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Thread #8951   Message #2113424
Posted By: Viracocha
28-Jul-07 - 01:21 PM
Thread Name: meaning - musha ring dumma do dumma da
Subject: RE: meaning - flee fly flo
Although this is a bit off-topic, now, as we're off the 'flee fly flo' topic, and more onto 'whisky in a jar' (which, being Scottish, I have to spell without the e in whisky ;P ). I've checked, but no one's replied with this yet, which really surprised me. There's a far more recent song released by a band called fe-m@ail, and the title is actually 'Flee Fly Flo.' Courtesy of lyricsactions.com, the lyrics go:

FLEE FLY FLO

Flee!
(Flee!)
Flee Fly!
(FLee Fly!)
Flee Fly Flo!
(FLee Fly Flo!)
Fista!
(Fista!)
Cumala Cumala Cumala Fista
(Cumala Cumala Cumala Fista)
Oh nononono, (not) a vista
(Oh nononono, (not) ca vista)
Ennyminey desaminy punana warraminy
(Eeny meeney deci meeny oo na na walla meeny)
Yip belly wapum bapum bobo wa hipum

New Style New Style we got the new style,
Freestyle Meanwhile sister got it by a mile,
Lifestyle, girls smile, we can do it all the while.
Telephone dialing, rub-a-dub styling.

On a really cool tip, You can be a part of this trip
All you gotta do is this, I said, All you gotta do is this.

(Ooooooooooooh!) Read my lips!

Cumala Cumala Cumala Fista
(Cumala Cumala Cumala Fista)
Oh nononono, (not) a vista
(Oh nononono, (not) ca vista)
Ennyminey desaminy punana warraminy
(Eeny meeney deci meeny oo na na walla meeny)
Yip belly wapum bapum bobo wa hipum

Watch me do it, you can do it this way
North and South and East and Westway
Monday to Sunday, gotta be a funday
We don't care what anyone's gonna say

On a really cool tip, You can be a part of this trip
All you gotta do is this, I said, All you gotta do is this.
All you gotta do is this, I said, All you gotta do is this.

Flee!
(Flee!)
Flee Fly!
(FLee Fly!)
Flee Fly Flo!
(FLee Fly Flo!)
Fista!
(Fista!)
Cumala Cumala Cumala Fista
(Cumala Cumala Cumala Fista)
Oh nononono, (not) a vista
(Oh nononono, (not) ca vista)
Ennyminey desaminy punana warraminy
(Eeny meeney deci meeny oo na na walla meeny)
Yip belly wapum bapum bobo wa hipum

Oooooooooooooooooooh! Re-fry this!


However, my mum learnt this (below) at camp in the early seventies (the spaces are as it is written in her self-written 'songbook'):

FIE

Fee (fee)
Fee fie (fee fie)
Fee fie fo (fie fie fo)
Vista (vista)
No, no no no de vista (no, no no no de vista)
Coomawala coomawala               coomawala (x2)
Beet-dilly-oten-doten-bo-bo-ska-dooben-daken (x2)


However, that's a completely different tune to Flee Fly Flo! And my sister (only 16) remembers this bit of a playground clapping rhyme, with the same tune (she thinks) as fe-m@il's song:

Eenie-meenie
Esse-meanie    [ess-e like es-ugh]
You are the one for me
Egregation, segregation
I love you.


Incidently, is 'fee fie fo' anything like 'fee fie fum'?

-Viracocha