully light 🙂 I don’t think anyone in the schoolyard had any idea who Dolly Parton was at the time either.

ThisIsAName 10:57 am 11 Nov 10

The Batmobile/Wonder Woman/TAA/bosoms thing was around Weston Ck in the mid 80s.

A few more ditties spring to mind:

The Adams family started when Uncle Fester farted.
He farted through the keyhole and paralysed the cat!

…etc… (I forget the rest)

My Dad picks his nose… to make the cordial… that I like best (to the old Cottee’s cordial jingle)

and

Yum yum bubble gum, stick it up the baker’s bum!

rob68 12:24 pm 11 Nov 10

In Sydney, ours was

“Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin ran away.. The batmobile lost its wheels, all on Christmas Day, Hey!”

but does anyone remember…

“Daniel Boon was a man
..was a b-i-g man
Had a bum like a barrel
and a dick like a didgeridoo-oo-oo”

Zanzibert 10:46 am 12 Nov 10

Here comes the bride,
short, fat and wide,
slips on a banana peel and goes for a ride

Here goes the groom,
skinny as a broom,
he can’t waddle
’cause there ain’t no room!

And 1 for the full version of “Mount Smokey”, that’s exactly how it was sung in my international community school back in the 1980s. I don’t know where they adapted it from, possibly the UK, but it was well known by all us kids back then.

Oh, and this one:

Do your balls hang low?
Do they dangle to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Do you swing ’em over your shoulder
Like a continental soldier
Do your balls hang low?

Haven’t a few of these old songs also been used on various episodes of the Simpsons?

dundle 1:07 am 13 Nov 10

I knew the Batman one but don’t remember the WonderWoman line, definitely wasn’t what you said though.

astrojax 11:12 am 13 Nov 10

kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
shot him up the arse with a 3-oh-3
die, kookaburra die
kooaburra don’t you laugh at me

Sgt.Bungers 12:59 pm 14 Nov 10

Jingle Bells, batman smells, Robin laid an egg,
batmobile lost its wheel and Joker got away.

Jesus Christ, superstar,
ridin around on a Yamaha,
the cops were there, he didn’t care,
he pulled down his underwear.

Weston Creek, St Judes, late 80’s early 90’s 🙂

Kan 11:48 pm 22 Nov 10

For all those tykes out there – here’s a 70s version of the hymn, Sons of God. Used to love singing this in mass. Got in trouble a few times but it was worth it. Can’t remember the words to the real hymn but will never forget this gem….

Sons of God, hear his holy word
Gather round, Sydney Cricket Ground
Eat Big Ben pies, drink KB
Then go home and watch TV
Alleu Alleu Alleu Alleluia

starliza 2:53 pm 01 May 11

This is fascinating. I was in primary school in Victoria. At Seaford Nth Primary when I was 5 or 6 in 1980/81 we had exactly the same Batman song: Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin flew away. Wonder Woman lost her bosoms flying TAA.

Some of us added a “HEY!” to the end. I am amazed that people had the same thing elsewhere!

Deref 6:15 pm 01 May 11

Zanzibert said :

Do your balls hang low?
Do they dangle to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Do you swing ’em over your shoulder
Like a continental soldier
Do your balls hang low?

I remember that one. 🙂 And…

Do ye ken John Peel
Wi’ his balls of steel
And his bum bashed in like a kerosene tin
Sitting on the grass
With a chisel up is arse
And he can’t get it out till the moooooorrrrning.

Deref 6:18 pm 01 May 11

There was one that began…

The captain told me before he died
Said his wife was never satisfied
So he fashioned her a tool of steel
Driven by a bloody great wheel

I probably wouldn’t be allowed to submit the rest of it. 😀

eily 8:35 am 02 May 11

Nobody loves me
Everybody hates me
Think I’ll go and eat worms.
Big ones, small ones
Fat ones, skinny ones
Watch ’em squiggle and squirm.

Bite their heads off
Suck their guts out
Throw their skins away.
Nobody knows how well we live
On worms three times a day!

Woden Valley late 70’s early 80’s.

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