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DSabbe@AOL.com (Don Sabbe) 23 Feb 97 - 04:14 PM
Jerry Friedman, jfriedman@nnm.cc.nm.us 23 Feb 97 - 07:56 PM
dick greenhaus 23 Feb 97 - 11:34 PM
rich r 24 Feb 97 - 09:52 PM
wfoster@unanov.una.edu [Bill Foster] 25 Feb 97 - 09:30 AM
Bert Hansell 25 Feb 97 - 12:55 PM
dick greenhaus 25 Feb 97 - 02:57 PM
ggolgart 04 Mar 97 - 12:12 AM
Bill D 04 Mar 97 - 10:38 AM
toadfrog 15 Jun 01 - 10:50 PM
Joe Offer 16 Jun 01 - 05:14 PM
Billy the Bus 16 Jun 01 - 11:38 PM
toadfrog 17 Jun 01 - 12:57 AM
GUEST,steph harris 23 May 09 - 05:07 AM
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Subject: REQ: Lyrics for Roll me over in the clover.
From: DSabbe@AOL.com (Don Sabbe)
Date: 23 Feb 97 - 04:14 PM

Hi,

I've just (mis)spent over an hour looking on the web for the lyrics to one of my favorite old dirty ditties - "Roll me over in the clover", also known as "The Nurses Song".

But all to no avail.

This wonderful site did provide me with the words to Barnacle Bill, another old goodie.

Does anyone know where I might find what I'm looking for? If so you could either email them directly to me (DSabbe@AOL.com) or post something here.

Thanks, Don Sabbe

PS I'm also looking for "Chinamen never eat Chili".


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Subject: RE: REQ: Lyrics for Roll me over in the clover.
From: Jerry Friedman, jfriedman@nnm.cc.nm.us
Date: 23 Feb 97 - 07:56 PM

Is it the one I learned in college that goes like this?

This is number one, and I want to do it again.
Roll me over, lay me down, and do it again.
Roll me over, in the clover,
Roll me over, lay me down, and do it again.

This is number two, and I want to do it again...

Sort of like "Ninety-nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall", except that it can theoretically last forever. Or were you looking for something more interesting that has more to do with nurses?


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROLL ME OVER^^
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 23 Feb 97 - 11:34 PM

ROLL ME OVER

Now this is number one, and the fun has just begun
Roll me over, lay me down and do it again.
Roll me over, in the clover (or, Yankee soldier)
Roll me over, lay me down and do it again.

Oh, this is number two, and his hand is on my shoe,
etc.

three...hand is on my knee
four... he's got me on the floor
five... he's got me dancing jive (or his hand is on my thigh)
six... he's got me doing tricks
seven...it's feeling just like heaven
eight...my period is late (or the doctor's at the gate)
nine...the twins are doing fine
ten...let's start all over again

note; an example of what Stan Hugill called "a song of anatomical progression. Very popular during and after WWII. ^^

I don't know from nurses.

Click for alternate version from Erotic Muse
Click for tune
Roll Your Leg Over (bawdy)
Roll Your Leg Over (in DT)


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Subject: RE: REQ: Lyrics for Roll me over in the clover.
From: rich r
Date: 24 Feb 97 - 09:52 PM

Here are a few additional variants as reported by Ed Cray.

two...my Nellie wants to screw/ three... it's time I had a pee/ four...I'm really hot for more/ five...the bee is in the hive/ six... i'm really in a fix or the juices begin to mix/ eight...and I'm still feeling great/ nine...now I'm feeling mighty fine/

rich r


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Subject: RE: REQ: Lyrics for Roll me over in the clover.
From: wfoster@unanov.una.edu [Bill Foster]
Date: 25 Feb 97 - 09:30 AM

When I was in Infantry School at Fort Benning we used to sing "Chinamen Never Eat Chili" to pass the time as the cattle trucks hauled us from one training area to another. It was an organized, participatory song; anyone who wanted to sing a verse raised his hand during the chorus, and the person designated as "leader" would point to the next singer. The chorus was as follows:

Aye, Aye, Aye, Aye –
Chinamen never eat chili--
So let's have another verse
That’s worse than the other verse--
And waltz me around again Willie.

