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Posted By: Azizi
16-Apr-08 - 03:29 PM
Thread Name: Law Officers in Songs &Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: Law Officers in Songs &Children's Rhymes
So far, this thread includes songs and/or children's rhymes that mention policemen, police ladies, judges, traffic cops, magistrates, and judges. Also, we've mentioned songs and/or children's rhymes that mention deputies, highway deputies {which I suppose aren't necessarily the same as deputies}, and revenue officers.

Plus, we've mentioned, or listed songs that use colloquial terms for officers of the law such as cops, and LEOs, and peelers, and what! no fuzz? And I probably have forgotten some other law officers or terms for law officers that have been mentioned in the songs & rhymes that have been posted on this thread thus far.

But here's a type of law enforcement officer that hasn't been mentioned yet on this thread-the FBI.

Here are two examples of children's rhymes that were posted on this Mudcat thread: "Folklore: Play Ground Hand Jives" thread.cfm?threadid=102055&messages=44#2090519;

I Believe I Can Fly {Example #1}
I believe I can fly.
I'm being chased by the FBI.
It's all because of those collard greens
that I ate with those chicken wings.
I believe I can soar
See me running through that open door.
I believe I can fly.
I believe I can fly.
-elementary school age African American girls & boys in various neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, PA, 1999, 2000

Editor: This is a parody of R. Kelly's hit R&B song "I Believe I Can Fly".

{My comments about this parody is posted at 29 Jun 07 - 08:21 PM of that thread}.

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I Believe I Can Fly {Example #1}

"(To the tune of I Believe I Can Fly)

I believe I can fly
I got shot by the F.B.I
All I wanted was some chicken wings
and a little bit of collad greens
I believe I can soar
I got a beaten at the geocery store"
-GUEST,Natasha Woods; 5/30/2007