Mudcat Café message #2581406 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #103388   Message #2581406
Posted By: The Vulgar Boatman
04-Mar-09 - 06:25 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Crocodile crocodile game.
Subject: RE: Folklore: Crocodile crocodile game.
Just noticed this revived thread.

In 1995, our next door neighbour's children in Kent were playing a game with the lines:
Please Mr Crocodile, may I cross the water
To see your ugly daughter
In a cup and saucer...

Nothing special about these kids, in fact they went on to encounter all the usual tribulations up to and including ghastly teenage motherhood BUT...
Isn't it strange, with all our concerns about young people not getting involved in our traditions (like the morris for example), that they appear to be doing it quite well without us. They just don't put it on a pedestal.