The verses were explicitly dirty limericks and, since the content of the verses changed every time the song was sung, it would be impossible for anyone to remember them. The only one I can recall goes

There was a young lady from Thrace
Whose corset grew too tight to lace;
Her mother said, "Nellie,
There’s things in your belly
That didn't go in through your face."

Good luck with your search.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 29-Mar-02.


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Subject: RE: REQ: Lyrics for Roll me over in the clover.
From: Bert Hansell
Date: 25 Feb 97 - 12:55 PM

Bill,

See the 'Playboy book of limericks' for a really great collection.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: REQ: Lyrics for Roll me over in the clover.
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 25 Feb 97 - 02:57 PM

THE collection of dirty limericks is by G. Legman--two fat volumes. Limericks are the one type of true folksong we're not including in the Digital Tradition--if we did, we wouldn't have room for anything else.


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Subject: RE: REQ: Lyrics for Roll me over in the clover.
From: ggolgart
Date: 04 Mar 97 - 12:12 AM

The tune to "Chinamen never eat chili" is

"Cilito Lindo" its' chording is in the database.

As with most folksongs there are several variations

in New Mexico the one I heard on the "Chinamen" varied with:

"In China they do it for chili" and

"Waltz me around by my willie."


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Subject: RE: REQ: Lyrics for Roll me over in the clover.
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Mar 97 - 10:38 AM

Fortunately, there are already limerick sites on the WWW.Here are three..a search will get you several more:

http://www.pmms.cam.ac.uk/~gjm11/poems/wllim http://www.cyberspy.com/~webster/limerick.html http://www.teleport.com/~klsmith/limerick.shtml


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Subject: RE: REQ: Lyrics for Roll me over in the clover.
From: toadfrog
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 10:50 PM

Hmm. I posted this song lately. I had not found it, but here it was. It seems to me it qualifies for the DT. Otherwise people will go on posting it. It sure is a traditional song. Or am I wrong?


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Subject: RE: REQ: Lyrics for Roll me over in the clover.
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Jun 01 - 05:14 PM

Toadfrog, I didn't see the version you posted. What thread is it in? Is it the same as what Dick posted above? Dick's version was added to the April 2000 version of the database, but that version isn't in general circulation because of some technical problems. If you use the Digitrad and Forum Search (SuperSearch), you can see if songs have been posted in either the Forum or the Digital Tradition, and that will save duplications. If you have a different version of a song to post, please try to use an existing thread on the song instead of starting yet another thread. the fewer threads we have on songs, the less confustion. Our general policy is one song, one thread.
-Joe Offer-
Click here for a thread on the background of this song.


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Subject: RE: REQ: Lyrics for Roll me over in the clover.
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 16 Jun 01 - 11:38 PM

A localised NZ chorus for limericks was...

Aye.. Aye.. Aye.. Aye..
I am the guy from Naenae (a Wellington suburb)
My sister Belinda she pissed out the window
And ruined my new sombrero

Cheers - Sam


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Subject: RE: REQ: Lyrics for Roll me over in the clover.
From: toadfrog
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 12:57 AM

Sorry, Joe. I did not mean to say, the one I posted should be included. Did mean, that was a v. common song, was hard to find on the Forum, & was not marked with arches, so far as I could make out. I guess it must have been marked all along, and I just missed it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll Me Over in the Clover
From: GUEST,steph harris
Date: 23 May 09 - 05:07 AM

I know only one verse for si si signora

there was a young plumber from lee
who was plumbing his girl by the sea
she said stop the plumbing
theres somebody coming
said the plumber thats coming is me

aye aye aye aye......


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