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Em Pom Pee

DESCRIPTION: "Em pom pee para me Para moscas,..., Acca dairy, so fairy ... Poof poof!"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: nonsense playparty
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Opie-Game 142, "Em Pom Pee" (3 texts, 1 tune)
NOTES: Opie-Game, quoting a Liss woman: "They say they learnt it at school, and they say it's French -- bit it's complete nonsense." - BS
When I looked at it, I thought of a Latin phrase beginning "In Pompeii," but that works for only a few words. - RBW
Last updated in version 2.6
File: OpGa142

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